Compare Cisco DNA Center vs. Fortinet FortiManager

Cisco DNA Center is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while Fortinet FortiManager is ranked 2nd in Network Management Applications with 6 reviews. Cisco DNA Center is rated 9.0, while Fortinet FortiManager is rated 8.2. 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 Fortinet FortiManager writes "Powerful management for deploying configuration to multiple environments with a single click". Cisco DNA Center is most compared with Cisco Prime, Junos Space Network Director and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, whereas Fortinet FortiManager is most compared with FortiCloud, Cisco DNA Center and Cisco Stealthwatch.
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Pros
The monitoring features are very useful for network engineers.It is simple to manage and it is all done from a single dashboard.People like to use the dashboards to get an overview of their network.

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A fully integrated solution.The most valuable features are the centralized management of the firewalls.The user interface is very easy to navigate.It would normally take us a handful of days to install one FortiGate instance on one site. But with this technology, zero-touch deployment, we need just one hour or maybe as little as 30 minutes to install one site. It is much more efficient.The solution is very stable.The product is a combination of management and monitoring from the same interface.

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DNA Center has been on the market for a few years and they need to update it.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.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.

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Can be difficult to configure.It's a difficult process to transfer one interface from one virtual domain to another.Regional support in African countries needs to be improved.Troubleshooting for Fortinet products is more difficult than competing products like Cisco and Palo Alto.The GUI could be updated. It's not as good as it could be and is something the solution should improve in an upcoming release.The areas that need improvement are implemenation and support. In terms of implementation, it mainly needs clear documentation.

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

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The licensing costs depend on how many devices you want to use.Fortinet FortiManager is not expensive at all if you compare it with other vendors like Check Point and Cisco. Fortinet products are the least expensive on the market in the category of firewalls.

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Overview

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.

Networks are constantly evolving due to threats, organizational growth, or new regulatory/business requirements. Traditional management products focus on mitigating company-wide threats through firewall policies, firmware updates, and keeping content security current. FortiManager offers the features to contain threats as well as providing flexibility to evolve along with your ever-changing network.

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Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
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Comms Service Provider34%
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Comms Service Provider18%
Media Company9%
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