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Startup Veriflow Expands Network Verification to Hybrid Clouds


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Veriflow has introduced updates to its Continuous Network Verification platform that help enterprises, government agencies, and service providers to reduce downtime and improve protection by eliminating outages and vulnerabilities in the network.

Emerging from stealth  in April 2016, and with $8.2 million in series A funding raised in June 2016, Veriflow has pioneered the application of “mathematical network verification,” with an approach that automates the prediction of how and if network policies will be violated before an incident occurs in order to maintain a secure and operationally sound environment.

With this round of updates, Veriflow’s Continuous Network Verification platform includes new technology that now allows organizations to verify hybrid networks spanning public clouds and on-premises infrastructure. With Veriflow CloudPredict, available for Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company says, networking and security operations teams can gain visibility into hybrid networks and gain insights that to take action to manage mission-critical workloads and protect sensitive data, whether it is in physical, virtual or cloud environments. The new capabilities are designed to help alleviate the chances of misconfigurations that lead to network security vulnerabilities, compliance risk, and application downtime.

In addition the platform now enables automated intent inference that “intelligently infers” business goals without needing input from the user. The objective is to automate network-wide checks to assure network availability, resilience and protection, and pinpoint network misconfigurations that can result in outages and security vulnerabilities.

With this round of updates, the Veriflow Preflight also allows users to run a “what-if” scenario analysis during the planning process before making a network change. This analysis predicts how changes to a device may affect network behavior, filling in a missing step in network management workflow to remove the risk changes may cause.

And finally, Veriflow Dynamic Diff compares any two snapshots of the network and identifies changes for planning, analysis and compliance purposes. This innovation provides complete visibility into and graceful management of changes to the network, speeding up troubleshooting and reconciliation of network behavior.

Together, these new capabilities allow networking and security teams to automatically gain a baseline understanding of the totality of their network, even across cloud virtual networks and multi-vendor on-premises networks. The result the company says is that teams can bring a DevOps-style workflow to networks, and assure that business objectives are maintained throughout the design, implementation and operation of networks.

Veriflow release 2.0 is now available. For more information, go to www.veriflow.net.


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