Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution vs. HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution is that company's option... for LAN management.N/A
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC), formerly known as HP Network Management Center, is a network performance monitoring option, from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.N/A
Pricing
Cisco Prime LAN Management SolutionHPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)
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Cisco Prime LAN Management SolutionHPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
Cisco Prime LAN Management SolutionHPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution
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Ratings
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)
9.4
5 Ratings
13% above category average
Automated network device discovery00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Network monitoring00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Alerts00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Network capacity planning00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Packet capture analysis00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
Network mapping00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring00 Ratings8.04 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring00 Ratings10.05 Ratings
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User Ratings
Cisco Prime LAN Management SolutionHPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.2
(12 ratings)
10.0
(5 ratings)
Support Rating
7.6
(6 ratings)
9.3
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Prime LAN Management SolutionHPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Its very good and easy to do custom polling by importing MIB files where we had challenges to do out of box monitoring. Integration is easy.
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Pros
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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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Multivendor flexibility.
  • Topology map features.
  • Backup configurations.
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Cons
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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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Visibility of both LAN and WiFi network components.
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Support Rating
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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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
They are fast responding when you create a support case. But they also have a forum (community) where you can find knowledge-base information that is very useful.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Cause of the great gui and easy management can be customized to your liking. The awesome topology maps you can make easy to change make it your own design. Great support. Don't need a large database to run. Can handle multiple users at once with ease. Overall a great product recommend to anyone
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Return on Investment
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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Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Easy to implement
  • Easy to configure
  • Overall good monitoring tool
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