Centreon vs. Symantec Server Management Suite

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Centreon
Score 8.1 out of 10
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Centreon, from the French company of the same name, is an IT infrastructure monitoring platform.N/A
Symantec Server Management Suite
Score 7.0 out of 10
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The Symantec Server Management Suite is an option for automating the management of servers and deployments.N/A
Pricing
CentreonSymantec Server Management Suite
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
CentreonSymantec Server Management Suite
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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CentreonSymantec Server Management Suite
Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
IBM Instana
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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User Ratings
CentreonSymantec Server Management Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
7.0
(1 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
CentreonSymantec Server Management Suite
Likelihood to Recommend
Centreon
It is a good product that is robust. They have a free version that makes the value good. If it cost money then the install and plugins would need polishing. But overall it is a good product that does what it says it does. But definitely not for beginners you do need some knowledge to set it up and get it running
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Broadcom
The SMP suite is great at what it does, but it can be very complicated to learn how to get it to do what you want. It's a beast! However, when you learn how to the things you want to do, it comes as second nature and you complete them like they're supposed to be done that way. A lot of these things are done to be able to be completed a number of different ways. Take Patch Management, you can deploy patches automatically, via Jobs, or via the "Start Software Update Cycle Now" link in the SMP Agent!
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Pros
Centreon
  • Monitor
  • Install
  • Stability
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Broadcom
  • Software deployment through policy
  • Engage with customers for feedback
  • Understands the future needs of customers
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Cons
Centreon
  • The install
  • More plugins
  • The alerting
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Broadcom
  • The SMP solution is a beast. Each piece is complicated in itself let alone how everything ties together!
  • There is plenty of documentation online on how to perform a specific task, but you need to pay attention to what VERSION the article is written for. I've been halfway through implementing something only to hit a roadblock since I'm running a newer version and the option the article says to click on doesn't exist anymore...
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Alternatives Considered
Centreon
Centreon does a good job against these products. Of courseCentreon can be free and that is what we used. So it is not quite the same the other products are more polished and support is readily available. But Centreon is still good and if you have some knowledge can work just as well
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Broadcom
The decision to use Symantec was not my own but I believe it competes well against other products such as SCCM offering more features.
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Return on Investment
Centreon
  • It does monitoring very well
  • Details on issues is good
  • Customization is great.
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Broadcom
  • Being able to report on the majority of things you want all from one interface, makes it really easy to get the results you want.
  • Because my employer didn't provide training, it took working with support, reading technical documentation, and just playing around on my own to learn how to do certain things.
  • I've had a lot of help from the SMP Support staff and they're great people and very helpful!
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