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You can read user reviews for the Top 5 Network Management Applications to help you decide which solution is best for you.
Users compare and give feedback on the best Network Management Applications that they’ve used — based on product reviews, ratings, and comparisons.
#1 DX Spectrum
DX Spectrum was ranked as the #1 Network Management Applications for 2022. PeerSpot users give DX Spectrum an average rating of 8 out of 10.
Greg P., Senior Network Analyst at a transportation company, says, "The granular access control that it provided so that you could only see devices that were related to what you were working on was great. I couldn't see the entire inventory of devices. I could only see the ones that were related to my work. It has got a very granular access control component." He goes on to add, "Scalability is a highly rated feature of this solution. It is better than some of the other tools that I've used in terms of scalability. We scaled it to tens of thousands of devices."
A Senior Solution Director, DevOps at a computer software company mentions, “The solution is a good network monitoring and configuration management tool with good scalability, stability, and a simple setup.”
A Technical Support at a tech services company expresses, "This product provides good visibility into applications at the backend."
A Network Operations & Delivery Head for TSB Bank at a tech services company comments, “The most valuable feature is the availability to put health checks in place not only for the infrastructure but for some of the services that are on top of the infrastructure. This allows us to identify the performance of the infrastructure.”
#2 Fortinet FortiManager
Fortinet FortiManager was ranked as the #2 Network Management Applications for 2022. PeerSpot users give Fortinet FortiManager an average rating of 8 out of 10.
A Presales Technical Specialist at a computer software company says, “What I found most valuable about Fortinet FortiManager is its simplicity. I didn't see anything special about it compared to other vendors, and I'm working with multiple vendors, but when talking about this solution, it's always the simplicity that's valuable.”
Riasat A., Group Head of IT at a maritime company, mentions, “The functionality is good. It has good features and it works well for us. It has multiple features in one box, which helps to avoid needing a lot of equipment. This is something that makes them unique.”
Filip H., Consultant at DNS, comments, “For the whole security fabric from Fortinet, with a simple click you can see if some workstations or services are affected by an attack. You can really easily quarantine it, check the solution, and fix it. It's very good from a security perspective.
#3 Cisco DNA Center
Cisco DNA Center was ranked as the #3 Network Management Applications for 2022. PeerSpot users give Cisco DNA Center an average rating of 8 out of 10.
A Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company shares, “I think that their LAN automation is a very good feature. It takes advantage of the plug-and-play capability from the catalyst switches. We'll do a zero-day configuration, which is a good feature.
Also, wired and wireless assurance, client health, and network health are valuable, especially with the wireless sensors deployed. It can give you a good idea of what's going on in the RF environments. The template feature is really good, you have free templates and then associate those templates to a tag, tag a device with a certain role, and just program devices that way rapidly. It's pretty robust. The wireless assurance and telemetry, as well as the security and the segmentation capabilities, are outstanding.
They deploy rapidly. They are scalable throughout the entire organization. With just a few clicks, it really removes a lot of the human error that you would normally have with access control lists. It takes a lot of the human element out of configuration.”
Nihar K., Managing Director at Allot Group, says, “The solution's most valuable aspect is its simplicity and the complete automation of the network workflow, which we can use that correlates with the business. It's not only limited to STXs or a data center. It completes everything, which really helps us. If a user is comfortable with Cisco technology, the initial setup is pretty straightforward. Cisco is extremely reliable. The solution has the capability to scale.”
Mostafa G., Network and Data Center Supervisor at a hospitality company, mentions, “The unity of configuration is a benefit. Only one trainee was configuring all devices. It was very helpful for us because, if we have a lot of people configuring, it was confusing. We can unify the configuration through all devices and create a standardization for the organization. The automation is available but I have not started with it at this time.”
#4 Cisco Prime
Cisco Prime was ranked as the #4 Network Management Applications for 2022. PeerSpot users give Cisco Prime an average rating of 8 out of 10.
A Wireless IT Manager at a retailer explains, “The map overview of our campus environment shows the distribution of RF frequency channels and the distribution of a client. It provides us with a great idea of where the busier areas are within our environment to allow us to tweak and tune. The reporting is also a great feature because everyone sees which APs and which clients are the busiest, as well as the busiest applications. This solution enables us to do that.”
A Network Engineer at an aerospace/defense firm says, "The hardware Cisco provides is excellent. It's a well-made product."
A Network Specialist at a financial services firm states, "Cisco Prime is helpful as it provides us with real-time monitoring. This allows us to be proactive in our environment."
#5 ExtremeCloud IQ
ExtremeCloud IQ was ranked as the #5 Network Management Applications for 2022. PeerSpot users give ExtremeCloud IQ an average rating of 8 out of 10.
Kamlesh R., Sr. Solution Architect at a tech vendor, says, “It has very good performance and throughput. Its console is very easy to use and has many features, which makes it different from its competitors. Cloud IQ has all the features built into the console, whereas other solutions require you to integrate multiple solutions with their consoles. You don't need to add anything extra with Cloud IQ. With this single solution, you can do almost everything."
Evert R., Senior Pre-sales consultant at Businesscom BV, explains that ExtremeCloud IQ has “Professional support, scales well, is simple to use, and suits many needs for many customers.”
An ICT Network Manager at a non-tech company comments, "The most valuable feature is the centralized management capability."