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Mario Oosters
Real User
Network Architect at a recruiting/HR firm with 501-1,000 employees
Mar 11 2019

What is most valuable?

One of the first things I'll do is look into bandwidth. With the bandwidth, I usually already have an idea if there is an issue or not. And I'll have a look into the errors of course. If it's… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In terms of network troubleshooting, not so long ago a new company started (IT hosted on our location), and one of them was complaining about QoS trouble with VoIP telephony. They decided to go with a… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

If you don't look into licensing, Riverbed and SolarWinds are pretty comparable. But if you look into licensing it would not be smart to go for either of them. On the pure, bare-metal basis, it's the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We didn't have a solution seven years ago, before this one. I know that determining problems used to be difficult. The reason why we bought Skylight, which, in the past, I knew as Secure Active, was… more»

What other advice do I have?

Put some thought into how you want to organize your zone information before you start. Play around with zones at the beginning but don't keep that setup as something you want to really use. As soon as… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did look into alternatives a few years ago, from Riverbed and SolarWinds. You have to look at competitors. If you don't do that you're not really doing your job correctly. I wasn't really happy… more»
Consultant
Freelance IT Consultant at SPW (Service Public de Wallonie)
Mar 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The application modules are quite interesting. I mainly use a CTP module, but I also use a SQL module as well to note the queries sent to the database. We are going to use… more»

How has it helped my organization?

In terms of network troubleshooting, we had an issue with an application, that it was slow for certain users. We didn't understand why. We started to investigate and… more»

What needs improvement?

It's a bit slow. When I execute a query, something general with a short timeframe that covers one month, for instance, and I do not specify the IP source or IP… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It's not for free, clearly. But on the other hand, it offers very interesting functionality. We pay around €100,000. Maybe they should have a price for public sector… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We are using PRTG and Nimsoft. These are more general monitoring tools, not specialized in network analysis. We are also using a network tool for latency.

What other advice do I have?

It provides a better view of your infrastructure. You know better when the big flows are going through. It gives us a better picture of where the pain points are. For… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We are a big organization with around 10,000 people and 200 sites. So we are considering other APM solutions that are highly rated in industry reviews. We are considering… more»
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Joel Baczynski
Real User
Network Administrator at CHR Citadelle
Mar 17 2019

What is most valuable?

All the features are valuable. I am a network engineer, so I principally use the network sensor. I always have the Skylight dashboard on one of my screens. The dashboard used to be very simple, a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I do a lot of troubleshooting with Skylight, troubleshooting network speed and application performance. It's really good because we have all the metrics, and it's very easy to find a direct route to… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pricing is a little bit expensive.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We didn't use anything before Skylight.

What other advice do I have?

I used the first version, it was called Secure Active. After that, its name was Performance Vision. And now it's Skylight. With each new version of Skylight, there are a lot of new features. I am the… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I tried SolarWinds before, but it's more expensive.
Reseller
Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Nov 01 2017

What do you think of Accedian Skylight?

What is most valuable?

Ease of use; can literally diagnose an issue in about four clicks.

How has it helped my organization?

Root cause analysis and speed of application performance analysis is faster.

What needs improvement?

Support for more VoIP systems, Avaya, etc.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Very easy to deploy.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Product is very stable.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Product scales well.

How is customer service and technical support?

Good level of technical support from vendor.

How was the initial setup?

Setup was easy to understand and can fit into most network scenarios.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Good value for…

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What is Accedian Skylight?

Accedian provides performance analytics and end user experience solutions for on-premise, cloud and hybrid IT infrastructures. Accedian SkylightTM delivers unified network and application performance monitoring (NAPM) visibility across the entire application and network chain, with best in class resolution and velocity. This enables Accedian customers to assure their business-critical digital infrastructure and unlock the full productivity of their users.

Also known as
Accedian SkyLIGHT PVX, SkyLIGHT PVX, SecurActive, Performance Vision
Accedian Skylight customers

T-Systems, Thomson Reuters, Bordeaux Metropole, CGI, Citadelle Regional Hospital Center, Lorraine Institute of Oncology, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Groupe BPCE, Group S, Splitpoint, Horus-Net, Audatex, Indexis, Province de Liège, EASI, Spie Batignolles, Faymonville

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