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Score 7 out of 100
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Score 3.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Auvik

Auvik is a great tool for discovering the details and eccentricities of your or your customer's networks. It truly is a tool I didn't know I needed and now I can't live without. Immediately after deploying it I was able to proactively identify some network pain points that allowed me to correct multiple network deficiencies and create happier customers without even realizing they were having problems (slow network speeds, congested ports). Onboarding and ongoing support are top notch. They really don't just "throw you to the wolves," though that being said, the complexity of the product does merit taking the onboarding and initial setup seriously and not just going with a "deploy and go" type of scenario, but that's strictly because of the scope and feature set that the product offers.
Drew Hackworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

It's a decent system if you're a pure IT shop and want to become ITIL-aligned. It forces everyone into an ITIL mentality - service level agreements, change management, and asset tracking. It's very rote, for better and for worse. It's not appropriate at all as a customer-facing or non-IT facing self-service tool. You will never get your end users to really understand how to use the interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

Auvik
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
6.0
Automated alerts and notifications
Auvik
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
6.0

Management Tasks

Auvik
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
6.0
Patch Management
Auvik
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
5.0
Service configuration management
Auvik
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
8.0
Software and hardware inventory
Auvik
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
5.0

Reporting

Auvik
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
5.5
Performance data reports
Auvik
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
5.0
Customizable reporting
Auvik
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
7.0
Data visualization
Auvik
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
5.0
Risk analysis
Auvik
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
5.0

Security

Auvik
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
2.0
Antivirus and malware management
Auvik
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
2.0

Pros

Auvik

  • Setup is easy
  • Integrates with Connectwise
  • Integrates with IT Glue
Jeff Aiken | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

  • ITIL ticketing (incidents, problems, etc.).
  • Change orders.
  • Matching up its asset management system with incidents/change orders.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Auvik

  • SNMP traps (not an advertised feature)
  • Endpoint monitoring (not an advertised feature)
Drew Hackworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

  • The user interface (UX) is antiquated and clunky. Compared to ServiceNow, it feels like it's 15 years behind.
  • It's complicated - We do routine internal training just to get people to use it correctly.
  • It doesn't have an automated way of discovering assets. Everything has to be force-fed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Auvik

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued) 2.0
Based on 2 answers
We have to hire 2 full-time 3rd-party consultants to run this application. That tells me it's not a very IT-friendly, vendor-supported application. Compare that with, say, SolarWinds, which is much easier for regular IT staff to customize without sacrificing features and capability. Sure, we have to bring in Loop1 to consult for us when we need to do a major SolarWinds config change or need a really unusual custom query built, but we never need more than 10 hours of consulting per month.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Auvik

Actually, we went from Auvik to LogicMonitor, Auvik is like playing with Tinker Toys compared to LogicMonitor. We moved from Auvik to LogicMonitor for a bunch of reasons, pricing was among them. Auvik charges extra for Netflow monitoring where LogicMonitor has is included. If you want anything more than basic ping monitoring in Auvik you have to do an SNMP walk on every device that you are monitoring and then write to create custom OID's to monitor for what should be simple out of the box monitoring, such as Cisco Health or Jitter/Latency.
Jeff Aiken | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

I did not select CA. If it were up to me, I would migrate us to ServiceNow. The user interface on ServiceNow is 100% more modern and 200% more user friendly. With ServiceNow, the front page for end users makes it clear: one button that says "Ask for something" and one button that says "Report a problem". That's what our end users need. The biggest problem we have in our organization is that our end users don't report issues to the Help Desk often enough and rarely ask for things through the Help Desk. A clean, simple self-service option like this would open up a world of new information for our customer service team.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Auvik

  • Better customer experiences
  • Simplicity addressing network concerns
  • Automated network discovery and documentation
Drew Hackworth | TrustRadius Reviewer

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

  • It helped make us an ITIL shop.
  • It was integral during our large IT consolidation 10 years ago in merging 10 different IT departments into one by converging on one ticketing system for all IT issues.
  • Its lack of user-friendliness has gated us from being able to deploy a true self-service IT help desk.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Auvik

General

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

CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Auvik
5.5
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
3.0

Support Rating

Auvik
CA Unicenter NSM (Discontinued)
2.0

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