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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 5.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.4

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

94%
13 Ratings
9.0

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

90%
1 Rating

Usability

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

80%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.6

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

76%
6 Ratings
10.0

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

100%
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

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

Setting up device backup schedules for individual locations is quick and easy. The application is very straightforward and basic. The application covers 90% of our needs. Some devices that require configuration and file backups utilizing ftp or other methods are configured using a different set of tools. Backups can be stored in configured destination folders for easy review.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

  • Network device backups.
  • Identify configuration changes from prior backup.
  • Automated email notifications.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

  • Limited scripting capability.
  • Limited reporting/management summarization.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

General

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

Starting Price

$852 Per Instance

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools Editions & Modules

Edition
One Time Price$8521
  1. Per Instance
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

No score
No answers yet
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SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools 8.0
Based on 1 answer
CatTools is simple to set up and administer. Anyone who can install a Windows application can quickly set up an automated backup of one or more devices. It does what it was designed to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The software is easy enough to set up and configure that even after using the product for years, we never had to contact support. We used some open source products before utilizing CatTools and could have used a speed dial to try and figure out the intricacies of the products.
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

No answers on this topic

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

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

  • Allows InfoSec to review all changes without granting access to actual devices.
  • Allows review of "what changed?" if required for particular sites.
  • Alerts confirm what devices have been modified every day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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