LiveAction LiveNX Overview

LiveAction LiveNX is the #39 ranked solution in our list of Infrastructure Monitoring tools. It is most often compared to ThousandEyes: LiveAction LiveNX vs ThousandEyes

What is LiveAction LiveNX?

LiveAction develops IT visibility solutions designed to simplify network management. Initially developed to aid the US Department of Defense in the operation of its networks, LiveNX (Network Experience) features an innovative visual display, real-time big data analytics and deep control of routers and switches for unparalleled network administration. LiveNX accelerates troubleshooting with its QoS control, application-aware, and WAN functionality developed through engineering partnerships with Cisco Systems.

LiveAction LiveNX is also known as LiveNX.

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LiveAction LiveNX Customers

Tampa Electric, Digital First Media, Allscripts, Boxwood Technology

Pricing Advice

What users are saying about LiveAction LiveNX pricing:
  • "It's very expensive."

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IT Manager, Network Engineering at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
An intuitive network performance and analytics platform that provides valuable reports about offenders on the network

What is our primary use case?

We use it to route traffic and monitor through multiple interfaces. We have a management tool for management reports that we can customize and give to a manager if they are interested in the structure. But this tool is more designed for network engineers.

Pros and Cons

  • "We don't have any complaints about the software. According to my team, it's a very good tool that's very intuitive."
  • "The only downside to this software is the price."

What other advice do I have?

I would tell potential customers that it's a solution worth having, especially if you have deep pockets. If you're looking for a tool that will solve your problems in a short period of time more effectively, LiveNX is the right tool. But it would be best if you were prepared to pay for it as it's the Ferrari of network management. On a scale from one to ten, I would give LiveAction LiveNX a nine.
JM
Infrastructure Services Manager at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 5
Lets you create CLI scripts on the fly and provides reporting, latency, and bandwidth utilization for your applications

What is our primary use case?

We were using it for monitoring two of our business units. We were using it on a day-to-day basis to monitor performance, latency, and QoS modeling to ensure that we were properly modeling QoS. This was before pre-COVID when we were all in the office. This platform went away with the business units when those business units got sold. We were one or two versions before the latest one.

Pros and Cons

  • "One of the valuable features is the ability to create CLI scripts on the fly to fix any issues. We were using it for QoS modeling to ensure that we were properly modeling QoS, and it basically said here is what you need to fix to get this QoS done, whether it is ACL or something else. It would either push or recommend. If you have the right credentials, you could also push. It is very good if you are a Cisco shop. It gives you reporting, latency, and bandwidth utilization for your applications, so you can do good capacity management planning. There are a lot of pieces that LiveNX can give you. It is a total NPM solution for SD-WAN."
  • "It is not as robust as other NPM solutions. For instance, there is a problem while labeling specific applications. It works well with well-known applications, but when you have to put in new applications that are not very known and set them up with names, ports, URLs, or some protocols, it is not as intuitive."

What other advice do I have?

My advice would be that if you're looking to handle SD-WAN, then make sure that you have a great reporting system. If you're a Cisco shop, I would say that LiveNX is a definitely good product because it basically tells you what you need to do to change anything to make sure your QoS modeling is working properly. I would rate LiveAction LiveNX an eight out of ten for Cisco. Otherwise, I would rate it a seven out of ten.
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Benjamin Hodzic
Chief Mission Critical Communications at United Nations
Real User
It looks good on paper, but it does not meet expectations at all

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case of this solution is monitoring and troubleshooting.

Pros and Cons

  • "The intention and the idea of the filter is great."
  • "This is a horrible solution and I think everything needs to be improved."

What other advice do I have?

My advice to others would be to run away from it. This is a slight exaggeration but this is more because the application is horrible, the stability is horrible, the performance is horrible and the support is horrible. It's very nice and hunky-dory on paper but when implemented, it's far, far away from our expectations. Just today I had problems with my customers' reporting and with their importing of data. Based on my experience with the solution I would really not like to give it a zero. The intention and the idea of the filter is great, but it is far, far away from good and perfect…
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