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"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.""I think that their LAN automation is a very good feature.""The solution has the capability to scale."

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"The solution is very easy to use.""The sandboxing feature is very important.""It's easy to use and the fact that I can schedule the report to come to my inbox at set times is very convenient for me.""The solution is quite stable. I haven't had issues with it crashing on me. I don't recall running into any bugs or glitches. It's very reliable so far.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the stability, it's actually tailored for that.""It's quite easy to use, and it's easy to find the necessary information from the web.""The functionality of the solution is excellent.""The ability to manage everything from the cloud is going to be the most valuable by far with this solution."

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"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.""The task failure reporting or provisioning failure reporting could be a little bit better in the UI, with more information given to the user.""The solution can be quite pricey."

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"There are European and US clouds and sometimes we mix them up. The solution should make determining the clouds more clear, or make one cloud instead of having separate ones.""I would like to see a SIEM bundled together with this because customers are looking into better reporting and more proactive security solutions.""The solution should allow users to keep the data for longer than the current periods. I can't get any historic data after more than a month. I would like to be able to, after a year, look for trends from the past 12 months. It would make things much easier.""When it comes to technical support, the problem we have found is that if an issue comes, it takes a day to get everything resolved. It could be faster. They can be better at optimizing how they answer tickets in terms of response times. There must be ways to make the process more streamlined. It would make it easier for their clients.""Reporting is an area that can be enhanced.""We need some integration or communication between the endpoint and the firewall.""The command-line interface could definitely be improved in future iterations. It's lacking right now.""Currently with the solution, if you want to manage more than one FortiGate you have to use a VM, and a VM can control up to 10."

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"Our licensing agreement is for three years.""I do know that Cisco does offer some really good promotions for DNA Center to bring the costs down."

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"The price is over $1,000 USD annually.""The pricing is mid-ranged, it's not very expensive but it's not the cheapest or most affordable in the market.""The license does not include many of the features that are necessary, which means that you have to pay extra for them.""It is expensive.""The price of the solution is high compare to competitors.""As with us, our customers need not pay for a license. One brings one's own.""When comparing this solution to others it is less expensive and there is an annual license required.""The pricing is competitive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution has the capability to scale.
Top Answer: The pricing is quite expensive. It'd rate it at a two out of ten in terms of affordability. We have customers who would like to deploy DN architecture, however, DN architecture requires a DNF… more »
Top Answer: The architecture should not be limited only to the USXC as a platform. Let's say if I'm referring to the Catalyst 1000 Series or an MB Series of an SG or FX. Due to the fact that there are mid-market… more »
Top Answer: The pricing is competitive. I am satisfied with it and consider it reasonable.
Top Answer: The support is not very good and is something they need to work on. I do not find them to be very helpful. As with any IT vendor, there are software issues.
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DNA Center
FortiCloud, FortiGate Cloud
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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.

FortiCloud can help with your wireless and security challenges in a number of ways. Our solution addresses common IT difficulties including time-consuming provisioning, high investment costs, complex management, vulnerability to advanced threats, and the need to easily scale with growth.

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Sample Customers
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Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider35%
Computer Software Company17%
Manufacturing Company5%
Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company22%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business75%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise19%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco DNA Center vs. Fortinet FortiGate Cloud and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
534,057 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco DNA Center is ranked 3rd in Network Management Applications with 5 reviews while Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is ranked 5th in Firewall Security Management with 16 reviews. Cisco DNA Center is rated 8.0, while Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco DNA Center writes "Robust, zero-day configuration with wireless assurance and telemetry, with outstanding support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Fortinet FortiGate Cloud writes "Available hardware and responsive service, but there should be a move towards hardware agnostic appliances". Cisco DNA Center is most compared with Cisco Prime, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Junos Space Network Director, VMware NSX and Micro Focus Network Automation, whereas Fortinet FortiGate Cloud is most compared with Fortinet FortiManager, AWS Firewall Manager, Palo Alto Networks Panorama, Fortinet FortiPortal and HashiCorp Terraform. See our Cisco DNA Center vs. Fortinet FortiGate Cloud report.

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