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"The monitoring is the solution's most valuable feature.""The most valuable feature is the event management capability.""It is customer-centric. Customers can access the event list from their location or desktop and view the event. There is no need to go and connect to any other server and run events to have a view of all the events happening in the environment. We get a good response from customers about this feature and the main architecture of NetCool. Its processing is very good. Deduplication and correlation functionalities are good in this solution as compared to other solutions. A big advantage of NetCool is that it also supports multi-layered protocols. We can receive multiple events from different protocols like UDP, HTTP, and those events can be captured in NetCool."

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"It is very easy to configure because we are using an agent-less version. You can very quickly implement a collector for monitoring device servers."

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Cons
"The cost of the product is quite high. They should work to adjust their pricing models.""The web portal and typical event controls are a little outdated.""Its integration could be better. They should provide an easier integration for all the monitoring stuff, and it will make things easier for us. Currently, there is a complexity in integrating it with a vendor application, and we have to use another tool to integrate it with a vendor application. To integrate some applications with NetCool, I need to install an IBM tool on top of it. It would be good if they can provide an API or any kind of interface that we can leverage while developing a new protocol interface or application. We should be able to use an API or interface with NetCool. Its GUI can also be better. As compared to other tools, it is not user friendly, and it is not easy to do stuff through GUI. Whenever we do anything on the GUI, it takes time. They need to focus on the GUI part, especially the dashboard. They should focus on how users can effectively drill down from one box to another. The visual appeal of the dashboard is as important as the data and functionality."

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"It doesn't have the complete application-level topology. It could have service topology and business service monitoring. I would like to see how business service monitoring will function with agent-based installation, and how flexible and business-oriented it is for service modeling and service infrastructure. I have a lot of experience in using business service monitoring, service topology, and service hierarchy functionalities in similar products from BMC and Micro Focus (OpenView), and I want to see how these functionalities will look like in ScienceLogic."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"You have to have the right level of budget to afford this solution.""Its license cost is a little bit more than other solutions. Our customers expect a standard market price that is comparative to other products. For each and every NetCool OMNIbus component, we have to purchase a separate license. These components are not free with the product."

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"Its price could be lower, but for what you pay, you got a lot of value from its features and functionalities. Customers always want a discount or a cheaper solution."

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Top Answer: It is customer-centric. Customers can access the event list from their location or desktop and view the event. There is no need to go and connect to any other server and run events to have a view of… more »
Top Answer: Its license cost is a little bit more than other solutions. Our customers expect a standard market price that is comparative to other products. For each and every NetCool OMNIbus component, we have to… more »
Top Answer: Its integration could be better. They should provide an easier integration for all the monitoring stuff, and it will make things easier for us. Currently, there is a complexity in integrating it with… more »
Top Answer: It is very easy to configure because we are using an agent-less version. You can very quickly implement a collector for monitoring device servers.
Top Answer: Its price could be lower, but for what you pay, you got a lot of value from its features and functionalities. Customers always want a discount or a cheaper solution.
Top Answer: It doesn't have the complete application-level topology. It could have service topology and business service monitoring. I would like to see how business service monitoring will function with… more »
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Overview
Tivoli Netcool OMNIbus provides near real-time service assurance for business infrastructure, applications, servers, network devices and protocols, Internet protocols, storage and security devices.

ScienceLogic is the global leader in hybrid IT monitoring for the network of everything. Over 25,000 global service providers, enterprises, and government organizations rely on ScienceLogic to significantly enhance IT efficiency, optimize operations, and ensure business continuity. ScienceLogic is the first monitoring solution to provide a comprehensive view of all IT components through a single pane of glass, whether they reside in a public cloud environment or on-premises. With over 1,500 dynamic management apps and custom dashboarding capabilities, we deliver the scale, resiliency, and automation needed to simplify the constantly evolving task of managing IT resources, services, and applications.

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Sample Customers
Consolidated Communications, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Capgemini
Kellogg Company, Booz Allen, Cisco, Red Bull, Fidelus, Telstra, Comcast, CSC, Peak 10, HughesNet, Hosting, Datapipe, US Army, Equinix, Rite Aid, Carbonite, Sybase, Carpathia, AT&T, ePlus, Dimension Data, Virtustream, Boeing, Honeywell
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm33%
Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider15%
Retailer4%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider57%
Manufacturing Company14%
Transportation Company14%
Media Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise57%
REVIEWERS
Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise41%
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IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is ranked 5th in Event Monitoring with 3 reviews while ScienceLogic is ranked 3rd in Event Monitoring with 1 review. IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is rated 8.4, while ScienceLogic is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus writes "It is customer-centric and has support for multi-layered protocols, but it needs better integration and GUI". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ScienceLogic writes "It is stable and very easy to configure". IBM Tivoli NetCool OMNIbus is most compared with BigPanda, IBM Tivoli NetCool Impact, SCOM, PagerDuty and BMC TrueSight Operations Management, whereas ScienceLogic is most compared with LogicMonitor, Dynatrace, Datadog, SolarWinds NPM and SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer.

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