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Attribute Ratings

  • ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.8

Datadog

98%
19 Ratings
10.0

ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer

100%
1 Rating

Usability

10.0

Datadog

100%
1 Rating

ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

8.9

Datadog

89%
10 Ratings
10.0

ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer

100%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Datadog

Datadog is a no-brainer for any environment that relies on multiple servers. Even for one server, it's so much better to use for monitoring and alert capability than anything else I remember looking at before we started using Datadog. Teams can even use it to track their progress of investigating an alert so multiple people aren't unknowingly looking into the same exact issue unnecessarily.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd

If you need to monitor traffic, this is a good choice of application for the price. It does that very well. If you need to take a deep deep dive into the traffic, you will have to use something else but that is just standard with network troubleshooting... it takes multiple applications to get a complete picture... or a lot of money on 1 application. Beyond that, this application does what it is designed to do and does it very well. So to answer this question directly, this application is well suited for time when you need a high-level view of traffic and not suited well for times when you need to see more detailed information of what exactly is being sent.
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Pros

Datadog

  • APIs, the ability to interact with the data we pull into data dog is key. We port the information over to Servicenow, so the ability to pull everything into DataDog, then Servicenow, is a key component of our success here at Wayfair.
  • Simple Interface - clean, useful, effective. Allows users to use DataDog for one reason, get work done.
  • Lightweight agent on hosts
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd

  • Analyze network traffic by breaking it down into conversations with the ability to look at ingress and egress traffic.
  • Gives a quick view of overall performance.
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Cons

Datadog

  • User interface could be improved in some areas, looking for host information and the agent install link takes a bit of time.
  • Configuration of the agent is generally done via a config file which is a pro and a con. It would be nice to have some UI to configure various agent options.
  • Billing isn't entirely straightforward, they could use more reports to figure out the source of your monthly costs.
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd

  • The interface could stand to flow a little better. It is functional, but there is room for improvement.
  • The dashboard creation process is just incomplete. For example, it would be nice to be able to add in a widget for IP groups.
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Pricing Details

Datadog

Starting Price

$0 Up to 5 hosts

Editions & Modules

Datadog editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Free$01
Standard$15/host2
EnterpriseCustom3
Infrastructure$15.004
Log Management$1.275
APM$31.006

Footnotes

  1. Up to 5 hosts
  2. Up to 500 hosts
  3. 500+ hosts
  4. Per Host Per Month
  5. Per Million Log Events
  6. Per Host Per Month

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

Optional

Additional Details

ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    Optional $595

    Additional Details

    Usability

    Datadog

    The user interface is quite intuitive with the exception of the network map. As a deployer of software, it is trivial to setup.
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    ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd

    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Datadog

    The support team usually gets it right. We did have a rather complicate issue setting up monitoring on a domain controller. However, they are usually responsive and helpful over chat. The downside would be I don’t think they have any phone support. If that is important to you this might not be a good fit.
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    ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd

    The support is always on point, fast, reliable, and their employees go above and beyond to help when we need it. I have yet to call them on any product we use and not get the issue resolved in a fast and timely manner. Also, they are also very pleasant while on the phone and/or in teh email chain. Overall I just couldn't ask for better.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Datadog

    We are still trying other products, but people still like Datadog. After setting up a dashboard, it's great for monitoring instances on Datadog. Also, the DevOps team had a good time setting up Datadog. It means Datadog was way easier to set up compared to those others.
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    ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd

    There were others, but I don't recall which ones. SolarWinds only comes to mind because they were the closest we came to purchase. Here is why we did not. 1) SolarWinds has very bad sales practices. You get a demo and they spend the next 2 years calling 2) They are expensive 3) The products often do not perform well over the long haul. 4) NetFlow Analyzer just 'felt' like a better application. It was easier to setup, easier to maintain, and in a lot of ways very much faster.
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    Return on Investment

    Datadog

    • One of our critical production databases went down a couple of weeks back. Just because we had the Datadog monitoring enabled for that database, Datadog sent the alerts to PagerDuty and we were instantly notified via pager and email alert. We could act right away and bring up the database within a few mins.
    • Ability to create custom screenboards have allowed us to track the critical and warning alerts in front of our eyes all the time
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    ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd

    • Faster response to performance issues.
    • Identifying threats that may have slipped by AV/Anti-Malware.
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