Compare SiteScope vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor

SiteScope is ranked 19th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is ranked 7th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 9 reviews. SiteScope is rated 7.6, while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of SiteScope writes "System resource monitoring that generates automated alerts and support tickets". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor writes "A Performance Monitor, Control Virtual Environments, and helps you build your CMDB". SiteScope is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics and Splunk, whereas SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics and BMC TrueSight Operations Management. See our SiteScope vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor report.
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Pros
The product's ability to monitor systems and applications and send alerts and create support tickets are the most valuable features of the product.There's no agent you need installed on the servers. In our environment, we have some servers out of our control so we cannot manage them. We use SiteScope to monitor the availability, the resources on the servers, etc. This allows us to do this job without installing agents so there's no need to take care of anything on the server.The Monitor Templates functionality allowed us to spin up monitoring with .csv files pretty easily.SiteScope has built-in flat file DB, hence it removes the dependency of an external DB for higher stability.Has a simple setup. It can be up and running within hours.It can monitor over a 100 technologies with built-in solution templates.

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This product can monitor application environments no matter where they reside and provides capabilities for deep insight into infrastructure.Solarwinds has an open database that allows you to do serious integrations. It doesn't matter which service desk you have, you can implement and integrate it with SolarWinds.I'd rate technical support at eight out of ten. They are helpful and fast.The more valuable feature of this solution is the Exchange feature.The solution's most valuable features are PerfStack, AppStack and AppInsight.One of the most valuable features are the reports. They're pretty good. Also, the ease of installation and customization for the client is another feature that we value. SolarWinds has a lot of features but these are the ones I like the most. We also like that the KPIs have the ability to be preset.There are many valuable features, including the network configuration manager, and the network performance manager.The solution is end-to-end from the network and the application to the processes. Everything about the enterprise infrastructure is being covered by the solution. It's easy to use and easy to navigate and one of the leaders among monitoring solutions.

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It may lack some features other products in the category have like more detailed transaction tracking.Sometimes in a huge environment, I think the documentation does not provide the required calculations so you can't know what the required set up should be. You need to test.They have not kept up with browser security requirements or advances in GUIs, they switched to a corruptible database architecture instead of text config files.Direct integration with an SMS gateway for sending critical alerts to the support SME. This will help customer investing in third party middleware solutions for SMS.

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This product has no real downside unless they fail to continue development of its capabilities.When you implement SolarWinds on a larger scale my customers complain about the speed.It would be helpful if the solution could integrate more with the security compliances, like this IDSS, etc.Some custom applications cannot be monitored, and a lot more applications need to be included.The solution should implement something like a network configuration manager, or some baseline for server configuration. Many of my customers need a recommendation for server configuration. Implementing that as a feature would be perfect for them.They should incorporate more artificial intelligence. There should also be more predictive features.The setup was complex. We had local support to assist us.There is one feature that is a report writer. And they are currently trying to take it out from being a stand-alone application and integrating to the web. This doesn't give us the flexibility and it doesn't expand what we can get when it comes to reporting. So, putting it on the web is going to make it difficult to get some information. Leaving it where it is now will help us a lot.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
You have to pay for their "solution templates". Other tools do not charge you for knowledge-based monitoring bundles.SiteScope licensing can be node based-or monitor-based. I would recommend for node-based licensing.

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Pricing is inexpensive, starting at 2440 euros. For that, you get the ability to monitor a couple of nodes and one year of maintenance and support.The licenses start from USD 3000.00 and go up to USD 20,000.00 for the year. It's a perpetual license. Nothing is free in SolarWinds, anything that you need is an additional cost.The product might cost you $30,000 USD to buy, but scaling this solution requires the purchase of additional polling engines at $20,000 USD each.Understanding the counts of objects to monitor will determine the licensing need. In terms of pricing, it’s not cheap but it’s not expensive as larger vendors whose products don’t have all the features or integrations.

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Also Known As
Micro Focus SiteScope, HPE SiteScopeSolarWinds SAM
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Overview
SiteScope is an agentless application monitoring software that provides heterogeneous and hybrid support, quick time to value, and ease of installation, configuration, and use.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers powerful application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros, enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues faster. Do not let slow applications and downtime impact your end-users and business services. Pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack. SolarWinds SAM is affordable and easy to deploy, use, and customize. You can automatically discover your system's environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.

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Sample Customers
Vodafone Ireland, Kuveyt Turk Participation BankAndr. L. Riis AS, NetSuite
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm29%
Comms Service Provider29%
Recruiting/Hr Firm14%
Transportation Company14%
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Software R&D Company27%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government13%
Retailer7%
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Financial Services Firm25%
Construction Company25%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Retailer13%
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Software R&D Company41%
Comms Service Provider12%
Media Company6%
Financial Services Firm6%
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