Apstra Blog

Topic: Network Security

Device OS Upgrades: Let’s Make This Simple

Josh Saul | Posted Jul 09, 2019

This is the second part of a blog series on using AOS to easily operate your data network.  Click here to read part one.

Last time, we were talking about how we can use AOS to gracefully drain traffic off network devices in order to perform maintenance with a "Software-First"...

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Network Maintenance Mode: Improving Your Network and Improving Your Life

Josh Saul | Posted Jul 03, 2019

If you’ve ever worked in network operations, you undoubtedly have a few crazy stories about network outages and the unusual hours you had to work to resolve them. Outages never seem to happen at 10AM on Monday when everyone is at their desk, freshly loaded with coffee. No,...

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Improving your security posture with "Software-First" Intent-Based Networking (Part 2)

Mansour Karam | Posted Jun 18, 2019

Core components to improving your security posture through Intent-Based Networking include a single source of truth, continuous real-time validation and the ability to swap or upgrade devices quickly.  These components are not enough, though.

Audit, time machine, and...

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Improving your security posture with "Software-First" Intent-Based Networking (Part 1)

Mansour Karam | Posted Jun 06, 2019

You may have read in the news about horrific security gaps that have the potential of bringing down whole infrastructures, leaking critical business and personal data, and exposing organizations to massive liability.

There is no question that improving organizations’ security...

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Intent-based Networking and Threat Mitigation

Manish Sampat | Posted Mar 05, 2019

In my previous blog I discussed Intent-Based Networking and security and how the adoption of Intent-Based Networking allows users to greatly enhance the security posture of their network. In this blog we dig deeper and see how an Intent-Based Network can help with threat...

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Part 2: Micro-segmentation as a Composition Challenge — Intent, Enforcement and Change

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted Feb 06, 2019

In a previous blog post, I covered some of the benefits of micro-segmentation and how Intent-Based Networking can help address the associated network implementation challenges.

In this blog post, I’ll cover some approaches to help reduce operational intricacies and how to...

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Part 1: Micro-segmentation as a Composition Challenge

Sasha Ratkovic | Posted Jan 31, 2019

There have been many good articles recently written about micro-segmentation and the benefits derived. Almost all of them suggest strategies about how to approach the implementation as it is not a trivial task. Intent-Based Networking is well positioned to address these and...

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Why Have I Joined Apstra?

Jeff Tantsura | Posted Oct 17, 2018

The short answer is quite simple — for the people and technology.

Let me elaborate on both:

People:

Finding a group of like-minded people (who also happen to lead the company) who excel in their core competencies but are open to learn and listen to people who are stronger in...

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How to Intentionally Build Security into a Network

Manish Sampat | Posted Oct 08, 2018

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month in the United States and other countries around the world. Chances are you’ll be hearing a lot more about security as many media outlets, security companies and organizations raise the awareness with employees, customers and the...

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Intent-Based Networking and Security

Manish Sampat | Posted Feb 20, 2018

It is an exciting time in networking, and Apstra is leading innovation in the area of Intent-Based Networking. Apstra pioneered this concept and was the first to bring it to market with the Apstra Operating System (AOS®). The reason behind this excitement is that businesses...

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