When you compare software and network engineering trends at a high level, the contrast is striking. Application development has become remarkably agile, robust and responsive, while the networks that carry those apps have not. They continue to be slow to evolve and prone to error. The difference is tools.

Software engineers have leveraged a suite of tools to rapidly respond to changing business needs, accelerate development and improve reliability. Network engineers need to follow suit. The tools they need are now available.

Hybrid Cloud Security

Migration to the cloud can provide tremendous operational and capital benefits for companies. But for the network and security engineers, it often means yet another connectivity and security paradigm to understand and manage. Translating connectivity policies that work for your on-premise physical and virtual infrastructure, to your public cloud deployments is complex. Ensuring the correct security policies are in place for traffic between the two domains is even more complex.

Intentionet Sage reconciles security paradigms across on-premise and cloud deployments and ensures that no matter how (bare metal servers, virtual machines or containers) or where you deploy applications (cloud, on-premise), desired security policies are never violated. For instance, one can easily ensure that a pool of application servers spread across on-premise and cloud have unfettered access to each other while being protected from other co-located servers.

Continuous Network Assurance

Networks are built with fault tolerance and reliability in mind. All critical infrastructure is multi-homed and all communication endpoints have redundant paths. While you pay for this redundancy, how do you know that the network is truly fault-tolerant and the provisioned redundancy will keep the traffic going despite failures? When was the last time you checked that your backup paths worked properly?

Testing the reliability and fault tolerance of your network is a scary proposition. You have to actually inject faults (failed links, routers, etc…) in production and hope that the network recovers with minimal service impact. This risk is why such testing is done infrequently, if at all.

With Intentionet Sage, you no longer have to worry about impacting your production environment to assure yourself that your network’s design is fault tolerant. Using it, you can virtually analyze your network’s response to specific fault scenarios. Intentionet Sage can also do what is otherwise intractable -- automatically find any and all fault scenarios under which any service traffic will be adversely impacted.

You no longer have to wonder if your network is fault tolerant, you will always know that it is.

Continuous Network Compliance

Network compliance audits are manual, time-consuming and expensive. This is why they are only done once a quarter or once a year, leaving your network exposed in the meanwhile. Intentionet Sage changes the game by automating compliance checking and enabling you to keep your network compliant at all times.

Use our pre-built compliance modules (for PCI, NIST, CSI, etc.) or encode your custom requirements and then Sage takes care of the rest. Sage continuously ingests configuration and other data from the network and analyzes it for compliance. Any deviations from your desired compliance posture are immediately flagged and fed directly into your ticketing system for immediate action.

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