Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Data Center Network Manager vs. Fortinet FortiSIEM and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I really love the Data Explorer. I use it all the time to go in and craft exactly what I need to see. I'm able to then take that story and explain it to the executives. I've done that a couple of times and it is helpful."
"In terms of the solution’s real-time visibility across our network infrastructure, I have not been able to find any other monitoring or netflow visualization tool that gives me the kind of information I get from Kentik. If I need to take a deep-dive into something that I see, it's really easy for me to do that. Whereas with most other things, I have to use five or six other tools to get that kind of data, with Kentik, I have it all in one place."
"Having the API access allows us to do a great deal of automation around a lot of our reporting and management tools."
"We're also using Kentik to ingest metrics. It's a useful feature, and its response time, whenever we're pulling back the data, is higher than our on-prem solution."
"I am able to do a lot of work on the visualization end to create different visualizations and different ways to get information out of it."
"The drill-down into detailed views of network activity helps to quickly pinpoint locations and causes. All the information is there."
"The most valuable feature is being able to pull traffic patterns; to and from destinations. We're able to understand where our traffic is going, our top talkers from an AS set, as well as where our traffic's coming from."
"The most valuable features have been anything around traffic engineering: being able to determine the source or destination of a surge of traffic, whether it's DDoS-related, or a customer just happened to have a sudden uptick in traffic. Being able to tell where that's coming from or where it's going to enables us to do things based on that."
"After installation, you almost forget that it is working."
"The feature I find most valuable, is the stability of the solution."
"I like that is easy to work on and straightforward."
"The product has excellent stability."
"Monitoring system provides a clear indication of what's going on in the network."
"Automation of the ILS."
"The most valuable feature is the connectivity monitoring."
"Some of our customers who use this solution have seen improvement in their connection with load balancing on both connections."
"It gives us the opportunity to generate notifications based upon rules that get triggered, and the rules could be specific to PCI, HIPAA, GIBA, NIST, and so forth."
"The interface is very easy to use. The connector in the core has FortiSIEM support from the vendor."
"The most valuable feature is the dashboard. CMDB database collects data from a lot of pre-configured devices."
"Analytics is the most valuable feature. The business service summaries in the dashboards and the correlations for the SIEM are also valuable features."
"The solution is very stable. It's run for years without the need to do anything except, add new patches when they are available, which are always a good idea to install."
"Both the collecting logs and duo correlation are valuable features for us."
"The seamless integration with FortiGate is the solution's most valuable aspect."
"I've checked out the V4 version of the interface and it's still a little bit clunky for me to use. I still go back to the old interface. That's definitely one that they still need to work on. It doesn't seem like everything that you get in the V3, the older interface, is there. For instance, I was trying to add a user or do the administrative tasks in V4, and I couldn't figure out where I was supposed to do that."
"There is room for improvement around the usability of the API. It's a hugely complex task to call it and you need a lot of backing to be able to do it. I should say, as someone who's not in networking, maybe it's easier for people who are in networking, but for me that one part is not very user-friendly."
"I would like to see them explore the area of cost analysis."
"The only downside to Kentik, something that I don't like, is that it's great that it shows you where these anomalies lie, but it's not actionable. Kentik is valuable, don't get me wrong, but if it had an actionable piece to it..."
"They're moving more in a direction where they are saying, "Hey, here's information that you may be interested in or may a need," before the question has to explicitly be asked. Continuing to move in that direction would be a good thing."
"We asked for a way, regarding the potential networks that exist, to hook Kentik up with external tools like peering DBs to correlate things together and see what we can do... This is all in the [next] beta now."
"I believe they're already working on this, but I would love for them to create better integrations from network flow data to application performance — tracing — so that we could overlay that data more readily. With more companies going hybrid, flow logs and flow data, whether it be VPC or on-prem, matched with application performance and trace data, is pretty important."
"In the next release, I would like to see it merged with Prime and I think that it should be more unified."
"It is not very easy to monitor or to browse."
"The configuration is too complicated and you have to create templates and use a lot of menus."
"It would be nice to have the ability to more easily collect information from other software when doing some types of analysis."
"It's a relatively expensive product for some clients."
"API lacks robustness."
"Sometimes the product gives us problems that require support."
"Our customers are noticing configuration available in the GUI interface and I think that they should be equal."
"The backup and recovery process for this solution needs improvement."
"The nodes on our network did not comply with the SIEM solution. They use a different format parking log."
"The performance can be improved. Sometimes it takes a long time to fetch data."
"Their product support, in general, is not that great. The product support is in the same ecosystem. Their support is improving but it's not that great.vvv"
"They could work on their documentation. If there's anything about the solution that needs improvement, it's that. For example, documentation already is on a very high level but specifically on the CLI there are tons of features which can be fine-tuned and thousands of commands are very difficult to document. If they could make this easier, it would improve the overall solution."
"The support of the product changed recently, and I don't think it's for the better. They should work to improve the support they offer to clients."
"When compared with some competitors, in terms of performance, the CPU and RAM requirements and the capability of coordination with development all need some improvement."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"We have an annual contract with Kentik that we renew each year for a set number of licenses. We also have some burstable licenses which we can spin up and spin down, and those are paid as they are used."
"The solution is very expensive."
"The product is licensed with contracts that work on a yearly basis rather than a monthly model."
"We bought the perpetual license, so we own the product, but there is a three-year support renewal fee for that."
"Pricing is acceptable for more than 90% of our customers, as they normally get discounts."
Questions from the Community
Question: What do you like most about Kentik?
Top Answer: One of the valuable features is the intuitive nature of building out reports, and then triggering actions based on… more »
Top Answer: Without speaking directly about numbers, it's about the cost of a cross-connect, per device per month. Of course, some… more »
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the connectivity monitoring.
Question: What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Cisco Data Center Network Manager?
Top Answer: I believe cost for the product is below 5,000K.
Top Answer: Sometimes the product gives us problems that require support. There are still several things that need to be done in… more »
Top Answer: To add workers and even collectors is pretty easy.
Top Answer: When they started out after acquiring AccelOps, the user interface wasn't that great. But from version 5.0 they have… more »
Top Answer: We run a Manage Security Services company and we use it in-house and for some of our clients. The service is a… more »
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Also Known As
|Data Center Network Manager||FortiSIEM, AccelOps|
Kentik's AIOps Network Traffic Intelligence platform unifies network operations, performance, security, and business intelligence.
With a purpose-built big data engine delivered as public or private SaaS, Kentik captures a high-resolution view of actual network traffic data and enriches it with critical application and business data, so every network event or analysis can be tied to revenue & costs, customer & user experience, performance & risk.
|Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is designed to help you efficiently implement, visualize, and manage Cisco Unified Fabric. It includes a comprehensive feature set, along with a customizable dashboard that provides enhanced visibility and automated fabric provisioning of dynamic data centers.|
FortiSIEM (formerly AccelOps 4) provides an actionable security intelligence platform to monitor security, performance and compliance through a single pane of glass.
Companies around the world use FortiSIEM for the following use cases:
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|Pandora, Yelp, Neustar, Box, University of Washington, Zoom, Tata, and Cogent.||Banco de Guayaquil, Cox Communications, Kuwait Petroleum Italia, Roper St. Francis, University of British Columbia||FortiSIEM has hundreds of customers worldwide in markets including managed services, technology, financial services, healthcare, and government. Customers include Aruba Networks, Compushare, Port of San Diego, Cleveland Indians, Infoblox, Healthways, and Referentia.|
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