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"Auvik automatically updates network topology. Since it automatically updates the topology, we proactively know what is happening in a country or our branch offices. It also alerts us if there is a topology change, e.g., if it discovers anything new in that country. So, it has reduced the number of failures in our operations. We went from being reactive to proactive. So, we are no longer reacting to what is happening and others are doing. This has saved us about two to three hours a day. We used to spend two to three hours every morning checking the firewall and router logs for malicious behavior.""One of the best things about Auvik, and it's why it's one of my go-to products, are the remote access capabilities. Without a VPN and without any other way in, I'm able to get in and work on and troubleshoot my devices through the remote access console. It has multiple options for that and has been very useful and a huge time-saver. That's one of the killer features. It's one of my must-haves and that's why I like it so much.""The automated, out-of-the-box device configuration backup capability is one of the key features for me in Auvik. To manage a network, one of my key requirements is to be able to rebuild that network if something catastrophic happens. Having up-to-date backups is a must, and this is a tool that I count on to get that right, and it has always performed as I expect.""It also automatically updates network topology. Once it discovers something new, and we allow it, it will update it within the interface. Then, when you log in to the cloud, it shows it. It's kinds of neat. It shows you exactly where things connect. We can see and connect the dots.""The visibility that it provides is probably the most valuable feature because we need to know what our sites look like. Understanding what our sites look like and knowing about what kind of network gear or network equipment these sites are running is very important for us. Previously, we didn't have visibility into everything.""Auvik is easy to use. The first thing you see when you open it up is a map of the United States or wherever you are, and it shows the locations of all of your network endpoints. For discovery, you set credentials and manage the credentials and it tells you when it needs a new credential. So you just click the "Manage Credentials" button and it takes you to the right spot. You enter in a new credential and then it starts looking closer at the device. It can give you all kinds of information from inside the device's log. We use it for CIS logs and we use it for just regular logging. The CIS log was something I was looking for in the other products, just so we have a place for the CIS logs to congregate so we can look them up.""Being able to see things like the hardware lifecycle, if our equipment is up to date, if connections are broken, or whether there are physical line breaks, is helpful. We're able to determine connectivity issues. We can monitor pretty much anything that is network-related.""Remote accessibility of the network devices is the most valuable feature. I often have to log into switches and routers to make changes, and I can do so from any computer as long as I have an Internet connection. I don't need to have my laptop or a VPN. Auvik is faster."

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"This is a very good solution and it is simple to use, for any company.""The most valuable feature is the dashboard, where I can have a single screen that provides a summary for hundreds of servers.""The most valuable feature is its support for different types of devices, where it can use all of the equipment that you need.""An excellent solution that is easy and intuitive to implement.""The features I've found the most useful are the plug-ins, the fact that you can connect almost everything to it. That's very useful.""Nagios is a custom API manager, and we can expose custom APIs for our integration. This is a great feature.""Nagios is stable and it's easy to use the monitoring software, which is why we chose this product."

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"This solution saves us a lot of work because it reduces the effort that is required in order to start monitoring.""This is a product that does more generally than any of the competing solutions.""The solution is scalable. If you want to monitor more you have to buy more licenses, but you can add on. We don't plan to increase usage.""SCOM has improved our organization by simplifying the monitoring process. The system tells you what the bi-weekly or monthly usage was and that enables us to report this information to the manager. It shows if there was a connectivity issue that needs to be fixed and it's easier to concentrate on what needs to get fixed. System errors, therefore, get fixed faster.""Availability monitoring is the feature I have found most valuable, as well as the capacity and ability to send notifications.""The advantages of SCOM are that it is definitely user friendly and a more appropriate solution for what we need.""The most valuable feature is the monitoring of Windows and Linux servers.""It is a user-friendly product that requires almost no maintenance."

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"They need to improve the reporting system. They still don't have a proper reporting system in Auvik. They have built a dashboard in Power BI using APIs, but they should build some sort of report within Auvik itself. If Auvik fixes the reporting or comes up with a good reporting module, it will change the game.""The logging features could be a little bit better polished, although that aspect is relatively new. It comes in as raw data, with different formats for different vendors. It's not immediately clear to people what's going on with some of that and you have to read through the codes. Some of the higher-end logging solutions, like Splunk, which is very expensive, can parse through it and correlate items better. Improvement to the logging features would be a value-add, but I'm still very happy that it exists.""Sometimes we get false positives, which every now and then is not a big deal. But it would help if they made it a little easier to suppress some of the alarms.""They can definitely build more alerts.""The map would be the first thing I would like to see improved because sometimes the maps get really odd-looking and the automated placement of things on the map, devices on the map is sometimes not right. In fact, I was just looking at the map and something got moved. I'm sure it didn't get moved, it's just that Auvik realized it was supposed to go somewhere else. So the map could be better if there was a little bit of manual manipulation that you could do.""It's rare, but sometimes the actual application itself can be a little slow. That's because of the amount of data that it is pulling from remote networks. That has been my only complaint with it and it's really not even a complaint. But if the speed of the application were to improve, it would help a lot.""If I am an administrator, then I have to maintain, clean, and label that environment. Auvik's utility in that regard is cumbersome. It is hard to find where certain things are configured. Also, it is sometimes hard to figure out why Auvik is doing what it is doing.""It uses SNMP in its discovery process and how it pulls in data. But today it doesn't have an SNMP trap facility so you can't have your infrastructure devices push alerts into Auvik. And that for us would be a big feature that we would like to see."

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"I would like to see support for notification via SMS.""I would like a much easier GUI so that I can delete events and logs, which will free up a lot of space.""I would like to see more customization in the network map because it is a bit tricky to use it.""They need more documentation for the plugins.""There's room for improvement in the visibility, and in the ability to extract information. Stuff like this should be more simple.""We often need to develop custom plugins to get Nagios to work the way we want it to work because the features we need are not always available in Nagios.""The installation and monitoring need improvement."

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"All of the areas of reporting are very bad and need to be improved.""It lacks certain details that other products do better, like granular access and better application monitoring.""Of course, price is always an issue with Microsoft and could be improved.""Then there is also an issue with capacity and limited space. That is something that needs to be improved.""In terms of features that could be improved, I would say the agent integration into the operating system. We are having difficulties integrating Linux into some of the networking devices.""I would like more customized reports. People should have some customization option on the dashboards for whenever they put multiple lists into it. Beyond customizing the content, there should be the ability to customize the colors so that they can engage some priority and mark challenges separately.""The dashboard features are not user-friendly for our management team, only for the technical department.""It would be a much better product if Microsoft provided management packs with the product."

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"Compared to other products, Auvik's pricing is more feasible since you get all its features. You pay for licenses on a per network device basis. It monitors hypervisors, but does not bill for that. There are no additional costs, which is something that I like.""The pricing is fair for the value and time saved that you get out of it. The larger you go, the more sense it makes per device, because as you hit different pricing tiers, it becomes much more affordable per device.""Its pricing is a little on the high end. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. It is more expensive than other solutions, but their per-device model is very fair. Anything other than the networking gear is monitored by Auvik at no charge.""The value is there. It's not that expensive per device and it's licensed per device. Unlike some of the other tools that I use, it's not real expensive. It's a good value for the price.""It's great for small businesses, but when you start reviewing the pricing model, depending on how many devices, and what sub-devices you decide to pull in, it can get tricky as far as the pricing goes.""As an individual IP company, Auvik is a little bit pricey. It is a little expensive, but as an MSP owner, I have a small side business. So, I'm an Auvik customer in that sense too. In that, I think it's reasonable to pay $10 to $15 a device or less depending on the endpoint. For the amount of capability that it has, it is very reasonably priced."

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"This solution is very expensive, at approximately $5,000 USD when I purchased it, which is why I haven't upgraded my version in several years.""The licensing fees for this solution are approximately $3,000 USD per year.""The pricing is high with separate licensing for the product and support.""Nagios Core does not have any payment, but Nagios XI requires payment for the license."

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"It is more expensive than the competition.""SCOM is part of the System Center suite and I am satisfied with the pricing.""We have an enterprise agreement that includes this product as part of it.""The pricing is good, and it's part of their system center suite.""We have to pay for a license and the price is fine for us.""We have an EA with Microsoft, and it comes as part of the EA."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: One of the best things about Auvik, and it's why it's one of my go-to products, are the remote access capabilities… more »
Top Answer: The pricing is fair for the value and time saved that you get out of it. The larger you go, the more sense it makes per… more »
Top Answer: The logging features could be a little bit better polished, although that aspect is relatively new. It comes in as raw… more »
Top Answer: Nagios is stable and it's easy to use the monitoring software, which is why we chose this product.
Top Answer: Nagios Core does not have any payment, but Nagios XI requires payment for the license and support.
Top Answer: 1. Reporting items needs more improvement and need to be more flexible based on customer needs 2. Clustering feature… more »
Top Answer: It discovers the components automatically, which is a fantastic thing. The discovery works in an automatic way, and it… more »
Top Answer: We have an EA with Microsoft, and it comes as part of the EA.
Top Answer: They can focus more on cloud monitoring instead of on-premise monitoring. We should be able to monitor cloud-related… more »
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System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
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Overview

Auvik is cloud-based software that simplifies and automates network monitoring and management to give you complete network visibility and control.

Designed to deploy in minutes, you’ll resolve problems faster than ever with real-time network mapping and inventory, powerful troubleshooting features, deep network traffic insights, automated config backups and restore, and more. https://www.auvik.com/get-free-trial

Nagios XI provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, systems metrics, and network infrastructure. Hundreds of third-party addons provide for monitoring of virtually all in-house and external applications, services, and systems.

System Center Operations Manager provides infrastructure monitoring that is flexible and cost-effective, helps ensure the predictable performance and availability of vital applications, and offers comprehensive monitoring for your datacenter and cloud, both private and public.
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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government7%
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Comms Service Provider24%
Manufacturing Company24%
Financial Services Firm12%
Media Company6%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider25%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Financial Services Firm27%
Retailer11%
Healthcare Company8%
Government8%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise43%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise48%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise58%
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Small Business5%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise64%
Find out what your peers are saying about Nagios XI vs. SCOM and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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Nagios XI is ranked 13th in Network Monitoring Software with 7 reviews while SCOM is ranked 6th in Network Monitoring Software with 16 reviews. Nagios XI is rated 7.8, while SCOM is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Nagios XI writes "Collects large amounts of data to monitor our network, switches, and firewall". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SCOM writes "Best all-around, multi-features single interface, cross-platform monitoring solution for complex environment groupings". Nagios XI is most compared with Zabbix, Centreon, Nagios Core, PRTG Network Monitor and Nagios Fusion, whereas SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Dynatrace, PRTG Network Monitor, BMC TrueSight Operations Management and ManageEngine OpManager. See our Nagios XI vs. SCOM report.

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