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Pros
"This product has good network monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities.""Enables maps to be drawn out."

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"The user interface is good enough.""It handles the basics of monitoring.""It is stable.""Auto scanning is most valuable. It looks for rogue devices on your network."

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Cons
"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.""The IP interface brief isn't consistent."

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"The product is old and not updated.""The new release cadence needs to be improved. It takes a while for them to add new features and functionality. There should be a quicker turnaround with new versions.""The interface needs some work.""We can never achieve or get a good picture of the network topology.""The technical support does not bother to respond."

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  • "Licensing is based on a per-device basis, which means that it can get very expensive if you have a large number of devices."
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  • "It is per device, per year. The pricing is very clear. If you have a service agreement, you get all of your major upgrades and minor upgrades. It was under $10,000 to go all-in with all of the different add-ons for it."
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    Auto scanning is most valuable. It looks for rogue devices on your network.
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    It is per device, per year. The pricing is very clear. If you have a service agreement, you get all of your major upgrades and minor upgrades. It was under $10,000 to go all-in with all of the… more »
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    The new release cadence needs to be improved. It takes a while for them to add new features and functionality. There should be a quicker turnaround with new versions.
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    Overview

    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.

    Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold's a layer 2/3 discovery results in a detailed interactive map of your entire networked infrastructure. One affordable license lets you monitor any mix of networks, wireless controllers, servers, virtual machines, applications, traffic flows and configurations across Windows, LAMP and Java environments. It Manage networks, traffic, physical servers, VMs and applications with easy-to-use and customizable maps, dashboards and alerts. WhatsUp Gold streamlines workflows by letting you initiate management tasks directly from the interactive map. Additional Features include: Application Monitoring, Network Traffic Analysis, Configuration Management, Discovery & Network Monitoring, Cloud Monitoring, Virtual Environment Monitoring, Distributed Monitoring and Failover Manager.
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    Sample Customers
    CompuCon, TD Ameritrade, Move Inc.
    Artoni Trasporti, Austin Independent School District, Banca Marche, Burke County North Carolina, Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine, Clayco, Community Integrated Care, Desca, Deutsche Bergbau, Flexi-Van, Gropper, Hamleys, Hammonds Furniture, Knowledge IT, Idras S.P.A., Sibeg, Swann Engineering, Trivium Lindenhof
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    REVIEWERS
    Government25%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Non Profit8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company25%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government13%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise35%
    Find out what your peers are saying about NetBrain vs. WhatsUp Gold and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
    564,729 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    NetBrain is ranked 6th in Network Troubleshooting with 2 reviews while WhatsUp Gold is ranked 38th in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews. NetBrain is rated 7.0, while WhatsUp Gold is rated 6.6. The top reviewer of NetBrain writes "Some inconsistencies which have improved recently; ability to draw out maps is a big time saver ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WhatsUp Gold writes "Old, clunky, and with unresponsive support, this product touches the basics but not in style". NetBrain is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Infoblox NetMRI, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, ThousandEyes and vRealize Network Insight, whereas WhatsUp Gold is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix, Splunk and Zenoss Service Dynamics. See our NetBrain vs. WhatsUp Gold report.

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