Anonymous UserNetwork Specialist at a financial services firm
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"Cisco Prime is helpful as it provides us with real-time monitoring. This allows us to be proactive in our environment."
"The hardware Cisco provides is excellent. It's a well-made product."
"Its configuration and deployment are the most valuable."
"The support organization behind this product is extremely professional."
"What our customers like the most is that this device is so rugged. It has very good performance and throughput. Its console is very easy to use and has many features, which makes it different from its competitors. Cloud IQ has all the features built into the console, whereas other solutions require you to integrate multiple solutions with their consoles. You don't need to add anything extra with Cloud IQ. With this single solution, you can do almost everything."
"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."
"The overall management capabilities of Prime need to be improved."
"The solution is not easy to configure."
"They can improve just the onboarding process. More user information about the introduction to the product would be helpful. It would be good if they have a better user introduction to the new product because it is different than the prior version."
"Having a wizard for customers who are just starting might be helpful."
"Its price could be lower. It is a simplified solution, but it has price challenges. It is costly as compared to other solutions. It has almost everything. The only thing is that MAC is not possible on the cloud, and it has to be on-premises."
"Cisco Prime is an expensive solution."
"I did a multi-year license. It was a three-year license. It compares well with others in terms of the price. It is about a hundred dollars per year on a three-year scale."
"It is not the cheapest product but I think that the price is reasonable because you get a lot of support of it's needed."
"It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution."
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.
ExtremeCloud is a resilient and scalable cloud-based network management solution offered by Extreme Networks as a subscription service.
The network is your platform of engagement for clients and staff. We have designed ExtremeCloud to provide superior user experience by empowering you and the applications that drive your business. The combination of Extreme Networks’ smart wired and wireless edges and the elasticity, resilience and scalability provided via state-of-the-art datacenters distributed strategically for worldwide availability allows you to respond to the changing needs of your business, at the speed of cloud, through a simple, multi-site aware user interface.
Cisco Prime is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 5 reviews while ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews. Cisco Prime is rated 7.2, while ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Prime writes "Good management capability and wireless heatmap, but NetFlow needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "A perfect solution that provides good performance and throughput and lets you do almost everything". Cisco Prime is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Huawei eSight, HPE Intelligent Management Center and ManageEngine Network Configuration Management, whereas ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless, Mist Access Points and Mojo Networks. See our Cisco Prime vs. ExtremeCloud IQ report.
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