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Senior Capacity Manager at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Apr 11 2018

What is most valuable?

* Custom reporting * 95th Percentile * Trend lines

How has it helped my organization?

Summary Reports provide a quick way to identify where potential issues are. Drill-downs provide more granular details very quickly.

What needs improvement?

Detailed data can be hard to extract in CSV form. Sometimes, being able to dump down raw data would be good so various time periods across a longer period could be analysed. At present, data can be… more»

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

We are using the Professional edition but would love to upgrade to the higher level Enterprise, as having the full feature set would be the way to go.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Currently using a variety of tools across multiple accounts.

What other advice do I have?

Understand what your outputs and customer requirements are first. Then configure the environment to support those needs.
Real User
Network Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 11 2018

What is most valuable?

The most important feature for us is the interface statistics, because our customer normally asks us for bandwidth utilization reports. Statseeker has very descriptive transmit and receive… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Prior to using it, the company was using something really basic, it was very slow and it didn't have descriptive statistics at all. Statseeker provides a lot more graphics, the reports are very user… more»

What needs improvement?

I spoke to James Wells from Statseeker. We use an application called Dynatrace, which was formerly Compuware, and he was saying that they might be able to integrate Statseeker with Dynatrace. What… more»

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

We now feel the pricing is a good value. Previously we had a just a normal license but now we've got an Enterprise license. Since the Enterprise, it's been a lot better value. We did think it was… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

They used a system called Cacti and it wasn't user friendly. To get to an interface it took a long time. You'd go to the router and from the router you had to find the interface. It wasn't as easy as… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»
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Real User
Network Tools Specialist at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Apr 08 2018

What is most valuable?

The most important feature is just the fact that it doesn't aggregate the information up, and I can look at detailed information going back quite a long time. I find that useful in my role.

How has it helped my organization?

The fact that it doesn't aggregate the information up, it's very good at troubleshooting. The fact that you have all the information there, it's very easy if you require the information to go back and… more»

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

One thing that needs improvement is how it's licensed. I understand historically the company licensed it off a same charge for everyone. I understand the company needs to make money, but how they… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've been using the same product in my environment for all the time I've been here. As Statseeker has released extra features into the product, we have migrated sections of other tools. We have… more»

What other advice do I have?

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I came into the environment after it was already built. We did compare it against another product to see if the other product could take over from Statseeker, and we determined that that was not… more»
Real User
Network Analayst
Apr 05 2018

What is most valuable?

* Grouping * Threshold/alerts * Netflow analyser * Private MIB object support These are most valuable as they can provide more visibility into network performance, and for network troubleshooting. Also, the easy-to-use Reporting feature is… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It improved departmental network operation and support, and delivered a better service to my customers, improving their businesses.

What needs improvement?

It could use more features on Netflow analyser, such as time series graphs and a single network export UDP port and UDP forwarding. Also, more private MIB object support such as WAN optimisation performance and wireless.

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

Pricing isn't expensive; very reasonable.

What other advice do I have?

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.
Abdul Khaliq Rajput
Real User
IT Manager Network Operation at Al Rajhi Bank
Feb 13 2018

What is most valuable?

Outages: It catches frequent flapping of the network and provides detailed reports of outages.

How has it helped my organization?

Proactive reports about outages and utilization.

What needs improvement?

Configuration management: In configuration management it would be helpful if it would backup configuration files (running and start-up configuration) for devices. (Not… more»

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

Pricing is reasonable but licensing should unlimited.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We switched due to performance.

What other advice do I have?

It is very scalable, stable, easy to use and manage.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Other options are not so easy to use and manage. A single server handles more than 5000 nodes.
Dan Davis
Real User
Network Engineer-OCIO at a university with 10,001+ employees
Jun 25 2017

What is most valuable?

It is a good monitoring tool. It does the job.

How has it helped my organization?

It helps us track the status of over 1200 devices in multiple geographical locations.

What needs improvement?

Integration including ability to do network diagrams.

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

Interface counting/reporting with Juniper switches adds TWO interfaces for every single interface. That is killing our licensing. I’ve had to tweak removing some… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I was using SolarWinds NPM/NCM. This department was already using Statseeker and didn’t want to change.

What other advice do I have?

Know Unix. It’s a must.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I worked with SolarWinds for ten years.
Darrick Lutz
Real User
Systems Analyst at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Feb 28 2017

What is most valuable?

SNMP monitoring for up/down locations and bandwidth monitoring: We are able to see problems before they start.

How has it helped my organization?

We can be proactive with our calls to customers to see what’s going on in their location before they might even know there is a problem.

What needs improvement?

The tool is pretty good as it is. It monitors everything we need it to on a day-to-day basis. You know, if I had to complain about anything, it would be the documentation. The videos are good but I’m… more»

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

The product seems comparable to other similar solutions, but I don’t pay the bills. I just get to spend the money.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have always been using Statseeker.

What other advice do I have?

There is no high availability over multiple locations (datacenters) and if you want to maintain what is monitored, I suggest you use the host file. Automatic has never really worked the way I expected… more»
Vendor
IT Admin with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 11 2017

What is most valuable?

I work in a distributed simulation. It's a much smaller network and it is a closed one. It's classified and it's behind encryption devices. You can't actually get there from the outside. We had a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The question we had was how we can measure the 1% data loss in a distributed environment. We instrumented all of the sites with this solution. There are about 25 sites in the hub. The interface is… more»

What needs improvement?

One of the things we talked about with the developers, who are very smart guys, brilliant engineers, is to improve the dashboard. The dashboard they have is great, but is doesn’t have the multiple… more»

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

I think we currently have a small license compared to the one at my last job. This license is only for 1,000 devices/interfaces. I heard that we're still using 4.0 with some patches applied. Because… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I worked on a different program with Lockheed Martin at Fort Knox back in 2011. This was a very large network, one of the largest in the world. It's called Recruiting Services Network (RSN). It has… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice is to give it a chance. Look past the bells and whistles of competing products. What you're getting with Statseeker is a far superior tool, in terms of precision in having the true data… more»
Lance Jeffery
Real User
Senior Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 08 2017

What is most valuable?

My favorite feature is Traffic Analyzer (NetFlow). I use this part of the tool nearly every day to validate what traffic (source and destination) is communicating, how… more»

How has it helped my organization?

When we have bandwidth spikes or outages, we use this tool to analyze what device or devices are causing the issue. Then, we evaluate the data and the case, and decide how… more»

What needs improvement?

We would like to see improvements in reporting and multiple-user integration. Reporting has everything you can think of, but it can be cumbersome to set up and tweak the… more»

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

Pricing is competitive. It’s not the cheapest solution, but it includes everything and does everything they claim. Be sure to be conservative on your port count, you will… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have used multiple solutions. We wanted something that would track everything on our network. The integration with the Traffic Analyzer (NetFlow) data we get from… more»

What other advice do I have?

Get their full trial, try it out and use it to solve your issues, you will not be disappointed.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We compared SolarWinds, Icinga, Snort, and MRTG.
Vendor
IT Operations Manager at a construction company with 501-1,000 employees
Dec 15 2016

What is most valuable?

Link transmit / receive graphs, errors, up status in one view.

How has it helped my organization?

We can quickly see at a glance the overall status of devices on the network. We can see which links are being heavily utilised at a glance and then investigate further if required. We can see what’s… more»

What needs improvement?

The interface looks like a Windows 3.1 program. It needs a complete refresh. Sometimes it is difficult to see all the information you are after about a list of devices as it seems to only present what… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

It was our first monitoring tool and we have kept it, but we also have an additional tool to complement Statseeker.

What other advice do I have?

Ensure you are clear on what you need the tool to do and get a proof of concept on your network to prove it. Make sure that the tool can be tailored to provide you with what you need, not just what… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated SolarWinds and ManageEngine.
Vendor
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
Dec 15 2016

What is most valuable?

The features that we use are as follows: * The out of the box graphs are excellent to look at trends very quickly going back a few days to a year, this saves a lot of time when carrying out IM. * The… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We have used this product since the organization was established and it has been a integral part of our business as usual functions and I would suggest that if we stopped using it then this would have… more»

What needs improvement?

Keep it simple, the product works so I would not over complicate it. The only thing I would add is to keep improving the Netflow analysis interface this is something that we find very useful.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We also use a number other network tools such as CA eHealth, Cisco Prime, Splunk, etc. concurrently, some of these tools have real strengths but so does Statseeker as outlined above. From our… more»

What other advice do I have?

Make sure that your naming convention is kept the same to make it easier to search use all lower case as capitol letter are treated differently to lower case. I would rate the product as 8 out of 10… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

As stated above, we concurrently use a number of tools and have looked at others but most have issues with licensing, scalability, complexity of setting it up, etc. We have found the Statseeker… more»

What is Statseeker?

Statseeker is the only network performance monitoring technology to seamlessly and successfully combine speed + scale + value. Statseeker is a global provider delivering innovative network monitoring solutions for the IT enterprise and OT industrial market space. With active deployments in over 22 countries and many Fortune 100 firms, Statseeker monitors millions of interfaces in real-time. Instant visibility: Installed in minutes, polls up to 1 million ports from a single server… reduce your time to repair. Powerful monitoring: Checks every port over entire network, every 60 seconds… low network consumption bandwidth. Fast reporting: Practical real-time dashboard, reports in seconds, instant alerts… maximize your up-time. Smart data: 100% network data, original granularity, never rolled up, never averaged… tune for peak performance, control CAPEX and OPEX.
Statseeker customers
With active deployments in over 22 countries and many Fortune 100 firms, Statseeker monitors millions of interfaces in real-time. Some example customers include: FedEx, Optus, Verizon, California State University, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Monash University, Texas A&M University.
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