BMC TrueSight Network Automation Reviews

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Ernest Szeideman
Real User
Senior Security Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Jul 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The dashboard is very useful to us as is the Presentation Server interface, in terms of policy creation and configuration and use of the tool. There's a much cleaner… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I'll talk about BPPM here. Having the performance monitoring in place allows us to be able to react if our systems are having either disk, memory, or CPU performance… more»

What needs improvement?

There probably needs to be a little bit more collaboration between the Entuity teams and the BBNA teams. For our endpoint device monitoring we typically use a tool called… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

There's a fee for the licenses themselves, per contract, and then we have a yearly licensing fee that's many thousands of dollars. But that's not just for TrueSight… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

BPPM came in not long after I came into the organization. Prior to that, they were using some open-source tools that were cobbled together to try to create the same… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be to holistically look, at a macro level, at all the tools you're using in your environment. If you're already using some BMC tools, there's a compelling… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We looked at various tools. For example, we looked at CA, which was bought out by another company. We looked at some CA monitoring tools because they're being used out of… more»
Real User
Senior Solutions Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jun 18 2019

What is most valuable?

From my experience, the most valuable features are the configuration changes. Also, compliance is important, because we have worked with a bank. Then, in some of the government agencies that I have work on, the server upgrade of SSD deployment. Backup and restore configurations are helpful for a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When it comes to job status or for completing a compliance audit, it is good. Because it has a transcript where you can see what are the commands that have been executed on the device, it's quite helpful, especially the details from device inventory capabilities, as well as the reporting. if you are… more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see more device supported features, mostly on the new brands and models coming in. For any new version or model, it should be supported by the tool, especially the newest versions. For example, the newest devices, like Aruba Wireless, and routers need support from the tool.

What other advice do I have?

I have been implementing the out-of-the-box compliance piece based off CIS, for example. For customized compliance, it takes some effort to implement things. If the device configuration is quite complex, then you have to do quite number of customizations in the DNA tool for out-of-the-box… more»
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Network Engineer at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Jun 11 2019

What is most valuable?

We use it to back up configurations so the configuration management is valuable for us. Another valuable feature is the ability to verify that the devices comply with our standards. Compliance is important because we want all of our devices to have the same, consistent configuration. The reporting… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It allows us to make sure, for instance, that all of our telnet, FTP, and SSH are sourced from a certain IP address which is part of our standards and part of best practices. It helps us makes sure that we comply with that. Before using Network Automation, there was no real way of doing compliance… more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like to be able to get more devices into compliance with standards, but that means running additional rule sets and that takes time.

What other advice do I have?

My advice to someone who is looking into using it is that they need to be pretty familiar with regular expressions. That's what's used to write the rules. In terms of configuration, it can be a complicated platform. The learning curve will vary by individual.

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What is BMC TrueSight Network Automation?

Network automation and management software reduces network outages and downtime by automating configuration, change and compliance processes. Organizations depend on high performance across their network to keep the business running at peak efficiency but new security threats make it hard for network administrators to keep pace with the demands for new services and safeguard the health of the network.

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TrueSight Network Automation, BladeLogic Network Automation
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