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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Pandora FMS

    80%
    Pandora FMS ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • Pandora FMS is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.4

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    94%
    13 Ratings
    9.1

    Pandora FMS

    91%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.6

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    76%
    6 Ratings
    9.1

    Pandora FMS

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    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.
    Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    Pandora FMS adjusts to the client's need, from a simple configuration of a single server to a complex scenario with high availability support without additional licensing costs.
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    • 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.
    Nilufa Hossain | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    • All-in-one software
    • Flexible and easy configuration
    • Multi-platform
    • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    • 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.
    Eduardo Viero | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    • Community version small features
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Pandora FMS

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Yes
    Entry-level set up fee?
    Required

    Starting Price

    $2,990 100 nodes

    Pandora FMS Editions & Modules

    Edition
    NMS Edition$2,9901
    Enterprise Edition$4,2501
    1. 100 nodes
    Additional Pricing Details
    Licensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.

    Support Rating

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution 7.6
    Based on 6 answers
    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.
    Girgis Hady | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    Pandora FMS 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    The support team answers very quickly. They are always willing to find a solution to any need that is required by us or one of our clients.
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    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
    Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    Before using Pandora FMS, tests were carried out with all these tools:
    • Nagios
    • Zabbix
    • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
    • IBM Tivoli
    • PRTG
    • SolarWinds
    Pandora FMS allows simple customization by making adjustments to text files, developing agent add-ons without the need to be a programmer, there is no scenario where we could not take data and save it in PandoraFMS, IoT, industrial products, and everything that any client needs to monitor.
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pandora FMS

    • It is a tool with an appropriate cost that allows to have results in a very limited time.
    • Having a health dashboard and alerts of important business in the company is an important differential with any other monitoring solution on the market.
    • Monitoring can be adjusted to the business, considering service SLAs and adjusting the platform according to the needs of each department of the company.
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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    Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

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