Are Network Blind Spots Endangering Your Business?

What you’ll learn in this ebook

Just like blind spots on your car, network blind spots can set you up for a major crash. This ebook highlights six common network problems that seem to “come out of nowhere” and what you can do to avoid them.

1. Incomplete and inaccurate network documentation
Manually drawing network maps leaves huge gaps in documentation. There’s no guarantee you’ll know about everything on the network.

2. Unknown and unauthorized network devices
With the rise of BYOD policies and IoT devices, end users are adding devices to the network without telling you, creating all kinds of surprise issues.

3. Not knowing how devices are currently configured
If you aren’t backing up device configs with every change, you’ll be left in the dark trying to recreate configs from scratch when a device crashes.

4. Relying on the CLI as your primary data source
If the CLI is your main source, it’s easy to get sucked into a black hole while manually querying devices—instead of solving network issues.

5. No network traffic visibility
Without detailed traffic flow reports, you can’t see what’s going on in your network, making it nearly impossible to pinpoint network troublemakers.

6. No access to device logs
If you’re not regularly checking for device logs and a device reboots, all of its logs are gone—leaving you to guess about what went wrong.