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Score 8.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Foglight

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.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulseway

Pulseway is well suited for just about any situation where there is a need to remotely monitor and manage computers. The most basic features are available to anyone with a free account, so even a home user can set it up and use to keep an eye on computers. The more sophisticated features require a fairly inexpensive subscription, but are well worth the cost for a business wanting to monitor the health of their servers, etc.My experience with Pulseway is limited to using it in situations where there are fewer than a dozen or so computers/servers being monitored. I'm not really sure how well it scales up, so I can't say if it is a good solution for a large corporation with hundreds or thousands of machines that need to be monitored.
Richard Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

Foglight
Pulseway
10.0
Remote monitoring
Foglight
Pulseway
10.0
Network device monitoring
Foglight
Pulseway
10.0
Multiple Server Monitoring
Foglight
Pulseway
10.0
Multi-device monitoring
Foglight
Pulseway
10.0
Automated alerts and notifications
Foglight
Pulseway
10.0

Management Tasks

Foglight
Pulseway
9.3
Patch Management
Foglight
Pulseway
10.0
Service configuration management
Foglight
Pulseway
10.0
Software and hardware inventory
Foglight
Pulseway
8.5
Policy-based automation
Foglight
Pulseway
8.5

Reporting

Foglight
Pulseway
7.3
Performance data reports
Foglight
Pulseway
7.0
Customizable reporting
Foglight
Pulseway
6.5
Data visualization
Foglight
Pulseway
7.5
Risk analysis
Foglight
Pulseway
8.0

Security

Foglight
Pulseway
7.3
Data backup and recovery
Foglight
Pulseway
6.0
Antivirus and malware management
Foglight
Pulseway
7.5
Adinistraor access control
Foglight
Pulseway
8.5

Pros

Foglight

  • Database monitoring
  • Database management suite
  • Customization (both monitors and dashboards)
Aletha Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulseway

  • Easy To implement.
  • Easy to use, even for non-technical users.
  • Automation. Set tasks to happen based on different triggers, like a service crash.
  • The mobile application is very convenient and easy to use.
  • The Windows Server Module integration is very convenient, especially if you run a local domain.
Marouane Tohme | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foglight

  • While the Linux agents mostly work out of the box with the remote node receiving the push, some newer Linux distributions may require some tweaking of the agent install script due to upstream software package changes.
  • The canned reports are adequate for high-level overviews but I would like to be able to further customize them to include specific information from the monitored nodes.
  • I wish there was an application to migrate the Foglight NMS application and database (which reside on the same server) to a new server or VM. They make you open a support case to accomplish that for which you need an active maintenance contract.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulseway

  • It would be nice if they increased their scope of supported third-party apps.
  • It would be great if they would create an ios app for their ticket system.
  • If they could possibly build in a location service for tracking devices, that would be helpful.
  • If they had two-factor authentication, it would be nice.
Nathan Weber | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pulseway

Pulseway 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Pulseway is very user friendly. The system is labeled in terms and grouped together by function so that anyone can understand and locate the functions that they need. We use this system to monitor a file server that we have that can have an unstable power supply. This allows us to easily see that the system is offline and get it back to operational with minimal downtime.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pulseway

Pulseway 9.5
Based on 2 answers
I haven't really needed much support for Pulseway, so I can't really say a whole lot about their support. Pulseway has been pretty much trouble-free for us. There are regular updates and new features. The updates never seem to break anything or cause problems. It just works.
Richard Hogan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Foglight

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.
Jaime L. Regan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulseway

Pulseway is best suited for small to mid-size organizations. Its design and cost structure lend themselves to being extremely useful for organizations that don't have a huge IT team but have significant IT infrastructure. Most other tools are more difficult to implement or have a much higher cost. Pulseway is the best of both worlds.
Mikel Seidl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Foglight

  • Great value for vmWare monitoring.
  • Helps our eCommerce team to troubleshoot issues and make end user experience better.
Anderson Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pulseway

  • Problems can be dealt with more rapidly because I have access to systems from anywhere. I don't have to carry a computer with me nor do I have to find a location with potentially non-secure wifi to gain access to my systems.
  • I can handle 99% of my system admin tasks using Pulseway and never have to touch a system or connect to the console.
  • Pulseway gives so much control over a system that I don't need to spend extra money on other software to perform management tasks.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Foglight

General

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

Foglight Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Pulseway

General

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

Pulseway Editions & Modules

Edition
Enterprise1.761
  1. per endpoint
Additional Pricing Details
Pay as you go. No hidden fees or contracts. Term based discounts!

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Foglight
8.0
Pulseway
9.2

Usability

Foglight
Pulseway
10.0

Support Rating

Foglight
Pulseway
9.5

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