Muhammad-BilalSr. Technical Analyst software services at Multilynx
Olufemi AdalemoChief Technology Officer at Leystel Nigeria Limited
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Real time network monitoring application: It is very stable, which provides quick root cause analysis (RCA) for any network faults."
"Most valuable function would have to the internal causal engine and its root cause analyzer which keep us updated on critical errors and incidents in our network environment."
"You can utilize the main file from various vendors for integration."
"If you install one node on Network Node Manager and want to scale it up, it's pretty easy to create more nodes."
"It's quite a mature solution."
"It is a scalable product."
"We do not have any issues stability-wise."
"The most valuable features the solution offers are compliance, reliability, and information about reliability."
"Compared to other vendors, like NetBrain, managing the solution is easy. They made it very user-friendly."
"The features we find most valuable is the configuration backup automation, the configuration compliance, the security vulnerability detection and upgrading devices."
"I use it for monitoring the entire network for the company. We oversee nodes down, we oversee devices heading up to crossing the threshold for CPU usage. We oversee power so power backups on the switches, we oversee if they're down or if they're failing. We oversee any node down or any router from any vendor."
"The feature that I really enjoy is the ability to script changes across all of your devices."
"It allows us to manage backups in big companies. It is also useful in managing the configuration changes."
"Only to improve the GUI."
"Reporting. Even though this is available in separate software (iSPI) there is potential in making the reporting more SLA-aware and more intuitive."
"The resources utilized could be a bit higher, and that is one of the challenges that isn't optimized"
"The way the solution currently works means I'm not able to customize my own reports."
"Right now, we have open tickets and they are not closing as expected."
"We had some issues with some of the features, some modules are not meeting expectations."
"When I open a ticket, usually they respond very late. Some of the people I negotiate with seem undertrained."
"The interface of solar winds could be improved."
"On NCM, reporting could be a bit better. It's completely become just one report. When I try to create a custom report, the solution just commits old server data."
"The Network Configuration Manager needs to improve the access control list compliance."
"The network logs could be improved. When the error logs come across with those false positive alarms in the error logs."
"For each device, when you open the network performance monitor, it will give you all of the information about the device, but many of the natural configuration management features are not on that page."
"Its whole architecture is a bit traditional. They can change the architecture to make it more modern and multi-tenant. Currently, we can do multi-tenancy, but we need to buy another product. Its look and feel can be improved. They can also put in more effort into building the THWACK community and use the information about various customer issues and requests to build the new releases."
"The solution is priced mid-range compared to the competition."
"I wasn't involved in the pricing, but I think it's quite expensive."
"With a minimal bundle, we pay about $3000 a year in licensing costs. If you have multiple devices in your network, you must buy the bundle, which is 100% identical for your infrastructure. If you have 15 devices, you need 15 licenses, for example. That's one bundle. You don't pay for anything over and above that."
"You have a base license for 50 devices, and then you can add more licenses as you go."
Micro Focus Network Node Manager is ranked 6th in Network Management Applications with 7 reviews while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is ranked 12th in Configuration Management with 6 reviews. Micro Focus Network Node Manager is rated 7.8, while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Network Node Manager writes "Has the ability to carry out customized polling for certain parameters, so that is an add-on to enable a customer to utilize it efficiently". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager writes "Reliable, scalable, easy to use, good support, and offers the ability to script changes". Micro Focus Network Node Manager is most compared with IBM Tivoli NetCool, Infoblox NetMRI, DX Spectrum and Fortinet FortiManager, whereas SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Prime, Infoblox NetMRI, Ansible and ExtremeManagement. See our Micro Focus Network Node Manager vs. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager report.
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