Auvik vs. Broadcom DX Unified Infrastructure Management

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Auvik
Score 8.4 out of 10
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Auvik's cloud-based network management and monitoring software gives users insight into the networks they manage, and automates complex and time-consuming network tasks. Real-time network mapping and inventory mean users know what's where, even as users move. Automated config backup and restore on network devices means the user can mitigate network risk with no manual effort. And Auvik TrafficInsights shows who’s on the network, which apps they’re using, and where their traffic is going.N/A
Broadcom DX Unified Infrastructure Management
Score 8.7 out of 10
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Broadcom DX Unified Infrastructure Manager, formerly from CA Technologies, is a unified tool for systems monitoring and analytics. It offers multiple deployment options for IT teams and MSPs .N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
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Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
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Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Auvik
7.7
106 Ratings
7% below category average
Broadcom DX Unified Infrastructure Management
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Ratings
Automated network device discovery9.5105 Ratings00 Ratings
Network monitoring8.8106 Ratings00 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation7.783 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts8.4105 Ratings00 Ratings
Network capacity planning7.683 Ratings00 Ratings
Packet capture analysis7.265 Ratings00 Ratings
Network mapping8.4104 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports4.678 Ratings00 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring7.485 Ratings00 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring7.696 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AuvikBroadcom DX Unified Infrastructure Management
Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(118 ratings)
7.0
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
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Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
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Support Rating
9.6
(4 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
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Vendor pre-sale
10.0
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User Testimonials
AuvikBroadcom DX Unified Infrastructure Management
Likelihood to Recommend
Auvik Networks Inc.
Auvik is well suited for managed service customers and small-scale SMB customers who do not have enough technical resource to manage and monitor their network. Also for customer who has distributed networks spreaded across worldwide or nation wide, Auvik is well suited since it does not need any on-premise setup at each site except for a collector. For customer who has already adopted and used cloud network and hosting services, Auvik is better as Auvik is also fully cloud based offering
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Broadcom
Well Suited: - Multiple units (you may split Nimsoft per Groups, companies, etc.) - When your Business Teams NEED Dashboards (they'll love it after they learn how to use, for example, if they discover that the may even run SQL queries together with monitor the webpage of the application, and display business data) Less appropriate: - If you are beginning to monitor your environment (because you need to know your environment at least a little bit to check if the entire set of monitoring Nimsoft plugins will really help you or you will only use it to ping your application) - If you don't have at least one (i do recommend 2 or 3 after some short time) people dedicated to deploy and fine-tune the monitoring. The tool is really good, but if you don't have anyone working on it, you will notice that you're spending money in an elephant to kill an ant or worst, that you passed the entire year, and still have the same problems of the last year, cause no one put the hands enough time in the tool. I saw this happening during the first year when I was the only one working with the tool and still supporting the entire team.
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Pros
Auvik Networks Inc.
  • Auvik is the big pic tool of choice for network diagramming, helps layout of our network infrastructure, and we'll know immediately the status of the devices that are successfully communicating, and those that may have, for example, credentials issues.
  • Auvik's "Traffic Insights" are key accelerators for intuitively isolating and resolving traffic-related issues quickly and easily, and the historical information makes it simpler to deduce what aspects may need replacement, capacity improvement, or possibly even re-architecture.
  • Auvik integration tools are excellent solution enhancers - that are of particular interest to our company, as we make use of MS Teams and Connectwise products; we would like to see some features to integrate to ServiceNow as well.
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Broadcom
  • Ease of management
  • Unified platform
  • Depth of infrastructure management. Has numerous probes which can help you monitor every aspect of your environment.
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Cons
Auvik Networks Inc.
  • The map is not easy to quickly zoom in and out of or pan around. Usually requires a lot of filter toggling. Keyboard shortcuts for this would be nice.
  • Better global settings that can be pushed to multiple client organizations
  • Security groups/RBAC for user permissions across multiple clients
  • Ability to change the URL
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Broadcom
  • I'd like to see improvements in inventory management. Currently node management isn't as efficient as I'd like.
  • I also see a big opportunity to offer greater customization in the Detail Tab. I'd like the ability to pick and chose which metrics are displayed by default in the Detail Tab snapshot.
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Likelihood to Renew
Auvik Networks Inc.
Because it's an amazing product.
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Broadcom
Meets our business requirements
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Usability
Auvik Networks Inc.
The program can be a bit unwieldy at times, however the majority of information is displayed in a readable and friendly way. The maps and popup information box from the bottom can be harder to use on a smaller screen but on a 1080p+ display tends to work fine.
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Broadcom
Easy to configure and use.
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Reliability and Availability
Auvik Networks Inc.
We have never had a major outage or impact that was noticeable.
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Broadcom
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Performance
Auvik Networks Inc.
Pages can be slow to load on larger sites but tends to be fine for most clients.
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Broadcom
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Support Rating
Auvik Networks Inc.
Fast response and knowledgeable. If the technician does not know, they will look for the information and get back to you.
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Broadcom
Exceed Expectations.
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Implementation Rating
Auvik Networks Inc.
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Broadcom
Plan it out based on your requirements.
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Alternatives Considered
Auvik Networks Inc.
Auvik can stand up against any of the big network management and monitoring solutions on the market. I've implemented and used SolarWinds at many organizations for over 15 years. The paradigm that SolarWinds, PRTG, Prime, etc., work under is completely different than Auvik. It's apparent that Auvik was aiming to solve a different problem and built that solution from the ground up. For any organization responsible for multiple other organizations' infrastructure, Auvik is invaluable in comparison to the other products listed.
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Broadcom
All tools have their own gaps , some seem to do more than others, some just work better. With UIM we have found a sweet spot with features, price point, pros, cons, etc
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Scalability
Auvik Networks Inc.
Auvik has worked on sites with 15+ offices connected with VPN's and we have not encountered any issues with the monitoring. On larger sites the map can be a bit cumbersome to read however it can be cleaned up easily with device filters.
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Broadcom
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Return on Investment
Auvik Networks Inc.
  • the ROI for Auvik comes from the time it saves in updating documentation and onboarding, new clients. We no longer have to spend a day investigating a network and documenting it, this is life and up to date so you always have true information for reporting and troubleshooting.
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Broadcom
  • Business Units love It - Good for them, but worse for the IT Team until we share the responsibility of the dashboards.
  • If no one put their hands on it, it will take some time to give results. I'm talking about environments with 400 devices, for example, in something about 6 months to one year, if no one is dedicated, and depending on the consulting company. Some, even certified by CA, was not good. If possible, try to use CA services directly.
  • IT Teams, after they start to notice that the tool really work, will want to monitor everything. Depending on the company, this will be more or less easy to measure, as ROI. And I'm telling this because usually IT teams don't know how to sell them to C-Levels, and the tool, because of the price, is always a motivation to questions like: "What is this tool? Do you really need it? Is there another way to monitor this?"
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ScreenShots

Auvik Screenshots

Screenshot of Displays the big network picture to narrow down possible devices to investigate. Auvik pulls data from sources like CDP, LLDP, and forwarding tables to meticulously model the Layer 1 network diagram. Layers 2 and 3 are built from ARP tables, IP assignments, and VLAN associations to show what’s on the network, where it is, and how it’s connected.Screenshot of Auvik’s automated inventory uses network protocols to detect and capture full details for every device on the network including make and model, serial number, IP address, and the physical switchport the device is connected to. If the device is known but not its location, Auvik can e find the device and every other device it’s connected to.Screenshot of Auvik pulls lifecycle data from supported  devices to show whether they’re on current or expired support contracts, whether there are more up-to-date software versions available, if devices are eligible to receive critical security updates, and if devices are still available for purchase.Screenshot of As soon as it’s deployed, Auvik begins monitoring the network with over 50 pre-configured alerts tuned to industry best practices and ranging from informational to emergency. And pre-configured alerts can be tweaked, add to, and how often notifications are sent can be changed.Screenshot of Auvik TrafficInsights leverages machine learning and traffic classification to show which applications—like Dropbox, Netflix, or Slack—or protocols are using up the bulk of the network’s bandwidth.Screenshot of Auvik centralizes syslog for all network devices and they can be viewed directly from the device dashboard for more context, to more quickly troubleshoot network issues.