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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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 product is a combination of management and monitoring from the same interface."
"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 user interface is very easy to navigate."
"The most valuable features are the centralized management of the firewalls."
"A fully integrated solution."
"We look at the traffic to segment the network and it improves and increases the performance. When we have a mobile connection and local laptops are on the same network. We have seen a big performance upgrade."
"Fortinet has the option of synchronization in the cloud, so you can manage everything if you have a cloud account."
"For the whole security fabric from Fortinet, with a simple click you can see if some workstations or services are affected by an attack. You can really easily quarantine it, check the solution, and fix it."
"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 areas that need improvement are implemenation and support. In terms of implementation, it mainly needs clear documentation."
"Troubleshooting for Fortinet products is more difficult than competing products like Cisco and Palo Alto."
"Regional support in African countries needs to be improved."
"It's a difficult process to transfer one interface from one virtual domain to another."
"Can be difficult to configure."
"Performance issues should be improved. We have problems when we have more mobile connections than local devices. Most of us have two to three devices."
"The response times from technical support need to be a bit quicker."
"Fortinet is releasing quite a lot of new versions and I would say that most of the versions are not well tested before they're pushed out. Even the new versions sometimes are a bit buggy before it's all correct."
"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."
"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."
"The licensing costs depend on how many devices you want to use."
"In comparison with other products, the price of FortiManager is reasonable."
"Fortinet is a high-end product and the cost is high. They should consider reducing the price, especially for existing customers."
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.
Cisco DNA Center is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while Fortinet FortiManager is ranked 2nd in Network Management Applications with 12 reviews. Cisco DNA Center is rated 8.6, while Fortinet FortiManager 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 FortiManager writes "Powerful management for deploying configuration to multiple environments with a single click". Cisco DNA Center is most compared with Cisco Prime, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Junos Space Network Director, VMware NSX and Huawei eSight, whereas Fortinet FortiManager is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Fortinet FortiOS, Cisco Stealthwatch and Cisco Prime. See our Cisco DNA Center vs. Fortinet FortiManager report.
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