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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveAction LiveNX

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scrutinizer

If you need a network security forensic tool, this is a great fit. Scrutinizer collects everything you have configured as a target without losing data. If you need an in-depth analysis of your network flows, as in who is doing what with what this is a good fit. Scrutinizer translates a massive about of data into readable tables and reports.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
Scrutinizer
Automated network device discovery
LiveAction LiveNX
7.9
Scrutinizer
Network monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
7.9
Scrutinizer
Baseline threshold calculation
LiveAction LiveNX
5.0
Scrutinizer
Alerts
LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
Scrutinizer
Network capacity planning
LiveAction LiveNX
6.0
Scrutinizer
Packet capture analysis
LiveAction LiveNX
7.9
Scrutinizer
Network mapping
LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
Scrutinizer
Customizable reports
LiveAction LiveNX
10.0
Scrutinizer
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
8.0
Scrutinizer
Hardware health monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
6.0
Scrutinizer

Pros

LiveAction LiveNX

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scrutinizer

  • Netflow collection, organization and presentation
  • Reporting, scheduled reporting and historical reporting are amazing
  • Security analytics are particularly useful.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LiveAction LiveNX

  • 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.
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scrutinizer

  • The free version has some limitations that make an accurate evaluation difficult, every day at midnight the data is flushed and you start over.
  • If you are purchasing the appliance, you won't have admin access to it.
  • Reporting could use some polished graphics and advance filtering features.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LiveAction LiveNX

LiveAction LiveNX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scrutinizer

Scrutinizer 7.0
Based on 1 answer
Support is support, they are either there or they are not. Scrutinizer support has been there every time I've needed them. They rely a bit too much on email correspondence, sometimes I want a voice to tell me what to do, and fast
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LiveAction LiveNX

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scrutinizer

Scrutinizer seems to have more functionality for less money, time to setup and easy of use is also a huge factor in choosing Scrutinizer over other products
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LiveAction LiveNX

  • Real time insight to network issues whether security related or not.
  • Great reporting features for executives.
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scrutinizer

  • Troubleshooting Bandwidth or user specific issues is a breeze now.
  • Long time historical flows are essential for troubleshooting and reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LiveAction LiveNX

General

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

Scrutinizer

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveAction LiveNX
7.9
Scrutinizer
7.4

Support Rating

LiveAction LiveNX
10.0
Scrutinizer
7.0

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