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"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.""The most valuable feature is the extensibility, as there are really no limits as to what you can do with it.""It is very good at monitoring Microsoft Server.""I enjoy its integration with the Microsoft Active Directory functions, which means users, computers, or other group policies can connect with Windows Active Directory."

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"With SolarWinds, we are now able to accurately gauge bandwidth consumption.""The performance analysis is a valuable feature. With the performance analyzer, we can see the realtime monitoring, the realtime performance, and historical performance on specific components like virtualization storage, CPU, servers and network equipment.""The solution's most valuable feature is its traffic analysis.""The program is scalable enough for our usage.""SolarWinds has improved our organization because whenever a device is down, we get an alert.""The most valuable feature is the alarm that is set up to trigger based on bandwidth utilization.""The monitoring is perfect, showing you the details for the utilization of resources and network bandwidth.""The most valuable features are the bandwidth analyzer, the monitoring, the network analyzer, it has overall good performance, and an easy deployment."

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"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.""The interface is a little bit cumbersome and certain actions could be simplified.""The initial setup should be easier to complete.""There are some negative points about this product. Sometimes, the capabilities of the software don't appear, and you can't directly see the results. You have to wait for a long period to refresh the policy to push it to the software or other patches."

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"The licensing should be more realistic so that we can adjust the number of nodes according to my needs, rather than in fixed increments.""The price of the solution is a bit high for our clients. They should consider adjusting their price model.""Technical support needs improvement.""It is very slow to pick the dynamics of the network.""It does not flow. It cannot do our metric performance monitoring. So it is very limited. They can do it but in a very limited fashion. It is only good for SNMP-based alerts.""This solution does not do a very good job when I am trying to look deeper into my internal network, in particular with respect to individual ports.""The Atlas module that is used for building the network map is very bad.""The pricing is expensive."

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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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"The licensing for this solution is based on the number of nodes.""The price of this solution is exceptional.""While the pricing is fair, it could be better.""The pricing is reasonable.""We pay yearly, and we are happy with its price."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We have found the scalability capabilities to be okay.
Top Answer: In terms of pricing, I'm not sure how much the company pays. As far as I know, our company gets a Microsoft package and SCOM is already included in the package. It's not separated out.
Top Answer: What we need in SCOM is the ability to share a lab console with our customers so that our end-users or customers in SCOM can navigate by themselves. It could be similar to how we use DRDG in PRTG… more »
Top Answer: I have worked from 1973 with all kind of systems in large enterprises across the world. And have experience with all kind of software in monitoring from infra to end to end, it depends on the… more »
Top Answer: For managing the traffic, it provides you a response about whether the traffic is down, up, or heavy, which is a very powerful feature. It has a good response time. We have been using this… more »
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Also Known As
System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
Netflow Traffic Analyzer
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Overview
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.
SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer enables you to capture data from continuous streams of network traffic and convert those raw numbers into easy-to-interpret charts and tables that quantify exactly how the corporate network is being used, by whom, and for what purpose.
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Sample Customers
Dialog Telekom
Oceaneering International, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, 335th Signal Command, Immofori
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Financial Services Firm26%
Retailer11%
Healthcare Company8%
Government8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Manufacturing Company30%
Financial Services Firm20%
Transportation Company10%
Real Estate/Law Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider24%
Computer Software Company23%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise59%
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise60%
Find out what your peers are saying about SCOM vs. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
535,544 professionals have used our research since 2012.

SCOM is ranked 1st in Event Monitoring with 14 reviews while SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is ranked 6th in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 14 reviews. SCOM is rated 7.6, while SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of SCOM writes "Feature rich, scalable and user-friendly, but open-source products are free and do the same thing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer writes "Alerts us whenever a device is down but it cannot do metric performance monitoring". SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Dynatrace, Nagios XI, PRTG Network Monitor and LogicMonitor, whereas SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is most compared with Zabbix, Cisco Stealthwatch, Centreon, Plixer Scrutinizer and NETSCOUT nGeniusONE. See our SCOM vs. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer report.

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