Infrastructure Assurance: Proactively find and fix security flaws and outage risks

Get network and security automation to find and fix the root causes of downtime and risk before they become issues.

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Solve issues before they impact service delivery

Proactively identify health issues so you can fix them before they create downtime.

Optimize performance of security infrastructure

Streamline IT operations with automation so teams can focus on optimizing security services elsewhere.

Reduce mean time to resolution

Accelerate troubleshooting by conducting automated root cause analysis without human intervention.

Stay on top of best practices

Automatically assess devices for alignment with changing configuration recommendations from vendors and the knowledge of a community of network practitioners.

Automate maintenance

Reduce errors and save time when you automate routine tasks like configuration backups and checking for license expiration.

Avoid network disruption with deep visibility and automation

Network teams are overwhelmed, and multiple sources of complexity are converging to make networks harder to safeguard 100% of the time. It’s virtually impossible to guarantee the security, performance, and uptime of critical network infrastructure using current tools:

More complexity

Troubleshooting complexity rises in proportion with multi-vendor tech stack (across DDI, firewalls, load balancers, web-proxies, and more)

More tools

Reactive, SNMP-based monitoring prioritize historical insight instead of preventive action and create too much manual work

More criticality

Downtime, outages, risk and non-compliance carry ever-greater costs for always-on organizations.

What is Infrastructure Assurance?

Infrastructure Assurance avoids network disruption with automation. It is a proactive observability, troubleshooting, and remediation solution for network and security infrastructure like DDI, firewalls, and load balancers. It provides deep visibility and automation to prevent network disruption.

Infrastructure Assurance continuously scans your network and security infrastructure for the signals of risk, performance, and availability issues, and automatically serves up proven solutions that engineers would otherwise have to find and implement manually.

Infrastructure Assurance happens in three stages:

1

Continuous measurement

of security, performance and configuration metrics, cross-referenced with benchmark data defined by internal policies or external standards.

2

Auto-triage and root-level diagnosis

of issues as soon as they occur – like errors, misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, downtime and more, with contextual awareness of related issues.

3

Automatic remediation recommendations

and certified, production-ready automation elements, based on a knowledge base curated by a global community of experts.

Ready to start driving automatic security, reliability, and availability across your network and security infrastructure?

How does Infrastructure Assurance work?

Infrastructure Assurance uses SSH, REST API and SNMP protocols to connect and run collection scripts on management servers and network devices, using CLI commands, SNMP data polling, or even vendor-specific APIs.

Management servers

  • Palo Alto Networks Panorama
  • Check Point MDM and Management Servers
  • BlueCat Address Manager

Network devices

  • DNS/DHCP Servers (like BDDS)
  • Firewalls (like Check Point, Cisco, Fortinet, Juniper, Palo Alto Networks)
  • Load balancers (like F5 and more)

Use cases

Infrastructure Assurance for firewalls

Critical service connectivity

Ensure communication with critical external services (like Syslog services; NTP, DNS, and identity servers; and threat prevention policies) is available at all times.

Auto-detect security risks and ensure compliance

Use hundreds of automation elements and security control validations to find security risks and compliance violations.

Automate maintenance tasks

Maintenance tasks seldom feel like the most urgent item on the ever-growing to-do list. But they’re critical to maintaining high availability. Automate tasks like certificate renewal and device configuration backup to maintain firewall health and performance.

Automated troubleshooting

Automatically apply proven, device-specific domain knowledge to analyze the root causes of issues as they occur.

Stateful health checking

Compare expected device configurations against current status to find common issues like:

  • Debug mode enabled
  • Next hop inaccessibility
  • Policy-based forwarding errors

Misconfigurations

Verify configurations against gold standard frameworks to identify and resolve configuration drift issues like:

  • Unavailable routes (or changes to) static routing tables
  • Time zone configuration doesn’t match requirements
  • Misconfigured authentication profiles

High availability readiness

Find cross-device inconsistencies that jeopardize high availability, such as:

  • Unsynchronized cluster configurations
  • Preemption enabled on clusters
  • H/A interface not receiving traffic

Infrastructure Assurance for Firewalls

Infrastructure Assurance for DDI

Stateful health checking

Continuously assess the health of your address manager and DNS/DHCP servers to preemptively find and address issues like:

  • DNS lookup failure
  • High rate of failed DNS query
  • Failed change propagations across secondary servers

Connectivity issues

Firewall policy changes can break connections between DNS services – get proactive alerts ahead of connectivity issues, like:

  • Broken connection between to DHCP failover servers
  • Communication breakdown between address manager and DNS/DHCP servers
  • Communication breakdown between primary and secondary DNS servers

High availability readiness

Find cross-device inconsistencies that jeopardize high availability, such as:

  • Alerts if xHA server, cluster or cluster member is down
  • Identify if xHA configuration is not synchronized
  • Identify if DHCP failover state has changed, or if failover servers are down

Misconfigurations

Verify configurations against gold standard frameworks to identify and resolve configuration drift issues like:

  • DNS server configuration doesn’t match address manager
  • NTP/DNS/Syslog server configured doesn’t match requirement
  • Manual override enabled

Infrastructure Assurance for Integrity

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