Netskope API integration with Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN

  • 11 June 2023
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Netskope API integration with Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN

Overview

This integration enables you to automatically configure tunnels from Aruba EdgeConnect SD-WAN routers to Netskope’s security service edge (SSE). Aruba’s SD-WAN will build tunnels to the closest primary and secondary Netskope POP with the ease that you would expect from Aruba SD-WAN Orchestration. 

SSE defines the set of security services that help deliver on the security vision of SASE. These security services include firewall-as-a-service (FWaaS), secure web gateway (SWG), cloud access security broker (CASB), zero trust network access (ZTNA) and related security functions such as remote browser isolation (RBI), data loss prevention (DLP) and cloud & SaaS security posture management (CSPM/SSPM).

Requirements

  • Netskope tenant with API tunnels enabled
  • Aruba SDWAN Orchestrator running >9.3

Setup steps

Netskope

  1. Pre-requirements
  2. Generate API token

 

Aruba

  1. Tunnel Setup
  2. Traffic Steering / Business Intent Overlays

 

Verify

Netskope setup

Pre-requirements

As of writing this document, you will need to contact your sales team to have the automatic tunnels API enabled. 

Generate API token

In your Netskope tenant go to Settings > Tools > REST API v2 > New Token

 

 

Add permission scopes to the token. You may not need both IPSec and GRE depending on your deployment. 

Give your token a name, and expiration period. 

Use the following scopes

  1. /api/v2/steering/ipsec/pops
    /api/v2/steering/ipsec/tunnels

    And/or
  2. /api/v2/steering/gre/pops
    /api/v2/steering/gre/tunnels

 

Save and copy your token. 

 

 

Aruba setup

Aruba Tunnel Setup 

Log into your Aruba Orchestrator and go to Configuration > Cloud Services > Netskope

 

 

Select Subscription

 

 

Add the following information

Partner Username: <Locally used name to identify this token>

API Token: <Netskope APIv2 Token>

Domain: <Netskope Tenant URL>

Polling: <Default>

 

Save

 

 

Add Netskope Association to the sites that you would like to use tunnels to Netskope with. 

 

 

Select the site and Add.

 

 

Or add all of them by selecting the top of the tree. 

 

The red ones below are being set up and they all turned green after a few seconds. 

 

Traffic Steering / Business Intent Overlays

Now that the tunnels are configured, edit the Business Intent Overlays to send traffic through them. 

Select Configuration > Overlays & Security > Business Intent Overlays

 

Select which traffic type you want to go into the tunnel. In my example, I am selecting CriticalApps

 

From the Available Policies, move the Netskope Cloud icon to the Preferred Policy Orders top spot. 

 

It should look like this.

 

 

Save and Apply for the policy to take effect. 

 



Verify

Status should change to Connected after applying the API token. 

 

 

You can see the status of the tunnels by selecting tunnels. In this view you can see the primary and secondary tunnel status and where they were built to. 

 

 


5 replies

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@Gary-Jenkins - Great article. Is this for converging Aruba SD-WAN with Netskope SSE for delivering SASE architecture? Also a suggestion, if you could give some detailed background regarding this integration and what it delivers at the end would be great.

 

Thanks

 

Thanks

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Thanks for the feedback, I will add it this week. To answer your question, Yes, this is part of a SASE architecture. Say you have 1,000 Aruba Edge Connect routers deployed and you wanted to add Netskope NGSWG/CASB. This workflow will allow you to automatically add the IPSec tunnels from your routers to Netskope without having to figure out closest NS pop and without dealing with configuring all of the IPSec tunnels. 

Userlevel 2
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Great, this is interesting. Thanks for explaining Gary.

 

Thanks

Hi @Gary-Jenkins - Aruba has an updated document on their configuration here: https://www.arubanetworks.com/techdocs/sdwan-PDFs/user/Orch_UserGuide_R931.pdf - Page 463.

 

Your Community posts is missing the Interface labels & IP SLA configuration.

 

Regards,

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Thank you for sharing your comments, the team will review your comments and will make necessary updates to the post. We appreciate your contribution in helping us provide the best possible information to our community members.

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