Manual network management is tough, nearly impossible nowadays, leading to loopholes in security and other events. Manual management is dangerous to network security, but fully automated network management without proper network validation is dangerous, too, in today’s network environment.

Without proper network intent and network validation:

  • The network environment will be insecure and open to malicious attacks.

  • There will be routing problems, where unnecessary routes will exist that eventually lead to downtime.

  • It will be unclear whether the network is working as intended and is healthy.

Advantages of having proper intent and validation in your network

With proper network validation always in your network environment, your network environment will be safe from unwanted configuration changes getting pushed to production. Some of the critical advantages include:

  • Unauthorized changes can create security vulnerabilities in your network environment. This will be greatly minimized with network validation, as there are validations done during pre-deployment, deployment, and post-deployment of configuration changes.

  • With the exact intent on how a network task must be performed, users can create well-planned routing paths in your network environment and avoid unnecessary mishaps.

 In this white paper, you will learn: 

  • Why network validation is becoming an emerging subject in today’s network world.

  • Repercussions of not having a proper intent-based validation architecture for your network environment.

  • The market size and predictions for network validation in the near future.

  • How to implement network validation step-by-step in your network environment.

Download our free white paper on network validation and proactively manage network change management in your network environment.

If you’re interested in learning how a robust, one-stop network configuration management solution such as Network Configuration Manager can help you manage your network’s change management with network validation, sign up for a personalized demo with one of our experts who can answer all your product questions.