"I think that their LAN automation is a very good feature."
"The solution has the capability to scale."
"The monitoring features are very useful for network engineers."
"Enables oversight in order to tweak and tune."
"The hardware Cisco provides is excellent. It's a well-made product."
"The interfaces are a valuable feature."
"Cisco Prime is helpful as it provides us with real-time monitoring. This allows us to be proactive in our environment."
"It gives you the ability to upgrade switches remotely, schedule the upgrade time, perform backups, and monitor the health of all networks."
"The task failure reporting or provisioning failure reporting could be a little bit better in the UI, with more information given to the user."
"DNA Center has been on the market for a few years and they need to update it."
"The solution can be quite pricey."
"The solution can be slow at times."
"The overall management capabilities of Prime need to be improved."
"Lacking in integration with a SIEM tool."
"The solution is not easy to configure."
"If you think about a centralized monitoring system, Cisco Prime is not good because it does not support third-party vendors like Palo Alto or FortiGate."
DNA Center is the network management and command center for Cisco DNA, your intent-based network for the enterprise.
Provision and configure all your network devices in minutes. Use advanced analytics to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your network. Integrate with third-party systems for improved operational processes.
Cisco Prime products deliver next-generation management by supporting an intuitive workflow-oriented user experience and integrated lifecycle operations across Cisco architectures, technologies, and networks.
Cisco DNA Center is ranked 3rd in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews while Cisco Prime is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 5 reviews. Cisco DNA Center is rated 7.6, while Cisco Prime is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Cisco DNA Center writes "Robust, zero-day configuration with wireless assurance and telemetry, with outstanding support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Prime writes "Good management capability and wireless heatmap, but NetFlow needs to be improved". Cisco DNA Center is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Junos Space Network Director, VMware NSX and Huawei eSight, whereas Cisco Prime is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Huawei eSight, Fortinet FortiManager, HPE Intelligent Management Center and ExtremeCloud IQ. See our Cisco DNA Center vs. Cisco Prime report.
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