We performed a comparison between Infoblox IPAM and SolarWinds IPAM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two IP Address Management (IPAM) Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"The most important feature of Infoblox IPAM for my clients is its reliability."
"Regarding DDI, I would say the best feature of Infoblox is the DNS security. DNS tunneling is a significant security issue and is very difficult to protect against based on our tests with other types of security devices. However, Infoblox eliminates this issue and provides excellent security against a difficult threat."
"IPAM's best features include the view of how many soft nets are filled from your container and the grid master."
"It provides us with flexibility."
"Infoblox gives us the flexibility to manage our internal networks and publish the data outside of the network on the internet. It's quite fluid to do it."
"Before IPAM (IP Address Management) came into the picture, every user had to depend on an Active Directory engineer to get an IP assigned. With Infoblox IPAM, there's automation or auto assignment of IP addresses which is a valuable feature. There's also the capability of storing many networks in one place through the solution. Infoblox IPAM solved the major issue of needing an Active Directory engineer to assign an IP."
"One of the most valuable features of this solution has been DNS security. It has a solid foundation for building DNS, DHCP, and Advanced Threat Prevention."
"The graphical user interface is very user-friendly and simple to use. It is very simple to use if you have never used it before."
"The initial setup is straightforward. It takes about half a day, and it can be done by one engineer."
"Its setup is simple. Its interface is simple. It's very easy to manage."
"The most valuable feature of SolarWinds IPAM is its automated IP address management. Instead of working with Excel sheets, it's automated and saves a lot of time and effort. Additionally, it is adaptable, IT managers enjoy it, and it is high quality."
"The product is user-friendly and valuable."
"Infoblox IPAM has improved and is better, but it needs to have an external GSLB functionality. Currently, the solution has a GLSB functionality for internal appliances, but for an external user, that functionality doesn't exist. Infoblox IPAM also needs some improvement on its threat engine and RPZ policies, or DNS firewall or DNS policies. An additional feature I'd like to see in Infoblox IPAM is zero-touch provisioning in terms of the appliances. Currently, there's zero-touch provisioning for cloud-based devices, but for physical appliances in branches, there's none, so you still have to do some configurations. For example, if you have existing DNS infrastructure and you need to set up Infoblox IPAM in new branches, and you need more appliances, you should be able to just plug the solution into the network, and there shouldn't be any manual interference required."
"It is challenging to find training tutorials online."
"When we do a host entry, it also reflects in the lookup. We should be able to filter that part. If we do only the A and PTR records, we need to reflect only that part in the lookup."
"An area for improvement is IPAM's smart folders, which can be slow to access and would benefit from a search feature."
"How you track IPs within a subnet and how all of that works was not intuitive to me. If I compare it to VitalQIP, I create a subnet, and it's a slash 24 size. It's very easy. I look, and here are my 254 IPs. I can then see if I have assigned a static, do I have a DHCP scope, and what's the name of the device. That's all there in front of me. The thing that I found frustrating with Infoblox was that it was not very intuitive."
"The only room for improvement in Infoblox IPAM is its compatibility and flexibility with IPv6. There's been an issue transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6, and though Infoblox is in the process of resolving the issue, it would be better if the team could come up with a solution in a quicker timeframe. Better transitioning from IPv4 to IPv6 is what I'd like to see in the next release of the solution."
"From an IPAM standpoint, DHCP is an area that needs to be improved."
"When we use the forwarders or when we're trying to connect with the internet, sometimes there are issues and the publishing time is longer."
"The installation and storage could be improved."
"SolarWinds IPAM offers premium support, but the customer has to pay more money, and then they will have minimal response times."
"My understanding is that IPAM cannot be used for the AWS environment. I might be wrong, but that's what I believe it cannot do. On AWS, SolarWinds IPAM cannot do what it does on the on-prem side. They should explore how to make IPAM capable and scalable on AWS and Azure environments."
"I would like more updates."
With Infoblox IPAM (IP address management) and DHCP, you can automate and centralize all aspects of IP address provisioning and DHCP server management in conjunction with DNS. Infoblox’s integrated platform enables you to confidently handle your most challenging IPAM and DHCP requirements in every type of network environment, data center and hybrid cloud environment. Infoblox IPAM enables your teams to increase network agility and responsiveness, so you can boost the efficiency of core network operations. Thanks to clear visibility into network operations, you can automatically detect and quarantine rogue devices, lower security risks and prevent outages.
SolarWinds IPAM (IP Address Manager) is an IP management tool designed to work hand-in-hand with unified DHCP and DNS administration. The solution helps organizations prevent IP conflicts, using IPv4 and IPv6 address management. It also offers API support to provide two-way integration with third-party software, and enables automated provisioning.
SolarWinds IPAM Features
SolarWinds IPAM has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
SolarWinds IPAM Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing SolarWinds IPAM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Infoblox IPAM is ranked 1st in IP Address Management (IPAM) Tools with 11 reviews while SolarWinds IPAM is ranked 3rd in IP Address Management (IPAM) Tools with 4 reviews. Infoblox IPAM is rated 8.8, while SolarWinds IPAM is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Infoblox IPAM writes "Stable, scalable, and capable of handling DHCP scopes and DHCP leases". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds IPAM writes "Easy to set up and manage but should be capable and scalable for cloud environments". Infoblox IPAM is most compared with BlueCat Adaptive DNS, BT Diamond IP, Men&Mice DDI Suite, Device42 and ManageEngine OpUtils, whereas SolarWinds IPAM is most compared with ManageEngine OpUtils, BT Diamond IP, BlueCat Adaptive DNS, Men&Mice DDI Suite and Infoblox Network Insight. See our Infoblox IPAM vs. SolarWinds IPAM report.
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