SCOM Competitors and Alternatives

The top SCOM competitors are
  • Zabbix
  • PRTG
  • Nagios XI
  • SolarWinds NPM
  • Dynatrace
  • CA Unified Infrastructure Management
  • AppDynamics APM
  • New Relic APM
Read reviews of SCOM competitors and alternatives
dba951b
Real User
DBA at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 21 2016

What is most valuable?

The performance monitoring is the most valuable feature. We use it for a lot of performance monitoring. It's a good tool. It works well. We use it on a day-to-day basis.

How has it helped my organization?

It reduces our downtime; increases our performance. We get to know of any issues coming up before even the users complain about it. We know what's going on in the system using... more»

What needs improvement?

If it had more drill-down facilities, that would be great. We found that sometimes, if you drill down into certain views, it's slow and it's very costly, so we avoid doing those... more»

What other advice do I have?

Go for it. It's very good. It's pretty user-friendly. You just go with the flow. Just click on what you need to see and take it from there. We don't see any specialized training... more»
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CA Technologies
Lee Mullican
Real User
Manager IT at New York Presbyterian Hospital
Dec 15 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is it’s ability to monitor our network. We have a fairly sizable network with over 4000 nodes. Ultimately, at a hospital, network integrity is a patient... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Its ability to alert us on network issues before they become critical is a great benefit. For example, say one of the power supplies on a device that has more than one goes down.... more»

What needs improvement?

The web-based client that Spectrum has needs to be able to use multiple landscapes and multiple alarm filters. Right now, if you choose a landscape and then choose an alarm filter,... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would say that Spectrum is a great network monitoring tool, and it has a lot of features that most people probably don't even use. They just use it kind of like an up-down tool,... more»
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SolarWinds
Jacob Houg
Real User
Systems Administrator at a tech services company
Jan 08 2017

What is most valuable?

One of the main features is ease of deployment. Adding new devices only takes a few minutes. This allows me to do my... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are now able to respond to problems before the customer is even aware of them. As an example, our VPN router had a... more»

What needs improvement?

NPM comes with a tool called Network Atlas. Currently, it can only link switches to switches and only if all the... more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Licenses go quickly. Each interface is a license.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before this solution, we used Spiceworks. SolarWinds had the nicest single-pane-of-glass monitoring solution, so we... more»

What other advice do I have?

Have a goal in mind. Prioritize your monitoring goals in terms of alerting, reporting, and dashboards. Then you can... more»

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