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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.4 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics

As it pertains to monitoring database transactions, as our application relies heavily on SQL, AppDynamic's monitoring tool made an immediate impact on sorting which ones are slow. The business transactions that we can capture are limited in the sense that our application works where it can't be limited to 200, so we ended having to setup service endpoints to account for it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveAction LiveNX

From a packet tracing standpoint, it was easy to setup and analyze an issue we were having with eigrp errors between 2 data centers. Took a few minutes to stand up on both sides and compare the traffic to determine hellos weren't being sent. On the other spectrum, had it had the analytics of such products as Extrahop, it could have recognized and alerted us of an internal DNS attack we had.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
8.6
LiveAction LiveNX
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
8.8
LiveAction LiveNX
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
8.7
LiveAction LiveNX
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
9.2
LiveAction LiveNX
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.8
LiveAction LiveNX
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.6
LiveAction LiveNX
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.4
LiveAction LiveNX

Network Performance Monitoring

AppDynamics
LiveAction LiveNX
7.1
Automated network device discovery
AppDynamics
LiveAction LiveNX
7.5
Network monitoring
AppDynamics
LiveAction LiveNX
7.5
Baseline threshold calculation
AppDynamics
LiveAction LiveNX
5.0
Alerts
AppDynamics
LiveAction LiveNX
6.8
Network capacity planning
AppDynamics
LiveAction LiveNX
6.0
Packet capture analysis
AppDynamics
LiveAction LiveNX
7.5
Network mapping
AppDynamics
LiveAction LiveNX
6.8
Customizable reports
AppDynamics
LiveAction LiveNX
10.0
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
AppDynamics
LiveAction LiveNX
8.0
Hardware health monitoring
AppDynamics
LiveAction LiveNX
6.0

Pros

AppDynamics

  • Giving a network map of our application that shows where slowdowns are occurring and where network traffic is running into a bottleneck.
  • We are able to gather node-specific information that shows the number of sessions a web server or even Redis session statistics.
  • We use AppDynamics to give a holistic view of our application allowing us to quickly narrow in on problems.
Tyler Twitchell | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveAction LiveNX

  • Network QOS Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
  • Network L2/L3 Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
  • Network Security Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AppDynamics

  • Price of the AppDynamics is high. But it has many valuable features. This makes it difficult for small businesses to enter.
  • Functionality is overkill for most small to midsize businesses (SMBs). When stacking up product units, it can get pricey for enterprises as well.
  • With fine granular configs and customizations available, it will also mean that it is very complicated and requires a certain amount of knowledge before we can make full use of all features in the product. Much careful thought and planning is required to get the most of it. Set-up will be longer. One recommendation is for features to be better documented.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveAction LiveNX

  • I use it primarily as a monitoring tool from a security standpoint, so one complaint is that the filter creation process takes a little time to learn.
  • In the digital days of printing less, I do still need to print network diagrams for compliance documentation and some of the larger network diagrams documents do not print easily.
  • I wish the network connection lines were easier to see. They are typically very light and you have to drill down to see them more clearly.
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AppDynamics

We are a reseller of appdynamics
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveAction LiveNX

No answers on this topic

Support Rating

AppDynamics

AppDynamics 8.1
Based on 8 answers
AppDynamics has its own community site that includes forums and a knowledge base. On the forums, you can converse with other members of the community and ask technical questions as you have them. Though this forum isn’t filled with people there are active members for you to gain some valuable insights.
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveAction LiveNX

LiveAction LiveNX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Can't really rate this, we never had to call support. The product wasn't complicated to setup and learn. We have a high level of network knowledge so the product was self-explanatory.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AppDynamics

New Relic is only SaaS and keys off of AppDex scoring (i.e. industry baselines) and not on my application's baselines. Where most of our stuff is custom apps, going off of industry wasn't valuable to us. It was also cost prohibitive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveAction LiveNX

There is not any other product that does exactly what LiveAction does. Some come about halfway close, like scrutinizer by Plixer. However, there is a gap with that product as it doesn't give proper quality of service recommendations, or to update l2/l3 configs to head off problems. Plixer's scrutinizer product costs about the same. It was a no-brainer to pick LiveAction.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AppDynamics

  • AppDynamics isn't cheap, but it definitely helps to ensure our applications and APIs are up and running without issue. The alerting is usually good but occasionally mixed, for example sometimes flagging a single error as a critical issue since the API is usually completely error free.
  • The cost saving in terms of trouble shooting and analyzing issues in production is fantastic - to know about issues before they are reported by customers enables you to be proactive in resolving them and ensuring maximum up time for our applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

LiveAction LiveNX

  • Real time insight to network issues whether security related or not.
  • Great reporting features for executives.
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

AppDynamics

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

AppDynamics Editions & Modules

Edition
APM Pro$3,3301
APM AdvancedContact sales team
APM PeakContact sales team
  1. per year
Additional Pricing Details

LiveAction LiveNX

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

LiveAction LiveNX Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics
8.9
LiveAction LiveNX
7.5

Support Rating

AppDynamics
8.1
LiveAction LiveNX
10.0

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