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"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."

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"The scalability of monitoring, the breadth of supported network components, the scale of the number of monitoring events, and the flexibility in customization make this a well-rounded product.""Anything is possible with Tivoli. It's quite a robust system.""Support is one of the best aspects of this solution. NetCool is a good product that has good flexibility. There are a lot of documents available online which is one of the best features of IBM Tivoli Suite. Whenever an issue happens, rather than going to technical support, if you find the exact issue in Google, you can get tech notes for that particular issue.""The solution has very good integration capabilities."

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"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."

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"Customization and integration that you need to do to make the product fit your needs is very complex. It is not a product that somebody could easily pick up without any prior training or experience.""The solution is not user-friendly.""In terms of improvement, I would like to see more AIOps, Artificial Intelligent Operations in the next release. IBM develops new features for Power BI or Cognos Analytics, which is good. As of now, we use Cognos Analytics, we are not using Power BI. They have the Insight concept but we don't like that.""The solution is too expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The interfaces are a valuable feature.
Top Answer: I can't really come up with anything that needs improvement in the solution, the technical team might be able to comment on that. If my understanding is correct, Cisco doesn't have a SIEM tool. Prime… more »
Top Answer: Prime is geared towards medium and enterprise size companies and that's where we deploy it. I don't think it's a suitable solution for small companies. We've used the product for several projects… more »
Top Answer: I have worked from 1973 with all kind of systems in large enterprises across the world. And have experience with all kind of software in monitoring from infra to end to end, it depends on the… more »
Top Answer: Anything is possible with Tivoli. It's quite a robust system.
Top Answer: The solution is not user-friendly. The solution is a bit complex and it would help if it were simplified so that occasional users, such as myself, could manage it better. As a person who's not well… more »
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Cisco Prime InfrastructureTivoli NetCool

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.

IBM Tivoli Netcool delivers near real-time, consolidated event management across business infrastructure, data centers, complex networks and IT domains. The software provides full management and automation to help you deliver continuous uptime of business services and applications.
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Sample Customers
Mohawk Industries, Universidad EAFIT, Halton HealthcareClaranet, Consolidated Communications, Telus, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Telekom Srbija, Bendigo Community Telco, Capgemini, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider39%
Computer Software Company26%
K 12 Educational Company Or School5%
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider18%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Insurance Company5%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Prime vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,718 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Cisco Prime is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews while IBM Tivoli NetCool is ranked 8th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews. Cisco Prime is rated 7.6, while IBM Tivoli NetCool is rated 7.8. 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 IBM Tivoli NetCool writes "Enables us to tailor the solution to the particular requirements of a customer". Cisco Prime is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, HPE Intelligent Management Center, Huawei eSight and DX Spectrum, whereas IBM Tivoli NetCool is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, DX Spectrum, Micro Focus Network Node Manager, SolarWinds MSP N-central and ManageEngine Network Configuration Management. See our Cisco Prime vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool report.

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