LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester vs. Spiceworks Connectivity Dashboard

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester
Score 10.0 out of 10
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The LinkRunner AT Network AutoTester offers user-configured AutoTests for a wide range of tasks. This network tester’s cable test and switch identification facilitate problem isolation. The device is supported by netAlly after NETSCOUT divested its handheld troubleshooting devices in 2018. The LinkRunner device replaces the former and now obsolete OneTouch AT network troubleshooting technology acquired from Seattle-based Fluke Networks by NETSCOUT in 2015.N/A
Spiceworks Connectivity Dashboard
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Spiceworks Connectivity Dashboard is a free network and systems monitoring tool. It emphasizes the website and application monitoring capabilities, as well as monitoring and identifying connectivity issues.N/A
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Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
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User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
NetAlly
All network administrators would be able to find a use for this tool in their environment. It allows people from outside of the networking industry to capture data required for a quick diagnosis. Things that typically would require me to be onsite for diagnosis can now be handed to Tier 1 techs for data collection and reporting. Since moving toward cable certification, we've experienced an almost unbelievably low level of cable failure. When it does happen, though, there is no guessing. Our Fluke units tell us what the problem is and where.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
hassle free of IT resources is plus point. Monitoring the external resources related to Websites, service provider links or any hosted applications is a great feature in Spiceworks Connectivity Dashboard. Alert reporting on monitored resources is at ease. Integration with custom devices needs to be improved. devices integrated with snmp protocol is not reported with full details which needs to be rectified by Spiceworks Connectivity Dashboard.
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Pros
NetAlly
  • Identify the exact switchport a given line is plugged in to.
  • View the length and viability of any category or fiber optic cable.
  • It acts as a premade packet capture device, simple enough to walk someone through deploying while I'm offsite.
  • In the event LLDP based identification of a port fails, it has the ability to blink a switchport allowing for manual identification.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
  • Monitoring Applications
  • External resources monitoring related to ISP
  • Alerting mechanism via email and dashboard monitoring
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Cons
NetAlly
  • Price. There is no other device on the market with the AT's feature set. Fluke knows it and charges accordingly.
  • The addition of bluetooth or a USB slot for a keyboard would be handy for certain functions.
  • The PC based remote connection process is old, and is one of the places where the OS shows it's age.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
  • Integration with custom devices needs to be improved
  • providing more insight of device is required when added to monitoring list
  • the feel and look of dashboard needs some improvement
  • Agent is resource hungry, to be made light weight for systems
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Alternatives Considered
NetAlly
There is little to no competition in this field. If you need to do any type of advanced network monitoring/identification (or use 10G) then you're going to own a Fluke. While Ideal does have a couple of devices that appear to be the closest competitor, the differences are still extremely evident.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
Spiceworks Network Monitor being a free tool, can easily be overtaken against any other product which is cost involved and most of the features are available which are provided by any leading network monitoring tool available in the market. Few of the features which are not present in spiceworks tool (like autodiscovery of resources) needs to be added which will give a great competition for the product. Alerting features, response tickets, sending alerts via email is one of the great features in the product
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Return on Investment
NetAlly
  • Drastic decrease in diagnosis time.
  • The certainty coming from the diagnostic process with the Fluke leads to less guessing and quicker fixes.
  • With multiple departments involved in the process of connecting devices to the network, the Fluke helps us to quickly certify a switch closet worth of cable and create error free documentation.
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Spiceworks Ziff Davis
  • if on premises cannot be deployed on Linux environment which needs windows license requirement
  • competitive price makes easy for decision
  • lacking in auto discovery of devices is the most negative point for ROI
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