Compare Fortinet FortiManager vs. Micro Focus Network Node Manager

Fortinet FortiManager is ranked 10th in Network Management Applications with 5 reviews while Micro Focus Network Node Manager is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews. Fortinet FortiManager is rated 8.2, while Micro Focus Network Node Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiManager writes "Powerful management for deploying configuration to multiple environments with a single click". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Micro Focus Network Node Manager writes "Has the ability to carry out customized polling for certain parameters, so that is an add-on to enable a customer to utilize it efficiently". Fortinet FortiManager is most compared with FortiCloud, Cisco DNA Center and Cisco Stealthwatch, whereas Micro Focus Network Node Manager is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, IBM Tivoli NetCool and CA Spectrum.
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Pros
The most valuable features are the centralized management of the firewalls.The user interface is very easy to navigate.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 solution is very stable.The product is a combination of management and monitoring from the same interface.

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If you install one node on Network Node Manager and want to scale it up, it's pretty easy to create more nodes.You can utilize the main file from various vendors for integration.Most valuable function would have to the internal causal engine and its root cause analyzer which keep us updated on critical errors and incidents in our network environment.Real time network monitoring application: It is very stable, which provides quick root cause analysis (RCA) for any network faults.

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It's a difficult process to transfer one interface from one virtual domain to another.Regional support in African countries needs to be improved.Troubleshooting for Fortinet products is more difficult than competing products like Cisco and Palo Alto.The GUI could be updated. It's not as good as it could be and is something the solution should improve in an upcoming release.The areas that need improvement are implemenation and support. In terms of implementation, it mainly needs clear documentation.

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The way the solution currently works means I'm not able to customize my own reports.The resources utilized could be a bit higher, and that is one of the challenges that isn't optimizedReporting. Even though this is available in separate software (iSPI) there is potential in making the reporting more SLA-aware and more intuitive.Only to improve the GUI.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The licensing costs depend on how many devices you want to use.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.

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Network Node Manager, HPE Network Node Manager
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Overview

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.

Network Node Manager is network management software that unifies fault, availability, and performance monitoring to helps you improve network uptime and performance, and increase responsiveness to business needs.
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Black Gold Regional Schools, Amadeus Hospitality, Jefferson County, Chunghwa Telecom, City of Boroondara, Dimension DataT-Mobile, Retegal, Sentara Healthcare
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