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Likelihood to Recommend

Colasoft Capsa

Capsa is highly recommended to be used in small dense areas of a network where it makes sense to be able to run analytics off of a mirror port to gain insight into traffic trends. It is a costly product to install in branch locations, and requires a decent spec hardware to run appropriately
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

It works extremely well when trying to perform basic monitoring on a large number of endpoints and you also wish to perform some management tasks all from a single location. It isn't great at anything network related. A lot more data needs to be exportable, especially in the form of CSVs.
Bryant Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
8.8
Remote monitoring
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
9.3
Network device monitoring
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
8.7
Multiple Server Monitoring
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
8.9
Multi-device monitoring
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
8.5
Automated alerts and notifications
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
8.6

Management Tasks

Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
8.5
Patch Management
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
8.0
Service configuration management
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
8.6
Software and hardware inventory
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
9.2
Policy-based automation
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
8.1

Reporting

Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
7.4
Performance data reports
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
7.9
Customizable reporting
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
6.9
Data visualization
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
7.8
Risk analysis
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
7.0

Security

Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
8.3
Data backup and recovery
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
8.1
Antivirus and malware management
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
8.0
Adinistraor access control
Colasoft Capsa
Solarwinds RMM
8.6

Pros

Colasoft Capsa

  • Robust Application. Able to handle traffic that most businesses will throw at it.
  • Easy to use. Easy to setup captures and filter down to specific traffic types.
  • Relatively cheap for what it's able to accomplish.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

  • Thanks to RMM I never feel like I'm unaware as to what's going on in my network. I can be in the office or half a country away and feel completely aware of what's going on.
  • We've had numerous situations over the years where a part of our network is having issues (latency or errors) that the RMM alerts have saved us from a major outage. You can't ask for better proactive alerting.
  • The advanced alerting allows us to stay ahead of issues instead of reacting to them. This gives us confidence in our network and our end users better support.
Michael Gombosi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Colasoft Capsa

  • Needs options to scale to 10Gb/s networks. The cutoff for performance looks to be around 3Gb/sl
  • Needs API access to trigger capturesl
  • Needs Agents for remote capturesl
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

  • UI speed and threading across multiple windows (1 window refreshing, causes all refreshes to hang).
  • Load times in certain menus, regardless of server specs.
  • Integration with 3rd party applications.
  • Speed of dev team response in regards to existing features malfunctioning, or major bugs that Solarwinds does not consider major.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Colasoft Capsa

Colasoft performs more like the traditional wireshark as opposed to other solutions that tend to focus on graphs instead of giving you the raw data. I personally prefer the raw data, and then the ability to build graphs upon this (which Capsa can do). This allows for quicker analysis and makes it easier to relate to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

SolarWinds definitely is the the most ready out of the box as far as getting is up and running and you can start using it where other system go from need ing a little setup like importing MIBS to completely needing to configure the system. As far a performance once things are up and working I feel they all do a good job at basic monitoring and management. The difference is that SolarWinds does a good job at having things templated but allows you to customize some attributes. If you are want to make major customization for alerts and monitoring and other things SolarWinds is not the best option. But, then again, you will not need a team just to manage the system.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Colasoft Capsa

  • While the product doesn't detect malware, it has helped track down malware infected machines by using data from other applications to run filters to look for known traffic destinations for that malware. For me this is a huge ROI since malware can be the great unknown.
  • Relatively cheap compared to the feature set.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Solarwinds RMM

  • Moving break/fix clients to support subscriptions using RMM has increased the sale value of my business, as there are real ongoing revenues to show to a potential buyer, rather than simply goodwill and client lists.
  • I am better able to support a larger number of clients with the same staffing levels due to pre-emptive work, more remote support, and simpler applications of solutions.
Les Klassen Hamm | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Colasoft Capsa

General

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

Solarwinds RMM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Colasoft Capsa
9.0
Solarwinds RMM
8.6

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