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Score 8.8 out of 100
40 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.0

Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

80%
1 Rating
8.4

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

84%
12 Ratings

Usability

Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

82%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

I have found the toolset especially useful for scanning subnets to discover devices, and for setting up temporary real-time monitors when we are troubleshooting or setting up new connections. The most useful aspect has been the ability to apply the tools to help troubleshoot and pinpoint intermittent issues. More general tools like Orion often do not have the granularity to detect issues like intermittent packet loss which are especially impactful to applications like Voice. The toolset gives us another level of capability to dig into issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

  • Smart AI that learns your network.
  • Machine learning that can find performance bottlenecks and issues.
  • After configuration you don't have to spend a lot of time managing it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

  • Various monitoring
  • Stores history
  • Suggests indices
  • Helps to find the SQL query text
  • Helps to see what machines/users the bad queries are coming from
  • Shows current blocking session
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

  • Its one of the more expensive solutions
  • Quite difficult to understand as a beginner
  • Name has been tarnished due to the password leak
Tom Shepherd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

General

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

Starting Price

Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

General

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

Starting Price

$1,585 Per Instance

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset Editions & Modules

Edition
One Time Price$1,5851
  1. Per Instance
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use and intuitive. Just be careful with the WAN Killer...it does what it says.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Our organization uses it regularly. It is reliable, and we keep finding new uses for it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

I haven't compared any tools similar to SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset. This might be because I'm pretty biased when it comes to monitoring, and reporting solutions. I've found that SolarWinds provides the biggest bang for the buck in my opinion. I'm sure there are other solutions on the market that compete, but I haven't tried any of them because I've been very satisfied with SolarWinds.
Thomas Osborne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

  • Spend less time downloading free buggy tools
  • All the tools in one spot, so you don't have to look around for tools
  • Get to the solution sooner
Jacob Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

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