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Atera

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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Atera

Atera is well suited for small to medium sized MSPs. Enterprise grade sized MSPs may find some of the menus and details difficult to work with. Mac Houses should feel good about the platform - the reporting and alerting works like a charm. Patching is as good as any I've seen.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

N-Central would be most appropriate in a situation where an experienced admin would like a product that is as customizable as possible. The products allows for a lot of customization, but would be less appropriate in a situation where a less experienced admin is looking for a product that requires less set up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

Atera
7.9
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
Remote monitoring
Atera
7.3
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
Network device monitoring
Atera
8.3
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
Multiple Server Monitoring
Atera
7.9
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
Multi-device monitoring
Atera
8.3
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
Automated alerts and notifications
Atera
7.7
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

Management Tasks

Atera
7.2
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
6.4
Patch Management
Atera
7.2
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
6.4
Service configuration management
Atera
6.6
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
Software and hardware inventory
Atera
8.1
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
Policy-based automation
Atera
6.8
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

Reporting

Atera
7.6
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
Performance data reports
Atera
8.1
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
Customizable reporting
Atera
7.7
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
Data visualization
Atera
7.4
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
Risk analysis
Atera
7.1
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

Security

Atera
6.9
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
Data backup and recovery
Atera
7.3
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
Antivirus and malware management
Atera
7.3
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
Adinistraor access control
Atera
6.1
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

Pros

Atera

  • Remote Access--Splashtop provides direct access so we can see what users see and help them with current issues
  • Sound Troubleshooting--Splashtop is phenomenal in pulling sound from the machine and helping with remote sound troubleshooting
  • Remote Background Access
  • Patch Management--While we have other solutions for mass patch management, whenever we run into a machine being stubborn, I just turn to Atera and target that machine directly to install the annoying patches. Seems to work beautifully. I rarely get an error on install.
  • CMD/Powershell Access--The ability to remote CMD and remote Powershell is key to solving lots of remote issues. This access is better than most other platforms and once setup is easier than actual Powershell remoting. A real plus.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

  • Remote tasks - entry-level techs can run basic tasks without physically touching a piece of equipment.
  • Remote support - remote controlling user devices is easy and saves a lot of time with having to initiate a remote session.
  • Management of devices, particularly patch management and anti-virus management - you can automatically approve and deploy patches and schedule automatic AV scans.
Nicolas Poague | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Atera

  • Ticket automation, more options to specific cases or conditions, and change client assigned to ticket, or be able to assign a ticket for the client without hassle of emailing them back or having to create a fake contact.
  • Include notes for client that are not file attachments, maybe integration with a cloud service like Google Docs or OneDrive.
  • Integration with other remote access tools would be helpful.
Maycon Menezes | TrustRadius Reviewer

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

  • It is a large piece of software and does take some time to get set-up and configured.
  • Limitations with some basic monitoring like site down/internet down and server state make it difficult to have accurate monitoring information.
  • Reports and reporting are minimal, not very customizable and not pretty.
Robert Guy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Atera

Atera 9.1
Based on 1 answer
As of right now, we have found nothing that can offer as many features as Atera does along with the affordability. They are doing monthly releases each month and not just making small changes (shared scripting library, chocolatey support, Install packages, Splashtop SOS support, Scheduled tickets to name a few). The uptimes are great and accessibility to the dashboard has yet to be limited. We are a happy customer and bordering on fanboy status now
Chris Miller | TrustRadius Reviewer

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central) 9.0
Based on 2 answers
Overall we have liked our solar winds experience, however, as our company has grown to support larger enterprises, this product does not have the functionality that our teams need in order to fully support them. The lack of granularity with backups and lack of ability to support nutanix environments is slowly drawing us into the use of other tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Atera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central) 8.9
Based on 3 answers
The user interface is fairly straight forward, with logic groupings for objects. I did not deploy this software, but am one of the daily administrators. Once you get the correct agent package (Which can be a challenge) the integration into AD is not bad. The UI could be more customized, but that may have been a design choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Atera

Atera 8.7
Based on 7 answers
Atera support provides answers to my questions lightning fast. They have never left me feeling like I'm out there on my own. I can ask questions by email, or by chat, or by opening a ticket with them and they are always on it quickly. They also have a forum where other Atera users can help you if you need it, and you can also add feature requests via the forum.
Terry Irwin | TrustRadius Reviewer

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central) 8.4
Based on 14 answers
Every time we have reached out to SolarWinds they are quick to respond, even offering support chat 24/7. Their support team is great and works with you to find solutions to issues. They have taken items we had issues with before and used those to create updates so that the issue is handled better in the future.
chris maddox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Atera

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central) 8.3
Based on 4 answers
Make sure if you your using a vm you follow the instructions for provisioning to the letter or it will be starting from square one
Howard Magnes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Atera

Atera is a lightweight cloud application that handles most every need of small and large IT Firms alike. It closely resembles Ninja, N-Able, and Syncro in performance and scale. The biggest difference is the pricing models as Atera and Syncro charge per user as opposed by device it is managing. When speaking of Connectwise, it truly is an apple to oranges comparison. Connectwise Licensing is very expensive and the program is so robust that you basically have to be trained really well in order to manage the system itself. Onboarding can take precious too many hours, whereas with Atera you can have your basic setup running in a matter of an hour or 2. I think my biggest applause to Atera is the live support chat that is not a bot and is very responsive right within the console as opposed to having to draft emails to create tickets. Questions truly are answered in real-time.
Michael Kubelka | TrustRadius Reviewer

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

SolarWinds N-central is on the more unique side of tools because it can do so many things, and do most of them quite well. For patching, it is much easier to use than SCCM. In terms of monitoring, it is not great out of the box and requires tweaking to take full advantage. Since it is agent-based, any time an agent fails to check in, it means that that device is effectively no longer being managed. It can take a great deal of effort to maintain and remediate agent issues.
It is a great tool to manage small to medium-sized environments, but would struggle to cover all the angles required in a larger enterprise setting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Atera

  • High ROI is beacuse of the licencing model by technician instead of by agent.
  • Negative impact is that we are not billed in our own currency, so we have to add exchange rate fee.
  • Give us a good challenge on our customer offer.
Dominic Larouche | TrustRadius Reviewer

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

  • Allows the service desk to quickly connect to computers and troubleshoot issues in less time
  • Minimizes user downtime by allowing installs to run in the background
  • Allows for management of updates and the ability to let the user postpone the update if needed
Ashley Babiarz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Atera

General

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

Atera Editions & Modules

Edition
Pro$791
Growth$1191
Power$1491
  1. Per Technician
Additional Pricing Details
Unlimited devices & agents. No hidden fees. No contracts.

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)

General

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

N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central) Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Atera
7.9
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Atera
9.1
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
9.0

Usability

Atera
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
8.9

Support Rating

Atera
8.7
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
8.4

Implementation Rating

Atera
N-able N-central (formerly Solarwinds N-Central)
8.3

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