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."
"The most valuable feature is the interface and its ease of use."
"The most useful feature is infrastructure monitoring including switches and servers."
"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."
"The integration with other network devices needs improvement."
"I would like to see additional modules included."
"Cisco Prime is an expensive solution."
"There are licensing costs and they are quite expensive."
"The price of this solution is not at all cheap, but it's reasonable compared to SolarWinds."
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.
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC) is a comprehensive management platform that was built from the ground up to support the Fault, Configuration, Accounting, Performance, Security (FCAPS) model. It provides features and functions that are designed for comprehensive management of the network infrastructure. IMC was designed to provide the following functions:
Cisco Prime is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 5 reviews while HPE Intelligent Management Center is ranked 15th in Network Management Applications with 2 reviews. Cisco Prime is rated 7.2, while HPE Intelligent Management Center is rated 7.0. 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 HPE Intelligent Management Center writes "Easy to use with a good interface but the integration and stability need improvements". Cisco Prime is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Huawei eSight, Fortinet FortiManager and Infoblox NetMRI, whereas HPE Intelligent Management Center is most compared with Huawei eSight, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Micro Focus Network Automation, ExtremeManagement and ManageEngine Network Configuration Management. See our Cisco Prime vs. HPE Intelligent Management Center report.
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