Gluware 4.1 GA
September 2, 2021
The latest update to Gluware's intent-based, no-code/low-code
automation suite introduces Data Explorer, a new Gluware application
that offers unparalleled visibility into network data. Data Explorer
enables NetOps teams to automate based on actionable, data-driven
insights to enhance network agility, performance and security. With
the additional enhancements in Gluware 4.1, organizations can use
Gluware Network Automation to accelerate the replacement of less
extensible and secure legacy network configuration and change
management (NCCM) solutions.
"As enterprise networks become more complex, IT teams need to work
faster and have better control of their network resources, or they
will face a number of downstream risks. Legacy tools like NCCM do
not work in modern environments and lack the reach to automate
multi-vendor, multi-domain and multi-cloud networks," said Jeff
Gray, CEO and co-founder, Gluware. "NetOps teams need granular
visibility across entire enterprises to gain critical intelligence
to accurately automate business intent with enough reach to
orchestrate the entirety of a network - the old, the new and the
future. This is critical for achieving the sustained performance and
security that can turn IT into a competitive advantage."
Gluware 4.1 delivers intent-based, idempotent automation with
closed-loop verification, providing extensibility, scalability and
security that results in better productivity, reduced time to value
and improved return on IT investment. Eliminating the need to
build-your-own automation, Gluware offers both off-the-shelf
applications and advanced customization through Gluware Lab, its
integrated development environment (IDE). These features simplify
the deployment of Gluware's powerful suite of network automation
solutions that help NetOps teams optimize IT resources.
According to Gartner, Inc., "networking leaders struggle with
network automation progress, since only 26% maintain accurate
network data, severely stalling the effectiveness of these
initiatives for 74% of enterprises ... Most enterprises' network
management tool architectures are a siloed patchwork across vendor
tools, features and network data representations. These domain-level
tools create multiple disjointed processes — each with its own
workflow, adding unnecessary complexity to network automation
With deep visibility into platform, configuration and operational
state data across enterprise networks of any size, Gluware 4.1's
visual dashboards enable NetOps teams to visualize, analyze and act
on data derived from enterprises' complex underlying networks.
Regardless of technical experience, IT and network teams can use
Gluware's no-code automation and orchestration for simple,
repeatable tasks along with the advanced low-code development
capabilities in Gluware Lab to extend and customize solutions to
meet unique business demands. Gluware 4.1 provides enterprises with
infrastructure as code and the automated orchestration of network
discovery and inventory, configuration drift and auditing, OS
management, configuration management and more.
Additional enhancements featured in Gluware 4.1 include:
Explorer - The new Data Explorer application offers the
ability to build customizable reports of any data within
the Gluware databases to create actionable NetOps
insights. It also includes pre-built report templates
with the ability to export in CSV, PDF or JSON.
Dashboard Enhancements - New widgets provide the ability
to visualize underlying data, including a 3-tier
starburst graph for device inventory, license summary,
IPv4 and standard calculator, activity count and task
Device Discovery - Expanded device discovery covers
additional state and resource information including port
state, speed, duplex, VLAN ID, IP address and more.
Multi-Vendor and Multi-Domain Support
Managers - Added support for APC UPS Network Management
Cards and the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
Modeling Vendor Packages - Added and enhanced support
for Juniper MX and QFX series switches, Arista EOS cloud
network operating system, HPE ArubaOS-CX network
operating system and HPE ProVision switches, Cisco IOS
XE Wireless Controller, AireOS Wireless Controller
(beta) and Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN (beta)
Managers - Added and enhanced support for HPE ArubaOS-Switch,
Cisco AireOS controllers, F5 Virtual Edition
Modeling API Packages - Enhanced support for Cisco
Meraki and Cisco SD-WAN (beta)
Usability and Security
Simplified and streamlined UI navigation - Left-hand
navigation bar provides direct access to specific
Access Status - New visual indicator in the device
explorer shows the latest status of reachability along
with reason for failure.
Security and Access Control - New options for SAML,
two-factor authentication (2FA), and PKCE authentication
provide more secure access.
Pro Envoy Proxy - The updated Gluware Secure Gateway
tunnels connections for device connectivity, file
services, syslog and more over a common SSL tunnel to
the AWS instance.
is available in Gluware Pro and Gluware Enterprise.