Zabbix Competitors and Alternatives

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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»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»
Sebastian Zarenkiewicz
Real User
Tests and Quality Assurance Manager with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 02 2017

What is most valuable?

* Flexible architecture: You can extend the system and its capacity by attaching another cluster pair. * Very intuitive management interface: Adding and discovering new… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We provide customer internet access services and the 95th percentile is our target. Every month, we prepare a detailed report per customer that shows the current… more»

What needs improvement?

Our version is quite old. In version 5.3.3.0, we see a lot of room for possible improvement. However, from SevOne support, we received confirmation that most of those… more»

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

From the operator’s point of view, it is quite painful to have to remember that every device costs us some cash if added to SevOne (CAPEX and, later, yearly OPEX). Prices… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We were using Cacti and Zabbix (both open source solutions). We decided to switch mainly because there were some business expectations to have a platform that would… more»

What other advice do I have?

* The grouping capability is very simple and a very important issue in terms of system reporting capability. You should do your homework carefully so you will have a… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, but there was a tender, and I am not authorized to provide such information. I can only say that there were a few big players in the area of performance monitoring… 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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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.
Pandora FMS Logo
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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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.
Ali Alkhamis
Real User
CISO with 201-500 employees
Nov 18 2018

What is most valuable?

One of the best features is the reports feature. We can get an editor's report for the last five minutes, fifteen minutes, hour, month, or more. And, the correlation data that we can get from the different resources of data from routing… more»

How has it helped my organization?

If we need to plan the network, or measure our network utilization, SolarWinds enables us to do so.

What needs improvement?

It would be nice to manage all network devces from just one single platform, instead of going to different platforms.

What other advice do I have?

I would like to see this product becoming more flexible in the future. In addition, integration with other solutions would be helpful.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I am looking at other solutions, to compare. For example, I am currently looking at ManageEngine OpManager. We also looked at Zabbix
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