5 Ratings
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Score 8.5 out of 100
3 Ratings
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

-It is software that facilitates the administration of the services managed in business environments. This is because it has an administration that goes from one end to another which helps to streamline any process that corresponds to the modification, configuration, and elimination of networks and even opting for new services.-It is ideal to reduce the time it takes to create new services since it is no longer necessary to carry out long programming.-By providing high automation of the services managed in business environments, it helps reduce the workload and offer more stable services, that is, without interruptions.
Emma Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is good for large organizations that need to have a consistent experience for all end users. Might be a little much in the terms of complexity for smaller organizations. Either way, it provides a strong solution that meets the needs of both the IT security group and the end-user.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
9.0
Identification Technologies
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
7.0
Visualization Tools
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
8.0
Content Inspection
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
9.0
Policy-based Controls
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
9.0
Active Directory and LDAP
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
10.0
Firewall Management Console
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
10.0
Reporting and Logging
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
9.0
VPN
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
10.0
High Availability
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
9.0
Stateful Inspection
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
8.0
Proxy Server
Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
10.0

Pros

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

  • Support multiple vendors
  • Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) is really powerful and we have various ways to use it
  • It has a great UI
  • Development work is relatively easier
  • The CDB manages the running config very well
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

  • Central management.
  • Strong security.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

  • It has a somewhat high learning curve.
  • Their prices vary according to their license and maintenance, so when it comes to small businesses they can be high.
  • The cost of your license increases according to the number of devices.
  • It is necessary to have a good knowledge of this type of software to configure it correctly.
Emma Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

  • If unsure, can be overly cautious.
  • There are few changes the end user can make.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator 8.3
Based on 2 answers
For the end user, it is relatively easy to use. However, some training and practice is a must because the NSO is not as straightforward as the traditional router CLI. For the administrator, Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) is just like another program running on the Linux system--there is no big difference.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
F5 Advanced Firewall Manager has been a solid, strong solution to both keep our systems safe and being seamless for our end users. Most of the time, the end-user is not impacted and does not even know F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is running which is exactly what we are looking for.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

SAP Data Intelligence is an excellent solution to carry out better management of the data at the enterprise level. It allows the organization and its integration, as well as a data orchestration that makes it possible that the collected data is actionable. However, Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO), unlike SAP Data Intelligence, allows the automation and orchestration of network services used at the enterprise level, makes creating, modifying, and deleting more enjoyable while also providing faster delivery services. That is why we choose it.
Emma Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is a bit easier to initially set up than F5 Advanced Firewall Manager but not as robust in its ability to manage different devices with different profiles. Different machines need different access and F5 Advanced Firewall Manager is better at allowing flexibility in identifying different devices and managing what they can access.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

  • Increased speed of service delivery
  • Reduced human errors
  • Great support for products from different vendors
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

  • Easy maintenance reduces support hours.
  • Consistent experience reduces user learning curve.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

General

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

F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
8.6
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
9.0

Usability

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
8.3
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)

Support Rating

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator
F5 BIG-IP Advanced Firewall Manager (AFM)
9.0

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