Rob MastenSenior Network Architect at ZAG Technical Services
Anonymous UserGeneral Manager - Site Reliability and Software Enginee at a comms service provider
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"SaltStack has given us the ability to deal with systems at scale and rectify issues at scale."
"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."
"There is a little bit of pain when it comes to libraries and what is needed to run the product."
"The product is expensive, but less expensive than some of the competition and worth the price."
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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.
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.
NetBrain is ranked 8th in Network Automation with 3 reviews while SaltStack is ranked 4th in Network Automation with 1 review. NetBrain is rated 7.0, while SaltStack is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of NetBrain writes "Some inconsistencies which have improved recently; ability to draw out maps is a big time saver ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SaltStack writes "Easily identify and manage compliance and vulnerability issues in a single, centralized view". NetBrain is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Ansible, Infoblox NetMRI, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE and Zabbix, whereas SaltStack is most compared with VMware vRealize Automation (vRA), Ansible, SCCM, HashiCorp Terraform and BigFix.
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