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Score 8.3 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Netcool Network Management is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Catchpoint

89%
45 Ratings
9.0

IBM Netcool Network Management

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.1

Catchpoint

91%
1 Rating

IBM Netcool Network Management

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

5.5

Catchpoint

55%
2 Ratings

IBM Netcool Network Management

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

Catchpoint

89%
48 Ratings

IBM Netcool Network Management

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Catchpoint

Experience testing. We have many many many forms that require the user step thru certain sequences to get to specific places to enter in the information. Once achieved, the user must use that information to perform other actions that must be frequently tested for response time and information accuracy. Once the first several forms are completed, they will in turn effect the outcome of the other actions. CP allows us to test each step of the experience and allows us to focus on specific actions and results. CP is not well suited to test environments that are ever changing as it is not as modularized as it can be. In environments that constantly change, it is difficult to keep CP up to date.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Netcool Network Management

This tool was integrated with Control-M, so whenever we receive any job failure, long-running job, job not started yet, etc, we receive an alert against it. This tool is also integrated with Maximo where we receive the incidents as well for it. Alert's color was as per the criticality of the job and that makes it very easy for an associate to act on it to resolve. We have the SLAs for the jobs as per the urgency of the jobs.
Mohammad Equbal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Catchpoint

  • Performance Chart Metrics: series of graphs and a chart summary. The number of graphs drawn depends on the metrics and settings chosen for the chart.
  • Catchpoint synthetic test that will be set up target an endpoint or URLS
  • Catchpoint Real User Monitoring (RUM) collects data from users browsing our sites via a JavaScript snippet.
Habtamu Asfaw | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Netcool Network Management

  • This is one of the best monitoring tools.
  • Very simple to user.
  • Color code makes it very simple as per severity.
  • We receive the heartbeat alert every hour that shows the system is running up and fine.
  • We have black, red, yellow, and orange color alerts that show the critical, urgent, major, and minor incidents.
Mohammad Equbal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Catchpoint

  • Adding an endpoint to be monitored requires a lot of steps (since there are a lot of functions and features). A quick-add feature would be nice. If the settings are similar, the interface allows you to duplicate an existing setup and tweak the settings.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Netcool Network Management

  • Sometimes color differences of the incidents as per the criticality .
  • We don't receive the heartbeat alerts sometimes.
  • If the tool is down and we don't receive the alerts on the console we wait for the heartbeat alert and it makes some extra delay in resolving things.
Mohammad Equbal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Catchpoint

General

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

Starting Price

IBM Netcool Network Management

General

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

Starting Price

Likelihood to Renew

Catchpoint

Catchpoint 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Great and convenient to use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Netcool Network Management

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

Catchpoint

Catchpoint 5.5
Based on 2 answers
It's hard to find the functionalities that I am looking for in the application. Even if I did something in the past, after a time I have to re-learn again where the functionalities are. This is a powerful tool, but not user-friendly. Texts in the buttons and menus are not always meaningful or easily comprehensible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Netcool Network Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Catchpoint

Catchpoint 8.9
Based on 48 answers
I have supported 20-30 different vendor tools in my career and Catchpoint, by far, has the best customer service that I have ever experienced. They are very responsive and thoroughly track and provide visibility on progress. Their level one resources are generally very knowledgeable. Also, support is more than happy to join bridge calls to help troubleshoot application issues if requested. Finally, the scope of service provided by support is not just typical support activities - they will also help in creating new monitors, providing training/education, etc... I am extremely happy with Catchpoint support!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Netcool Network Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Catchpoint

Primary reason we went with Catchpoint is that they offered us actual backbone testing locations. All the other features like a filmstrip and traceroutes have been very beneficial as well and were not available in the competitors' solutions.
Brian Gill | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Netcool Network Management

This is one of the essential tools for monitoring. This tool was integrated with Maximo and Control-M in my organization. So whenever any job failed in Control-M, we receive an alert against it in the IBM Netcool/OMNIbus. We receive the alerts in different colors as per the criticality. Black for critical ones(Sev1), red for urgent (Sev2), yellow for major(Sev3), and orange for minor(Sev4). So it makes an easy to operate and act on the alerts as per the severity. This tool is very user-friendly and easy to use. No additional training is required for the tool to operate, just a simple KT is enough.
Mohammad Equbal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Catchpoint

  • The ROI has been very good with this product, we have seen multiple folds of time-saving by using this tool and preempting any risk associated with non-performant times of our server, hence increasing the team's capability to respond to certain downtime scenarios and the level of action that needs to be taken.
  • Catchpoint’s observability solution makes it easier to have global visibility of our website's performance and to fix issues quicker
  • I don't have any negatives, every good product comes with a cost, that is the fact but the Catchpoint tool has ultimately improved our ROI much beyond the changes that we pay
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Netcool Network Management

  • Color feature of the alerts as per the criticality is the amazing feature.
  • Heartbeat alert is also an unique feature.
  • No additional training is required to use this tool. just a simple KT is enough.
Mohammad Equbal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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