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Find out what your peers are saying about Riverbed AppResponse vs. Zabbix and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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"We have the business activity monitoring, the map, and the MBI modules and they are all very good.""The dashboards are valuable because they ease troubleshooting and viewing. It becomes easier to locate the source of a problem... The dashboards make it easier to communicate with our clients. They don't want to see the alert console, they want to see a beautiful dashboard representing their network and their business and to watch it in case something is wrong in their environment.""You can concentrate and orchestrate several other solutions from other vendors. You can consolidate those solutions all in one place, then maintain and monitor from that single point. This creates ease of use. It is a very powerful solution from this point of view.""The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were looking for a solution, because of the flexibility of the reporting. That's what we found to be most attractive in the solution. You can display the data as you want.""The single-pane view provides us a view of all of our network infrastructure, and it is one of the most important tools that we use to see the status of our customers' networks.""Centreon helps me detect where the problem is quickly. When we resolve a problem quickly, this lowers our overall costs."

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"The most valuable feature is performance monitoring.""I have found the AppResponse, which is a packet capture solution, very good. It gives you the ability to drill down back in time. You've got all the packets there. You can troubleshoot it later, not immediately. It's very interesting.""We really like the scalability capabilities.""When it comes to the ability to scale up the product, this is suitable for small medium and large environments,"

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"During my testing, the features that I like the most are that it can be integrated with my system, and it provides me with reports of all of my servers.""The flexible licensing model is one of the solution's most valuable aspects. It really allows for great flexibility for companies.""Its overall flexibility is most valuable. When our customers have some custom applications that are not necessarily covered by the community or a standard monitoring tool, we use Zabbix to build our own modules with our own templates. This feature has been useful in using Zabbix for infrastructure and IT monitoring. It has also been useful for industrial equipment monitoring. Zabbix is very lightweight. It is efficient in terms of performance because it doesn't use a lot of resources.""The integration capabilities and APIs are the best part.""The product is very stable.""The integration with third-party tools and the alerts are most valuable.""It is a great product. The SNMP protocol tracking feature is good. I really like how it tracks SNMP. The alerts are also great.""The basic setup is very easy."

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Cons
"I would like to see more plugins. That is something it needs. There is also room for improvement through dynamic thresholds, or self-discover thresholds. I would also like to see a discovery feature that could map the whole network environment and automatically suggest things.""Improvements are needed in the area of cloud monitoring, as that's a newer feature.""During the initial setup we faced some issues. Part of it was because we had to become more knowledgeable in the solution. There are some gray areas and if you don't know the product well you may have issues. Another part of it was some bugs that we came across, although that's part of every software solution in IT nowadays. But the initial setup could be easier.""Opening a ticket on the website of Centreon can be difficult for my colleague, but not for me because my English is good. However, my colleague doesn't speak English well, as our company is in Quebec and our first language is French.""Centreon is actually missing an easy way to create a trendline for the metrics. Actually it is possible to create it, but you need a good knowledge of math, Centreon, and RRD.""Currently, we have to go through all of the different templates and take a look at how the template is configured, and how specific parameters may change across different templates with different precedents, megatons, etc. It's a lot of work and involves trial and error. I wish they could simplify the process."

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"The pricing is on the higher side of things. If they could lower it, that would be ideal.""The initial setup is straightforward, but you have to know a little about the product. It's not for everybody to just plug and play. If you know how the solution is implemented then it is straightforward.""Technical support needs to be more responsive.""The AI features should be addressed in respect of the analysis and intelligence that must be supported and delivered in the tool to predigest the large amounts of data."

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"In an upcoming release, there should be automated reports which we are currently doing manually. For example, if we collect a report file every day and want to send it to a moderator for review. We are expecting this feature to come out soon but it would be valuable to have now.""The APM monitoring has room for improvement, although I hear that the new 5.2 version has some improvements in that area, and I'd like to give that a go. I would like to see a few more templates out there for different styles of monitoring. I use the Grafana interface for reporting. I would also like it to have an out-of-the-box ability to email reports. You can create reports, but to be able to email those reports would be really helpful. I've got users who are not interested in logging in and generating a report. They want it all pre-canned and sent to an email address. It would also be really handy if we could pin certain reports up onto platforms such as Teams or SharePoint. A GUI for the proxy server would be cool to have for debugging purposes and for the support teams to have a look at, but I don't know whether that's really feasible to do. I get enough from the log files themselves.""Its UI should be improved. They did some improvements in version 5, but it could benefit from some more work. Its integrations should also be improved. They've been active for one year, and they seem to have noticed that. It has new integrations, but it could benefit from more integrations. As far as I know, there is no model to push statistics, metrics, or events towards Zabbix. This type of API isn't yet there, whereas some other tools provide an API for this.""Outside of the normal standard monitoring, I would like to extend patching, importing patching, and supporting patching for Windows Servers.""If Zabbix had a better dashboard then it would be nice.""Zabbix isn't very good at automation just yet.""Zabbix claims that there is an auto-discovery process but my team member was facing difficulty and was told that it's not really automatic, and there are some manual steps.""I am having difficulties connecting it to Grafana, as well as some of the other plugins like Kibana."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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.""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.""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.""The pricing works out well for us, given our environment and where we are.""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."

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"The price is a little bit high, especially because we have to pay an import tax.""The solution is no more expensive than other products."

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"This solution is completely open-source, so it is quite affordable.""We purchased Zabbix for a good price, including support""We were searching for an open source solution and Zabbix fit the bill because it is free and open source under the GPL license.""I was using the free, Community Edition.""We are using the free, open-source version.""The solution is free to use but they offer support as a paid service. If you can go read the manuals and do the fine-tuning based on your needs, you do not need to pay anything and you will have a full solution.""There is a license required for this solution and we pay annually for our license.""It is open source. If you want to have a subscription or official support, you can pay for it. They have different plans, which are not that expensive. The plans are based on per monitoring server, not per monitored equipment. So, it is not at all expensive, and you can also live without the support if you want a cheaper option."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were… more »
Top Answer: Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other… more »
Top Answer: There is room for improvement in the basic reporting. They provide reporting in PDF files but you cannot modify these… more »
Top Answer: When it comes to the ability to scale up the product, this is suitable for small medium and large environments,
Top Answer: The solution is no more expensive than other products. At the end of the day all solutions are always expensive. It all… more »
Top Answer: The AI features should be addressed in respect of the analysis and intelligence that must be supported and delivered in… more »
Top Answer: We are able to monitor our virtual infrastructure, virtual machines, windows servers, databases, and the network using a… more »
Top Answer: The solution is free to use but they offer support as a paid service. If you can go read the manuals and do the… more »
Top Answer: Zabbix does not draw automatic mapping of the network, this is something they should add in the future. There is a lot… more »
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Also Known As
OPNET SteelCentral AppResponse, ACE Live, OPNET, AppResponse Xpert
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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.

Riverbed® AppResponse delivers full stack application analysis—from packets to web pages to end-user experience—letting you observe all network and application interactions as they cross the wire, whether they are encrypted or not. Using powerful, flexible network and application analytics and workflows, AppResponse speeds problem diagnosis and resolution, helping you get to answers fast

Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices. Zabbix is Open Source and comes at no cost.

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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.
N11.com, OneMain Financial, China Bank, Halkbank, Kaust
Bodybuilding.com, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider23%
Government5%
Wholesaler/Distributor4%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government9%
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Computer Software Company17%
Comms Service Provider10%
Energy/Utilities Company7%
Manufacturing Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company24%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business48%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise30%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise49%
Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about Riverbed AppResponse vs. Zabbix and other solutions. Updated: November 2021.
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Riverbed AppResponse is ranked 34th in Network Monitoring Software with 4 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in Network Monitoring Software with 39 reviews. Riverbed AppResponse is rated 8.0, while Zabbix is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Riverbed AppResponse writes "Has modules to troubleshoot web applications, database transactions, and unified communications, all in one". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". Riverbed AppResponse is most compared with Dynatrace, SolarWinds NPM, Cisco Stealthwatch, AppDynamics and Aternity, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Nagios XI, Splunk, SolarWinds NPM, Nagios Core and PRTG Network Monitor. See our Riverbed AppResponse vs. Zabbix report.

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