2020-09-14T08:18:00Z

What is the best network monitoring software for large enterprises?


There are many network monitoring tools out there - some free, most paid. What software do you think is best for a large enterprise? 

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It actually depends on the exact purpose or kind of devices (network devices, servers, something else). Some tools are better for only network devices while others are better for a cloud monitoring or APM monitoring.

It is easy to survey basic topics with only one tool (state active or not). But I think with my experience that's better to split the network side and the datacenter side. By exemple, the monitoring of the configurations have sense only for network devices, with real-time alerting. For this purpose, we use Solarwinds NCM. For the network devices, the monitoring of the topology is also important.


For routers devices, a netflow collector is very useful to know the kind of the trafic. And also a good syslog collector (feature included in NCM)

2020-10-29T07:58:09Z
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@reviewer775476 : Will you be interested in a tool which is similar to Solarwinds NCM but has few additional advantages including a complete audit of CLI-based access to devices with command-based search option for historical CLI sessions, robust reporting engine with out-of-the-box security audit report and a flexible licensing policy ? 

2020-11-09T06:11:26Z
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It actually depends on the exact purpose or requirements. Some tools are better for only network devices while others are better from a cloud monitoring or APM monitoring perspective. You can check LogicMonitor, InfraonIMS (EverestIMS Technologies), Thousand Eyes etc.

2020-10-29T05:28:09Z
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PRTG network monitor is one of the best tool i have ever used for the monitoring. It have auto discovery option. it avoid the configuring the device in PRTG. It automatically discover the device and ip will get configured . Dashboard presentation in PRTG is very nice. Alarm , warnings ,logs and device running status etc can be displayed in there. Map view in the PRTG is very good feature which other similar product lacks. Network monitoring tool for SNMP is with in PRTG

2020-10-29T09:56:42Z
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We just did an assessment for our 47 datacenters around North America. The top two enterprise-level network monitoring solutions were ExtraHop first, Riverbed SteelCenter second. Their negotiated cost is about the same but ExtraHop gives more features, has an excellent out of the box interface, and was the staff favorite after a proof of concept.

2020-10-28T18:17:47Z
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In my opinion Infosim, StableNet Enterprise is the best as it is a third-generation highly automated network management system. It enables IT departments to unify the management requirements of their IT infrastructures in a way that enables the ‘true-visibility’ of the environment.


Being able to correlate Performance, Fault, and Configuration within a single unified application rapidly improves the Mean-Time-To-Repair (MTTR) and increases the service uptime thus maintaining high levels of sustained service availability to your customers, and providing a great end-user experience.


StableNet® Enterprise is a highly flexible management system with a wealth of additional functional modules that fully complement industry best practices, i.e. ITILv3, SOX, PCI, NSA, etc. StableNet® Enterprise can be deployed on a multi-tenanted or dedicated platform and can be operated in a highly dynamic flex-compute environment.

2020-10-28T14:42:21Z
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I have worked from 1973 with all kind of systems in large enterprises across the world. And have experience with all kind of software in monitoring from infra to end to end, it depends on the functionality you require. For example do you need to monitor all switches, routers, firewalls, load balancers etc. And only the devices or traffic and response times as well. Do you need data from MIBS or only IP, UDP or other protocols. Do you need easy to install or can it be a little bit complicated. I prefer IBM Netcool it does not only equipment but almost everything including voice over IP. but t is not an easy install. If you like a easy install I recommend SolarWinds Network or BMC. Also you have a lot of freeware tools however I don't recommend this for enterprise environments.



Regards Tjeerd


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2020-10-28T11:25:33Z
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In my experience, I worked with many monitoring software, but the one that gave me the most functionalities of a large-scale company is Zenoss, due to its ability to monitor completely hybrid and agnostic environments, its scalability, and the concept of use of Zenpacks that they are completely programmable by the user.

2020-10-27T22:47:02Z
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We are using for our FaultManagement for our networkdevices: Broadcom DX Spectrum (large enterprise)

2020-11-13T08:24:01Z
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I have a clear bias because I work for Panopta.


We aren't a fit for everyone, but I can confirm that Panopta is a lot less work to stand up and maintain. It's also a lot easier to use and onboard new staff. 


I'm happy to answer any questions that are specific to what you need/want.

2020-11-07T00:20:57Z
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From my point of view, SolarWind is the best tool.

2020-10-28T20:04:40Z
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We are partners with SolarWinds and we sell a lot of Network management to large enterprises also because of scalability, products like Network Performance Monitor & Netflow Traffic Analyzer are strongly in demand and are globally market-leading.

2020-10-28T11:52:31Z
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Why not? What are this advantages?

2020-11-09T23:03:07Z
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@reviewer775476 : Great to hear that. Can I have your email ID / mobile number so that I can brief you about this ? You can reach me on +91-9886582251 / abhirup.s@everestims.com

2020-11-11T05:41:38Z
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