Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance vs. SolarWinds ipMonitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance
Score 8.8 out of 10
N/A
Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance is a network management and monitoring product providing increased network visibility and simplified management.N/A
SolarWinds ipMonitor
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds ipMonitor is a lightweight performance monitoring tool. It enables monitoring from a single console and out-of-the-box visibility, with some automation available.
$1,570
installation
Pricing
Cisco DNA Analytics and AssuranceSolarWinds ipMonitor
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
ipMonitor - 500 Monitors
$1570
installation
ipMonitor - 1000 Monitors
$2620
installation
ipMonitor -2500 Monitors
$5770
installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Cisco DNA Analytics and AssuranceSolarWinds ipMonitor
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
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Features
Cisco DNA Analytics and AssuranceSolarWinds ipMonitor
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance
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Ratings
SolarWinds ipMonitor
6.8
24 Ratings
19% below category average
Automated network device discovery00 Ratings6.710 Ratings
Network monitoring00 Ratings8.024 Ratings
Alerts00 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Network mapping00 Ratings6.619 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings4.223 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco DNA Analytics and AssuranceSolarWinds ipMonitor
Likelihood to Recommend
5.5
(3 ratings)
8.8
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.8
(7 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco DNA Analytics and AssuranceSolarWinds ipMonitor
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
So not everyone is in need of a smart AI checking their network metrics looking for issues before they happen or finding and alerting on problems that the network staff may not have noticed, but if you have the budget for it, it could be a huge time saver for your whole department.
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SolarWinds
SolarWinds ipMonitor is well suited in situation where customer do not wants to hold the responsibility of underlying monitoring infrastructure management such as Servers, Database, website and their high availability. And of course when you need Network, Servers, Services fault and performance monitoring. When you have specialized network monitoring requirement such as Configuration backup, netflow traffic analysis then this is not the right tool.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Push configs to new floors or during switch upgrades
  • Assurance to troubleshoot issues
  • Inventory
  • Keep track of infrastructure OS levels
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SolarWinds
  • Both network devices and servers may be easily located on the network.
  • It notifies the user whenever any network device undergoes a change in status.
  • Powerful reporting capabilities that provide vital data about your network's devices (uptime, space, utilization of resources on your devices)
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Cons
Cisco
  • May require an implementer to get this set up and running.
  • For a software based service that you can run on your own VM's, price is still very high.
  • The first setup can be a bear and you will need much help from TAC.
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SolarWinds
  • It is a very complete and versatile software, but its price can be somewhat high for small companies.
  • During the analysis of the collected data the process can be somewhat slow, so it takes more time than expected.
  • Its configuration process can be somewhat complex since it requires several configurations so having prior knowledge is helpful.
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Likelihood to Renew
Cisco
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
I have very few pieces of software, that are specific to IT and IT services, that just work. Honestly, I don't need the support as it never breaks, but I believe in rewarding vendors that make valuable products
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Usability
Cisco
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
SolarWinds ipMonitor is a perfectly decent network mapper and performance metric gatherer, but it is held back by the UI, which can be hard to navigate once you have more than a couple dozen assets in there. It is fairly priced, but it also sometimes takes a really long time before results come in.
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Support Rating
Cisco
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
Although I had not much support ticket with ipMonitor support team but I can share my overall experience with SolarWinds products and support team. I am working with SolarWinds support team since last 7 years and in last 2-3 years I have seen a significant improvement in knowledge documentation which is helping end users to troubleshoot problems by themselves. Apart from this SolarWinds phone call based support is very nice as tickets and emails might take some time but a direct phone call can get your job done quickly comparatively.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
We moved away from Solarwinds during the breach. Haven't touched them with a 10 foot pole since.We looked at Splunk but decided to stick with a Cisco product since we are a Cisco shop
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SolarWinds
We were trying to evaluate different providers and ipMonitor suited us because we had on-prem and cloud instances and management decided to check the paid tool. The ipMonitor is a very responsive tool and it served the purpose well but as IT is evolving and needs are changing, we discontinued the ipMonitor and shifted to Zabbix due to the customization which was the need at the time.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Loads of time saved diagnosing network issues.
  • Much effort saved having to determine network performance metrics by hand.
  • The Cisco brand is generally safe and trusted so you get that additional peace of mind.
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SolarWinds
  • We currently use an outside service to monitor critical network nodes. We will do away with that service shortly.
  • We no longer have to wait to hear from our users if there is a network device down. We will be proactively alerted and we can begin to remediate immediately helping to limit downtime.
  • After initial setup and some tweaking, it requires little to no time to maintain.
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ScreenShots

SolarWinds ipMonitor Screenshots

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