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Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    7.7

    Auvik

    77%

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Auvik ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    8.2
    82%
    91 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    8.3
    83%
    91 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    7.6
    76%
    72 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts

    8.0
    80%
    90 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    7.3
    73%
    71 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    7.2
    72%
    55 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network mapping

    8.0
    80%
    89 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    6.8
    68%
    66 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    7.4
    74%
    73 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    7.7
    77%
    83 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Auvik is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Auvik and Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution are tied in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.3

    Auvik

    93%
    104 Ratings
    9.3

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    93%
    13 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.6

    Auvik

    96%
    2 Ratings

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    7.3

    Auvik

    73%
    1 Rating

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    9.1

    Auvik

    91%
    1 Rating

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    8.2

    Auvik

    82%
    1 Rating

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.4

    Auvik

    94%
    4 Ratings
    7.6

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    76%
    6 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    9.1

    Auvik

    91%
    1 Rating

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor post-sale

    10.0

    Auvik

    100%
    1 Rating

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Vendor pre-sale

    10.0

    Auvik

    100%
    1 Rating

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Auvik Networks Inc.

    Auvik is a fantastic product for MSPs looking to more effectively and efficiently monitor and manage their clients' network infrastructure. It is a great fit for MSPs serving SMBs. It is a less good fit for very small IT Support companies, clients with fewer than five network devices, or very large enterprises looking for an in-house network management solution.
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    Cisco

    Although Cisco Prime [LAN Management Solution] is a nice tool and no other 4rd party tools can match its native monitoring and managing capabilities still i have given less rating and that's because it is only for Cisco vendor Devices. Hence if you have only Cisco infrastructure then go for it or else look for another 4rd party tool in conjunction with Cisco prime.
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    Pros

    Auvik Networks Inc.

    • Auvik is the big pic tool of choice for network diagramming, helps layout of our network infrastructure, and we'll know immediately the status of the devices that are successfully communicating, and those that may have, for example, credentials issues.
    • Auvik's "Traffic Insights" are key accelerators for intuitively isolating and resolving traffic-related issues quickly and easily, and the historical information makes it simpler to deduce what aspects may need replacement, capacity improvement, or possibly even re-architecture.
    • Auvik integration tools are excellent solution enhancers - that are of particular interest to our company, as we make use of MS Teams and Connectwise products; we would like to see some features to integrate to ServiceNow as well.
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    Cisco

    • Wireless file detection and planning mode has helped us expand into new areas of our buildings.
    • Alerting is detailed when we have issues with hardwired and wireless devices, and Rogue Access Points are easily identifiable.
    • Cisco equipment information is much more detailed than other management products' SNMP queries and is an excellent tool for troubleshooting end-device connectivity issues.
    • Our KPI reporting for senior management and centralized management of our WIPS 'Wireless Intrusion Prevention' setup have both benefited significantly from the detailed reporting capabilities.
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    Cons

    Auvik Networks Inc.

    • Install and launch instructions, especially regarding shared collectors can be difficult to follow.
    • The branded colors of gray and black lines can be hard to understand and things with a higher contrast like green for good connections might be beneficial.
    • Persistent filters on the traffic insights dashboard would be useful.
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    Cisco

    • Maps. One thing that I miss is the fact that you can't see both wired and wireless equipment in the same topology map. For visualization and troubleshooting purposes, that would help a lot, and I honestly don' t think it's that much harder to implement.
    • I'd love to see an option to show 'live dashboards,' maps, or other visual tools to publish in a NOC room, or even just to broadcast in a big monitor to allow multiple workmates to check that information. Again, I don't think that would be too hard to implement. I remember a similar feature was available in the first versions of the product, way back in the 90's (yes, I'm that old :-) )
    • Sometimes, depending on what screen you are, the solution can be a little slow. I'm not saying the whole system is slow, but sometimes that slowness can bother a little.
    • Talking about areas for improvement, one area I think can be improved is the upgrade process. Even for not so large deployments, it can take a lot of time. Having this time decreased would be the right thing to do.
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    Pricing Details

    Auvik

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Auvik editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Likelihood to Renew

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        Because it's an amazing product.
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        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Usability

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        The program can be a bit unwieldy at times, however the majority of information is displayed in a readable and friendly way. The maps and popup information box from the bottom can be harder to use on a smaller screen but on a 1080p+ display tends to work fine.
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        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Reliability and Availability

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        We have never had a major outage or impact that was noticeable.
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        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Performance

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        Pages can be slow to load on larger sites but tends to be fine for most clients.
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        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Support Rating

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        Fast response and knowledgeable. If the technician does not know, they will look for the information and get back to you.
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        Cisco

        We are very happy using Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution for the following reason: 1- Ease of use with the GUI. 2- Very well organized dashboard which can view many statistics on your devices. 3- Customized dashboard for different views ( for technical team and executives ) 4- Schedule configuration templates to use whenever we need on whatever device we want.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        I came onboard with Solarwinds already installed and running. It took me some time to learn my way around the Web interface. Nice product but a little convoluted for me. We weren't using it to it's full potential. It did work well for network monitoring, and configuration backups. Compared to Auvik, the interface of Auvik is cleaner and easier to navigate. Not needing to connect to the VPN to view is also a big advantage. We evaluated both Darktrace and LogRhythm before evaluating Auvik. Both of these products were impressive but required a little more configuration time at initial setup. The biggest reason for deciding on Auvik was the price to be honest. Auvik beat the others pricing by over 50% easily. As impressive as the others were, after evaluating Auvik, we were skeptical that the price would be too high just like the others. Needless to say, we were pleasantly surprised and was a no brainer on our final decision to pursue Auvik
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        Cisco

        There are various 3rd party tools available in the market which not only supports monitoring of cisco devices but also supports non-cisco devices, even with these capabilities in these 3rd party tools Cisco Prime has maintained a uniqueness in its products being the native tool from Cisco. The uniqueness is about product supportability for given devices and some of the edge features such as configuration management, detailed heatmaps etc
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        Scalability

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        Auvik has worked on sites with 15+ offices connected with VPN's and we have not encountered any issues with the monitoring. On larger sites the map can be a bit cumbersome to read however it can be cleaned up easily with device filters.
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        Cisco

        No answers on this topic

        Return on Investment

        Auvik Networks Inc.

        • the ROI for Auvik comes from the time it saves in updating documentation and onboarding, new clients. We no longer have to spend a day investigating a network and documenting it, this is life and up to date so you always have true information for reporting and troubleshooting.
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        Cisco

        • It has helped us with our quarterly wireless security testing by pinpointing the location of non-approved access points vs. hunting for them via signal strength.
        • Saves time by helping to identify network health issues before they become a definitive problem causing downtime.
        • With errors detected early, we have noticed our wi-fi network is much more stable thus freeing up our engineer's time elsewhere.
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