Anonymous UserIT Operations Manager at 3M Company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Auvik automatically updates network topology. Since it automatically updates the topology, we proactively know what is happening in a country or our branch offices. It also alerts us if there is a topology change, e.g., if it discovers anything new in that country. So, it has reduced the number of failures in our operations. We went from being reactive to proactive. So, we are no longer reacting to what is happening and others are doing. This has saved us about two to three hours a day. We used to spend two to three hours every morning checking the firewall and router logs for malicious behavior."
"The solution is very stable. It's reliable and efficient."
"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 most valuable features are the inventory and personalization."
"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 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."
"The modeling required to setup ITSI has been very helpful in providing us a better understanding and a logical view of our services. The modeling is flexible and can be as granular or high level as our needs dictate."
"The most valuable features are the agility, being able to ingest many data sources with no limitation on capacity."
"We liked the built-in calculation of health scores."
"The flexibility to develop and consolidate many solutions into one platform is great."
"They need to improve the reporting system. They still don't have a proper reporting system in Auvik. They have built a dashboard in Power BI using APIs, but they should build some sort of report within Auvik itself. If Auvik fixes the reporting or comes up with a good reporting module, it will change the game."
"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."
"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."
"Having an integrated asset management tool, where I can plug in things that are offline, would be good."
"The network mapping could be improved. Putting together an actual bonafide network map would be really nice."
"There are a lot of disadvantages to Spiceworks because it's not an agent-based solution."
"ITSI could benefit from a security model that would allow operations team members to get involved in model building, KPI implementation, and model maintenance, while maintaining appropriate segregation of duties."
"The problem becomes the price, as Splunk is an expensive product."
"We also faced challenges relating to UI development."
"Some of our customers occasionally require the development of the connectors when there are no native connectors so that we can develop in Python or for customer slash comments as well. If they could adjust that, it would be ideal."
"Compared to other products, Auvik's pricing is more feasible since you get all its features. You pay for licenses on a per network device basis. It monitors hypervisors, but does not bill for that. There are no additional costs, which is something that I like."
"I would prefer that the price be reduced, as it would be easier to implement it and to sell it."
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Auvik is cloud-based software that simplifies and automates network monitoring and management to give you complete network visibility and control.
Designed to deploy in minutes, you’ll resolve problems faster than ever with real-time network mapping and inventory, powerful troubleshooting features, deep network traffic insights, automated config backups and restore, and more. https://www.auvik.com/get-free-trial
Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) enables IT and service leaders to prevent issues before they impact customers. Unlike traditional monitoring and analytics solutions that aggravate IT complexity, ITSI correlates and applies machine learning to all metric, event and trace data for 360 service monitoring, predictive alerting, and streamlined event management.
Spiceworks is ranked 16th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 5 reviews while Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) is ranked 27th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 4 reviews. Spiceworks is rated 8.4, while Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) is rated 8.6. 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 IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) writes "Monitoring and analytics with comprehensive visibility, is agile, and integrates well, but the price can be reduced". Spiceworks is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, JIRA Service Desk, Nagios Core and ServiceNow, whereas Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) is most compared with Dynatrace, SignalFx, SolarWinds NPM, Loom Systems and Moogsoft. See our Spiceworks vs. Splunk IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) report.
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