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Pros
"People like to use the dashboards to get an overview of their network.""It is simple to manage and it is all done from a single dashboard.""The monitoring features are very useful for network engineers.""I think that their LAN automation is a very good feature.""The solution has the capability to scale."

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"Enables maps to be drawn out."

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Cons
"There is a limitation with the number of VRFs that you can have in your network, and this has caused us problems with some customers.""The network, data center, and SD-WAN are all being treated as different services, but I would like to have only one solution to manage all of them.""DNA Center has been on the market for a few years and they need to update it.""The task failure reporting or provisioning failure reporting could be a little bit better in the UI, with more information given to the user.""The solution can be quite pricey."

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"The IP interface brief isn't consistent."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Our licensing agreement is for three years.""I do know that Cisco does offer some really good promotions for DNA Center to bring the costs down."

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Top Answer: The solution has the capability to scale.
Top Answer: The pricing is quite expensive. It'd rate it at a two out of ten in terms of affordability. We have customers who would like to deploy DN architecture, however, DN architecture requires a DNF… more »
Top Answer: The architecture should not be limited only to the USXC as a platform. Let's say if I'm referring to the Catalyst 1000 Series or an MB Series of an SG or FX. Due to the fact that there are mid-market… more »
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3rd
out of 20 in Network Automation
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8,240
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Reviews
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8.0
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out of 20 in Network Automation
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4,265
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Average Words per Review
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Rating
5.0
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Overview

DNA Center is the network management and command center for Cisco DNA, your intent-based network for the enterprise.

Provision and configure all your network devices in minutes. Use advanced analytics to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your network. Integrate with third-party systems for improved operational processes.

Managing today’s networks with yesterday’s manual processes is no longer a viable solution. NetBrain’s network automation platform provides actionable insights into your network to help you make better and faster decisions - particularly when you’re troubleshooting, securing, and making changes to the network.

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CompuCon, TD Ameritrade, Move Inc.
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company17%
Government11%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Cisco DNA Center is ranked 3rd in Network Automation with 5 reviews while NetBrain is ranked 10th in Network Automation with 1 review. Cisco DNA Center is rated 8.0, while NetBrain is rated 5.0. The top reviewer of Cisco DNA Center writes "Robust, zero-day configuration with wireless assurance and telemetry, with outstanding support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetBrain writes "Some inconsistencies which have improved recently; ability to draw out maps is a big time saver ". Cisco DNA Center is most compared with Cisco Prime, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Junos Space Network Director, Ansible and Micro Focus Network Automation, whereas NetBrain is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Ansible, Infoblox NetMRI, ThousandEyes and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager.

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