BackBox to Present at Network Automation Forum’s AutoCon0

DALLAS, TX – Nov. 14, 2023BackBox, the world’s most trusted network automation platform, announces its participation in AutoCon0. The conference, hosted by The Network Automation Forum (NAF), is taking place from November 13-14 at Denver’s Marriott Tech Center.

AutoCon0, organized by The Network Automation Forum, seeks to address the pivotal question: “Why haven’t we seen full adoption of network automation, yet?” This forum, known for orchestrating meaningful dialogues, gathers engineers, architects, developers, and professionals from various sectors. It aims to navigate the future of networking, fostering discussions on emerging trends and strategic methodologies.

Josh Stephens, CTO of BackBox and an esteemed 30-year veteran in the network engineering and cybersecurity realm, will participate in a critical discussion titled, “What role does AI play in modern observability?” Set for Tuesday, November 14th at 2 pm MT, this session will explore:

  • Integration of observability into a closed-loop workflow including visibility, configuration, validation, and monitoring.
  • Identifying key telemetry forms for effective end-to-end observability.
  • Comparing Streaming Telemetry and OTEL with SNMP.
  • The advantages of observability versus traditional packet and log capture methods.

“BackBox’s involvement in AutoCon0 mirrors our commitment to pioneering innovation in network automation and cybersecurity,” said Stephens. “Engaging in these advanced discussions is part of our dedication to shaping the future of network management and security.”

About BackBox

BackBox is a Network Automation Platform that supports network and security device automation of over 180 vendors, with thousands of pre-built automations and a scripting-free way to build new ones. Enterprises and managed service providers worldwide trust BackBox to automate and audit anything an admin could do manually, with reliable automations that are flexible, scalable, and contextually aware. From backups and OS updates to configuration compliance and vulnerability management, BackBox gives administrators the confidence that automations will deliver the expected outcome every time. To learn more, visit

About The Network Automation Forum (NAF)

The Network Automation Forum (NAF) is an influential forum uniting networking professionals to discuss and collaborate on the future of networking, encompassing engineers, architects, developers, and other industry experts.

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