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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."

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"A reliable, time-saving tool for providing accurate layer 2 and layer 3 network mappings.""Chain management is a good feature. I don't get it on other solutions.""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."

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"Support needs to improve for the installed product and some of the reporting could be more flexible to provide more complete cataloging.""It would be nice if the setup was a little simpler. Also, if the solution could provide more training materials for new people coming into our company so they can quickly learn how to use the functionalities.""The IP interface brief isn't consistent."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Our licensing agreement is for three years."

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"The product is expensive, but less expensive than some of the competition and worth the price."

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Top Answer: The monitoring features are very useful for network engineers.
Top Answer: Our licensing agreement is for three years.
Top Answer: We have had a lot of problems with the Cisco switches and have needed to upgrade the operating systems, which means that we have to upgrade the DNA. When we upgrade the DNA it means that we have to… more »
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out of 19 in Network Automation
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7.0
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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.
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Comms Service Provider38%
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Government9%
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Comms Service Provider17%
Government8%
Media Company5%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco DNA Center vs. NetBrain and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
442,986 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Cisco DNA Center is ranked 4th in Network Automation with 4 reviews while NetBrain is ranked 6th in Network Automation with 3 reviews. Cisco DNA Center is rated 9.0, while NetBrain is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Cisco DNA Center writes "Good security and analytics, easy to manage, and scalable across buildings and campuses". 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, Huawei eSight and DX Performance Management, whereas NetBrain is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, LiveAction LiveNX, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer and DX Spectrum. See our Cisco DNA Center vs. NetBrain report.

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