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Cisco DNA Center

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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco DNA Center

Our company grew significantly as a result of our use of Cisco DNA Spaces. It can transfer digital data across two extremely big campuses. Using this enhances client interactions and services while also bringing income development through time management and access to vast amounts of data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Panorama

We have multiple internal and external firewalls at our headquarters as well as firewalls at our remote locations. Users are always needing to access services and systems at our headquarters and when they tell us they don't have access we can use Panorama to view the traffic and see where they are getting denied. Without Panorama we would need to log into each firewall and see if they are getting denied with Panorama we get an overview of was is happening and it's amazing.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall Security Management

Cisco DNA Center
Palo Alto Panorama
8.0
Policy planning and rule management
Cisco DNA Center
Palo Alto Panorama
7.5
Automated Policy Orchestration
Cisco DNA Center
Palo Alto Panorama
8.7
Device Discovery
Cisco DNA Center
Palo Alto Panorama
8.7
Policy Compliance Auditing
Cisco DNA Center
Palo Alto Panorama
6.8
Attack Path Simulation Testing
Cisco DNA Center
Palo Alto Panorama
8.5
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation
Cisco DNA Center
Palo Alto Panorama
8.5
Vulnerability Scans
Cisco DNA Center
Palo Alto Panorama
8.8
Firewall Rule Cleanup
Cisco DNA Center
Palo Alto Panorama
6.5

Pros

Cisco DNA Center

  • Ease of automation and configuration templates make the future you very glad you did it!
  • The PnP for switches that allow to boot up and contact the network with a pre-configuration is so amazing. Makes life easy!
  • Integrates well with our ISE platform, they have really made it well worth the cost to have everything with the name CISCO on your equipment. All of their devices work so well with this software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Panorama

  • Being able to create common rules that can be maintained on multiple firewalls is very beneficial to our management of the different functional needs of the firewalls.
  • Using templates to manage regional requirements is helpful for rolling out changes in the networking side, from user managemnet globally to SEIM/Syslog collection regionally, being able to stack templates helps deliver the necessary changes across multiple firewalls.
  • Panorama's Dashboard and ACC provides useful information that can be set to see All firewalls, or just certain groups of firewalls. Since each group of firewalls has different applications running through them, being able to isolate one group at a time helps identify if there are errant devices causing unexpected traffic, and what type of traffic it is.
Bruce Bennett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco DNA Center

  • En el data Center, integrando los equipos que se encuentra en el corazon de la red y previniendo que esten actualizados // For Data Centers, integrating equipment that is the core of a network, and preventing them from being updated
  • En las diferentes areas del campus para poder monitorizar el funcionamiento de los dispositivos // Improving remote monitoring of devices
  • En la identificacion de problemas de seguridad de los dispositivos de red // Improving identification of network security issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Panorama

  • It needs improvement for the threats categorized as "high" severity. There are lot of false positives. Therefore finding real ones is hard in "high" category.
  • The threat/traffic view needs improvement. It needs at least a feature to sort based on columns. Downloading and parsing using Excel takes a lot of time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco DNA Center

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Palo Alto Panorama

Palo Alto Panorama 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Panorama has given us much more than we expected and the support for the product, by Palo Alto Networks has been great. We would like to see some improvements that I mentioned in another review, like scheduling changes, but overall Panorama has provided a very capable product and we are very happy with it.
Bruce Bennett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco DNA Center

Cisco DNA Center 9.0
Based on 3 answers
I really like DNAC because it builds overlay fabric without problem and it is really user friendly to manage, integrate with other vendors. But two things that I do not like and for me is a 9 are you can not save or archive device's configurations and the other is you must buy physical server.
Cesar Durán | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Panorama

Palo Alto Panorama 8.2
Based on 2 answers
You can do anything via the GUI without going to the CLI. High real time security as every five minutes, it updates the list of phishing websites. High protection as the firewall communicates with the cloud, a machine running artificial intelligence helps to detect malware or other threats.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Cisco DNA Center

Cisco DNA Center 9.0
Based on 37 answers
Cisco's customer support is always top-notch. Being able to call in, provide some basic information about the product, then getting on the phone with a tech that knows the product inside and out is a great asset. Many companies fall short in providing excellent customer support. I won't name names, but you can see that many companies struggle with customer support. Cisco has one of the best approaches to customer support in my opinion. After a call with a support representative, I don't find myself wishing something would change for the better.
Thomas Osborne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Panorama

Palo Alto Panorama 8.4
Based on 5 answers
When you get help it is great. they have different service plans you need to know what plan you have and what kind of turn around you can expect. We have even had a local engineer to help us with questions and solutions. I feel the support team they have is very knowledgable and can help you out. Most of the time there is no need to escalate the issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco DNA Center

Meraki does what should be expected at it's price point, but it is geared to SMB. When it comes to enterprise networks, DNA Center is the clear path forward. It allows for more devices than just the ones it configures, it provides more customization and on boarding options, and the control stays within the organization. The DNA Center telemetry provides a more robust reporting than the Meraki dashboard, and again, the data stays on site. I see both being important in their own ways, but Meraki falls short in larger enterprises, and that is where DNA Center shines the most.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Panorama

[Palo Alto] Panorama stacks up really good against Defense Orchestrator. The interface of the Panorama makes it much easier to navigate through and allows for easier management of the Palo Alto Devices. The Cisco Orchestrator lacks in that department while Palo Alto Panorama is loaded with plenty of features.
Eddie Naoum | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco DNA Center

  • Efficient time spent elsewhere. I can spend my time troubleshooting other portions of the network instead of housekeeping current gear.
  • Assistance with inventory; it keeps an inventory of all the devices you add to it, so it can serve as an inventory of equipment if that's what you'd like from it.
  • Visibility; we can see more of the status of our gear, if it's unreachable, or if things are misbehaving the dashboard shows that there are irregularities.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Palo Alto Panorama

  • At a previous company, I deployed Palo Alto firewalls to a data center, and 12 branch locations. This allowed us to replace MPLS links with IPSec tunnels between the sites. This resulted in significantly more throughput and soft savings of increased productivity. However, the estimated net of $220,000 in hard savings over five years is what is most impressive. I could not have effectively managed all those devices without Palo Alto Panorama.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco DNA Center

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Cisco DNA Center Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Palo Alto Panorama

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Palo Alto Panorama Editions & Modules

Edition
25 Devices$9,500.00
100 Devices$23,750.00
1000 Devices$71,250.00
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco DNA Center
8.5
Palo Alto Panorama
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco DNA Center
Palo Alto Panorama
9.0

Usability

Cisco DNA Center
9.0
Palo Alto Panorama
8.2

Support Rating

Cisco DNA Center
9.0
Palo Alto Panorama
8.4

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