SD-WAN Feature: Configuration Monitoring and Surveillance

How to ensure your configurations are not altered or compromised.

Thousands of sites have been rolled out successfully since the release of our SD-WAN tool, the Profindis Deployment Portal. In this blog post, we explain the functioning of our feature “Configuration Monitoring and Surveillance” and how it can be useful to you. To become more familiar with the Profindis Deployment Portal, click here.

Monitoring your processes is key for error and incident prevention of your network. As the network becomes larger, monitoring and surveillance are inevitable.

Configurations of Network Devices Ensure Secure and Reliable Connections

Configurations are central to networking and are also potentially the most vulnerable too. It is only with the right codes and commands that devices can connect and communicate with each other to correctly perform the desired services. They contain all the information necessary to securely and reliably send data from one point to another. In practice, monitoring configurations is rarely used and its benefits are underestimated.

Compromised Configuration Files

In most cases, compromised configuration files do not suggest a malicious attempt to hack your network. More often than not, it is a result of troubleshooting or testing on-site which may have modified some configurations. Deviations in files usually go unnoticed until they start creating problems.

Start Monitoring your Configurations Periodically

With our SD-WAN solution you will be able to track each and every single configuration in your network. With the integrated Periodic Triggered Service you are able to set time intervals during which all configurations will be reviewed. You are able to customize the settings and include or exclude any device from this procedure. If a deviation is detected, the system will immediately inform you. It will tell you which device is affected, provide you with a comparison between the original configuration and the running configuration, and show you where the changes were made.

Autocorrect Altered Configurations

This tool allows for manual or automated corrections for your comprised configurations. By activating the autocorrect option, deviations found in altered configuration will automatically be replaced by the original configuration. This feature enables very quick interventions and prevents further complications by tackling potential root causes directly.

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