Compare Cisco Prime vs. Fortinet FortiManager

Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Cisco Prime Logo
3,573 views|2,988 comparisons
Fortinet FortiManager Logo
3,437 views|2,687 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Prime vs. Fortinet FortiManager and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
473,673 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
"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."

More Cisco Prime Pros »

"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."

More Fortinet FortiManager Pros »

Cons
"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."

More Cisco Prime Cons »

"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."

More Fortinet FortiManager Cons »

Pricing and Cost Advice
"Cisco Prime is an expensive solution."

More Cisco Prime Pricing and Cost Advice »

"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."

More Fortinet FortiManager Pricing and Cost Advice »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Network Management Applications solutions are best for your needs.
473,673 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Cisco Prime is helpful as it provides us with real-time monitoring. This allows us to be proactive in our environment.
Top Answer: When compared to DNA, I think DNA has a lot of improvements over Cisco Prime. I think going forward, it's best to move towards Cisco DNA instead of trying to improve Prime. The overall management… more »
Top Answer: We use Cisco Prime to manage and monitor our banking app devices and other wireless devices. Within our company, there are seven employees that use this solution. We have plans to increase our usage… more »
Top Answer: It has multiple features in one box, which helps to avoid needing a lot of equipment. This is something that makes them unique.
Top Answer: Fortinet is a high-end product and the cost is high. They should consider reducing the price, especially for existing customers. If you want to add something or if you want to resubscribe, there… more »
Top Answer: We have some visibility issues with the reporting. As the reporting is not properly available, we have to use many tools to get a meaningful outcome of the reports. There should be training available… more »
Ranking
Views
3,573
Comparisons
2,988
Reviews
4
Average Words per Review
504
Rating
7.5
Views
3,437
Comparisons
2,687
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
578
Rating
7.9
Popular Comparisons
Also Known As
Cisco Prime Infrastructure
Learn More
Overview

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.

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.

Offer
Learn more about Cisco Prime
Learn more about Fortinet FortiManager
Sample Customers
Mohawk Industries, Universidad EAFIT, Halton Healthcare
Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension Data
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company20%
Government12%
Manufacturing Company4%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider29%
Manufacturing Company14%
Wellness & Fitness Company14%
Computer Software Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider33%
Computer Software Company25%
Educational Organization4%
Government4%
Company Size
No Data Available
REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Prime vs. Fortinet FortiManager and other solutions. Updated: March 2021.
473,673 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco Prime is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while Fortinet FortiManager is ranked 2nd in Network Management Applications with 12 reviews. Cisco Prime is rated 7.6, while Fortinet FortiManager is rated 8.0. 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 Fortinet FortiManager writes "Powerful management for deploying configuration to multiple environments with a single click". Cisco Prime is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, HPE Intelligent Management Center, Huawei eSight and Infoblox NetMRI, whereas Fortinet FortiManager is most compared with Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Cisco DNA Center, Fortinet FortiOS and AppGate SDP. See our Cisco Prime vs. Fortinet FortiManager report.

See our list of best Network Management Applications vendors.

We monitor all Network Management Applications reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.