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

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

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Enables maps to be drawn out.
Top Answer: The licensing is a node-based structure together with a portion of the purchase price. A node is basically an IP address for either a device or a switch stack. We've got some switch stacks that have… more »
Top Answer: Creating the parsers and QFs from model to model show that the IP interface brief isn't consistent. From a 6500 to a 3750 to a 9300 Cisco switch models, the show IP interface brief is different… more »
Top Answer: The solution offers so many great resources, it makes them a powerhouse in the market.
Top Answer: I'm not really on the technical side, so it's hard for me to comment on items that may be missing from the solution. There's always general room for improvement on any product, however, overall, it's… more »
Ranking
8th
out of 20 in Network Automation
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Rating
7.0
9th
out of 20 in Network Automation
Views
82
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1
Average Words per Review
570
Rating
10.0
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Overview

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.

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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Sample Customers
CompuCon, TD Ameritrade, Move Inc.
Maalem Financing Company, School City of Hammond
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Find out what your peers are saying about VMware, Red Hat, Cisco and others in Network Automation. Updated: June 2021.
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NetBrain is ranked 8th in Network Automation with 3 reviews while SolarWinds Network Automation Manager is ranked 9th in Network Automation with 1 review. NetBrain is rated 7.0, while SolarWinds Network Automation Manager 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 SolarWinds Network Automation Manager writes "Good technical support and documentation with an easy initial setup". NetBrain is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Ansible, Infoblox NetMRI, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE and Zabbix, whereas SolarWinds Network Automation Manager is most compared with .

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