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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    7.6

    Auvik

    76%

    Cisco DNA Center

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Auvik ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    8.1
    81%
    82 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    8.3
    83%
    82 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    7.5
    75%
    65 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts

    7.9
    79%
    81 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    7.2
    72%
    67 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    7.1
    71%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network mapping

    8.0
    80%
    80 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    6.8
    68%
    59 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    7.3
    73%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    7.6
    76%
    76 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Auvik is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • Cisco DNA Center is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.7

    Auvik

    87%
    95 Ratings
    8.6

    Cisco DNA Center

    86%
    56 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    Auvik

    91%
    1 Rating

    Cisco DNA Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    7.3

    Auvik

    73%
    1 Rating
    8.3

    Cisco DNA Center

    83%
    7 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    Auvik

    91%
    1 Rating

    Cisco DNA Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.2

    Auvik

    82%
    1 Rating

    Cisco DNA Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.2

    Auvik

    92%
    3 Ratings
    8.8

    Cisco DNA Center

    88%
    41 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.1

    Auvik

    91%
    1 Rating

    Cisco DNA Center

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Auvik

    We find Auvik is well suited for smaller networks. Larger networks tend to get cluttered in the dashboard. You can zoom in but the 64,000 foot view can look overwhelming. The ability to filer network segments was eyeopening in the presentation and will be something we will likely start following up on
    Tim Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco DNA Center

    When you have relaxed calendar for migrating to [Cisco] DNA Center, it perfectly do the automation job. As setting it up very time consuming, it requires flexibility on operations. In a tight calendar, [Cisco] DNA Center migration is a stressful process.While it is the perfect tool as a network automation product with various vendor support, you may also need to consider is it fully compatible with your current devices on your network. As we were setting up a new infrastructure, we purchased all equipment compatible with Cisco's solution.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Auvik

    • Auvik is the big pic tool of choice for network diagramming, helps layout of our network infrastructure, and we'll know immediately the status of the devices that are successfully communicating, and those that may have, for example, credentials issues.
    • Auvik's "Traffic Insights" are key accelerators for intuitively isolating and resolving traffic-related issues quickly and easily, and the historical information makes it simpler to deduce what aspects may need replacement, capacity improvement, or possibly even re-architecture.
    • Auvik integration tools are excellent solution enhancers - that are of particular interest to our company, as we make use of MS Teams and Connectwise products; we would like to see some features to integrate to ServiceNow as well.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco DNA Center

    • Ease of automation and configuration templates make the future you very glad you did it!
    • The PnP for switches that allow to boot up and contact the network with a pre-configuration is so amazing. Makes life easy!
    • Integrates well with our ISE platform, they have really made it well worth the cost to have everything with the name CISCO on your equipment. All of their devices work so well with this software.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Auvik

    • Feature request platform needs more management, I see lots of duplicates.
    • Pressing enter after typing my password should move to the 2FA screen, seems like an easy fix but still not.
    • Deploy on an RPi! Making sub-100$ Auvik appliances would be great instead of relying on workstations or containers.
    Marc-André Largie | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco DNA Center

    • En el data Center, integrando los equipos que se encuentra en el corazon de la red y previniendo que esten actualizados // For Data Centers, integrating equipment that is the core of a network, and preventing them from being updated
    • En las diferentes areas del campus para poder monitorizar el funcionamiento de los dispositivos // Improving remote monitoring of devices
    • En la identificacion de problemas de seguridad de los dispositivos de red // Improving identification of network security issues
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Auvik

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Cisco DNA Center

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    Auvik

    Auvik 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Because it's an amazing product.
    Matt Kopp | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco DNA Center

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    Auvik

    Auvik 7.3
    Based on 1 answer
    The program can be a bit unwieldy at times, however the majority of information is displayed in a readable and friendly way. The maps and popup information box from the bottom can be harder to use on a smaller screen but on a 1080p+ display tends to work fine.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco DNA Center

    Cisco DNA Center 8.3
    Based on 7 answers
    Yes, it did make tasks simplified in many ways. We can check all the network requirements and even check statistics in a single place, which makes the overall process fast and efficient. Also, it helps in minimizing configuration errors; the processes which used to take days can be done in hours.
    Pranjal Mittal | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    Auvik

    Auvik 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    We have never had a major outage or impact that was noticeable.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco DNA Center

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    Auvik

    Auvik 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    Pages can be slow to load on larger sites but tends to be fine for most clients.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco DNA Center

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Auvik

    Auvik 9.2
    Based on 3 answers
    Fast response and knowledgeable. If the technician does not know, they will look for the information and get back to you.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco DNA Center

    Cisco DNA Center 8.8
    Based on 41 answers
    Overall support for Cisco DNA Software is fairly good. Whenever we have a question that needs an answer and we are unable to figure out, we reach out to the support team. They are able to figure out our needs and provide the proper support. They are always available via email or phone call.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Auvik

    Coding your own network monitors won't scale up without a team. I would rather do less work for more time aka money. What's more to say here, Auvik is a GUI, Monitor, Reporting system, Remote access tool, Password storage, mass tool, and more all in one, well worth the price tag.
    Sean Grossnicklaus | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco DNA Center

    Meraki does what should be expected at it's price point, but it is geared to SMB. When it comes to enterprise networks, DNA Center is the clear path forward. It allows for more devices than just the ones it configures, it provides more customization and on boarding options, and the control stays within the organization. The DNA Center telemetry provides a more robust reporting than the Meraki dashboard, and again, the data stays on site. I see both being important in their own ways, but Meraki falls short in larger enterprises, and that is where DNA Center shines the most.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    Auvik

    Auvik 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Auvik has worked on sites with 15+ offices connected with VPN's and we have not encountered any issues with the monitoring.On larger sites the map can be a bit cumbersome to read however it can be cleaned up easily with device filters.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco DNA Center

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    Auvik

    • the ROI for Auvik comes from the time it saves in updating documentation and onboarding, new clients. We no longer have to spend a day investigating a network and documenting it, this is life and up to date so you always have true information for reporting and troubleshooting.
    Brad Kiehne | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cisco DNA Center

    • Efficient time spent elsewhere. I can spend my time troubleshooting other portions of the network instead of housekeeping current gear.
    • Assistance with inventory; it keeps an inventory of all the devices you add to it, so it can serve as an inventory of equipment if that's what you'd like from it.
    • Visibility; we can see more of the status of our gear, if it's unreachable, or if things are misbehaving the dashboard shows that there are irregularities.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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