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2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What advice do you have for others considering NetBrain?

If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering NetBrain, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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PA
Senior System Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-09-21T06:33:00Z
21 September 20

If someone is fairly good with Linux, they could probably get this up and running themselves. Once it's up and running and you don't have the strange requirements I had, and you just want some basic maps, it'll work. The new version, 8.X, has got other features and tying and capabilities for more advanced things. So they're always improving. They're into a niche market, so it works for their needs. They're coming at it from a mapping perspective and then expanding back into automation since they've got the database and resources. I have nothing else to compare this to other than hand drawing and we all know how much that sucks, so I would rate this solution a five out of 10.

DM
Director at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
Reseller
2019-09-22T06:41:00Z
22 September 19

We use the on-premises deployment solution. I would recommend it. Although it's expensive, it's worth the money. Compared with other solutions, they're the way to go. They're bigger and probably better. I would rate the solution eight out of ten.

Rob Masten - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Architect at ZAG Technical Services
MSP
2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
02 July 19

I would give NetBrain Technologies an eight or seven-and-a-half to eight out of ten. Support can improve response time. Sales engineers will buy their product with a few enhancements. It would help to improve the pricing and make the interface prettier. Right now, it's difficult to use from an engineering standpoint. I'd like to see become a little easier for a nontechnical person to use. For example, I'd like to be able to send someone to a client who is not an architect — maybe send a helpdesk guy — and tell him to run the executable to gather up the mapping. I would be able to look at the results later and be more efficient. Other advice to users considering the solution would be: go with NetBrain. It works. It may be expensive, but it's worth it. SolarWinds is a lot more expensive and doesn't do nearly as good a job as NetBrain. NetBrain will give you the layer 3 and layer 2 network maps. One of the features that I like, but I haven't yet retested in the Consultant Edition, is that within two clicks you can get a fully formatted report of the hardware firmware in a site or company. SolarWinds, by comparison, is a bit of a pain to use for that type of extraction.

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