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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 most important features are alarm management and the visualization of the health of our network devices."
"I like the real-time location monitor or RTLS feature. It is similar to the monitoring feature in Cisco Prime."
"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 needs to improve it's user interface to make it more modern and stylish. They need to design proper menu positions, features, etc. Right now the layout is complicated."
"eSight has many features and options, but sometimes, we feel that it should be more advanced, like Cisco. It would be good if they can enable some automation part in eSight. Most of our customers want automation in their network. They don't want a dependency on everything. That's why the automation part must be improved in Huawei. It will be beneficial for customers. Cisco has different products, and there are multiple products for monitoring, automation, etc. In the software-defined network, Cisco has ACI, and VMware has NSX. Such options must be there in Huawei to move to a software-defined network. Unlike Cisco, in the case of eSight, there is only one product. I am not aware of any other product. It would be good to enhance it with at least some automation options so that we can use it effectively in the campus network or big data center environment. When I implemented this Huawei solution, I faced some limitations in particular areas like wireless scanning. This is another part that they can improve. Wireless reporting option is not as effective as other monitoring solutions. For a particular use case, if a customer is asking for some reports, sometimes they are not 100% satisfactory. The reporting structure must be improved."
"Cisco Prime is an expensive solution."
"Its pricing is better than any other Huawei product. Some products are cheaper in Huawei, and some products are cheaper in Cisco. Cisco has more benefits and options than Huawei if you consider different network environments."
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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.
Huawei's eSight is a unified software suite for planning, operating, and maintaining complex enterprise ICT infrastructure from global, converged networks and data centers to multimedia and video communications that includes the facilities necessary for delivering performance and IT services. eSight provides a platform that supports infrastructure and devices from third-party providers, to develop custom management applications and improves O&M efficiency.
Cisco Prime is ranked 6th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while Huawei eSight is ranked 7th in Network Management Applications with 2 reviews. Cisco Prime is rated 7.6, while Huawei eSight 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 Huawei eSight writes "Useful RTLS feature and good support but needs automation options and better wireless reporting". Cisco Prime is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, HPE Intelligent Management Center, Fortinet FortiManager and Infoblox NetMRI, whereas Huawei eSight is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Prime LAN Management, Aruba Airwave, Huawei iBMC and HPE Intelligent Management Center. See our Cisco Prime vs. Huawei eSight report.
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