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Score 7.4 out of 100

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

It’s best for troubleshooting issues that require a packet level analysis. By having source/destination you can have a view into how the packets are traversing the network. If alerts/baselines are set up it can help identify something out of the norm. Very useful for VoIP applications as well. Would not recommend for small scale environments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is well suited for the environment where we need to monitor infrastructure architecture and applications purchased from other vendors. It is not suitable to monitor the applications made by the organization itself as it doesn't give full stack trace and is unable to monitor business transactions.
Devbrath Pant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
8.7
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Automated network device discovery
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
9.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Network monitoring
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
8.6
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Baseline threshold calculation
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
7.3
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Alerts
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
8.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Network capacity planning
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
9.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Packet capture analysis
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
9.6
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Network mapping
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
8.4
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Customizable reports
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
7.6
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
9.9
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Hardware health monitoring
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
9.9
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Application Performance Management

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.2
Application monitoring
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7
Database monitoring
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.9
Threshold alerts
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6
Predictive capabilities
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.8
Application performance management console
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
Collaboration tools
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.1
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.9
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.8
Virtualization monitoring
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3
Server availability and performance monitoring
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
9.2
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5
IT Asset Discovery
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.4

Pros

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

  • NetScout nGeniusONE can help to deep dive into the packet layer, help to identify the real network and service performance problems in the protocol layer. We have been using NetScout nGeniusONE as the main monitoring solution for the mobile network for many years.
  • I have recently use NetScout nGeniusONE to support problem troubleshooting for a customer issue complaining of slow application connection into our Datacenter services. it was easy to use NetScout nGeniusONE to capture the problematic connection sessions by using various type of filters and export a pcap file for further analysis.
  • I‘ve also use NetScout nGeniusONE to investigate an NBN connection issue which was intermittent and hard to capture, however, by using NetScout nGeniusONE it was easy to go back to the history capture and logs, so we won't miss any important leads.
Paul Fan | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • It integrates with MS Windows, so you can keep track of services, processes or nic utilization/bandwidth.
  • You can also view the history of a lot of the monitor you choose. It can be helpful to isolate an issue if it's happening at a regular interval.
  • Linux and non-Windows OSs are supported using SNMP and even an agent if want to take advantage of other Solarwinds features.
  • It plays nice with other software, so you won't have conflicts with monitoring. Always a plus if more than one team is looking at data on the host.
Fernando Villamil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

  • Possibly the setup. The organization of setting up the sites weren't as easy as I would have liked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • I would much like to see the modules sold in categorically grouped bundles, such as a networking bundle which would include all modules relating to the network.
  • Would love to see an addition of an API or something like that to connect to VMware Vcenters.
  • Found that if you acknowledge alerts, it makes it very difficult to remediate them inside of the program.
John-John Reyes Figueroa | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.8
Based on 10 answers
Easy to use and they keep expanding on its functionality. We also have a good relationship with them. Rarely have issues or need to contact support.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE 6.5
Based on 2 answers
It provides a lot of useful information, but it's not always easy/intuitive to find it. It really needs to get a fully functional API integrated to support automation and integration with other monitoring and analytics tools to enable faster decision making. On the other hand, it gathers a lot of useful information from complex networks that are useful for capacity management and faster incident isolation and resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.9
Based on 14 answers
What makes this product great is that it is easy to setup and configure. Many products are very time consuming to get setup and implement. This leads to a delay in their use, and slow adoption. Because of the ease of use of Solarwinds we have gotten a lot of use out of it.
Ryan Andrus | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE 7.5
Based on 2 answers
We have a dedicated OSE who has been very helpful. Besides that, we have little experience beyond this specific model
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.5
Based on 10 answers
We talk to a initial person and they may not be specialized in what we are trying to resolve. They then have to call back or have someone call back after that person is free from working on another issue with another customer.
Erron Walter | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

Majority of vendors on the market at the time only handle a piece of network instrumentation. Netscout covered all the bases which meet our company's requirements for "One throat to choke" rule. For the market we are in its nice to have a local team that can be onsite the same day if needed.
Chris Woods | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

The tool does what it says, and gives you great insight into your environment. Out of all the SolarWinds products that I have used over the years, my top two are SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor and N-Able. Depending on your business needs, either will do the job, but it depends on your use case. For me, I like to work remote, be able to diagnose issues quickly, and fix issues from anywhere that I have an internet connection.
Daniel Stinson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

  • NetScout nGeniusONE helps to reduce the time and effort (people to involve) to react on network outages, speed up the investigation progress, and much more quickly to identify the root cause.
  • Proactive helps the operation team to identify the underline problems and help the business to take actions before the issue starts to impact the customer's business. Help to reduce the incidents and outages.
  • Help the operation teams to better understand the performance and health of the network from a higher level and end to end perspective, improve the efficiency of work.
Paul Fan | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • One of the biggest areas of ROI is for our DBA, with the combination of SAM and DPA we have been able to streamline the maintenance and troubleshooting of applications. On several instances, it has taken us probably less than 5 minutes to tell supervisors where the issue lies when something is not working.
  • The second area that it helps is helping us see trends on our servers to know if we need to address specific areas of growth to ensure continued productivity and smooth operations.
  • Initially this was not part of our "initial" purchase with SolarWinds, however, now it is definitely one of the core SolarWinds modules that are used on a daily basis to assist in monitoring our network.
Nate Nettrouer | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

General

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

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
7.4
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5

Likelihood to Renew

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.8

Usability

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
6.5
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.9

Reliability and Availability

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
5.5

Performance

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
5.5

Support Rating

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
7.5
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5

Implementation Rating

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
6.4

Scalability

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.3

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