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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Foglight

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    6.9

    LiveAction LiveNX

    69%
    LiveAction LiveNX ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    2 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    2 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.0
    50%
    1 Rating

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    2 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    2 Ratings

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.3
    63%
    2 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Foglight is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Foglight

    86%
    6 Ratings
    7.2

    LiveAction LiveNX

    72%
    3 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Foglight

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    LiveAction LiveNX

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Quest Software

    Strengths [Foglight]
    • Monitoring, Alerting and Management of on-prem virtualization and physical servers
    • Historical trending and baselining are excellent and being able to compare a problem period against the same sets of data for a period when there was no issue is especially helpful as part of troubleshooting.
    • Ease of use for end users is appreciated
    Weaknesses [of Foglight]
    • Creation and management of custom monitors is a developer level activity requiring Groovy skillset
    • Less useful for management of an environment where there is a large amount of custom implementations
    • Commitment to longevity of cartridges/packs for specific subsystems
    • Ability to create custom schedules/alerts/escalations is only available via a 3rd party product (from a former Quest developer) and is not particularly easy to manage/manipulate
    • Lack of API accessibility for external integrations to other analytics (splunk, etc.)
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    LiveAction

    From a packet tracing standpoint, it was easy to setup and analyze an issue we were having with eigrp errors between 2 data centers. Took a few minutes to stand up on both sides and compare the traffic to determine hellos weren't being sent. On the other spectrum, had it had the analytics of such products as Extrahop, it could have recognized and alerted us of an internal DNS attack we had.
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    Pros

    Quest Software

    • Foglight NMS is very light on resources given the amount of monitoring connectivity options it provides. It is one of the few that I've trialed in the past that offers SNMP v3 connections.
    • The dashboard is concise with the main areas of interest. It can be customized as well if you have a particular use case.
    • Setting up alerts is straightforward with the ability to set custom thresholds. Alert emails get sent by configuring a primary mail server with the option to add a backup mail server in the event of a primary mail server outage or connectivity issues.
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    LiveAction

    • Network QOS Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
    • Network L2/L3 Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
    • Network Security Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
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    Cons

    Quest Software

    • GUI interface is difficult to navigate
    • No APM capabilities. They left this space about a year ago
    • We have had issues with the GUI response times. On a regular basis, the interface can take several minutes to refresh
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    LiveAction

    • I use it primarily as a monitoring tool from a security standpoint, so one complaint is that the filter creation process takes a little time to learn.
    • In the digital days of printing less, I do still need to print network diagrams for compliance documentation and some of the larger network diagrams documents do not print easily.
    • I wish the network connection lines were easier to see. They are typically very light and you have to drill down to see them more clearly.
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    Pricing Details

    Foglight

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Foglight editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      LiveAction LiveNX

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      LiveAction LiveNX editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules

      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        Support Rating

        Quest Software

        No answers on this topic

        LiveAction

        Can't really rate this, we never had to call support. The product wasn't complicated to setup and learn. We have a high level of network knowledge so the product was self-explanatory.
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        Alternatives Considered

        Quest Software

        We were previously using Oracle to monitor resources across servers and networks. In general, that product was alright but the Foglight alerts are far superior to Oracle. The business goal of using Foglight is really to minimize business interruption costs so the faster and more noticeable the alerts, the better the product is at solving our problems.
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        LiveAction

        There is not any other product that does exactly what LiveAction does. Some come about halfway close, like scrutinizer by Plixer. However, there is a gap with that product as it doesn't give proper quality of service recommendations, or to update l2/l3 configs to head off problems. Plixer's scrutinizer product costs about the same. It was a no-brainer to pick LiveAction.
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        Return on Investment

        Quest Software

        • Foglight has a positive impact on my company by being a complete monitoring platform that specializes in risk assessment, user diagnosis and management, and server monitoring ensuring a secure business infrastructure through predictive analytics, query analysis, anomaly detection, behavior tracking, troubleshooting, automated discovery, and more.
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        LiveAction

        • Real time insight to network issues whether security related or not.
        • Great reporting features for executives.
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