BackBox Changes Automation Tool Use Through SaaS Network Automation Platform


BackBox Changes Automation Tool Use Through SaaS Network Automation Platform

By Greg Tavarez

Many BackBox enterprise customers, when managing secure, closed and OT networks, require an on-premises solution for network automation. And there are customers requiring a distributed approach to better manage their multi-cloud environments, particularly with MSP, MSSP and cloud-first customers.

The network automation, security and management provider released the latest version of the Backbox Automation Platform to add cloud-based SaaS features to a platform with a largely on-premises footprint.

BackBox provides the ability to schedule automated backup and storing of device configurations, single-click recovery, real-time inventory management, custom task automation and pre-emptive health checks for critical devices. BackBox is recommended for any organization, multi-tenant sites and service providers.

The hybrid SaaS model of the BackBox platform will allow for new features such as the executive dashboard. Analytics on inventory and automation performance help customers quantify the business impact of network automation and inform their automation strategies. The dashboard will help customers and MSP/MSSP partners better validate and justify their work while identifying common and recurring issues and strategies for overcoming them.

“We are aiming to change the way network automation tools are used to enhance network security, performance and compliance,” said Andrew Kahl, CEO of BackBox. “With this product release, we can better support our on-premises customers and offer new capabilities for customers managing hybrid environments.”

BackBox’s product release is also delivering greater scalability and faster onboarding for MSPs, MSSPs and enterprise customers.

“We’ve worked with some of our largest MSP/MSSP customers to develop a new tool to accelerate their deployment and onboarding of client firewalls and other network infrastructure gear,” said Craig McDonald, Head of Product at BackBox.

BackBox continues to add support for new network devices with each new release. Currently, the platform supports different physical and virtual device types from various vendors including Cisco, Fortinet, Juniper Networks and Check Point.

Edited by Erik Linask

MSPToday Editor

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