Compare InfoVista VistaInsight vs. SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer

InfoVista VistaInsight is ranked 48th in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews while SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer is ranked 23rd in Network Monitoring Software with 10 reviews. InfoVista VistaInsight is rated 7.0, while SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of InfoVista VistaInsight writes "A powerful service that is very stable and scalable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer writes "Reliable and awarded bandwidth analysis that provides important information about performance and traffic". InfoVista VistaInsight is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer is most compared with DX Infrastructure Manager, NetBrain and Pulseway.
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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.It is easy to use and intuitive, which is really important. It does what it says on the box by giving you a visual of the state of what is going on at any one time.It is pretty simple to use, which is always a good thing. It's been very reliable in updating us if any issues crop up.We use the remote probes a lot for our branch offices. Instead of deploying the full instance of PRTG, we'll put a remote probe out there. This simplifies the whole deployment for us.

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My experience with technical support has been perfect.

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The most valuable features are the bandwidth analyzer, the monitoring, the network analyzer, it has overall good performance, and an easy deployment.The people in technical support are very good.The monitoring is perfect, showing you the details for the utilization of resources and network bandwidth.I like SolarWinds support because it's 24/7. You describe your issues, your situation and maybe two or three hours later you can discuss a solution with a technical engineer.The biggest thing for me is that it provided enough information for me to monitor. It alerts and provides you with the information you need.A product that is well-tested and trusted in demanding situations.The most valuable feature is the alarm that is set up to trigger based on bandwidth utilization.The connectivity of the solution is very good.

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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.While the desktop app is good, they could slightly improve it. We would like it to be a single pane of glass. At the moment, you can only see certain portions of information. You have to scroll through to make it more granular. We want them to develop the desktop app to be more user-friendly.Once you start going above 5000 sensors, things do start to get a bit shaky. There are some best practice out there that you will need to adopt and be aware of.We would like more cloud native sensors for AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, etc. A lot of businesses are moving in that direction, so having something where we can pull performance stats out of these cloud services would be great for us.

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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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The pricing is expensive.The interface could be made more user-friendly.The Atlas module that is used for building the network map is very bad.It would be nice if SolarWinds added some technical protocols like Modbus. The market needs a simple solution for monitoring a technical device.Sometimes there are issues when upgrading to a new version of the product.The only thing that can be improved is to continually add to the existing capabilities of the product.This solution does not do a very good job when I am trying to look deeper into my internal network, in particular with respect to individual ports.My team has had a lot of issues with support.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
We 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.It is about £4,500 for the first year, then about another 15 to 20 percent annually after that. So, we are looking at about £1000 running costs a year. When you think about how much an outage costs per minute, it's negligible.

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The license is expensive.

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The price is more expensive than some other products, such as ManageEngine.The price of this solution is exceptional.It's expensive and there are costs in addition to the standard licensing.It is relatively inexpensive compared to other products in the same category.The cost is based on the number of nodes, so it is expensive when you have a lot of them.

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Overview

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.

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.SolarWinds Network Bandwith Analyzer include key features: (1) Network Performance Monitor that Reduce network outages and quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve multi-vendor network performance issues with affordable, easy-to-use network monitoring software and Accelerate identification of root cause by dragging-and-dropping network performance metrics on a common timeline for immediate visual correlation across all your network data. (2) Netflow Traffic Analyzer that includes Bandwidth monitoring of Cisco NetFlow, Juniper, J-Flow, sFlow, Huawei NetStream, and IPFIX flow data identifies which applications, and protocols are consuming the most bandwidth and NetFlow Traffic Analyzer that collects traffic data, correlates it into a useable format, and presents it to the user in a web-based interface for monitoring network traffic.
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Sample Customers
Jameson Bank, Sidnix, RungeICT, MedicalAnimal, Truck-lite, GamingGrids, The Covell Group, Forsythn County Schools, NetMass, Musgrove Park Hospital, Lanes Health, Columbia Southern University, Vodafone, Intrust BankOoredoo TunisiaDeakin University, East Lothian Council
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Construction Company9%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company36%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government7%
Media Company6%
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Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise39%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise21%
Large Enterprise54%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business60%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise30%
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