Network assurance is the method of validating whether services and policies configured on and across network appliances appropriately align with operational goals. Network configuration and telemetry data are collected and analyzed to assess network behavior and detect and recommend deviations from the operator’s original intent.

Network assurance helps to verify that configurations and running network services align with what the business requires as closely as possible. The result of this procedure is suggestions on how network equipment can be better configured.

The overall reason for network assurance is to ensure networks are running as optimally and securely as possible within specific business parameters. Failing to do so can result in situations where applications and services operating across the network fail to meet performance, network security, and usability expectations.

Takeaways from the talk:

  • Network assurance helps to verify that configurations and running network services align with what the business requires as closely as possible. The result of this procedure is suggestions on how network equipment (firewalls, routers, switches, WAFs, WAPs, etc) can be better configured to minimize potential risks and exposures.
  • The overall reason for network assurance is to ensure networks are running as optimally and securely as possible within specific business parameters. Failing to do so can result in situations where applications and services operating across the network fail to meet performance, network security and usability expectations.

April 12 @ 11:45
11:45 — 12:30 (45′)

Simanga Radebe