BackBox Reinforces US Army's Multi-Vendor Network with Automation

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  September 06, 2023

Traditional manual methods of network configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting are simply inadequate in addressing the intricacies and scale of modern networks as organizations adopt a mix of on-premises, cloud-based and edge computing resources. They require a network that can seamlessly adapt to changing demands.

Automation plays a pivotal role in achieving this adaptability, ensuring that networks can self-optimize, scale dynamically, and respond to security threats in real-time. This is important for U.S. Department of Defense organizations because the DoD operates an extensive and complex network infrastructure, encompassing a wide array of interconnected systems and domains.

A question then raises. What solution can protect the network infrastructures of DoD organizations?

Enter BackBox, 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 MSPs use 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, BackBox provides confidence that automations will deliver the expected outcome every time.

This attracted the attention of the U.S. Army, which selected BackBox's Network Automation Platform to automate Defense Information Systems Agency (News - Alert), or DISA, Security Technical Implementation Guides compliance of their multivendor network environment.

BackBox, named Best Network Automation Solution in the Centralized Multi Vendor category in the 2022 ‘ASTORS' Homeland Security Awards, offers comprehensive support for centralizing the automation of firewalls and network equipment from a diverse range of vendors.

This platform encompasses an extensive library of more than 3,000 ready-made automation solutions tailored for both network and security devices. This includes automation templates for ensuring CIS Benchmark compliance and adhering to DISA STIGs.

BackBox consistently introduces fresh pre-configured automation solutions monthly, with a focus on addressing the growing threats and vulnerabilities within network infrastructure to enhance security and minimize breaches.

"BackBox was specifically engineered for the most complex, secure environments, like those in use by Department of Defense organizations around the world," said Andrew Kahl, CEO of BackBox. "It is highly secure, reliable and greatly reduces manual labor for netops teams."

Edited by Alex Passett
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