We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"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."
"In terms of the implementation, we've actually used SAM, the server and application monitoring tools. The network configuration tools are very useful in terms of bulk upgrading switches and infrastructure. Also, the Network Traffic Analyzer was extremely useful to track down errant users soaking up bandwidth."
"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."
"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."
"The problem is that SolarWinds is trying to bolt in too much and that can leave bugs, which you have to then sort out, leaving the product unstable. SolarWinds needs to try and slow down and improve the stability of the product, as opposed to bringing out more and more features."
"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."
"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."
"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."
SCOM is ranked 1st in Event Monitoring with 13 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 "Has a lovely graphical interface, it's easy to use, has powerful reporting features, and excellent support". 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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