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"If you need basic monitoring without dashboards, just monitoring, the plugins are very useful and really cheap. If you want a more complete solution with dashboards and reporting, the EMS solution is great and it is not that much more expensive. It's a good value. Really good.""Centreon is always available to develop new plugins when needed. The most important thing is that their maintenance account yearly subscription fee includes the fact that they will maintain the new plugins that you requested them to deliver.""Centreon is better than Nagios XI in regards to cost and support response times, when you have a problem. If you have a problem, it costs money to contact the Nagios XI support.""The pricing works out well for us, given our environment and where we are.""Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other tools where you have to purchase add-ons."

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"We pay our one-off cost for the licenses, per device, in blocks of 50. And then we pay an annual maintenance fee of about $15,000 Australian, which is, at this point in time, about $9,000 US, for those 250 devices. The upfront costs for the 250-license use, were about $50,000 Australian, which is about $32,000 US.""We recently bought a license upgrade, so we will integrate more exporters. We upgraded from a 25 exporter license to a 50 exporter license. Therefore, there will be more flows, and this will be an extension. I don't know when we will purchase a faster server, because the server that we have is quite new.""The license is per device. We have 50 devices.""There is a recurring maintenance fee after the initial purchase or if we want the license upgrade.""Our entire solution, amortized over five years, is in the vicinity of $40,000 to $50,000 a year.""There are no extra costs. It's about $8,000 a year. The bang for the buck (cost) is definitely a plus.""We just renewed. The pricing is 5,000 euro per year. This is the final price. All tax (20 percent) is included.""We have increased the license over time. We have added more licenses as the network has grown."

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Top Answer: The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were… more »
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Overview
The Centreon solution, based on a free to download Open Source Platform, monitors all critical IT Infrastructure and Applications with real-time dashboards, analytics and insightful alerts that prevent business-impacting downtimes. Since 2005, over 200,000 IT professionals from SMBs and Fortune 500 companies rely on Centreon to guarantee their organization operational performance.

Observer Apex offers a smart, search-based launch page that intelligently interprets users’ inputs, guiding them to one of three pre-engineered workflows to solve most IT service issues in less than three steps.

The Scrutinizer incident response system leverages network traffic analytics to provide active monitoring, visualization, and reporting of network and security incidents. The system quickly delivers the rich forensic data needed by IT professionals to support fast and efficient incident response.

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Sample Customers
Airbus, Bollore, BT, Canal Plus, Kuehne Nagel, Limagrain, LVMH, Oberthur Technologies, Orange, Darty, Addax Petroleum, Plastic Omnium, Auchan, Valeo, Saint Gobin, Clarins, Hugo Boss, JC Decaux, French Government (Defense, Justice, Environment, Agriculture), OptiComm, Thales, Zeiss.
Capita
Oxford Networks, Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, UltiSat, Wipro, West Aurora School District 129, SUNY Geneseo College, Bloomington Public Schools, First National Bank of Pennsylvania, Kitsap Credit Union, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Houston Texas, Carilion Clinic, Banner Health, IDEXX Laboratories, Phibro Animal Health Corporation, Goodwill Industries, Parmalat, Armstrong Coal Company, Flybe, James Walker
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government5%
Wholesaler/Distributor4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider16%
Insurance Company10%
Government8%
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm25%
Government13%
Insurance Company13%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise73%
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Observer Apex is ranked 93rd in Network Monitoring Software while Plixer Scrutinizer is ranked 8th in Network Monitoring Software with 8 reviews. Observer Apex is rated 0.0, while Plixer Scrutinizer is rated 8.2. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Plixer Scrutinizer writes "Advanced reporting runs analytics on NetFlow and provides signature-based recognition of problems in the network environment". Observer Apex is most compared with , whereas Plixer Scrutinizer is most compared with SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, Cisco Stealthwatch, Darktrace, PRTG Network Monitor and ExtraHop Reveal(x).

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