We performed a comparison between NetBrain and VMware NSX 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.
"This product has good network monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities."
"NetBrain is a very simple tool."
"The solution is very stable and reliable."
"The best part is the blueprint creation where I can create their things and then move on to the target environment."
"NSX's stand-out function is the distributed firewall. The firewall system is just top-notch, and I haven't seen another solution like it."
"This is a good firewall and overall it is rich in features."
"From a security standpoint, the customer was able to better secure critical workloads while routing L2/L3 worked normally, giving them more confidence that they would be ready for any potential security incident mitigation or outage (DR)."
"Overall, for me, it's a good solution and has been working well."
"The solution is very good at micro-segmentation."
"During our experience, the solution has been stable."
"The solution could integrate more automation."
"Each device needs to be configured to allow NetBrain to poll for the information it needs, which can be very time-consuming for a large network."
"Our technical team is always looking for the solutions that they work with to offer more convenient integrations."
"In the future, the solution should be compliant with internet NIC."
"VMware NSX should be able to scale for different customers, even the big ones. Its scalability needs improvement. Stability for it should also be improved."
"There were some issues with finance and other accounting."
"Their licensing model should make it easier to purchase licenses."
"There are sometimes mismatch in the control, the details and what you actually see on the transport note."
"The technical support could use some improvement."
"It's not feature-rich."
Managing today’s networks with yesterday’s manual processes is no longer a viable solution. NetBrain’s network automation platform provides actionable insights into your network to help you make better and faster decisions - particularly when you’re troubleshooting, securing, and making changes to the network.
VMware NSX is a full-stack network and security virtualization platform that enables the virtual cloud network. NSX provides a software-defined process for networking that expands throughout cloud frameworks, data centers, and application structures. Users can join and secure applications within their container and multi-cloud infrastructure and their data center. With robust automated provisioning, the platform offers dynamic flexibility and scalability without compromising on network speed or agility.
VMware NSX recreates the whole software network model so that users can create and deliver apps quickly and securely. Users can customize security policies and leverage IDS/IPS to block against lateral threats. These security policies can be managed throughout private and public clouds from one pane of glass, no matter where your applications run. By consolidating networking and security tasks into a unified platform, users can save up to one-third of their budget.
VMware NSX Use Cases
VMware NSX brings the operational model of a virtual machine to users’ data center networks and revolutionizes the foundations of network and security operations. There are a number of use cases, including:
Reviews from Real Users
Through a policy-driven approach, VMware NSX provides VMware technologies to assist with network and security visualization in a unified solution. Users particularly like the distributed firewall and the management dashboard.
Kolawole O., a systems engineer at a tech services company, writes, "NSX's stand-out function is the distributed firewall. The firewall system is just top-notch, and I haven't seen another solution like it."
A head of business development and partners management at a comms service provider notes, "I really like the management dashboard, the tailor-made assurance, the telemetry, and the ease of integration with all other solutions of VMware, such as vSphere."
NetBrain is ranked 5th in Network Automation with 2 reviews while VMware NSX is ranked 2nd in Network Automation with 35 reviews. NetBrain is rated 9.0, while VMware NSX is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of NetBrain writes "Good monitoring and troubleshoot capabilities, improves overall network traffic visibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of VMware NSX writes "Reliable and has a good console that requires less effort when using, but is resource-intensive and not as easy to scale". NetBrain is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, ThousandEyes, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, SolarWinds NPM and Infoblox NetMRI, whereas VMware NSX is most compared with Cisco ACI, Cisco Secure Workload, Nutanix Flow Network Security, Guardicore Centra and Illumio Zero Trust Segmentation. See our NetBrain vs. VMware NSX report.
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