Network configuration automation is the process of deploying methodologies to automatically configure, track and manage network configurations. Using a powerful network automation tool not only eliminates human errors but also brings about substantial growth in enterprises by reducing operational expenses. This is why choosing an appropriate network automation tool is crucial for an ideal network performance. Network Configuration Manager is one such tool which is designed in a way befitting a standard network automation tool. It automates the important functionalities of configurations like backups, compliance, change tracking and management, thus improving overall productivity and reliability. Let us learn the various functionalities of an efficient network automation tool.
Every change made in configurations carries a possibility of an error. In some cases, it even leads to network outages disrupting the normal functioning of crucial network devices. This is why changes made to crucial device configurations should be detected and backed up instantly. With network automation tool, you can be assured of automated configuration backups in critical network devices whenever a change is made. This process is completely automated and does not require the physical presence of an admin making it more convenient for network administrators. Learn More>>
The major role of a network administrator is to effectively monitor and manage network configurations. But, it is quite a task to gain complete control over a network environment consisting of a large number of network operators working on several configurations. Apart from being a physically draining process, manual change detection also leads to missing out on critical changes in network devices causing network disasters. Network automation tool completely wipes off the necessity to track changes manually. This tool instantly triggers change notifications in the form of E-mail, SMS, SNMP traps and syslog notifications whenever there is a configuration change. Thus, any undesirable change can be reverted immediately thereby preventing a potential network outage. Learn More>>
In an organization consisting of large number of network configurations, it is nearly impossible to manage and track changes manually. It is also a time consuming task to go through thousands of lines in a config file to check for changes. Network automation tool makes change management simple by enabling administrators to - capture configuration changes in real-time, view detailed information on who carried out what change and compare two configurations by highlighting the changes. Learn More>>
With enterprises finding more and more ways to attain growth in the corporate world, it has only increased the probability of security threats to their network resources. This is why it is mandatory to adhere to internal/external policies to avoid loopholes and legal issues. Network automation tool helps administrators to achieve compliance across industry-specific compliance policies. It also consists of in-built compliance templates in accordance with standard compliance policies like Cisco IOS policy, HIPAA, SOX and other important policies. The default compliance policies can be automatically applied across several devices which leads to increased security and data integrity. Learn More>>
Quite often, there arises a need to carry out changes to the running configuration of devices making it a repetitive task. The same set of changes might have to be applied to multiple devices making it a tedious and a time-consuming process. Network automation tool provides an effective solution for this in the form of 'Configuration script templates', also known as Configlets. This tool automates bulk configuration changes by executing script templates and helps to upload config files across several network devices at one go. Network Automation tool also helps to execute ACLs and other troubleshooting commands in bulk, paving way to increased network security. Learn More>>