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"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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"The solution offers so many great resources, it makes them a powerhouse in the market."

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"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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"The price could be a bit lower."

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"Our licensing agreement is for three years."

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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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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.

Scale environments from 1,000 to tens of thousands of nodes with comprehensive performance, traffic, WAN, and switch port monitoring, automated change and configuration management, and IP address management in an integrated network automation software solution.

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Cisco DNA Center is ranked 4th in Network Automation with 4 reviews while SolarWinds Network Automation Manager is ranked 17th in Network Automation with 1 review. Cisco DNA Center is rated 9.0, while SolarWinds Network Automation Manager 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 SolarWinds Network Automation Manager writes "Good technical support and documentation with an easy initial setup". Cisco DNA Center is most compared with Cisco Prime, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Junos Space Network Director, Huawei eSight and Fortinet FortiManager, whereas SolarWinds Network Automation Manager is most compared with .

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