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

Find out in this report how the two Network Automation solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed BlueCat Gateway vs. SaltStack Report (Updated: January 2024).
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Pros
"The ability to develop a kiosk-like solution for in-person assistance is crucial.""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."

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"The ability to programmatically describe the desired state of a single, or an entire fleet of servers, on-premises, and in a cloud environment.""I want to build automation that is intelligent, part of the fabric of our environment, and is somewhat self-sustaining. I think SaltStack can help me do this.""It is a highly stable solution.""The product’s most valuable feature is its ability to provide environmental security.""We monitor the configurations against CIS standards. We run CIS benchmarks and maintain configurations with higher CIS values for each server.""The automation functionality has been most valuable. With a click of a button, we are able to automate provisioning, the build of new hardware and apply patches. These are all extremely important and differentiated tasks that can be automated in SaltStack.""SaltStack has given us the ability to deal with systems at scale and rectify issues at scale."

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Cons
"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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"This solution could be integrated with more hardware for an improved offering.""Its configuration process could be better.""SaltStack's features are minimal.""It is difficult to set up.""Web UI.""A hardened set of tests would be much appreciated.""There is a little bit of pain when it comes to libraries and what is needed to run the product."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The cost is actually quite favorable based on our negotiations."
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  • "So much can be done with the Open Source side, and especially for smaller shops. I personally think the pricing for Enterprise is hard to justify."
  • "The pricing for this solution is roughly 20% lower than the competitive products in the market."
  • "The solution is free of cost."
  • "It is an open-source product."
  • "SaltStack is an open-source product."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:I have no information on BlueCat Gateway pricing, as the management team handles that area.
    Top Answer: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… more »
    Top Answer:We monitor the configurations against CIS standards. We run CIS benchmarks and maintain configurations with higher CIS values for each server.
    Top Answer:SaltStack's features are minimal.
    Top Answer:We use SaltStack for configuration management, where we maintain configurations of 150 servers. It also helps with file integrity monitoring.
    Ranking
    8th
    out of 22 in Network Automation
    Views
    113
    Comparisons
    64
    Reviews
    2
    Average Words per Review
    1,136
    Rating
    9.0
    6th
    out of 22 in Network Automation
    Views
    749
    Comparisons
    439
    Reviews
    4
    Average Words per Review
    225
    Rating
    7.8
    Comparisons
    Also Known As
    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.

    SaltStack is an intelligent IT automation platform that can manage, secure, and optimize any infrastructure—on-prem, in the cloud, or at the edge. It’s built on a unique and powerful event-driven automation engine that detects events in any system and reacts intelligently to them, making it an extremely effective solution for managing large, complex environments. And with the newly launched SecOps offering, SaltStack can detect security vulnerabilities and non-compliant, mis-configured systems. As soon as an issue is detected, this powerful automation helps you and your team remediate it, keeping your infrastructure securely configured, compliant, and up-to-date.

    Sample Customers
    US Department of Energy, Swisslos, DXC, Edeka SouthWest
    IBM CloudTD BankScotiaBankLinkedIneBayLiberty MutualTargetHyattCyxteraNetAppFacebookLyft
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    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company46%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Cloud Provider8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    University8%
    Government8%
    Company Size
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business40%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise37%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    BlueCat Gateway vs. SaltStack
    January 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about BlueCat Gateway vs. SaltStack and other solutions. Updated: January 2024.
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    BlueCat Gateway is ranked 8th in Network Automation with 2 reviews while SaltStack is ranked 6th in Network Automation with 4 reviews. BlueCat Gateway is rated 9.0, while SaltStack is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of BlueCat Gateway writes "Is priced well, provides good visibility, and easily integrates". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SaltStack writes "Orchestration tool that powers automation of processes with the click of a button". BlueCat Gateway is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, whereas SaltStack is most compared with VMware Aria Automation, HashiCorp Terraform, Microsoft Configuration Manager, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Red Hat Satellite. See our BlueCat Gateway vs. SaltStack report.

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