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What is Network Configuration Management?

Abstract: Network configuration management (NCM) is an important part of network device administration. Software updates, compliance, backups, integration with the rest of the Network Operations Center software stack… all are critical elements of a network configuration manager. However, legacy solutions are starting to limit NCM effectiveness due to a lack of automation. As such, industry …

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Even Better Backups by BackBox for World Backup Day

If you thought BackBox reliable backups were good… we’re going to make them even better using Amazon S3 Glacier storage for immutable storage of your backups right from inside of BackBox. About Amazon S3 Glacier Amazon S3 Glacier is a low-cost, cloud-archive storage service that provides secure and durable storage for data archiving and online …

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From 3 hours to 7 minutes per HA pair: Time Saved by Automating Certificate Management

A blog series that shines a spotlight on real-world moments where network engineers use BackBox security-centric automation to save their organizations from costly downtime and surprises. Synopsis All firewall vendors require that their customers keep their certificates up to date. It’s a mandatory but time-consuming and tedious administrative task that’s error-prone and usually happens at …

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Network Vulnerability Management

Fortinet Discloses 5 Critical and High Severity Bugs

In early March, Fortinet disclosed five new vulnerabilities. This sort of disclosure (from network companies in general) is not unusual. However, unusual or not, it presents a challenge to network administrators trying to keep their networks secure. Here’s the fundamental challenge, from some BackBox sponsored research from last year: 92% say more network updates are …

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How an MSSP Turned an Upgrade Issue into a Customer Confidence Builder

A blog series that shines a spotlight on real-world moments where network engineers use BackBox security-centric automation to save their organizations from costly downtime and surprises. Synopsis During a planned maintenance window for firewall upgrades, a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) customer of BackBox encountered an issue that required considerable time to troubleshoot and resolve. …

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