Industry AlliancesTechnology Partnerships for Network Security and Management Ecosystems
EfficientIP works closely with Microsoft on DNS, DHCP and Active Directory technologies, ensuring the compatibility of products and solutions with the most used enterprise ecosystem. EfficientIP SOLIDserver provides capability to pilot multi-vendor DNS and DHCP services such as those of Microsoft from a single pane of glass. The solution enhances agility by providing a comprehensive and real-time view of the entire address space deployed over multiple networks, allowing network teams to maintain full control of data consistency across complete IP addressing plans, VLAN organizations and DNS-DHCP architectures.
SOLIDserver is able to exchange information with Microsoft Azure IAAS solution in order to synchronize IPAM, enhance network automation and provide visibility for on premise and cloud deployed servers.
In addition, the SOLIDserver product is designed to run on the Azure platform in order to interact closely with any virtual server a corporation can deploy in the cloud, provide DNS security and advanced filtering strategies to applications.
EfficientIP is a Technology Alliance Partner for delivering solutions for virtual environments running on VMware technologies. IPAM and DDI automation solution is integrated with vRealize Automation for more infrastructure deployment agility.
VMware, a global leader in cloud infrastructure, delivers customer-proven virtualization solutions that reduce IT complexity and accelerate an organization’s transition to cloud computing, while preserving existing IT investments.
EfficientIP DNS Guardian integrates with Cisco Umbrella for extending network security perimeters to ensure internal & external service continuity, safeguard data confidentiality, and protect users everywhere. The offering combines threat intelligence services to protect against malicious domains, with behavioral detection of attacks and adaptive security, creating a best-of-breed solution to identify and combat threats enterprise and internet-wide, faster than anyone.
SOLIDserver is also integrated with the Cisco DNA solution as an IPAM service. It provides a central repository for all IP related information, including the IP plan structure.
EfficientIP partners with Amazon Web Services to offer a unique solution for managing and extending your public DNS services on AWS Route 53 global network, helping guarantee your online business availability while at the same time maximizing performance. The SOLIDserver DDI management appliance provides the simplest way to distribute Amazon-powered DNS services across global locations in just a few easy steps. With its worldwide DNS spots and unique anycast IP address, Amazon’s DNS infrastructure brings impressive service availability and enhanced user experience, while offering advanced protection for public DNS services against zero-day and DoS attacks.
SOLIDserver integrates with the embedded IPAM in EC2 and VPC in order to provide full visibility in the central repository of the enterprise to resources hosted in the cloud. This synchronization is part of the Cloud IPAM Sync feature, fully automated and secured through AWS APIs and IAM profile.
EfficientIP DDI integrates with ServiceNow, enabling end-to-end automation of IT life cycle management. ITSM workflows are often used in enterprises; when steps of the workflow are performed automatically the user is served faster and errors are avoided. IP and DNS configuration tasks are mandatory in most infrastructure operations. They are relatively simple acts but when performed manually require team resources availability, impacting delivery velocity. The “Activity Pack” created provides all necessary tools for easily interacting with SOLIDserver’s API from any workflow defined in ServiceNow, helping to reduce complexity, accelerate service rollout, ensured policy enforcement and error-free configurations.
The EfficientIP partnership with Tufin offers a leading solution for security automation and compliance auditing activities. Combining SecureTrack with EfficientIP DDI guarantees error-free and automated real time configurations for ensuring defined security policies are adhered to.
A market leader of Security Policy Orchestration solutions, Tufin helps streamline management of security policies across complex, heterogeneous environments. Tufin designs, provisions, analyzes and audits network security configuration changes.
EfficientIP is a Red Hat Independent Software Vendor, integrated with Ansible for automation and dynamic inventory and with OpenStack Neutron for IPAM synchronization of networking information in the DDI solution.
Red Hat is the world’s leading open source technology solutions provider with offerings including: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, open source applications, security and systems management, virtualization, Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, Java application software and services.
As a fundamental repository of IP and infrastructure information, SOLIDserver can be used through a specific provider to manipulate all the DDI objects. This provider is distributed as open source and constantly evolving with the open API of our DDI solution.
Terraform is an infrastructure as code solution that enables life cycle management, reproducible set-up and cloud cost optimization.
SOLIDserver is compatible with the neutron networking service as an IPAM component and also proposes an NFV version of its solution for specific elastic infrastructure, mainly used in 5G design.
OpenStack is a strong pillar for cloud infrastructures, it allows creation of a dedicated cloud including computing, networking and storage. It helps corporations run their own internal cloud solution and service providers to propose infrastructure as a service solution for their clients.
The SOLIDserver Python library allows easy integration of the DDI solution into existing solutions and specific ad-hoc scripts to ease administration and ecosystem interactions.
As a standard development language, python is used for data manipulation by analysts, but also in many infrastructure solutions.
Red Hat Ansible
SOLIDserver Device Manager is seen by Ansible as an inventory manager and helps administrators build their device list with the rich metadata model of the DDI engine.
Ansible is an IT automation engine for cloud provisioning, application deployment and configuration management. Mainly used by sysadmins, it is now widely used by many persons in I&O in order to automate action, manage a large set of equipment and servers and perform configuration actions which would otherwise be time-consuming and error-prone if performed manually.
EfficientIP is also proposing an inventory module for ansible that leverages information in its Device Manager product to apply playbooks.
The current integration targets DNS in order to build informative dashboards with Grafana and enable alerts for specific situations.
As an open source solution for monitoring, Prometheus is able to integrate lots of metrics, of which DDI is one provider.
The DDI integration eases management of devices and enhances global security through the coupling of the IPAM and the NAC systems. It’s a great example of how to augment the network with a rich DDI offer.
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