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The nice thing about Spiceworks is always it's free. Monitoring of printers for low toner. Finding machines that have low memory or low hard disk space.It shows the users that are currently logged in, which is not something that Active Directory by default will ever let you know up front.The most valuable features are the inventory and personalization.The solution can find all asset details automatically, whether it's a Mac address, computer name, IP address, models, etc. It's very helpful.The solution is very stable. It's reliable and efficient.

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We haven't really experienced any glitches or bugs.Great monitoring of network devices.The ability to create custom dashboards is one of the best features and that's typically why most people deploy Splunk. Users can create dashboards for just about anything.The initial setup was straightforward. We didn't find it to be too complex.The product retains a lot of log data for subsequent analysis.The most valuable feature in this solution is the log searching.The feature I find most valuable, is the data integration.The solution's most valuable aspect is its ability to get information about all of the security measurements in my environment.

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There are a lot of disadvantages to Spiceworks because it's not an agent-based solution.The network mapping could be improved. Putting together an actual bonafide network map would be really nice.Having an integrated asset management tool, where I can plug in things that are offline, would be good.It would be nice to have remote access to the solution via a tablet. They also need remote control from a PC. Right now, to complete the technical support process, you have to have a tool to access the PC, and check the problems.I would like the solution to allow for more direct interaction with computers. I can open tickets and I can see their status, but I can't interact directly with the computers themselves.

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They do not have all the features that I expect right now.Splunk would be better if some tools were integrated to be able to take action on security or network concerns.The cost needs to be re-examined. It's extremely expensive to run. It's also expensive to expand. That's the number one complaint all of my customers have when it comes to Splunk. It's way too expensive compared to other solutions.It would be useful if they provided some help pages. If you don't know too much about the tool, there should be more documentation readily available. It would be useful if they had a help button embedded in the solution so you could ask questions and get answers.It does not have a user-friendly interface and it is difficult to use.This solution is difficult to configure and the instructions are complex.I would like to see an improvement and some innovation in the customer interface.The solution should have more sensors regarding fiber intelligence for security measures.

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This is an expensive solution.The product is a bit expensive considering the competition but the company may negotiate the price.

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable features are the inventory and personalization.
Top Answer: The solution is free. We're not paying for any licensing or other costs.
Top Answer: Having an integrated asset management tool, where I can plug in things that are offline, would be good. If I have taken a device off of the network then it would be nice to have it included in the… more »
Top Answer: We haven't really experienced any glitches or bugs.
Top Answer: We haven't faced any problems yet. It's working as expected. We are using the enterprise-grade, strong products and we're just paying a lot for it right now. People intend to go for automation. We are… more »
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Overview
From network inventory and network monitoring to help desk software, and mobile device management (MDM) to cloud services detection, Spiceworks helps you manage everything about your IT workday from one easy place.

Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is a new monitoring product from Splunk that unifies metrics and logs to do performance management and troubleshooting. It takes minutes to set up and for small environments, it's free (up to 200 GB of storage, which is about 50 servers).

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Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Symantec, Webroot, EMC, PertinoEntrust Datacard
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Find out what your peers are saying about Spiceworks vs. Splunk Insights for Infrastructure and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
437,064 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Spiceworks is ranked 15th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 5 reviews while Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is ranked 14th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 10 reviews. Spiceworks is rated 8.4, while Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Spiceworks writes "Has good policy enforcement but the network mapping could be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk Insights for Infrastructure writes "Evaluates the logs in an efficient way which enhances utility and efficiency". Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, JIRA Service Desk, ServiceNow and ManageEngine ServiceDesk Plus, whereas Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is most compared with ITRS Geneos, PRTG Network Monitor, ControlUp Real-time, OpsRamp and StackState. See our Spiceworks vs. Splunk Insights for Infrastructure report.

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