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"Good user profiling and BYOD facilities."

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"It gives you the ability to upgrade switches remotely, schedule the upgrade time, perform backups, and monitor the health of all networks.""The interfaces are a valuable feature.""Enables oversight in order to tweak and tune.""Cisco Prime is helpful as it provides us with real-time monitoring. This allows us to be proactive in our environment.""The hardware Cisco provides is excellent. It's a well-made product."

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"Lacks application level visibility on the dashboard."

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"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.""Lacking in integration with a SIEM tool.""The solution can be slow at times.""The overall management capabilities of Prime need to be improved.""The solution is not easy to configure."

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"Cisco Prime is an expensive solution."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Good user profiling and BYOD facilities.
Top Answer: I believe Alcatel has three licensing models. The cloud version has an annual license. On-prem versions have a one-year, three-year or five-year option. The pricing of this product is on the high side… more »
Top Answer: I think the solution would be greatly improved by adding application level visibility on the dashboard.
Top Answer: The hardware Cisco provides is excellent. It's a well-made product.
Top Answer: We tried here to use it as a bigger monitoring tool. However, the problem is that a lot of new products from Cisco are not supported by Prime anymore. The solution is not easy to configure. It's not… more »
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution for wireless and to do backups on switches and routers. In addition, we're using it for the deployment of our new software versions.
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Also Known As
Alcatel Lucent ClearPass, ClearPass Policy Management System, ClearPass
Cisco Prime Infrastructure
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Easily roll out BYOD services and control devices on your enterprise network with powerful network policy management.
Create and enforce policies across devices and apps with the ClearPass Policy Management System. ClearPass gives you total control over your enterprise network, offering a simpler way to roll out BYOD services. You’ll be able to offload routine tasks to users through guest self-registration portals and self-service employee portals. And leverage contextual data about user roles, devices, application use, location and time of day to streamline network operations across your networks and VPNs.

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.

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Sample Customers
Blickle and Scherer, Loughborough University, CSF Inox, Caritas Speyer
Mohawk Industries, Universidad EAFIT, Halton Healthcare
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Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company19%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Alcatel-Lucent ClearPass is ranked 14th in Network Management Applications with 1 review while Cisco Prime is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 5 reviews. Alcatel-Lucent ClearPass is rated 10.0, while Cisco Prime is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of Alcatel-Lucent ClearPass writes "Great user profiling and BYOD facilities; user friendly with good dashboards and reporting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Prime writes "Good management capability and wireless heatmap, but NetFlow needs to be improved". Alcatel-Lucent ClearPass is most compared with , whereas Cisco Prime is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Huawei eSight, HPE Intelligent Management Center and Fortinet FortiManager.

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