Cisco DNA Center Competitors and Alternatives

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Filip Hajek
Consultant at DNS, a.s.
Reseller
Top 5
May 31, 2020
You can see if workstations or services are affected by an attack with a simple click

What is our primary use case?

FortiManager is a virtual appliance, you can have it in a cloud, buy your own license, or pay for the solution as a service. It's very helpful because you can manage many products from other customers, just from the cloud, which is where you administrate domains for all the customers you might have. You only have one point of deployment of the new FortiGates, for example, FortiSwitches, FortiAPs with a single click that you do not need to deploy the configuration on a unit itself. So it means, for example, you can just send the new boxes to new offices and from the cloud FortiManager, you just… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "Fortinet is releasing quite a lot of new versions and I would say that most of the versions are not well tested before they're pushed out. Even the new versions sometimes are a bit buggy before it's all correct."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it a nine out of ten. It does not make much sense if you only have one FortiGate. If you have multiple devices and you can share some kind of templates or configuration template for security rules then this is a product you should use. In the next release, there should be a little bit better of a deployment for applications that should also be relevant for mobile phones.
Kamlesh Ridhorkar
Sr. Solution Architect at a tech vendor with 501-1,000 employees
Reseller
Top 5
Dec 30, 2020
A perfect solution that provides good performance and throughput and lets you do almost everything

What is our primary use case?

We sell this solution to customers. In terms of deployment, some customers require an on-premise solution, and some are okay with the cloud solution. It is a mix of both environments. We provide the latest version of this solution.

Pros and Cons

  • "What our customers like the most is that this device is so rugged. 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."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend this solution. It is very good and stable. You don't have to go with multiple consoles and their integration. I would rate ExtremeCloud IQ a ten out of ten. It is a perfect solution.
MD.SIHAB TALUKDAR
System Engineer at a non-profit with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Jan 17, 2021
Stable, reasonable support, and it is priced well compared to some products

What is our primary use case?

This is a product for network security, and network management. We don't use it at the production level. I am conducting a PoC. We are using this in our testing data center and not in our live data center. This infrastructure contains many security devices from other vendors such as Palo Alto. We are also using vSAN and vCenter.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are stability and low cost."
  • "There are always issues integrating with Cisco."

What other advice do I have?

It's a good product. This is a solution that I recommend. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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