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Find out what your peers are saying about NetBrain vs. WhatsUp Gold and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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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 threshold alerting is the most valuable feature.""It is easy to access and discover devices, as well as monitor them automatically. The topology discover is also a useful feature.""The most valuable feature is the monitoring of resources.""We no longer have to manually search for problems because we are alerted when something in the network goes down.""The interface in the last few years it has been a lot greater, they are much more user-friendly. I like the interface.""This is a good, stable network monitoring solution for devices.""I use it on premises to monitor my network database. We monitor the link up/down and use the SNMP traps as well.""The most valuable features are network bandwidth monitoring and monitoring device health."

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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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"I would like to see them do an enhancement to the application monitoring. A lot of other products do better application monitoring so they should do some improvements to the application monitoring.""Pricing is too high relative to how many devices we use. The price list is not linear to number of devices.""I would like to see better integration with switches so that you can see what is connected to each port, what the traffic is, and have a network map automatically generated.""The pricing for this solution has gone up quite recently, which has led some of our customers to buy an alternative product.""One of the biggest things that made us start to look at another product is we're not able to have an end to end monitoring from a user perspective throughout the system and back to the user. All the monitoring is from inside out, we need something that also can give us from outside in.""Adding on services increases the cost and on the version we have there is no option for ATM monitoring.""I think there are a few bugs now. Although they give some resolution for this, we cannot share the network remotely because of our company policy.""Integrations with other devices. I want to have a product that has full integration with my active directory so I can track user activity. I want to track my complete user activity, so I'm looking for a product to implement in the near future, which will have full integration with my network and active directory users. It became very difficult to track user activity."

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

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"Pricing is reasonable compared to other products.""I'm not sure, but it's expensive. We don't pay any additional fees.""The choice of version depends on the number of points, or devices, that you want to monitor, and this makes the product expensive.""The pricing can be on the expensive side when considering competing products.""There are some subscription charges that are quite heavy. I need to pay for support every year and these charges can be quite expensive. Aside from the initial cost for the tool, you need to pay additionally for support."

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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.

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold's a layer 2/3 discovery results in a detailed interactive map of your entire networked infrastructure. One affordable license lets you monitor any mix of networks, wireless controllers, servers, virtual machines, applications, traffic flows and configurations across Windows, LAMP and Java environments. It Manage networks, traffic, physical servers, VMs and applications with easy-to-use and customizable maps, dashboards and alerts. WhatsUp Gold streamlines workflows by letting you initiate management tasks directly from the interactive map. Additional Features include: Application Monitoring, Network Traffic Analysis, Configuration Management, Discovery & Network Monitoring, Cloud Monitoring, Virtual Environment Monitoring, Distributed Monitoring and Failover Manager.
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CompuCon, TD Ameritrade, Move Inc.Artoni Trasporti, Austin Independent School District, Banca Marche, Burke County North Carolina, Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine, Clayco, Community Integrated Care, Desca, Deutsche Bergbau, Flexi-Van, Gropper, Hamleys, Hammonds Furniture, Knowledge IT, Idras S.P.A., Sibeg, Swann Engineering, Trivium Lindenhof
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Computer Software Company34%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Government33%
Financial Services Firm22%
Non Profit11%
Energy/Utilities Company11%
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Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government12%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise36%
Find out what your peers are saying about NetBrain vs. WhatsUp Gold and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
448,290 professionals have used our research since 2012.

NetBrain is ranked 5th in Network Troubleshooting with 3 reviews while WhatsUp Gold is ranked 17th in Network Monitoring Software with 11 reviews. NetBrain is rated 7.0, while WhatsUp Gold is rated 7.8. 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 WhatsUp Gold writes "Great interface but has no end to end monitoring from a user perspective". NetBrain is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, LiveAction LiveNX, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE and SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, whereas WhatsUp Gold is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix and Splunk. See our NetBrain vs. WhatsUp Gold report.

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