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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LogicMonitor

Prior to using LogicMonitor we used multiple tools to fit all our monitoring needs, with no individual tool being able to achieve that. After reviewing LogicMonitor against our other tools we found it could do the job of all these tools on its own. We then proceeded to consolidate our toolset into LogicMonitor migrating all devices away from our other tools and have had no problems since.As stated in cons, one of the current let downs for LogicMonitor is how strict the RBAC is. Some changes have been made recently to make this more flexible but one of the main things I think is needed which currently does not exist is to allow access to a limited set of data sources, as currently when you give access to logic modules the role will get access to them all.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

N-Central would be most appropriate in a situation where an experienced admin would like a product that is as customizable as possible. The products allows for a lot of customization, but would be less appropriate in a situation where a less experienced admin is looking for a product that requires less set up.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Remote Administration

LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
8.0
Screen sharing
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
8.4
File transfer
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
8.7
Instant message
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
7.9
Secure remote access with Smart Card authentication
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
6.8
Access to sleeping/powered-off computers
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
5.9
Over-the-Internet remote session
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
8.8
Initiate remote control from mobile
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
8.4
Remote management of servers & workstations
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
9.2
Remote Active Directory® management
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
7.5
Centralized management dashboard
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
8.0
Session record
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
8.0
Annotations
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
7.8
Monitoring and Alerts
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
8.1
Multi-platform remote control
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds N-central
8.1

Pros

LogicMonitor

  • LogicMonitor data sources allow you to monitor practically anything. If you can convert it to data, LogicMonitor can be modified to ingest and alert on it. There are a large number of out of the box data sources that cover pretty much everything standard you want to monitor, there is a large community of users who have also published their data sources and there is the flexibility to create your own. Data sources are limited only by your imagination.
  • LogicMonitor offers the ability to monitor a broad range of devices and environments with great detail and precision. We struggled to find a software package that offered the ability to monitor both our Cloud and on-prem environments, with the detail we were looking for and at the price that we were offered. We have grown by acquisition so we are in all the Clouds as well as running a diverse set of hardware and software environments and LogicMonitor was out of the box ready to handle a vast majority of our environments.
  • LogicMonitor customer support is very responsive and willing to work on any issues that we are experiencing. Their first level support handles most of our questions and is able to quickly escalate directly to the developers for any bugs that are discovered.
William Guertin | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

  • Remote tasks - entry-level techs can run basic tasks without physically touching a piece of equipment.
  • Remote support - remote controlling user devices is easy and saves a lot of time with having to initiate a remote session.
  • Management of devices, particularly patch management and anti-virus management - you can automatically approve and deploy patches and schedule automatic AV scans.
Nicolas Poague | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LogicMonitor

  • It's not "easy", but it's the "easiest" of all the tools we've used
  • One of our main products, Ubiquit Unifi, wasn't supported out of box like others were
  • No integrations with IT Glue, AutoTask Configuration Items, Warranty Master or other MSP Tools
Chad Lauterbach | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

  • It is a large piece of software and does take some time to get set-up and configured.
  • Limitations with some basic monitoring like site down/internet down and server state make it difficult to have accurate monitoring information.
  • Reports and reporting are minimal, not very customizable and not pretty.
Robert Guy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LogicMonitor

LogicMonitor 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The only reason we would leave logicmonitor would be price. Everything else has been really really good
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

SolarWinds N-central 8.6
Based on 2 answers
Overall we have liked our solar winds experience, however, as our company has grown to support larger enterprises, this product does not have the functionality that our teams need in order to fully support them. The lack of granularity with backups and lack of ability to support nutanix environments is slowly drawing us into the use of other tools.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LogicMonitor

LogicMonitor 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's very good. One area for improvement is the ability to group large quantities of objects together more quickly or disable alerts for specific instances completely very quickly.Alert Tuning is one of the more complex, but entirely necessary parts of the product to use keeping me from rating usability a 10.
Chad Lauterbach | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

SolarWinds N-central 8.3
Based on 3 answers
The user interface is fairly straight forward, with logic groupings for objects. I did not deploy this software, but am one of the daily administrators. Once you get the correct agent package (Which can be a challenge) the integration into AD is not bad. The UI could be more customized, but that may have been a design choice.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LogicMonitor

LogicMonitor 9.9
Based on 20 answers
I have only had to reach out to them a few times, but it has been a great experience every time. They do not have access into your environment until you enable support access, which is for a set amount of time. This is great because I know that my customers have data privacy unless there is a problem that needs to be addressed. When I am working on developing a new datasource they provide a sandbox account that I am able to do my work in. This allows support as needed in the sandbox environment so I do not need to allow access to production data for that process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

SolarWinds N-central 8.3
Based on 8 answers
Every time we have reached out to SolarWinds they are quick to respond, even offering support chat 24/7. Their support team is great and works with you to find solutions to issues. They have taken items we had issues with before and used those to create updates so that the issue is handled better in the future.
chris maddox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

LogicMonitor

LogicMonitor 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Pretty straight forward. Not much to say except to speak to Logicmonitor about planning your collector sizes to begin with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

SolarWinds N-central 8.1
Based on 2 answers
Make sure if you your using a vm you follow the instructions for provisioning to the letter or it will be starting from square one
Howard Magnes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LogicMonitor

LogicMonitor is head and shoulders above anything we have used before. Traverse was the most feature-rich, but the back-end was cumbersome and problem-prone. But it was not extensible, support was lacking, and product updates were inconsistent.
James Deaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

SolarWinds N-central is on the more unique side of tools because it can do so many things, and do most of them quite well. For patching, it is much easier to use than SCCM. In terms of monitoring, it is not great out of the box and requires tweaking to take full advantage. Since it is agent-based, any time an agent fails to check in, it means that that device is effectively no longer being managed. It can take a great deal of effort to maintain and remediate agent issues.
It is a great tool to manage small to medium-sized environments, but would struggle to cover all the angles required in a larger enterprise setting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LogicMonitor

  • It is great the pricing model is very flexible so it is easy to scale up and down as requirements change and fluxuate. It is also simple (less than it used to be) so fairly easy to calculate costs - no complexity around interface counts or whatnot - just number of monitored hosts.
  • Very fast to deploy so it is easy to go from a problem one day to a solution the next day - proactively identifying issues instead of responding to end user complaints.
  • LogicMonitor added a killer feature (possibly to compete with Auvik) of configuration management. However it costs a fairly substantial amount just to turn it on whether you have one device or 100. I don't get it - I think a nominal fee per device would align better with the service and customer expectations of the product.
Jason Emery | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds N-central

  • Allows the service desk to quickly connect to computers and troubleshoot issues in less time
  • Minimizes user downtime by allowing installs to run in the background
  • Allows for management of updates and the ability to let the user postpone the update if needed
Ashley Babiarz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

LogicMonitor

General

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

SolarWinds N-central

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LogicMonitor
9.9
SolarWinds N-central
8.3

Likelihood to Renew

LogicMonitor
8.0
SolarWinds N-central
8.6

Usability

LogicMonitor
9.0
SolarWinds N-central
8.3

Support Rating

LogicMonitor
9.9
SolarWinds N-central
8.3

Implementation Rating

LogicMonitor
10.0
SolarWinds N-central
8.1

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