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We performed a comparison between BlueCat Gateway and Forward Enterprise based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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"We found IP and Network Discovery the most valuable features of BlueCat Gateway. Our team found it very easy to build, verify, and validate APIs in BlueCat Gateway, mainly if the users have a background in development and APIs. Our team found that BlueCat Gateway answers our needs well.""The ability to develop a kiosk-like solution for in-person assistance is crucial."

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"All the features are valuable in Forward Enterprise."

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"One area for improvement in BlueCat Gateway is the time it takes to fill in the dropdown in the UI of the solution because the speed with which the data loads isn't that fast. It would be better if you didn't have to wait for old items to load before seeing the first data.""My most significant concern is that the documentation has problems."

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"Forward Enterprise could improve by increasing flexibility. Additionally, there should be an Android version or desktop."

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  • "The cost is actually quite favorable based on our negotiations."
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  • "We pay for the solution annually."
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    BlueCat Network Automation
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    Overview
    BlueCat Gateway allows you to automate and transform mission-critical business requirements into DNS, DDI, DHCP, and IPAM workflows, plugins, and applications and enables the rapid development of turn-key integrations with existing technology investments. Using zero-touch automation frees IT teams from time-consuming, error-prone, and repetitive network configuration and provisioning tasks so they can focus on the innovation business needs. BlueCat’s automation platform automates the DNS services necessary to provision and deallocates cloud and on-premises resources, enabling IT to respond faster to user requests.

    The company provides a robust network assurance and verification platform to reduce business risk and improve network operations.

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    US Department of Energy, Swisslos, DXC, Edeka SouthWest
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    January 2024
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    BlueCat Gateway is ranked 8th in Network Automation with 2 reviews while Forward Enterprise is ranked 18th in Network Automation. BlueCat Gateway is rated 9.0, while Forward Enterprise is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of BlueCat Gateway writes "Is priced well, provides good visibility, and easily integrates". On the other hand, BlueCat Gateway is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, whereas Forward Enterprise is most compared with NetBrain.

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