Native is best solution for monitoring and management
April 30, 2021

Native is best solution for monitoring and management

Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution

Cisco Prime is the native tool that comes from Cisco along with Cisco LAN infrastructure. We have many customers who are using Cisco Prime as their core network fault and performance monitoring, wireless monitoring and LAN Management product. Being the native tool there is not much issues with the native infrastructure and hence customer prefer Cisco Prime if they have Cisco only infra in their environment.
  • Fault and Performance Monitoring
  • Wireless Monitoring
  • Configuration Management with additional components
  • Alerting and Reporting
  • Non-Cisco Devices are not supported
  • Out of the box integration with ITSM tools such as ServiceNow
  • Flexibility in terms of customization
  • Devices configuration management
  • Fault and Performance Monitoring
  • Heat Maps
  • Alerting and reporting
  • Non-Cisco devices are not supported
  • Custom parameters monitoring options are not much
  • integration with 3rd party tools such as ServiceNow, Splunk are not out of the box
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

Do you think Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution's feature set?

Yes

Did Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution again?

Yes

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I have rated Cisco Prime as 10/10 and that is specifically with a condition that if your infrastructure is purely from Cisco Vendor then only go with Cisco Prime as it does not support other non-cisco vendors devices monitoring and management. It is well suited for fault and performance monitoring, Heat Maps generation, Device Config management, alerting and reporting.