Anonymous UserTechincal Support at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I have found the cross analysis feature to be the most valuable."
"We were able to standardize the internal processes across all internal departments, resulting in almost an elimination of non-standard process flows through our organization."
"The most valuable feature is the auto-discovery, which is nice because you don't have to do anything to add a new component."
"This product provides good visibility into applications at the backend."
"What I like best is the configuration management functionality."
"The most valuable feature is automatic discovery."
"The fault management is perfect."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to put health checks in place not only for the infrastructure but for some of the services that are on top of the infrastructure."
"This solution gives us important information about the utilization of protocols, particularly in terms of how often they are used."
"I like that it is able to monitor multiple devices and it's vendor-agnostic."
"The dashboard alerts me when a critical device goes off the network."
"In terms of the implementation, we've actually used SAM, the server and application monitoring tools. The network configuration tools are very useful in terms of bulk upgrading switches and infrastructure. Also, the Network Traffic Analyzer was extremely useful to track down errant users soaking up bandwidth."
"With SolarWinds, we are now able to accurately gauge bandwidth consumption."
"The performance analysis is a valuable feature. With the performance analyzer, we can see the realtime monitoring, the realtime performance, and historical performance on specific components like virtualization storage, CPU, servers and network equipment."
"The solution's most valuable feature is its traffic analysis."
"The program is scalable enough for our usage."
"For us, the implementation was quite complex but it's because of the large number of different environments we're dealing with."
"We want to make our own choice for the AIOps solution and do not want to be forced to use the Broadcom OI solution by default."
"The interface is not nice and needs to be improved."
"There should be a facility to integrate with other monitoring applications that are currently running in the environment."
"Huawei devices are not properly supported, and there are incompatibility issues related to certain protocols."
"Event correlation only works on one server, rather than on all of the servers in the same cluster environment."
"I think the management or configuration of devices needs some improvement."
"Integration with some other tools, and integration with some Network Packet Broker, need some improvement."
"I would like to see more training videos and additional material for learning how to use this solution."
"This solution would benefit from having more security-based communications between the actual devices and the software itself."
"Customer Support is quite complex."
"The problem is that SolarWinds is trying to bolt in too much and that can leave bugs, which you have to then sort out, leaving the product unstable. SolarWinds needs to try and slow down and improve the stability of the product, as opposed to bringing out more and more features."
"The licensing should be more realistic so that we can adjust the number of nodes according to my needs, rather than in fixed increments."
"The price of the solution is a bit high for our clients. They should consider adjusting their price model."
"Technical support needs improvement."
"It is very slow to pick the dynamics of the network."
"In general, the license cost will be about 30% of the total TCO for this tool (hardware/support team, OS costs, and OS management)."
"The product, support, and maintenance are all expensive, which is another reason that we are switching to another solution."
"The price is very high."
"For our environment, we pay approximately $25,000 USD yearly."
"The licensing for this solution is based on the number of nodes."
"The price of this solution is exceptional."
"While the pricing is fair, it could be better."
"The pricing is reasonable."
"We pay yearly, and we are happy with its price."
DX Spectrum is ranked 1st in Network Management Applications with 9 reviews while SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is ranked 6th in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 17 reviews. DX Spectrum is rated 7.8, while SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of DX Spectrum writes "Good monitoring, alerting capabilities, and improved visibility, but AIOps is restricted to Broadcom". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer writes "Has a lovely graphical interface, it's easy to use, has powerful reporting features, and excellent support". DX Spectrum is most compared with DX NetOps, SolarWinds NPM, Splunk, Zabbix and SCOM, whereas SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is most compared with Zabbix, Cisco Stealthwatch, Centreon, Fortinet FortiSIEM and Plixer Scrutinizer. See our DX Spectrum vs. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer report.
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