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Pros
"People like to use the dashboards to get an overview of their network.""It is simple to manage and it is all done from a single dashboard.""The monitoring features are very useful for network engineers."

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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."

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Cons
"There is a limitation with the number of VRFs that you can have in your network, and this has caused us problems with some customers.""The network, data center, and SD-WAN are all being treated as different services, but I would like to have only one solution to manage all of them.""DNA Center has been on the market for a few years and they need to update it."

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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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Our licensing agreement is for three years."

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Top Answer: The monitoring features are very useful for network engineers.
Top Answer: We have had a lot of problems with the Cisco switches and have needed to upgrade the operating systems, which means that we have to upgrade the DNA. When we upgrade the DNA it means that we have to… more »
Top Answer: We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our customers. Our clients use this solution to manage their network, including their access points.
Top Answer: The interfaces are a valuable feature.
Top Answer: I can't really come up with anything that needs improvement in the solution, the technical team might be able to comment on that. If my understanding is correct, Cisco doesn't have a SIEM tool. Prime… more »
Top Answer: Prime is geared towards medium and enterprise size companies and that's where we deploy it. I don't think it's a suitable solution for small companies. We've used the product for several projects… more »
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9.0
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7.7
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DNA Center is the network management and command center for Cisco DNA, your intent-based network for the enterprise.

Provision and configure all your network devices in minutes. Use advanced analytics to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize your network. Integrate with third-party systems for improved operational processes.

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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Mohawk Industries, Universidad EAFIT, Halton Healthcare
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Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company19%
Government10%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company22%
Government12%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco DNA Center vs. Cisco Prime and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Cisco DNA Center is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while Cisco Prime is ranked 6th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews. Cisco DNA Center is rated 9.0, while Cisco Prime is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Cisco DNA Center writes "Good security and analytics, easy to manage, and scalable across buildings and campuses". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Cisco Prime writes "Good management capability and wireless heatmap, but NetFlow needs to be improved". Cisco DNA Center is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Junos Space Network Director, Huawei eSight, Fortinet FortiManager and VMware NSX, whereas Cisco Prime is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, HPE Intelligent Management Center, Huawei eSight, Fortinet FortiManager and ManageEngine Network Configuration Management. See our Cisco DNA Center vs. Cisco Prime report.

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