Zabbix Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Systems Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Jun 28 2020

What is most valuable?

The flexibility to be able build a custom monitor is its most valuable feature. Because it's just a general CPU or memory, it doesn't always give you a full picture, but we can dig into it, and say… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It has given us a clearer view into our environment because it's able to look in and pull things off of the event viewer or log files. We have been able build dashboards and drill down on things… more »

What needs improvement?

It needs better access for customizing and adding monitoring from the repository. That would be helpful. It seems like you have to search through the forums to figure out what specific pieces you need… more »

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

It definitely pays for itself in the amount of time we're not spending with false errors or things that we haven't quite dealt with monitoring. It has been good cost-wise.

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

We've eliminated three different monitoring tools by leveraging LogicMonitor. We had two different in-house, custom built tools that were used for a long time that we were able to roll off, and we… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend LogicMonitor. It's something to look at either when signing up for a trial or for a use case process . It's been a great product. It has customizations when you want them… more »
MarkS
Real User
IT Analyst at Hawkbridge Consultants
Sep 23 2019

What is most valuable?

In terms of the implementation, we've actually used SAM, the server and application monitoring tools. The network configuration tools are very useful in terms of bulk upgrading switches and infrastructure. Also, the Network Traffic Analyzer… more »

What needs improvement?

The biggest problem with SolarWinds is that they've tried to integrate a lot into the core modules. I think it would actually really benefit if they are more focused. It's packing a lot of technology in now, it's very confusing areas in… more »

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

There are additional costs if one wishes to purchase other modules or increase the available functionality then you can pay for additional licensing options. It gets very expensive once you actually decide to scale the infrastructure but if… more »

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

We were previously using Zabbix. We also looked at alternative products such as Nagios, but SolarWinds was actually decided on only because it's got a lovely graphical interface, it's easy to use, has powerful reporting features, and… more »

What other advice do I have?

My advice to someone considering this solution would be to look on the THWACK forums, which is the SolarWinds community support. It's a user support forum. I'd pose lots of questions on THWACK and I'd take advantage of the 30-day trial as… more »
Matthew Freitag
Real User
Network Engineer at Michigan Technological University
Jun 25 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the ping going out every second, which gives us almost instantaneous alerting. The user interface allows us to sort according to the source of… more »

How has it helped my organization?

We have Statseeker alerts emailed to a Google group, and one of the members of that group is a Slack integration. This means that we get instant alerts on Slack, from… more »

What needs improvement?

This solution would be improved with better automatic discovery for ping-only devices. Every time we add an access point, which is a ping-only device, we also have to… more »

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

We receive discounted pricing for being an educational user. Compared to other solutions such as Zabbix and AKiPS, this solution is very well priced.

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

We have been using Statseeker the entire time that I have been with the company.

What other advice do I have?

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… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We have looked at a couple of other solutions like Zabbix and AKiPS, and Statseeker has consistently underpriced everybody.
Taras Zaluzhnyi
Reseller
IT Security Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
May 12 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the Access Rights Manager. It is a very powerful tool for database administration and management. The support for Active Directory is good.

What needs improvement?

Support for the IBM Mainframe is needed.

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

I like the pricing for this SolarWinds product.

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

I have worked with similar solutions including Zabbix, HPE Performance Manager, and Microsoft System Center Manager. I have good opinions of HPE and SolarWinds.

What other advice do I have?

There are several tools included in this solution including AppStack (Application Stack Management), PerfStack (Performance Analysis), and NetPath (Network Path Analysis). This is an open platform so if there is something that it does not… more »
Pandora FMS Logo
Review of Artica Soluciones Tecnologicas
Real User
User
May 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it is an all-in-one monitoring system. It handles a server, network devices, log management, and remote connections. Some other features we find valuable are: * Easy… more »

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved our organization because we gain time by simplifying the root cause analysis. We can easily operate monitoring activities, which decreases operational costs. The features… more »

What needs improvement?

The automation for remediation needs to be improved. Improvements are needed for server and network discovery, including service-based discovery. I would like to see the following features in the next… more »

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

Pandora FMS is easy to implement and the pricing of licenses is competitive.

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

I changed solutions because Pandora FMS is an all-in-one solution that is cost-efficient.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated several products including Nagios XI, HP OpenView, Zabbix, and ManageEngine.
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