Paragon Active Assurance
Paragon Active Assurance is a programmable, active test and monitoring solution for physical, hybrid, and virtual networks. Unlike passive monitoring approaches, Paragon Active Assurance uses active, synthetic traffic to verify application and service performance at the time of service delivery and throughout the life of the service.
Your service delivery teams can use Paragon Active Assurance to verify that your services are configured correctly the first time and validate that service changes don’t impact service quality. Automating initial service verification and testing helps you reduce time to revenue, lower service delivery operating expenses, and slash failed service delivery rates.
Your network operations teams can use Paragon Active Assurance to identify, understand, troubleshoot, and resolve issues before your end users even notice them. This service performance visibility can help decrease incident resolution time by as much as 50%, resulting in greater end-user satisfaction and retention.
Paragon Active Assurance is the solution you need to automatically verify that each provisioned service works when delivered and continues to work throughout its lifetime.
With Active Assurance you can enable a shift to a more effective service-centric operations model to make sure you can meet the demanding service level objectives for differentiated, end-to-end services across 5G networks and multi-cloud networks.
- Provides end-to-end service insights for service activation testing, quality monitoring, and troubleshooting.
- Rich set of Layer 2 to Layer 7 data plane metrics available form one solution.
- Open API enables external automation tools, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) orchestrators, and operations support systems (OSS) to remotely control and monitor the Paragon Active Assurance traffic-generating test agents.
- Easy to deploy and adopt, enabling you to start small and scale as your business needs grow.
- Software only and cloud ready.
Features + Benefits
Active Layer 2–Layer 7 Testing
Software-based test agents actively generate real-world packets on the data plane and measure service quality in real time across multiple applications, services and technology domains.
Reports and Alarm Generation
Schedule and email reports to stakeholders at custom intervals or retrieve them programmatically through the control center cloud API. Alarms with multiple severity levels can be sent as SNMP traps.
Test and monitoring scenarios and templates, active test agents, and all test results and reports can be freely shared among users in the same multitenant control center.
Fully Automated and Orchestrated
Rest APIs and YANG models enable the service assurance processes to be integrated with network controllers, service orchestrators, or OSS for complete automation.
Lightweight and Software-Only
Software-only, flexible, and automatable service assurance solution is suitable for any network topology, use case, or software-driven network.
Test Agent Inventory
Test agents automatically discover and register toward the control center and appear as resources in the inventory after being launched or connected physically to the network.
Instant Remote Deployment
Test agents can be deployed in a variety of formats to meet your service needs, including as a virtual machine (VM), on bare-metal x86 hardware, a network device, a standard PC, or booted from a USB device.
SaaS or On-Premises Options
Offered as a securely hosted SaaS solution in the AWS public cloud infrastructure or installed on-premises in private cloud infrastructure or private data centers.
Emulated 5G User Equipment & gNodeB
For validating that network slices deliver on SLAs, 5G operators must be able to send traffic through the 5G user plane. With this feature, use synthetic traffic from emulated UEs and gNodeBs to verify that new slice instances deliver expected KPIs, such as one-way latency and jitter, or service response time.
Proof of Concept
Orange Egypt turns to automated service assurance to deliver quality mobile experiences
Orange Egypt earned its reputation for speed and excellence among an average of 30 million mobile customers. It was officially rated as the country’s fastest mobile data network by Egypt's National Telecom Regulatory Authority in 2020 and has maintained its leadership position in download speed for five consecutive years according to several international test entities.
To assure the customer experience during radical changes in traffic patterns at the start of the pandemic, Orange Egypt put Juniper Paragon Active Assurance into rapid action to gain real-time visibility into network performance and maintain its leadership as the fastest network in Egypt.
Orange Egypt provides a wide range of services, including networking, cybersecurity, cloud computing, e-commerce, education, green energy, data centers, control center management, and smart transportation.
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