2019-06-17T08:45:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering Statseeker?


If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering Statseeker, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Real User

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.

2019-06-19T08:36:00Z
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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.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:46:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-06-17T08:45:00Z
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