automation

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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From 10 hours to 30 minutes: The Hidden Value of Automating One-off Tasks

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 A Managed Service Provider (MSP) customer urgently needed to activate licenses across 92 Palo Alto firewalls. Compounding the challenge, this had to be done within two days, but …

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Network Automation is Digital Transformation

Implementing automation under the umbrella of digital transformation is seen as a way to boost productivity, so why doesn’t everyone implement a network automation solution? That’s a good question (pats self on back)… and I think the answer isn’t only technical but also due to perspective. Digital Transformation If your company had a manual process …

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Ten Reasons to Automate Network & Security Device Administration

The second question I often hear (after “what is automation?”) is “why automate?” At first when I’d hear this, I found it confusing. In my mind automating things is better than doing them manually. But, that’s not necessarily conventional wisdom. Many people need “facts not feelings”. Here’s are 10 reasons to automate network administration, broken …

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