How and why automation can improve network-device security

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The recent T-Mobile data breach, reportedly facilitated by attackers gaining access to an unprotected router and from there into the network, could have been prevented through the use of network automation.

IDS, IPS, SASE, and other newer technologies get a lot more attention, but automation is critical to modern network security. Here’s a look at how automation should be used to enhance network security.

Sound network-device security practices

Effective network operations depend on the triad of people, process, and technology. You need the right people with the right skills and the ability to do effective work, good policies and processes, and the right technology to make it happen. Automation is the technology that allows you to build repeatable processes to validate and enforce your network policies.

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Automating the processes of device discovery and configuration validation allows you to enforce good network security by making sure that your devices and configurations

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