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We performed a comparison between Cisco Prime and ExtremeCloud IQ based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Management Applications solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The hardware Cisco provides is excellent. It's a well-made product.""The dashboard is a valuable feature. It's very clear, and the metrics make it easy to see the current network situation.""The solution's configuration management tool is amazing because it centralizes and pushes configurations which saves a lot of volume and effort.""Cisco Prime, from a management perspective, has good reporting.""If an AP or any wireless device goes into critical mode, Cisco Prime sends an alert. That is the most helpful feature.""The solution provides data that allows us to time travel through logs and perform remote operations or troubleshooting.""Cisco Prime is helpful as it provides us with real-time monitoring. This allows us to be proactive in our environment.""Has a good wireless heatmap and search management features."

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"What's most valuable for me in ExtremeCloud IQ is easy management. It also has centralized administration, so you don't have to go to the customer site to program it. It can be programmed remotely.""The most valuable feature is the centralized management capability.""The dashboards are great and the user interface is quite intuitive.""The support organization behind this product is extremely professional.""It's extremely easy to deploy. Even our access points are behind the net, not using real, public IP. We can easily add to the cloud. For deployment, we just need to let the access point take the DSCP from IP and then, even if it's not a requirement, we can see the serial number from the access points and add the serial number to the cloud directly.""This solution's most valuable feature is its short deployment time.""Everything can be seen from the dashboard.""When we deployed the new IP that is managed wirelessly in the cloud, it fixed the problems. Now, we don't have any more reports, and everything works fine."

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"If you look at some of the wireless site-survey tools that are available in the commercial space, Cisco should include similar solutions, which would help our on-plant engineers when they're doing a site survey.""Maybe it could be a little cheaper.""Cisco Prime could improve the notifications in the system. Having more details about what is happening would be useful, such as traffic numbers or who is connected. We can see them through the firewall controller, but it would be better if you can see them from one place.""We would like to see the inclusion of detailed alerts.""It should be able to monitor Palo Alto, Juniper, and Check Point products - not just Cisco solutions.""They can also improve the management of more enterprise devices.""The onboarding process could be improved and developed to enhance compatibility for non-Cisco devices.""The solution needs to include centralized management that aligns with the Greenfield network and its focus on real-time, scenario-based applications."

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"ExtremeCloud should invest in an SD-WAN solution or integration with SD-WAN.""The dashboard and stability need to be improved.""I would like to see more security features such as NAC integrated to the solution. This would allow customers to be able to control all other users under one dashboard.""The managing of switches within this solution could be improved.""Its price could be lower. It is a simplified solution, but it has price challenges. It is costly as compared to other solutions. It has almost everything. The only thing is that MAC is not possible on the cloud, and it has to be on-premises.""The certification costs from suppliers are getting out of control, and it's not just Extreme. We have the same problem with Cisco and Huawei.""I know a school district, a big school district of mine, ripped out Extreme due to inefficiencies. It was the guest network that can be a struggle. They tried to differentiate between their primary network, and then offer a secondary.""We'd like to have a cloud dashboard from which we can see all devices."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Cisco Prime is an expensive solution."
  • "The price of Cisco Prime was reasonable because we purchased it as part of a Cisco One package. The package was a bundle of Cisco solutions together, such as Cisco ISE and CMX. The price is reasonable com compared to other solutions."
  • "You need to get special quotes from the company for each order."
  • "The solution is not inexpensive but is worth it for large-scale environments."
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  • "It is not the cheapest product but I think that the price is reasonable because you get a lot of support of it's needed."
  • "It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution."
  • "The price was okay."
  • "It is easy for customers to use this product because they are able to interchange the license depending on their usage rather than having to buy individual licenses for each asset."
  • "This solution offers annual licensing that is middle of the range in terms of cost."
  • "Extreme is twice as cheap compared to Cisco due to the currency exchange. Normally, I think Cisco would be a little bit more expensive, but there wouldn't be that much of a difference."
  • "Extreme licensing is based on the number of access points. When you buy the license for the first year, everything is included, such as access to mapping, etc. If you don't renew your software assurance for the second year, the access points will still work, but you can't use the cloud management tools."
  • "I am not involved in the price, but I am sure that it is not cheap."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Cisco Prime, from a management perspective, has good reporting.
    Top Answer:If you look at some of the wireless site-survey tools that are available in the commercial space, Cisco should include similar solutions, which would help our on-plant engineers when they're doing a… more »
    Top Answer:We use it primarily for managing the wireless infrastructure, which is the use case in our current scenario.
    Top Answer:Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have some feature that I need or want, I wouldn't consider them. Do you have… more »
    Top Answer:This solution's most valuable feature is its short deployment time.
    Top Answer:Extreme licensing is based on the number of access points. When you buy the license for the first year, everything is included, such as access to mapping, etc. If you don't renew your software… more »
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    Also Known As
    Cisco Prime Infrastructure
    Aerohive Networks, Aerohive HiveManager, HiveManager, ExtremeCloud
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    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.

    ExtremeCloud is a resilient and scalable cloud-based network management solution offered by Extreme Networks as a subscription service.

    The network is your platform of engagement for clients and staff. We have designed ExtremeCloud to provide superior user experience by empowering you and the applications that drive your business. The combination of Extreme Networks’ smart wired and wireless edges and the elasticity, resilience and scalability provided via state-of-the-art datacenters distributed strategically for worldwide availability allows you to respond to the changing needs of your business, at the speed of cloud, through a simple, multi-site aware user interface.

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    Sample Customers
    Mohawk Industries, Universidad EAFIT, Halton Healthcare
    Henry Ford Health System, Baltimore Ravens, Brandili, Federal University of Alagoas, CEDAE, Caxias do Sul, UNISC Concurrency, CenturyLink Field, Louisiana College, Cricket Tasmania Stadium, Moscow Internet Exchange
    Top Industries
    Mining And Metals Company18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Educational Organization25%
    Non Tech Company10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise50%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Prime vs. ExtremeCloud IQ
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Prime vs. ExtremeCloud IQ and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Cisco Prime is ranked 3rd in Network Management Applications with 16 reviews while ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 14 reviews. Cisco Prime is rated 7.6, while ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Cisco Prime writes "Good documentation and easy migration from on-prem to cloud but needs better heat mapping". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "Extremely easy to deploy, but dashboard and stability need to be improved". Cisco Prime is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Huawei eSight, HPE Intelligent Management Center and ManageEngine Network Configuration Management, whereas ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager. See our Cisco Prime vs. ExtremeCloud IQ report.

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