Bring actionable outcomes with network observability tools

The complexity and size of networks has grown exponentially while the teams responsible for them haven’t. It causes outages, performance issues, and failed audits. Automation closes the gap so your network can support business evolution.

You need proactive network observability tools and automated recommended remediations, driven by the best community-powered knowledge base in network infrastructure.

Proactive observability and health that drives business performance

The health of your network determines your ability to compete—to build and deliver services and applications for users all over the world.

But complexity is soaring as network and security environments proliferate with technologies from multiple vendors across DDI (short for DNS, DHCP, and IP address management), load balancers, firewalls, web proxies, and more. You need more than basic SNMP-based monitoring and troubleshooting to maintain your network’s health through this growth.

Observability helps find the symptoms of network performance issues. But traditional manual troubleshooting is a hugely inefficient way to resolve them—particularly as network complexity rises.

You need an observability solution finely tuned to the moment-to-moment signals of risks, errors, inefficiencies, and underperformance, combined with recommended fixes vetted by a global community of experts.

Use network observability and health for:

Preventive health checking

Assured performance and uptime

Continuous root cause analysis and recommended remediation steps

Security automation and compliance enforcement

Automated maintenance tasks and configuration checks

Deliver more value with observability, root cause auto-triage, and resolution

What’s the difference between network observability and network monitoring? Compared to network observability, network monitoring is limited in two key ways.

First, network monitoring is reactive. Network teams can only resolve issues once they’ve already occurred. Conversely, network observability is proactive—network teams can identify and address potential issues before they wreak havoc on the network.

Second, network monitoring performs simple checks on individual network components to identify deviations from pre-defined thresholds. Network observability uses a wide range of metrics, logs, and configuration information, combined with an extensive knowledge base, to understand the root causes of complex and multifactorial issues.

Auto-triage is an automatic process that gathers diagnostic information, runs analyses, and recommends remediation steps.

It uses observability triggers based on things like performance metrics, security flaws, or configuration drift. Once a trigger condition is met, auto-triage follows a root cause analysis workflow to surface related issues and determine the cause(s). It’s the same workflow your team would perform manually—but it happens automatically at the moment the issue occurs and not hours later.

Once root causes have been determined, go further than other monitoring solutions and get a list of actionable remediation steps to reach resolution. Compiled from the real-world experience of experts, these specific, actionable insights also reduce troubleshooting time.

Leave head scratching behind with a community-powered knowledge base

The best (and only) solution to spiraling network complexity is collective expertise.

Our network observability and health solution is underpinned by a comprehensive knowledge base composed of checks, misconfigurations, and issues gathered from network professionals all over the world.

This repository of best practices, remediation strategies, automation elements, and machine-generated data guides how our solution analyzes metrics and auto-triages issues. Every user gains access to the experience and insight of a global community of network and security experts.

Start proactively identifying and preemptively remediating issues today—across security, performance, and uptime.

Infrastructure Assurance is BlueCat’s network observability and health tool, providing deep visibility into network environments.

It pairs perfectly with BlueCat Integrity. It also integrates with several firewalls—including Check Point, Cisco, Fortinet, Juniper, and Palo Alto Networks—and load balancers such as F5.

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Use cases

Auto detect issues

with first-touch accuracy

Eliminate manual troubleshooting

and information-seeking

Validate system configurations

for assured compliance

Discover security risks

before they become threats

Leverage proven resolutions

with a knowledge base curated by experts

Ensure availability and uptime

to drive performance everywhere

Benefits

Enhanced visibility

Get a holistic view of your network health to find and fix issues, errors, and performance bottlenecks quickly.

Improved troubleshooting

With auto-triage that finds root causes and recommends targeted solutions for complex issues, never Google an issue again.

Proactive optimization

Continuously monitor and optimize network performance to prevent issues before they impact application performance and end-user experience.

Better collaboration

Unify your view of network and application performance to ensure teams work together to support business objectives.

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