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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

AWS Config

It's really good if your infrastructure services is all in AWS, that means everything could be audited and monitored using AWS config. You also can create alarms to notify you or your team about any changes on your AWS resources which is very useful to prevent abuse if you have a fairly large team. It's also very useful whenever some third party wants to audit your AWS resources, if you have a fairly comprehensive AWS config configured, the auditing process will be easy since they only need to look at your AWS config setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

Setting up device backup schedules for individual locations is quick and easy. The application is very straightforward and basic. The application covers 90% of our needs. Some devices that require configuration and file backups utilizing ftp or other methods are configured using a different set of tools. Backups can be stored in configured destination folders for easy review.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AWS Config

  • Great to track config changes and helpful for troubleshooting.
  • Great for compliance questions you might get.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

  • Network device backups.
  • Identify configuration changes from prior backup.
  • Automated email notifications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AWS Config

  • Vendor [lock-in] as this is only available on AWS
  • [The] interface is dated and is [in] need of updating by AWS
  • Graphing is [...] not the easiest to configure
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

  • Limited scripting capability.
  • Limited reporting/management summarization.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AWS Config

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SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools 8.0
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CatTools is simple to set up and administer. Anyone who can install a Windows application can quickly set up an automated backup of one or more devices. It does what it was designed to do.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

AWS Config

AWS Config 9.6
Based on 4 answers
Would rate lower for other workloads but for AWS workloads its simple to set up, cost effective and customisable. Primary use case is compliance from a governance perspective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

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Support Rating

AWS Config

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SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The software is easy enough to set up and configure that even after using the product for years, we never had to contact support. We used some open source products before utilizing CatTools and could have used a speed dial to try and figure out the intricacies of the products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AWS Config

I do not know or have used any other product in AWS cloud space that matches what AWS Config provides. We have some custom built monitoring and governance, however that is there because AWS Config does not provide it currently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

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Return on Investment

AWS Config

  • A "Big Fish" company that is more concerned about the security of their data came aboard with us more easily since they trust us with the AWS config setup
  • Less time to debug or finding out issue on infrastructure whenever it happens
  • Easy and fast to roll back whenever changes that caused issues happen
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

  • Allows InfoSec to review all changes without granting access to actual devices.
  • Allows review of "what changed?" if required for particular sites.
  • Alerts confirm what devices have been modified every day.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

AWS Config

General

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

AWS Config Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
With AWS Config, you are charged based on the number of configuration items recorded, the number of active AWS Config rule evaluations and the number of conformance pack evaluations in your account. A configuration item is a record of the configuration state of a resource in your AWS account. An AWS Config rule evaluation is a compliance state evaluation of a resource by an AWS Config rule in your AWS account, and a conformance pack evaluation is the evaluation of a resource by an AWS Config rule within the conformance pack.

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

General

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

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools Editions & Modules

Edition
One Time Price$8521
  1. Per Instance
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