Zabbix Competitors and Alternatives

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Systems Engineer at a tech vendor with 201-500 employees
Real User
Saves us cost-wise in the amount of time we're not spending with false errors

What is our primary use case?

We use it in a few different ways: * For general monitoring of operating systems. * Leveraging some customized offerings, specifically for creating application monitoring. * Some external site-to-site monitoring in various places, ensuring that our websites and external pieces are available over an Internet connection.

Pros and Cons

  • "The solution’s overall reporting capabilities are pretty powerful compared to ones that I have used previously. It seems like it has a lot of customizations that you can put in, but some of the out-of-the-box reports are useful too, like user logon duration and website latency. Those type of things have been helpful and don't require a lot of, if any, changes to get useful content out of them. They have also been pretty easy to implement and use."
  • "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 to get in for specific monitoring, if it's a nonstandard piece of equipment or process. You have to hunt and find certain elements to get them in place. If they could make it a bit easier rather having to find the right six-digit code to put in so it implements, that would be helpful."

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, and out of the box solutions if you don't want them. It works and is reliable. Compared to other monitoring platforms I've used in the past, it seems to be the most powerful and robust that I've dealt with. The solution monitors most devices out-of-the-box, such as, Windows, Windows Server, Linux, F5 load balancers, Cisco firewalls, and Cisco switches. Those have been pretty easy to monitor. Our…
Maharajan S
CISO / Associate Vice President - IT Infrastructure at a pharma/biotech company with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 10
Provides data accuracy for availability and policy harmonization

What is our primary use case?

We are geographically spread across 11 countries. At each location, we have a firewall and other critical IT infrastructure. We have to log in to all the systems and different URLs, so we are very dependent on some individuals who have the knowledge, control, or access. Moving to this system, I have a single portal where I can access all 10 locations' firewalls from that portal with easy manageability. We are in the life sciences domain with a lot of customer-hosting apps in our AWS cloud. We deployed this monitoring system in our on-premises environment to monitor all the critical IT… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Our response time is within 30 minutes for any support. This solution provides alerts immediately, so we are within our SLA, giving efficiency to our support."
  • "This solution is available in SaaS. The reason why we have not gone to SaaS is they do not have a country-specific separation of assets. There are GDPR and other requirements that might require country-specific sensitive information to be filtered as well as other things that need to be taken care of. Normally, if we need to do any compliance, like ISO27000 compliance, they don't have such a report within their system. This kind of report is missing from their SaaS. That is one of the reasons that we have gone to the on-prem version, where I am assured that my data is secure."

What other advice do I have?

I would recommend this tool for people who want to have data accuracy in terms of availability and policy harmonization. They should look for this tool. We are very good at integrating it with third-party applications, like AWS and other information security platforms. For our SOC, we build using some other tools, like Acunetix as SAS programming. We have integrated all these things. I haven't seen any workflow automations. We plan to increase our licenses going forward. However, Everest is a small company, and that has risks. I don't know their five- or 10-year plan. They need a proper…
MarkS
IT Analyst at Hawkbridge Consultants
Real User
Top 20
Has a lovely graphical interface, it's easy to use, has powerful reporting features, and excellent support

What is our primary use case?

We use SolarWinds as a core tool to monitor our internal infrastructure.

Pros and Cons

  • "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 was extremely useful to track down errant users soaking up bandwidth."
  • "The problem is that SolarWinds is trying to bolt in too much and that can leave bugs, which you have to then sort out, leaving the product unstable. SolarWinds needs to try and slow down and improve the stability of the product, as opposed to bringing out more and more features."

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 well, which is available for all corporates initially when you want to use a product. You get 30 days free of charge to try out a product without obligations. SolarWinds is fairly competitive. There are lots of tools and products out there so you really do need to look at what options are actually available before jumping in and going down the SolarWinds…
Johnathan Bennett
Sr. Servicenow Developer at a retailer with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 10Leaderboard
Reliable, helps improve efficiencies, and uses AI to help build events

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to populate the CMDB and to track changes in our environment.

Pros and Cons

  • "It does a good job of collecting the data that's necessary for data centers, and IT's operations."
  • "When you switch versions, for example, when you go from Paris to Quebec they will introduce many new things and occasionally things break when they do that."

What other advice do I have?

The data is really good, it's reliable and they keep adding to it. They are using AI with a lot of cases to help build the events, which is good. I would rate ServiceNow a nine out of ten.
TZ
Business Consultant. at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Powerful tool for DBAs with support for Active Directory

What is our primary use case?

We are a distributor and solution provider, and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. It is used for monitoring the performance of applications and infrastructure.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the Access Rights Manager."
  • "Support for the IBM Mainframe is needed."

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 support then you can write your own scripts. You have the ability to include metrics from different systems, which is very good. In summary, I like this product and I recommend it. SolarWinds is one of the best products on the market and if they eventually support the IBM Mainframe then it will be perfect. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.
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