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28 Ratings

Cisco DNA Center

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

Pulseway

Pulseway is well suited for just about any situation where there is a need to remotely monitor and manage computers. The most basic features are available to anyone with a free account, so even a home user can set it up and use to keep an eye on computers. The more sophisticated features require a fairly inexpensive subscription, but are well worth the cost for a business wanting to monitor the health of their servers, etc.My experience with Pulseway is limited to using it in situations where there are fewer than a dozen or so computers/servers being monitored. I'm not really sure how well it scales up, so I can't say if it is a good solution for a large corporation with hundreds or thousands of machines that need to be monitored.
Richard Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
10.0
Remote monitoring
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
10.0
Network device monitoring
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
10.0
Multiple Server Monitoring
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
10.0
Multi-device monitoring
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
10.0
Automated alerts and notifications
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
10.0

Management Tasks

Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
9.3
Patch Management
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
10.0
Service configuration management
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
10.0
Software and hardware inventory
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
8.5
Policy-based automation
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
8.5

Reporting

Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
7.3
Performance data reports
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
7.0
Customizable reporting
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
6.5
Data visualization
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
7.5
Risk analysis
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
8.0

Security

Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
7.3
Data backup and recovery
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
6.0
Antivirus and malware management
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
7.5
Adinistraor access control
Cisco DNA Center
Pulseway
8.5

Pros

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

Pulseway

  • Easy To implement.
  • Easy to use, even for non-technical users.
  • Automation. Set tasks to happen based on different triggers, like a service crash.
  • The mobile application is very convenient and easy to use.
  • The Windows Server Module integration is very convenient, especially if you run a local domain.
Marouane Tohme | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Pulseway

  • It would be nice if they increased their scope of supported third-party apps.
  • It would be great if they would create an ios app for their ticket system.
  • If they could possibly build in a location service for tracking devices, that would be helpful.
  • If they had two-factor authentication, it would be nice.
Nathan Weber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco DNA Center

Cisco DNA Center 9.0
Based on 3 answers
I really like DNAC because it builds overlay fabric without problem and it is really user friendly to manage, integrate with other vendors. But two things that I do not like and for me is a 9 are you can not save or archive device's configurations and the other is you must buy physical server.
Cesar Durán | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulseway

Pulseway 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Pulseway is very user friendly. The system is labeled in terms and grouped together by function so that anyone can understand and locate the functions that they need. We use this system to monitor a file server that we have that can have an unstable power supply. This allows us to easily see that the system is offline and get it back to operational with minimal downtime.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco DNA Center

Cisco DNA Center 9.0
Based on 37 answers
Cisco's customer support is always top-notch. Being able to call in, provide some basic information about the product, then getting on the phone with a tech that knows the product inside and out is a great asset. Many companies fall short in providing excellent customer support. I won't name names, but you can see that many companies struggle with customer support. Cisco has one of the best approaches to customer support in my opinion. After a call with a support representative, I don't find myself wishing something would change for the better.
Thomas Osborne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulseway

Pulseway 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I haven't really needed much support for Pulseway, so I can't really say a whole lot about their support. Pulseway has been pretty much trouble-free for us. There are regular updates and new features. The updates never seem to break anything or cause problems. It just works.
Richard Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

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

Pulseway

Pulseway is best suited for small to mid-size organizations. Its design and cost structure lend themselves to being extremely useful for organizations that don't have a huge IT team but have significant IT infrastructure. Most other tools are more difficult to implement or have a much higher cost. Pulseway is the best of both worlds.
Mikel Seidl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Pulseway

  • Problems can be dealt with more rapidly because I have access to systems from anywhere. I don't have to carry a computer with me nor do I have to find a location with potentially non-secure wifi to gain access to my systems.
  • I can handle 99% of my system admin tasks using Pulseway and never have to touch a system or connect to the console.
  • Pulseway gives so much control over a system that I don't need to spend extra money on other software to perform management tasks.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Cisco DNA Center

General

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

Cisco DNA Center Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Pulseway

General

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

Pulseway Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise1.761
  1. per endpoint
Additional Pricing Details
Pay as you go. No hidden fees or contracts. Term based discounts!

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco DNA Center
8.7
Pulseway
9.3

Usability

Cisco DNA Center
9.0
Pulseway
10.0

Support Rating

Cisco DNA Center
9.0
Pulseway
9.5

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