Cisco Network Assurance Engine Overview

What is Cisco Network Assurance Engine?

Cisco Network Assurance Engine (NAE) transforms operations in data center networks to a fundamentally more proactive model. Built on Cisco’s patented network verification technology, it is the most comprehensive assurance engine that mathematically verifies the entire network for correctness, giving operators confidence that their network is always operating consistent with intent.

Cisco Network Assurance Engine is also known as Cisco NAE, Candid.

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General Manager at Crystal Networks
Real User
It is a product that you can scale upwards whenever you want

What is our primary use case?

We are trying to introduce this product to a lot of customers in Egypt by showing them the real value of the product. Based on this, they start to absorb the idea and the value comes from having such solution. Then, we integrate the solution with the rest of the portfolio that they have.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is scalable from the beginning. It is a product that you can scale upwards whenever you want."
  • "At the beginning, the setup was complex."
Network Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
It is easy to set up and the stability is okay

What is our primary use case?

I manage the team using this solution.  We use this solution for our clients.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

The stability is okay. I have received good feedback regarding it.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

The scalability is one of the biggest failures of the solution.

How are customer service and technical support?

I don't have experience with technical support.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Our client makes this decision.

How was the initial setup?

It is easy to set up.

What about the implementation team?

We are the integrator. We install this solution for our clients who like the solution and their experience with it.

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Joacim Wicander
Senior Data Center Engineer at Conscia Netsafe
Real User
Top 20Leaderboard
We were doing real-time analysis, and this solution prevented us from doing anything wrong. However, it should have TACACS+ and RADIUS authentications.

What is our primary use case?

We use it for validating the sign and the implementation of the network stuff in ACI. It performs well. There are some issues, but it is getting there.

Pros and Cons

  • "In a short amount of time, you can see what went wrong on a screen in a report."
  • "It needs authentication beyond just local and LDAP. It should also have TACACS+ and RADIUS."

What other advice do I have?

Try Cisco Network Assurance Engine out, as it is really good. It's much better than you think.
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