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Cisco Prime vs. Fortinet FortiManager
May 2022
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"Enables oversight in order to tweak and tune.""The hardware Cisco provides is excellent. It's a well-made product.""Cisco Prime is helpful as it provides us with real-time monitoring. This allows us to be proactive in our environment.""Cisco Prime allows us to do a lot of functions with the users and it is flexible.""I have found the solution to be scalable."

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"The best feature of Fortinet FortiManager is its ease of use. It is easy to manage the firewall from Fortinet FortiManager. Additionally, the interface is very good.""It is easy to manage a huge number of devices with FortiManager.""This solution enables you to centralize the rules and the configuration of all the equipment.""The initial setup was straightforward.""Central management system for Fortinet devices that's simple, scalable, and stable, with a straightforward setup.""The solution is very stable.""Fortinet FortiManager allows a full view of all the devices on the network from one location.""There is something called zero-touch provisioning, where you can add a new device without any configuration. You just add it to FortiManager and then forget about it."

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"Cisco Prime could improve the graphical user interface.""The overall management capabilities of Prime need to be improved.""The solution can be slow at times.""The solution is not easy to configure.""The user interface of Cisco Prime could be more user-friendly and increase its performance."

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"Its licensing model should be improved.""Setting up FortiManager can be complex because it involves changes from other devices and a lot of configuration.""We have some visibility issues with the reporting.""We have experienced a series of minor bugs that necessitated contacted technical support on several occasions.""The CLI could be enhanced.""This solution needs more experienced technical support staff. There's nothing special about it compared to other vendors.""Within the management of some features on FortiManager, specifically the management of user objects used for VPN service, FortiManager is quite weak.""The FortiManager is more complex and they can make it easier to use the VPN manager. All other features are okay. However, the VPN manager is more difficult and can cause some issues in the environment, if you do not have the experience to use it."

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  • "Cisco Prime is an expensive solution."
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  • "Fortinet is a high-end product and the cost is high. They should consider reducing the price, especially for existing customers."
  • "The license model they use depends on the size and is not limited to the users."
  • "This is an affordable solution, and its licensing model is based on the number of devices."
  • "For us, it is a little bit expensive."
  • "For the licensing fee, we paid around 10,000 to 15,000 euros."
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    Top Answer:Cisco Prime allows us to do a lot of functions with the users and it is flexible.
    Top Answer:Cisco Prime could improve the graphical user interface.
    Top Answer:We use Cisco Prime for managing calls for the company. We are only at the beginning of using the solution.
    Top Answer:It is easy to manage a huge number of devices with FortiManager.
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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.

    Networks are constantly evolving due to threats, organizational growth, or new regulatory/business requirements. Traditional management products focus on mitigating company-wide threats through firewall policies, firmware updates, and keeping content security current. FortiManager offers the features to contain threats as well as providing flexibility to evolve along with your ever-changing network.

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    Sample Customers
    Mohawk Industries, Universidad EAFIT, Halton Healthcare
    Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
    Top Industries
    Mining And Metals Company25%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Wellness & Fitness Company13%
    Transportation Company13%
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Manufacturing Company4%
    Company Size
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise68%
    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise26%
    Large Enterprise26%
    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Buyer's Guide
    Cisco Prime vs. Fortinet FortiManager
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Prime vs. Fortinet FortiManager and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    607,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Cisco Prime is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 5 reviews while Fortinet FortiManager is ranked 2nd in Network Management Applications with 10 reviews. Cisco Prime is rated 7.4, while Fortinet FortiManager is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Cisco Prime writes "Enables oversight so we can tweak and tune in order to successfully manage the company". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiManager writes "Good centralized management that's stable and easy to scale". Cisco Prime is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, Huawei eSight, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, HPE Intelligent Management Center and ExtremeCloud IQ, whereas Fortinet FortiManager is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, Fortinet FortiOS, Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and Cisco Stealthwatch. See our Cisco Prime vs. Fortinet FortiManager report.

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