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Likelihood to Recommend

Auvik

Auvik is a great tool for discovering the details and eccentricities of your or your customer's networks. It truly is a tool I didn't know I needed and now I can't live without. Immediately after deploying it I was able to proactively identify some network pain points that allowed me to correct multiple network deficiencies and create happier customers without even realizing they were having problems (slow network speeds, congested ports). Onboarding and ongoing support are top notch. They really don't just "throw you to the wolves," though that being said, the complexity of the product does merit taking the onboarding and initial setup seriously and not just going with a "deploy and go" type of scenario, but that's strictly because of the scope and feature set that the product offers.
Drew Hackworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

NetBrain

In Cisco environments (especially IOS and IOS-XE) NetBrain looks nearly perfect. The network is loaded with heaps of information you would never document if you would have to do it manually. The information is there but you can decide what is visible at first glance and for what information you want to zoom in a bit more on the map for.There are still some problems with the automatic documentation and path discovery with virtual L2 firewalls.Although the implementation of the documentation of Cisco ACI is just in the beginning but, if finished, it's probably a great tool to have an end-to-end view of paths from the legacy network into SDN.
Christoph Neulinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Auvik

  • Setup is easy
  • Integrates with Connectwise
  • Integrates with IT Glue
Jeff Aiken | TrustRadius Reviewer

NetBrain

  • It automatically updates your network documentation.
  • You can search for devices even if they are no longer operational (by a lot of attributes).
  • It can simplify your troubleshooting by showing you the L2/L3 path a packet would take.
  • It can automate and document the steps of troubleshooting tasks to get more information from one level of support to the next.
  • The support team of NetBrain is very fast and very helpful.
  • Heaps of information in the maps.
Christoph Neulinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Auvik

  • SNMP traps (not an advertised feature)
  • Endpoint monitoring (not an advertised feature)
Drew Hackworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

NetBrain

  • Not all devices are integrated with the same quality.
  • Not all steps are self-explaining.
  • The updates were difficult (but thanks to the help of support no real problem).
Christoph Neulinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Auvik

Actually, we went from Auvik to LogicMonitor, Auvik is like playing with Tinker Toys compared to LogicMonitor. We moved from Auvik to LogicMonitor for a bunch of reasons, pricing was among them. Auvik charges extra for Netflow monitoring where LogicMonitor has is included. If you want anything more than basic ping monitoring in Auvik you have to do an SNMP walk on every device that you are monitoring and then write to create custom OID's to monitor for what should be simple out of the box monitoring, such as Cisco Health or Jitter/Latency.
Jeff Aiken | TrustRadius Reviewer

NetBrain

We used NetViz and Microsoft Visio before.NetViz was a great tool at its time but it's not the best solution anymore and Microsoft Visio is good in a lot of things but more of a Swiss Army knife than a network documentation tool.We had a look at NetTerrain which looked like a good documentation tool and would have given us the advantage of importing our old NetViz documentation.The main disadvantage with all of these tools compared to NetBrain is that the documentation needs to be done manually.
Christoph Neulinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Auvik

  • Better customer experiences
  • Simplicity addressing network concerns
  • Automated network discovery and documentation
Drew Hackworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

NetBrain

  • Network automation is up to date.
  • Quicker failure discovery and resolving due to the path discovery.
  • Less time spent on documentation.
  • Much more details in the documentation.
Christoph Neulinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Auvik

General

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

NetBrain

General

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

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