Statseeker Other Advice

NetworkTddd4
Network Tools Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
From an end-user point of view, I would say it's fairly intuitive once you've got it up and running, once you've spent some time on it. It's a fairly intuitive product as to how to generate reports. It just takes time to work your way through it. Maybe you could get a trainer or a subject matter expert to show people how to do stuff, but the more time you spend on the product, the more you get to understand it, and the easier it is to use. It's not super-complicated to use. There's a reasonable number of instruction videos from Statseeker. It's not a complicated product to use from an end-user perspective and to get people up to scratch. If you need a product that's able to monitor all the ports in your environment or all the ports that you want, this is a great product to use. Statseeker is quite flexible in tailoring the product, spending time tailoring the product with you. It's fairly low maintenance. It's quite quick. It's a good tool at what it does, but it's not a tool that you would install in a network operation center to deliver alerts to your tier-1 operators. It's not a Zenoss or an HPE OVO, it's more of a tool that's an eyes-on-glass type of thing. It works in its own niche. My advice would be, you have to figure out what you actually want the tool to do, and whether or not what you want is what Statseeker is going to give you. We have multiple tools in our environment, which address separate areas, and Statseeker can't do everything. So before you buy it, figure out if the capability the product has is actually what you're trying to address. I'd give it an eight out of 10, and the reason is it's a very all round good product, but for quite a long time the impression that we got was they weren't developing the product. There weren't any new features coming out. Now that being said, over the last year or two, it seems like they've had new personnel come on board, and they've started to put in new features, and started to be more customer focused; they've started to develop the product. But if they want to stay in the market, in my opinion, they need to keep on developing the product and adding features, because there are other players out in the market that they seem to be constantly adding new features and tweaking the product on quite a regular basis. That being said, I haven't tried the competitors' products, but it seems to me, the other players in the market are developing product at a rapid pace. So they need to keep up. It's servicing our requirements at the moment and Statseeker is very flexible. When we ask them, "Can you put this feature in?" they'll work with us and help us out, but we're just one account. What I'm trying to say is, I could see how, if I was a person comparing products at the moment, if there was a fresh environment, I would probably play Statseeker off against the other main competitor, which I believe is AKIPS, and I would tick which one I like the most and serves my need the best, and to be honest it might not be Statseeker. Statseeker is a great product. It's doing what we need. But if we wanted to switch over to another product it would require a lot of work, because there is all sorts of stuff we do with Statseeker which we would have to rewrite. We're a happy enough customer at the moment, but that might not be the case if I went somewhere else and somebody said to me, "You need to buy a product." Would I necessarily buy Statseeker? Maybe I would, maybe I wouldn't. That's why I'm giving it an eight, because I'm not automatically saying I'm going to implement this wherever I go. If I need to address an issue that Statseeker can help me out with, and if a company was coming to me saying, "This is your budget," then I would compare it with other products beforehand. View full review »
Jp Buckley
Senior Network Engineer at Unum Group
Statseeker reduces the complexity of your network monitoring. It is easy. You don't have to go in and show the guys how to log in and check this and that. They can just click whichever router is required for the interface. I would like a single pane of glass. It's not there. We have so many devices. We have a huge network. We go over fifty thousand nodes in the US, UK, Ireland, and Poland. We use different tools. Statseeker is one of them. Not all of them offer a single pane of glass for administration. You have to click in, dive in, and dig into the ways. On a scale from 1 to 10, I'd rate Statseeker with a 9 based on what I have seen there now. I'd like to get the flow. I'd like to get more visibility. It's probably me being harsh. But the tool works. I am very happy with it. View full review »
Jessie Hackney
Network Engineer at West Virginia Department of Education
I would rate the product as a nine out of ten. I really like the product. I think it does what it does very well. We have a couple of other products that we use for monitoring different specific things, but we always rely on Statseeker. I always have it up on my monitor and it's one of my favorite tools. View full review »
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Charles Moore
Senior IT Director at Inglis foundation
Overall, Statseeker has reduced the complexity of our network monitoring once it's installed. It provides a single pane of glass to go and look at a snapshot if anything's down or having any transitions, i.e. within the last hour or last twenty-four hours. You can look at the data coordinator and if you see something red, you know something's wrong. If you don't see anything red, you know nothing's wrong. It just takes a glance. Even our help desk, if they're not in-network experienced, they can tell if something's down. The single pane of glass for traditional and SDN affects our network management by making it easier to go to one place to be able to look at something as opposed to checking disparate systems all over the place. For the workload of our network admin team, Statseeker has been a big help. Statseeker did reduce the amount of work they had to do. Even more, it focused them on what they had to do. Instead of chasing their tails, they could work on something that needed to be done. For our network availability, we see things that are up and down, like if something needs to be replaced or fixed. Everything stays up longer now. We don't have a lot of SDN. On a scale from one to ten, I would rate Statseeker a nine. I like it a lot, especially the area where you define reports and where you set up the email alerts. The language used to formulate the email when you send it out could be done a little better. Statseeker gives you results that you can understand very quickly. The biggest lesson that we've learned from using this solution is that you can't be everywhere at once, but this can. View full review »
NetworkA3000
Network Analyst at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I'd absolutely recommend it. It's a great product. The biggest lesson I've learned from using Statseeker is the fact that granularity matters. If you look at a problem over 15-minute averages, or 30-minute averages, you don't get the same information. You don't reach the same conclusions that you do if you're working on one-minutes averages. I would rate this as a nine out of ten. It's really easy to use. We don't need to spend a lot of time trying to keep it up-to-date or maintained or anything like that. It just really runs in the background and it's there when we need it. View full review »
Troy Mellon
Network Engineer at Banner Health
I would definitely advise them to look closely at it because it's been a benefit to us and I believe that there is a lot of value there, especially if you're in a bandwidth-constrained environment. It's not as common nowadays, but back in the day when people were trying to push as much as they could down a single T1 line, it was a little bit more critical. The biggest lesson I've learned is that everything is always changing on your network and Statseeker tends to show these things before they become bad things. So they anticipate, or proactively identify the problem, or at least give you a head's up that it's likely to be an issue. I love it. I would give it a nine-plus out of ten. View full review »
NetworkS422c
Network Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Go for it. I recommend it. I think it's great value. It's an easy tool to use. Support is fantastic and Statseeker are always looking to improve. We've had a few meetings where they always ask for suggestions on how they can improve their system to tailor it to customers' requirements. View full review »
NetworkA0c11
Network Analyst at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This product provides some good functionality. However, the reporting is right to left, which is less than ideal, the cost is significantly high, and the NetFlow capabilities are lacking. My advice is to go with AKIPS, rather than this solution. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten. View full review »
Solutioneddb
Solution Architect at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
This is a good solution in terms of ease of use and ease of deployment. It is a cost-effective solution that provides basic functionality. However, the bells and whistles that other vendors have will need to be provided or enhanced in Statseeker in order for it to compete. The biggest lesson that I learned is how easy it is deployed. I would rate this solution a six out of ten. View full review »
Matthew Freitag
Network Engineer at Michigan Technological University
If this solution offers a trial then I would suggest giving it a try. In my experience, there is not much better than this. We set a two-minute bundle time so that we don't get completely inundated with alerts. There is a bug we have encountered, where if we accidentally add a ping-only device as an SNMP device, and then that device goes down, it doesn't report back as "down". Overall, I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
Robert Pettit
Senior Network Engineer at Banner Health
I would recommend this solution because I like the alerting functionality for systems that are down or up. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
NetworkE1530
Network Engineer at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
It's a great product and if you're looking for network monitoring, I would highly recommend it. The biggest lesson I learned is that having one-minute granularity that doesn't roll up over time is incredibly important if we want to do any historical troubleshooting. I would rate Statseeker as nine out of ten, not a ten only because it wasn't free. View full review »
NetworkE1225
Network Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
While I would recommend this software to a colleague, I would also suggest running different products at the same time to see what works best. I like this solution because I have used different products and I find this one is simpler. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
Chet Craig
Senior Manager of Core Network Operations at US Cellular
Go into it with your eyes open and know what you're looking for. The biggest lesson is learning how to group everything together. We've got so many interfaces plugged into this device, it's kind of hard to hunt and peck. It'd be nice to know that going into it. I would rate Statseeker as a nine out of ten. View full review »
NetworkTe9f1
Network Team Lead at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
This is a great product for anybody looking for network monitoring, and I would highly recommend it. Having that one-minute granularity, that doesn't roll up over time, is incredibly important if we want to do any historical troubleshooting. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. View full review »
NetworkE6e63
Network Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
This is a solution that is useful when you can find the information. It would benefit from being able to view specific ports more easily. For my recommendation, I would suggest Observium over this solution. I would rate this solution a five out of ten. View full review »
SeniorEn789c
Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 5,001-10,000 employees
On a scale from one to ten, I would rate this solution a seven and a half. It's been solid and reliable. I love the historical data and the fact that it doesn't average it when it saves it. I like the fact that I can aggregate multiple interfaces into a single graph. It allows me to quickly get the summary of traffic for multiple devices which is helpful. View full review »
Willis Morris
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
I would give this solution about an eight out of ten. It's not perfect, but it's still a good product. We definitely enjoyed using it. It's fairly simple and easy to use, and it's pretty straightforward. It gives us a lot of information that we need. View full review »
Scott Steves
Network Engineer at BCBS of KS
My suggestion for anybody considering this solution is to evaluate at least four other products to see what works best. I think that the NetFlow portion of the solution needs to be enhanced, but the fault and performance stuff is solid. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. View full review »
SrManage3688
Sr Manager at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The interface for this solution is terrible and can be improved in literally any way. I would rate this solution a three out of ten. View full review »
Roy Mccauley
Lead Network Engineer at Fairview Health Services
This is a solid and reliable solution, but it's not intuitive with respect to some of the setup and some of the selection for reports. Eventually, you can work through it. I would rate this solution a seven and a half out of ten. View full review »
NetworkSbfc0
Network Security Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Try to find someone who's worked with the solution, get their take on it, and maybe try to compare it with a different solution to see the pros and cons. I would rate this as an eight out of ten. There are no perfect products out there, but Statseeker has been great. I've been using it for a few months now and it's served our purposes. View full review »
NetworkA34f6
Network Analayst
I am happy to advise others to use this product for monitoring their networks, as it is working so well. It is easy to use and a great value for investment. View full review »
Daniel Hess
Network Specialist at Internal Revenue Service
We do not have the current version of this solution, but I would love for us to get it. If you want something that is easy to use and catches the basics, especially for your first line people, then this is the product to go with. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. View full review »
Consulta5efe
Consultant at a analyst firm with 10,001+ employees
I like this product and would recommend it to a colleague at another company. It is fast, simple to use, pretty cheap, and they give you support. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
NetworkEa244
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I would recommend this product. It does what it is supposed to do. This solution will help to find problem endpoints sooner, or other issues such as throughput and network congestion. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten. View full review »
CTOd177
CTO at a tech services company
This solution is not perfect. Always try to minimize the effort by the support teams to keep the solution alive. I would rate it a seven out of ten. View full review »
it_user115695
Senior Capacity Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Understand what your outputs and customer requirements are first. Then configure the environment to support those needs. View full review »
Abdul Khaliq Rajput
IT Manager Network Operation at a financial services firm with 5,001-10,000 employees
It is very scalable, stable, easy to use and manage. View full review »
NetworkE824e
Network Engineer at a university with 10,001+ employees
The solution's granularity in terms of network visibility is pretty solid. I haven't used it too often lately though. I'm not in that section of the organization anymore. I don't know that the solution has had much of an impact on the complexity of our network monitoring. It's just another tool we can use. I'm sure Statseeker has helped a little bit with our network availability, at some point. From my experience, I'd give it an eight out of ten. It has worked when I needed it to. View full review »
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