Most Helpful Review
Find out what your peers are saying about CA Unified Infrastructure Management vs. Evident.io and other solutions.
310,271 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
We are alerted on service impacts and not when something is down. We have saved a lot of time on non-business-hours intervention.
What I like most about Centreon is that it is very flexible and customizable, based on the user and/or business needs. Centreon is very flexible when it comes to monitoring parameters. We can use scripts found on the internet or scripts created by our infra/apps team. Also, the data visualization features are very simple and straightforward, yet very informative.
I find the product's scalability to be one of the most valuable features since it allows us to add unlimited devices for monitoring and to set up additional polling servers without additional license cost or downtime in our monitoring.
The product is available in ISO image format, ready for deployment. Centreon also has a comprehensive guide and documentation that are simple and easy to follow.
What we like about it is that, whereas with Nagios, by design, if you have five or six data centers, you have to open five or six web pages to see what's going on, In Centreon, this is all included in one page, a single site, one dashboard. You don't have to jump from one specific dashboard to the other.
I really like the filtering capabilities of it. You can easily tell what's critical next to what's okay, the state of the services. It's very easy to get the whole picture quickly.
The most important feature is that it permits us to receive alarms if there is an incident within the infrastructure. The feature I love the most is the reporting feature, the MBI (Monitoring Business Intelligence) which permits us to send advanced reports to our customers in PDF format or in Doc format. We also deploy Centreon Map which gives our customers intuitive views of their information system.
E-mail alert notifications are valuable.
It is easy to implement but requires good planning.
It is reliable when it comes to monitoring.
The benefit is easy installation. Thus, the model approach of the product and out-of-the-box probes, which deliver direct value.
You can integrate clouds, hybrid infrastructure, and on-premise infrastructure into one product.
It is the foundation for our monitoring solution.
Having all of our information within one tool set; our alerts, our monitors, and the things that our operations team needs to function.
It reduced cycles for a lot of quick out-of-the-box functionality. It also allowed us to get away from being stuck in SNMP, VTP V2, based off of agent deployment.
Easy admin functionality. You can quickly do all the admin functionality without reducing cycles.
I like being able to see the alerts that are going on and being able to remediate them.
Generally, just the security and best practice advice we get through this service.
The product has a good UI and it is easy to navigate around.
The company has been very engaged and invested in ensuring that we are successful.
The company appears focused on developing auto-remediation capabilities.
Using the product has definitely been worth it for us, as it has greatly improved our ability to secure our environment.
This enables us to clean up our existing AWS accounts and update our processes for new accounts. This improves our overall security process to an acceptable level.
The most important issue is the capability to interconnect with other systems. It already exists for some of them. For example, the Stream Connector is something we use to populate data in another system. This kind of facility for connecting should exist for all products that it makes sense to have connected to a monitoring solution.
Centreon needs to improve the granularity of the data as well as the graphical data. It would also be better to if there was improvement to the filtering/grouping system as well as the creation of views.
The Home view could be improved by adding customization functions that allow users to change the size of the widgets for a more uniform layout.
Centreon technical support is only available during Central European business hours. When it comes to critical business solutions, there should be a 24/7 hotline that customers can rely on.
There are improvements that they need to make to their API. When we're using different systems and we want to disable monitoring for a specific server, we still can't do that through the API. That's something that's lacking.
I would like to see a better UI, one which is more responsive.
This solution lacks service monitoring in the cloud.
It is necessary to improve service monitoring of database services in the free version.
Reporting capability can be improved especially when it comes to availability.
We want to see more investment in the UI and the dashboard.
How we can get more native information from CA's solutions.
They need to continue to advance the filter capabilities, and provide more input fields.
I would like to see auditability. We've built our own audit functionality to ensure that every CI has the desired model configuration applied to it. And we run that on a daily basis. If that became part of the product, I think it might be a little bit less intensive in terms of resource, because we're doing it with scripts.
It is a little complex to use versus other softwares.
The biggest feature that I've been hoping they would enhance on is inventory management: things like adding/removing nodes.
It needs a little bit more functionality in the Admin Console.
The reporting may be a little bit better. I need to be able to generate an executive level report for specific alerts.
Throughout our use of it, there have been things here and there. I've always opened a support ticket and everything's been taken care of within a couple of weeks.
If someone made an error and opened up a bucket (S3) to the world, we would not know it until the next scan. We are hoping that at some point Evident.io would detect this configuration change immediately so we could limit our exposure as soon as possible.
It still requires a lot of time to review and remediate issues. At this point in its development lifecycle, it is focused on alerting you of errors. It is then incumbent upon the administrator to review all of their alerts and determine how to resolve each one.
It does not have good reporting capabilities. It is often difficult to get information out of the product. There are some APIs, but they are a tad difficult to work with on a regular basis.
Pricing and Cost Advice
The solution is very effective, despite the low price.
Open-source solutions like this can be very cost effective for an organization looking for a product that they can quickly implement, as there is no initial cost and there are no license renewal fees. However, it is important to take into consideration some of the related costs that may come along as needed, such as training, support, and product enhancements.
I think Centreon's pricing is fair, especially given the criticality of our system. They were cheaper than the other solutions. The licensing terms were pretty straightforward. I believe it was based on the number of hosts.
The pricing is acceptable.
They only sell four hour slots for support, so if you have just one question, then you need to pay for four hours. Or, you need to wait until you have enough questions to fill those four hours. They are not flexible in this.
For more complex tasks, we use prepaid support days and ask Centreon to come onsite.
Centreon is an open source product. Thus, there is no need for licensing.
It's quite expensive when you use the Enterprise version, but if you compare it to other providers, it's more like a middle-of-the-line product. It's always good to have a price that is lower, but I would say the price is okay because we get very good support and if we have any other issues we can always contact them. There has never been a time when I didn't get help from them.
Reasonable setup cost and licensing prices.
The license cost depends on the number of probes and robots.
The product-price ratio is better than other brands such as Fortinet or SonicWall.
They have good pricing, licensing, and training.
Negotiate for discounts, especially around the area of production versus non-production AWS accounts.
Compared 35% of the time.
Compared 27% of the time.
Compared 12% of the time.
Compared 12% of the time.
Compared 10% of the time.
Compared 10% of the time.
Compared 35% of the time.
Compared 19% of the time.
Compared 9% of the time.
Also Known As
|CA Nimsoft Monitor, CA UIM||Evident Security Platform|
|Centreon||CA Technologies||Palo Alto Networks|
|The Centreon solution, based on a free to download Open Source Platform, monitors all critical IT Infrastructure and Applications with real-time dashboards, analytics and insightful alerts that prevent business-impacting downtimes. Since 2005, over 200,000 IT professionals from SMBs and Fortune 500 companies rely on Centreon to guarantee their organization operational performance.|
CA UIM provides a single, unified platform that allows you to monitor your entire IT environment, both inside and outside the data center. It offers the ease-of-use and simplicity associated with point IT monitoring tools, featuring a unique powerful architecture with a lightweight footprint. At the same time, it delivers enterprise scalability and multi-tenancy that power some of the most complex infrastructures.
Evident.io is the leader in cloud infrastructure security visibilty and continuous compliance solutions for Commercial, GovCloud, C2S and public clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The Evident Security Platform (ESP) is a SaaS-based service that automates cloud security processes and enables consistent enforcement of policy requirements and industry compliance standards with complete visibility across an organization’s public cloud infrastructure. ESP was designed specifically to help modern IT and DevOps teams automate and maintain security within the AWS shared responsibility model.
With our agentless, API-centric design, ESP combines detection and analysis of misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and risk – with guided remediation, automated alerts, audit capabilities, and compliance requirements – providing a continuous global view of security risk, with the actionable intelligence needed to rapidly remediate and secure their entire AWS Infrastructure.
Evident.io is a privately held company based in Pleasanton, CA and backed by Bain Capital Ventures and True Ventures. For more information and to sign up for a free trial, please visit: www.evident.io
Learn more about Centreon
Learn more about CA Unified Infrastructure Management
Learn more about Evident.io
|Airbus, Bollore, BT, Canal Plus, Kuehne Nagel, Limagrain, LVMH, Oberthur Technologies, Orange, Darty, Addax Petroleum, Plastic Omnium, Auchan, Valeo, Saint Gobin, Clarins, Hugo Boss, JC Decaux, French Government (Defense, Justice, Environment, Agriculture), OptiComm, Thales, Zeiss.||CBNCloud, IIJ Global Singapore, AT&S, AXSOS, Aozora Bank, HCL Technologies, IntelliNet, Securex||Adobe, Aetna, A+E Networks, CareerBuilder, Full Contact, Jobvite, Jive, ZeniMax Media|