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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.
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"The solution provides data that allows us to time travel through logs and perform remote operations or troubleshooting.""Cisco Prime can help customers fix their Wi-Fi issues with scientific and digital data.""What I found most beneficial from Cisco Prime is that it gives you an insight into what your network does, even when you're not actively monitoring what's going on with your network.""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 installation is easy.""Has a good wireless heatmap and search management features.""Cisco Prime has been around for a long time, and it keeps getting better and better."

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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.""This solution's most valuable feature is its short deployment time.""Everything can be seen from the dashboard.""The technical support for this solution is good.""Extreme is transitioning to 802.11ax facilities running the 2G and the 5G cloud, allowing for higher density in education use cases, and ExtremeCloud IQ provides you with novel ways to manage everything. In the old days, you used to have a controller on-site for your access points, but everything is easier now.""The tech who handles Extreme IQ tells me it's easy to use and learn. He felt like it was pretty intuitive. It comes with solid training materials. He also has talked about the security features that give you as much or as little control as you want.""The dashboards are great and the user interface is quite intuitive.""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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"It should be able to monitor Palo Alto, Juniper, and Check Point products - not just Cisco solutions.""This solution could be improved if it could monitor configuration changes.""Cisco Prime could improve the graphical user interface.""The user interface of Cisco Prime could be more user-friendly and increase its performance.""The solution has issues with real time monitoring of devices and NetFlow such as inadequate visualization for reports, sources, and destinations.""We would like to see the inclusion of detailed alerts.""Cisco needs to improve Prime's monitoring tab. If any device goes down, there is a 15-second lapse before we know. It would be much better if we were alerted two or three minutes before a device is about to fail, so we can dispatch a field engineer and avoid network downtime. I would like to see a feature that allows you to access the devices directly from Prime's monitoring tab. That would make work easier for us.""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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"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.""A room for improvement in ExtremeCloud IQ is roaming. My team is facing roaming issues with the solution, particularly when using VoIP over WiFi. For example, VoIP sometimes breaks when you walk around the customer site. In terms of what I'd like to see in the next release of the solution, right now, the inventory for ExtremeCloud IQ is awful. There's no stock, and you must wait a year and a half for new stocks. It's awful.""The licensing model could be improved.""Pricing could be improved. It could be lower.""We'd like to have a cloud dashboard from which we can see all devices.""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.""ExtremeCloud should invest in an SD-WAN solution or integration with SD-WAN.""The solution will show us that there are some issues, but when we try to find those issues, we can't see them."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "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 has been around for a long time, and it keeps getting better and better.
    Top Answer:The stability has room for improvement. I had an issue with the version I was using and it was suggested I upgrade the software to fix the issue. Once I upgraded, the issue I was having was resolved… more »
    Top Answer:Cisco Prime helps us manage and monitor our network treatment, such as switches, routers, and firewalls. We can see when a module fails, and even push configuration. This is especially helpful when… more »
    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:What I like best about ExtremeCloud IQ is its ease of use. Flexibility is another pro of ExtremeCloud IQ. I also find ExtremeCloud IQ feature-rich.
    Top Answer:As I'm part of the technical team, I have no idea how much ExtremeCloud IQ costs.
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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 Company17%
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Educational Organization25%
    Non Tech Company10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Educational Organization9%
    Company Size
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Small Business51%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Small Business34%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Prime vs. ExtremeCloud IQ
    March 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Prime vs. ExtremeCloud IQ and other solutions. Updated: March 2023.
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    Cisco Prime is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 17 reviews while ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 13 reviews. Cisco Prime is rated 7.8, 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 Junos Space Network Director, whereas ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless, ExtremeWireless, Cisco DNA Center and Fortinet FortiGate Cloud. See our Cisco Prime vs. ExtremeCloud IQ report.

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