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Cisco Network Assurance Engine

Network Assurance

Comprehensive. Intelligent. Continuous.

Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE) transforms operations in data center networks to a fundamentally more proactive model. Built on Cisco’s patented network verification technology, it is the most comprehensive assurance engine that mathematically verifies the entire network for correctness, giving operators confidence that their network is always operating consistent with intent.

 

Benefits

Cisco Network Assurance Engine helps network operations teams meet the agility, uptime, and security policy compliance requirements of modern data center networks.

Predict change impact

Predict the impact of changes

Make changes confidently by proactively verifying their correctness and increase change agility while reducing the risk of network failures caused by human errors.

Network verification

Verify network-wide behavior

Ensure connectivity and eliminate potential network outages and vulnerabilities before any business impact occurs by continuously analyzing and verifying the dynamic state of the entire network against intent and policy. 

Policy and compliance assurance

Help assure network security policy and compliance

Reduce security risk and achieve provable continuous compliance by assuring network security policies and checking for compliance against business rules.

How it works

Cisco NAE brings together the most comprehensive, mathematically-accurate network models, over 30 years of Cisco’s operational domain knowledge, and thousands of codified failure scenarios that run right out of the box.

Data collection

Data collection

Capture network-wide device state and configurations, controller policy, and operator intent

Network modeling

Comprehensive network modeling

Build mathematically accurate representations of network behavior spanning underlay, overlay, and virtualization layers.

Continuous intent assurance

Intelligent analysis

Continuously run thousands of knowledge-based error checks to generate SmartEvents that pinpoint deviations from intent and suggest remediation steps.

Intent-based networking for data center

Transforming data center networks. Again.

Roland Acra, SVP of Data Center Business Unit, discusses Cisco's strategy for intent-based networking and how network assurance fits in.

Blogs and videos

Network transformation

Technology vision

Sundar Iyer reveals how Cisco’s Network Assurance Engine will fundamentally transform the way we build and manage networks.

Turbonomic

Assure application performance

Hear Turbonomic CTO Charles Crouchman on integration with Cisco Network Assurance Engine.

Citrix

Assure Citrix Netscaler load-balancers

Citrix’s open APIs and programmable infrastructure help integrate Netscaler load-balancers with NAE.

Splunk

Powerful cross platform correlation

Minimize IT operational and security risks with Cisco Network Assurance Engine and Splunk.

Cisco Services

Cisco Services integration

Optimize network operations, enhance agility, and mitigate risk to enhance intent assurance through Cisco’s comprehensive portfolio of services.

F5 image

Cross-domain integration with F5

NAE takes advantage of F5’s open APIs and extensibility infrastructure to integrate F5 load-balancers.

Service Now

Closed loop remediation

Intelligent workflow automation with Service Now and Cisco Network Assurance Engine.


News and events

Press Release

NAE available now


Cisco announces the immediate availability of Network Assurance Engine.


Forbes covers technology analyst's views

Forbes covers technology analyst's views

See how network assurance is helping Cisco achieve its vision of the Network Intuitive.


Cisco Live Barcelona

Cisco Live Barcelona Innovation Talk

Learn straight from our customers how we are transforming network operations with Cisco Network Assurance Engine.

Tech Field Day

Featured at Tech Field Day


Join us for a technology deep dive and demo by Sundar Iyer.


Featured products

ACI anywhere

Cisco ACI

Increase operational efficiencies and deliver network automation for your data centers.

Cisco Tetration

Cisco Tetration

Simplify your zero-trust implementations, and get real-time visibility into your data center.

Enhance your investment with expertise

Accelerate adoption, issue interpretation and remediation, and reduce risk with Cisco Implementation Services and Solution Support. Speed time to value through experienced advice.

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