Cisco Data Center Network Manager Competitors and Alternatives

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Dipmalya Dasgupta
Solution Architect- Network Infrastructure at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
Top 5
Oct 6, 2020
A comprehensive dashboard that is simple and easy to navigate

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution for the dashboard functionalities.

Pros and Cons

  • "The dashboard itself is very simplified and easy to navigate."
  • "If I am a user and I have a seat on the fourth floor, if I move across the building, the system should be able to track me and should be able to figure out my whereabouts or my position within the building if I'm connected to the wireless. That would make the administrator's life easier in terms of reachability."

What other advice do I have?

We are Cisco partners. We deal with a variety of Cisco products in their rather large portfolio. We tend to observe whatever is required for the client's environment and we do ensure we take care of all those requirements. Our approach is all client-driven. Based on that, we tend to work with different versions. Most of the customers want to go with the latest version. I would definitely recommend the solution. From what I have seen in the last couple of years there's a trend towards the cloud market in India (apart from a few governments). In India, we have a government regulation that if you…
reviewer1291851
Technical Support Specialist at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
Real User
Top 5
Mar 5, 2020
Network monitoring that alerts you and is customizable, but it's expensive

What is our primary use case?

The primary use case of this solution is for network monitoring.

Pros and Cons

  • "The biggest thing for me is that it provided enough information for me to monitor. It alerts and provides you with the information you need."
  • "Sometimes there are issues when upgrading to a new version of the product."

What other advice do I have?

We don't have any plans to increase usage in the future, but we do have some additional plans on providing it as a service to other companies. That said, I don't think that we will be changing anytime soon. I have recommended this product more than once. It's one of the better products on the market, and it also has an extensive suite. If people are looking for network monitoring software, and are willing to pay for it, and don't want a free version, I have always said that SolarWinds is one of the better options. I think that there is room for improvement. I have seen other products that do…
Flavio Estevam
CEO at a financial services firm with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Dec 5, 2020
Scalable with good authentification and great technical support

What is our primary use case?

The typical use case for this solution is for authentication devices in the network. It's for authentication in cable networks and WiFi networks and is used as well as enterprise WiFi for branch offices. The main use case, therefore, is basically for LAN and corporate WIFI.

Pros and Cons

  • "The authentication overall - including to the VPN and LAN - is excellent."
  • "The guest portal is hard to use."

What other advice do I have?

We're a reseller. I sell products. I don't use the solution myself. I sell cloud products, security and network products, firewalls, data centers, and collaboration tools. We have many partners including Cisco, Fortinet, VMware, etc. In terms of this product, we sell different versions of the solution and not just the latest. We typically deal with on-premises deployment for this product and the cloud has many security issues in Brazil. For big clients, it's typically on-premises. Overall, I would rate the solution nine out of ten.
reviewer775476
Network Engineer at a government with 51-200 employees
Real User
Top 5
Dec 16, 2019
An easy initial setup with good documentation and a good interface on the older model

What is our primary use case?

We primarily use the solution to check the state of the network. We have thousands of devices to manage and control. We monitor all of the internal network with the solution. It is the first tool we use to see the state of the network for real-time monitoring.

Pros and Cons

  • "The documentation is very good."
  • "The licensing model could be improved. Right now, the levels are too far apart. This causes the solution to be more expensive than it needs to be."

What other advice do I have?

We use an older version of WhatsUp Gold. The change of the interface of the tool was too hard for some people of our team and they didn't want the new interface. We have all of the infrastructure on our data centers. I'd rate the solution ten out of ten.
Keith Carradine
Manager at a energy/utilities company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
May 20, 2019
The single pane of glass view is click intuitive, but it needs to be more scalable with less spend

What is our primary use case?

Network Monitoring Troubleshooting

How has it helped my organization?

This solution provides us with increased visibility when conducting IT deployments, e.g., all of our WAN upgrades. We are using it to increase our bandwidth, so we can improve customer service.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is utilization. The single pane of glass view is click intuitive.

What needs improvement?

I would like it to be more scalable with less spend.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability has some limitations and quirks to it. I would like to be able to upgrade rather than replace the whole thing.

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