NetBrain vs. OpenNMS

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NetBrain
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
NetBrain Technologies in Burlington offers their network automation and management platform, emphasizing dynamic and accurate network mapping and automated troubleshooting and basic security analysis, as well as integration with an existing CMDB.N/A
OpenNMS
Score 7.0 out of 10
N/A
N/AN/A
Pricing
NetBrainOpenNMS
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetBrainOpenNMS
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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NetBrainOpenNMS
Small Businesses
NinjaOne
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Score 9.0 out of 10
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Medium-sized Companies
Intermapper
Intermapper
Score 8.8 out of 10
Intermapper
Intermapper
Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Catchpoint
Catchpoint
Score 9.2 out of 10
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Score 9.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
NetBrainOpenNMS
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(3 ratings)
8.4
(4 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetBrainOpenNMS
Likelihood to Recommend
NetBrain Technologies
Great for our large global environment. Works well with our legacy and newer equipment. Ease of install was exciting compared to other products we POC'd. Less of a learning curve when training Teams on how to monitor and troubleshoot while in production. Service desk were able to capture the logs and load into our ticketing system with ease.
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The OpenNMS Group
I would recommend all system administrators use some form of network monitoring if they are not already doing so, and I'd definitely recommend people consider OpenNMS if they're shopping around. Small businesses will benefit from the low-cost of entry (it's free!), whilst getting all the enterprise features. Larger businesses can benefit from paid support plans.
However, there's no getting around the fact that you will require some advanced networking and sysadmin knowledge to get the most out of OpenNMS, or at least, be prepared for a steep learning curve. If you don't have the resources to devote this time initially, you may struggle.
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Pros
NetBrain Technologies
  • Network Issues Troubleshooting
  • Visualizing the root cause using color coding
  • out of the box runbooks available
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The OpenNMS Group
  • Report on SLA
  • Group network areas
  • Discovery of elements
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Cons
NetBrain Technologies
  • 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).
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The OpenNMS Group
  • We've had a few issues with delayed alerting.
  • I haven't quite figured out how to make topologies work yet, but I haven't spent a ton of time on it either.
  • We've also had a bit of trouble importing some MIBs, but that usually boiled down to working with the vendor to make sure we had the right MIBs and dependencies.
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Alternatives Considered
NetBrain Technologies
The others were cumbersome, slow and there is a huge learning curve for the installation, configuration and just daily monitoring. NetBrain was the easiest of all to setup then let it run and build our network and map it out. Once it was complete, we immediately identified several circuit issues that we were unaware of within our network. With the maps and information gained, we were able to present to [management] and prove a case that we needed larger circuits in several areas.
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The OpenNMS Group
OpenNMS's more attractive GUI and its price break were the main reasons our company chose to explore and use this product. However, it never managed to actually replace Nagios which had a much more established hold within the company. Perhaps we were over-monitoring, but our company claimed a $100k loss per hour of downtime.
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Return on Investment
NetBrain Technologies
  • Enhanced Network troubleshooting for our Network tea
  • Out of the box pre-build runbook reports with all required details
  • Additional cost for troubleshooting feature
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The OpenNMS Group
  • Initial adoption required quite a lot of resources and time to get everything right. Totally worth it for us; just be prepared for a gradual process that will get better and better with time.
  • Once setup and running smoothly, it provides us with all the reporting we could hope for, at near zero cost.
  • With OpenNMS, we're able to offer a much more reliable service to our customers, and spend a lot less time dealing with issues.
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