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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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"SaltStack has given us the ability to deal with systems at scale and rectify issues at scale."

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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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"There is a little bit of pain when it comes to libraries and what is needed to run the product."

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"Our licensing agreement is for three years."

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Questions from the Community
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 »
Top Answer: SaltStack has given us the ability to deal with systems at scale and rectify issues at scale.
Top Answer: SaltStack is still growing, and so there are still those growing pains. Sometimes in order to get the functionality you want, you need to update to the latest and greatest of the software. For… more »
Top Answer: We are using SaltStack SecOps for a rather large fleet of VMs that include a mixture of both Linux and Windows, with many different OS versions for each. It is used to view the compliance of the… more »
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3rd
out of 19 in Network Automation
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6,290
Comparisons
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Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
623
Avg. Rating
10.0
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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.

SaltStack is an intelligent IT automation platform that can manage, secure, and optimize any infrastructure—on-prem, in the cloud, or at the edge. It’s built on a unique and powerful event-driven automation engine that detects events in any system and reacts intelligently to them, making it an extremely effective solution for managing large, complex environments. And with the newly launched SecOps offering, SaltStack can detect security vulnerabilities and non-compliant, mis-configured systems. As soon as an issue is detected, this powerful automation helps you and your team remediate it, keeping your infrastructure securely configured, compliant, and up-to-date.

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Comms Service Provider38%
Computer Software Company21%
Government9%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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Computer Software Company55%
Financial Services Firm18%
Cloud Provider9%
Healthcare Company9%
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Computer Software Company41%
Comms Service Provider16%
Manufacturing Company6%
Government5%
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Small Business45%
Midsize Enterprise26%
Large Enterprise29%
Find out what your peers are saying about Red Hat, VMware, SaltStack and others in Network Automation. Updated: October 2020.
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Cisco DNA Center is ranked 4th in Network Automation with 4 reviews while SaltStack is ranked 3rd in Network Automation with 1 review. Cisco DNA Center is rated 9.0, while SaltStack is rated 10.0. 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 SaltStack writes "Easily identify and manage compliance and vulnerability issues in a single, centralized view". Cisco DNA Center is most compared with Cisco Prime, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Junos Space Network Director, Huawei eSight and Fortinet FortiManager, whereas SaltStack is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible, SCCM, BigFix and HashiCorp Terraform.

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