See and Secure

Securing your data center network requires an understanding of its intended design, the mission-critical applications it supports, and how those applications are delivered. The Apstra Intent-Based Networking platform provides a comprehensive view of your network design, enhanced visibility during outages or breaches, and the ability to segment your network by application.

Prevent Network Compromises Caused 
by Passively Approved Changes

Onboarding new team members can lead to security gaps and unintended states in the network that can seriously compromise applications.

With tools for segmenting the network into security zones and further defining the virtual networks that operate inside them, operations and security teams can virtually eliminate the potential risk of an unknown breach or a passively approved change that can compromise the network.

Eliminate security gaps

Transfer knowledge about business processes and security policies to new team members faster.

Propagate security policies

Get a common, validation-driven toolset for propagating security policies across the network and into cloud environments.

Self-documenting infrastructure

Ensures there is no deviation between intended state and actual state — which is a critical foundation to a secure infrastructure — with a single source of truth.

Identify compromising events

Easily identify network events that could have caused breaches or impacted data accessibility.

Advanced Features

Group-Based Policy Enhancements

Simplify your network access management and tenant segmentation across all vendors, with no need to manage individual access-control lists or command-line interface syntax.

5-Stage Clos

Apstra AOS scales up to support 5-stage (3-tier) L3 Clos design which allows the architects to build large data center networks. Architects can add racks directly to existing pods or add entirely new pods to an existing topology, allowing rapid expansion of the network as desired. Monitoring the newly added network segments is automated, and insertion of the equipment into the network is done without impact to existing traffic.

Advanced Root Cause Identification

Dramatically improve MTTR (mean-time-to-repair) by pointing operators directly to the cause of service-affecting problems. Accelerate troubleshooting with predefined, customizable, automated probes and an enriched view of anomalies with context and summary of root causes.

Zero-Touch Provisioning

Apstra’s universal Zero-Touch Provisioning decouples bootstrap operations from vendor specificity. It allows Network Operating System (NOS) upgrades & other basic operations on multiple network devices simultaneously, reducing the time and complexity associated with initial device provisioning from different vendors.

IPv6 Application Support

Future-proof your network addressing with both IPv4 and IPv6 simultaneously supporting massive virtual and containerized compute environments.

Cloud-scale Infrastructure

Apstra AOS simplifies scaling to handle the largest data center requirements, including 5-Stage Clos for massive cloud and compute farms of over 100,000 servers. Unified system monitoring and management based on simple design patterns and rules.

Network Lifecycle Day 0, 1, 2+ Move/Add/Change Automation

Grow, shrink, and move your network and servers without affecting business applications. Use a simple browser-based management tool to drain network traffic off devices before upgrading or remediating problems with network hardware.

Multi-vendor Support

Apstra AOS is multi-vendor by design & is compatible with many different Device Operating Systems. This means freedom of choice to use different hardware, open-source NOS, from more than one vendor. AOS allows you to easily deploy and manage the lifecycle of devices from Cisco, Arista, Juniper, Cumulus, & other white-box alternatives like Microsoft SONiC.

Intent-Based Analytics (IBA)

Apstra AOS’ Intent-Based Analytics feature provides the ability to obtain relevant analytics in real time. Our analytics extract actionable insights and rich context out of raw telemetry. Explore the state of the network in real-time, continuously validate your best practices and predefined industry-best checks with zero delays.

Thought Leadership

Improving Your Security Posture Through Intent-Based Networking

Read how IT organizations can ensure security is a top priority by taking a software-first approach and deploying Intent-Based Networking.

Thought Leadership

Doyle Research: Intent-Based Data Center Automation for the Enterprise

Doyle Research shows how Intent-Based data centers solve for the new challenges IT organizations are facing as they deploy new resources.


Futuriom Report: Cloud Network Automation Trends Driving Top Company Goals

Read this report, sponsored by Apstra, for survey results on key cloud trends impacting network automation from 91 network operators at cloud services, web-scale enterprises, and SaaS companies.