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My experience with technical support has been perfect.

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I would boldly say that this is the most scalable network monitoring tool that I know ofGood compilation of the system's information.The feature I like is that it can easily do a lot of mapping.It is a central solution in terms of how to actually use it. It has a very easy dashboard. Everything is concise. We are able to create custom sensors. For different parts of the business, we have many products across many environments, and it works for everything.The fact that I can use custom MIB files to customize my sensors for the things that are not there as a default is a good feature.The most valuable feature is the ability to span multiple technologies and multiple vendors.We can see trends for a lot of different things, such as hard drive space and bandwidth usage. We can see and plan for the future by knowing, "We're sort of at 75% capacity now. In three months time, we know we're going to be up to 90%,so we need to plan ahead for it, getting upgrades booked in place." Since things like this take time and effort, it's handy to see trends into the future of where our company is going.The solution provides us with needed feedback on our IT infrastructure. It gives us really good quality of service when it comes to monitoring of available space and available resources. It allows us to preempt issues before they become a problem for the business.

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The presentation of the features can be improved. It can be more user-friendly for the visual part of the portal and to allow the customer to be able to use.

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Maybe in the future there will be room for improvement, but currently, there is nothing pressing that I can think ofCan be slow in the way it polls the different engines.They could improve the process of updating the license.With custom sensors, there is a lot of work which needs to be done in the background, just for it to be tailor-made for the specific thing that we are actually monitoring. We take a lot of time with the custom sensors. I would like to see the customer sensor be more robust and a bit more varied.I have an issue with DFS, distributed file services... there isn't one by default. Taking into account the difference between DFS and DFSR as well would be great.The dashboarding definitely needs improvement.The only sort of limitation is the actual probes. So, if you don't have enough probes on there, you can over flip them and cause the WMI sensors and SNMP sensors to sort of overload. Sometimes, they might timeout for a minute, but they do come back.The desktop app is the one area where it do with some improvement. From a user's perspective, I would like to be able to get more out of the desktop app as opposed to where we are now with it.

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PRTG is now available as PRTG Enterprise Monitor, and the price varies depending on the total number of sensors the customer buysWe used a product called SolarWinds in the past, and its cost was high. Whereas, PRTG came in at a third of SolarWind's cost.Cost was a factor when selecting this solution, but it just did everything we wanted it to do.Our licensing costs are 10,000 euros over three years.At the moment I'm only using 500 sensors. I pay yearly, so it's a cost that's easily swallowed.We have an unlimited perpetual license, so we just pay support costs and it can scale throughout the organization.We looked at PRTG and SolarWinds. From a cost side perspective, compared to PRTG, and from what you get back from it, PRTG was sort of a hands down the winner.While I am not the person who deals with pricing, I would say that we pay around 1000 pounds a year.

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Overview
InfoVista VistaInsight is a pre-built service assurance solution that provides the benefits of off-the-shelf software, while enabling rapid configuration and tailoring to meet the unique needs of communications service providers (CSPs) and sophisticated large enterprises. Built upon InfoVista's scale-as-you-grow, distributed collection and reporting, organizations are empowered to monitor the performance of their data center infrastructure, network layers and domains, and physical and virtual components. VistaInsight delivers usage and forecasting to engineering, enables service exception alerts for operations, and manages and demonstrates SLAs for both internal stakeholders and end customers all through a web-based portal.

PRTG Network Monitor runs on a Windows machine within your network, collecting various statistics from the machines, software, and devices which you designate. PRTG comes with an easy-to-use web interface with point-and-click configuration. You can easily share data from it with non-technical colleagues and customers, including via live graphs and custom reports. This will let you plan for network expansion, see what applications are using most of your connection, and make sure that no one is hogging the entire network just to torrent videos.

To monitor a large IT environment, it's important to be able to scale PRTG up. Paessler PRTG Enterprise Monitor includes all the proven capabilities of PRTG Network Monitor, which are enhanced by exclusive ITOps Board for a service-oriented, central overview of multiple PRTG servers.

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Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm12%
Construction Company8%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company37%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government7%
Media Company6%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise38%
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Small Business20%
Midsize Enterprise28%
Large Enterprise52%
Find out what your peers are saying about Zabbix, Paessler AG, NETSCOUT and others in Network Monitoring Software. Updated: September 2020.
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InfoVista VistaInsight is ranked 72nd in Network Monitoring Software with 1 review while PRTG Network Monitor is ranked 2nd in Network Monitoring Software with 28 reviews. InfoVista VistaInsight is rated 0.0, while PRTG Network Monitor is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of InfoVista VistaInsight writes "A powerful service that is very stable and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PRTG Network Monitor writes "Tells me when things are about to fall over, allowing me to preempt, preventing downtime". InfoVista VistaInsight is most compared with Zabbix and SolarWinds NPM, whereas PRTG Network Monitor is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix, Centreon, ManageEngine OpManager and Wireshark.

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