Micro Focus SiteScope vs SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor

Micro Focus SiteScope is ranked 13th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 7 reviews vs SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor which is ranked 9th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 10 reviews. The top reviewer of Micro Focus SiteScope writes "It has a lot of common API's out of the box, and this saves coding and maintaining these interfaces". The top reviewer of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor writes "We use this product for base and application monitoring. ". Micro Focus SiteScope is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics APM and SCOM. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is most compared with Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse, Dynatrace and CA Unified Infrastructure Management. See our Micro Focus SiteScope vs SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor report.
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Pros
SiteScope has built-in flat file DB, hence it removes the dependency of an external DB for higher stability.Has a simple setup. It can be up and running within hours.It can monitor over a 100 technologies with built-in solution templates.The Monitor Templates functionality allowed us to spin up monitoring with .csv files pretty easily.Simplest tool for monitoring servers, web content, databases and other hardware. Its dashboard is really good.Simple deployment: The deployment uses protocols such as NetBios, SSH, WMI, SNMP, which means that any device with any of these protocols will be monitored.It's easy to template standard monitoring configurations, and automate monitoring configuration.It's a very flexible product so you can run a script out of it, even straight out of the box.

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Monitoring the components on your devices with out of the box monitors or the ability to create new ones (SAM)Hardware health: It allows for proactive monitoring of the hardware health and is a game changer.It is simple to implement and can provide fairly decent Windows-based monitoring, beyond simple SNMP. It is great for monitoring newbies and smaller shops.Extremely user friendly: Any IT professional can learn how to admin NPM in a short time.I adore the NTA module that provides deep details on ingress/egress traffic for any interface. With a few clicks, you can correlate who is accessing what and when, beside the bandwidth consuming applications/users.AppInsight for SQL: Enables us to see the relevant error log entries on the same page as performance parameters.The features like trends, capacity planning, recommendations, and diagnostics are the main items I focus on for added value.Manage Groups: The capability to group appropriate devices gives better visibility of sites, categories, or critical regions. The same can be used to represent a dashboard for higher management.

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Cons
Direct integration with an SMS gateway for sending critical alerts to the support SME. This will help customer investing in third party middleware solutions for SMS.They have not kept up with browser security requirements or advances in GUIs, they switched to a corruptible database architecture instead of text config files.They should provide more templates for new vendor devices.It could be more reliable using a database repository instead of a log repository.Full application functionality available via the API. There are some functions you can perform managing monitors, that are only available through the UI.More out of the box Cloud integration and capabilities.

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Currently SolarWinds SAM offers AppInsight for modern versions of: IIS, Exchange, SQL Server. They have shown to be powerful and insightful tools. However, AppInsight needs to be offered for more applications: Citrix, SharePoint, AX, etc.It needs time-based functions for monitoring. Some things need to be polled on a specific schedule or only during a specific window.Nodes in Azure are able to be monitored with the use of agents, but this does not apply to cloud service offerings that are not node based.I think they need to make reporting easier and more simple & dynamic.SAM AppInsight for SQL: The ability to ignore fragmentation of specific indexes.I believe that some of the trends, environmental maps, and items like those found in Orion would be very beneficial.PerfStack can be made more effective. I am sure SolarWinds already has a plan for the same in coming versions.Mapping interactions between systems.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
SiteScope licensing can be node based-or monitor-based. I would recommend for node-based licensing.You have to pay for their "solution templates". Other tools do not charge you for knowledge-based monitoring bundles.Depending on your requirements, there are two licensing models available. A simple point model, or an endpoint model.Licensing is a little steep.

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Understanding the counts of objects to monitor will determine the licensing need. In terms of pricing, it’s not cheap but it’s not expensive as larger vendors whose products don’t have all the features or integrations.SAM is not per server so the pricing model can be deceiving. If you have an enterprise environment, you will quickly exceed your licensing quickly. You should know this before going in.Pricing and licensing is fair for what you get. It does have a great bang-for-the-buck appeal.I would advise potential buyers to wait until the end of the quarter, end of year, or other time to place orders. There are actually great deals to be had at those times if your budget cycle can match up.When planning for the number of licenses to purchase, make sure you understand all of the elements within an application required to really understand performance well. In our case, we quickly came to the conclusion that an unlimited license for SAM was the way to go.I have always said SolarWinds is very “proud” of their products, meaning they are expensive. I cannot afford to purchase all the licenses I need for all the SolarWinds products.Nagios XI, WhatsUpGold, Uptime Software, PRTG, Manage Engine, and SpiceWorks are the other tools that have lower pricing and licensing costs. However, they can't compete with SolarWinds when it comes to the features and functionality that SolarWinds can provide.

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Also Known AsSiteScope, HPE SiteScopeSolarWinds SAM
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OverviewSiteScope is an agentless application monitoring software that provides heterogeneous and hybrid support, quick time to value, and ease of installation, configuration, and use.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers powerful application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros, enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues faster. Do not let slow applications and downtime impact your end-users and business services. Pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack. SolarWinds SAM is affordable and easy to deploy, use, and customize. You can automatically discover your system's environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.

Sample Customers
Sample CustomersVodafone Ireland, Kuveyt Turk Participation BankAndr. L. Riis AS, NetSuite
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Comms Service Provider
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Financial Services Firm
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Manufacturing Company
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Transportation Company
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Construction Company
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Retailer
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Recruiting/Hr Firm
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Healthcare Company
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Manufacturing Company
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Comms Service Provider
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Financial Services Firm
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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