Itential For Cisco Powered Networks

Itential makes automating Cisco networks a cinch no matter which type of Cisco network you have.

The Benefits of Itential for Cisco Networks

Managing networks in today’s fast paced, agile compute environments means enabling rapid and constant change without compromising reliability and performance. Automating Cisco networks can be incredibly difficult due to the breadth of their product portfolio, the heritage of many of their product lines and the diversity of their automation toolsets.

Cisco offers full network service orchestration products like Cisco NSO as well as tools that can help automate even SMB networks like Cisco DNA Center. Itential’s Network Automation Engine connects to Cisco’s network automation tools and enhances them by aggregating them into a single system, adding Network Intelligent Workflows, a low-code development environment and providing a consolidated network API.

Product Features for Cisco Networks

Itential products are built with today’s complex, heterogenous networks in mind. From cloud-based networks to data center networks to distributed WANs – Itential includes the features that you need for even the most difficult, large enterprise and service provider class network automation projects.

Network Intelligent Workflows
Network Intelligent Workflows allow you to build automation stories that encompass the capabilities of all your existing tools. This enables coverage of even the most complex network activities giving you 10x to 100x the value of traditional network automation tools operating independently.

Create & Visualize Network Intelligent Workflows
Leverage Itential’s Network Intelligent Workflow Builder to create, visualize and execute network automation workflows across multiple automation domains and network infrastructures in a single interface.

Intent-Based Network API
With Itential’s intent-based Network API aggregation conduit, connect other tools within your IT ecosystems, like ticketing, change management, inventory and monitoring tools through Itential’s purpose-built adapters saving time and money as well as greatly simplifying future system integrations.

Low-Code Development Interface and Intuitive UIs
Software engineers understand software development and network engineers understand how to operate and maintain complex networks. Finding resources that understand both is all but impossible. Itential levels the playing field by providing low-code, network intuitive, automation environments.


Itential Extends its Robust Integration with Cisco Network Services Orchestrator

Itential has helped us accelerate our network automation initiatives and revolutionize our network engineering and operations processes. Using Itential in concert with Cisco’s Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) has greatly improved our ability to automate complex network maintenance and operations procedures. I’d highly recommend Itential to any organization looking to automate their Cisco-powered networks.

Senior Director, Major US Telecom Provider

Itential Use Cases for Cisco Networks:


Device Management
Ensure new devices are deployed with consistent standards.  Once a device is on the network, Itential can push standard configurations or just audit existing configurations against standards.  You can even design custom workflows to integrate the new device with existing inventory and monitoring systems.


Network Upgrades
Roll out nation-wide software patches to your network devices in record speed! Every upgrade campaign has fallout. Itential’s Maintenance Automation Engine enables you to manage fallout while driving a nation-wide network upgrade campaign. Increase the throttle or slow it down; you control the speed of the upgrades to ensure fallout is coordinated with existing service desk systems.


Compliance & Configuration Drift
Monitor, manage and correct configuration drift across your network. From a basic configuration “comparison and correction” to workflows that cross-reference existing IT and Billing systems, Itential enables you to define your standards and manage your network “by exception”.


Configuration and Management Automation of Firewalls and ACLs
Whether you are protecting a single device, a branch or a data center, Itential can provision firewall rules in bulk or “in-real-time” as new branches/services are turned up.


Load Balancer Automaton
Connect your Endpoints with your IPAM provisioning!  Ensure updates are sent to your load balancers as IP addresses are assigned and released.


Automated Network Operations
Manage repeatable maintenance procedures with Itential’s network intelligent workflow engine.  Ticket failed operations to ensure nothing falls through the cracks.


End-to-End Customer Provisioning Automation
Itential enables the customer activation process to span both IT and Network systems. Itential’s workflows can configure monitoring and testing of new services in addition to basic service provisioning. Enforce auditing of the network changes required for the new service, guide the new service through the creation process and automate as you go.


Network Insights and Traffic Balancing Automation
Optimize WAN/Peering costs by sampling netflow data to identify new peering opportunities and reduce overall bandwidth costs.

Continue Exploring Itential Solutions

Itential solutions leverage new and existing tools to provide truly intelligent automation across your entire network.

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