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Attribute Ratings

  • New Relic is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.5

New Relic

85%
111 Ratings
7.0

Symantec Server Management Suite

70%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

7.3

New Relic

73%
10 Ratings

Symantec Server Management Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

5.8

New Relic

58%
5 Ratings

Symantec Server Management Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Availability

10.0

New Relic

100%
2 Ratings

Symantec Server Management Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Performance

8.0

New Relic

80%
2 Ratings

Symantec Server Management Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

New Relic

77%
7 Ratings

Symantec Server Management Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

7.0

New Relic

70%
9 Ratings

Symantec Server Management Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Product Scalability

8.0

New Relic

80%
1 Rating

Symantec Server Management Suite

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

New Relic

I think New Relic's APM is a great feature if you are running Ruby on Rails because ActiveRecord can abstract away the actual performance of your endpoint logic. It very easily allows you to identify endpoints that are taking too long, endpoints that have good throughput, and how the overall functionality is affecting the end-user experience. It also has many other monitoring features that can be great for companies that manage their own infrastructure.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

The SMP suite is great at what it does, but it can be very complicated to learn how to get it to do what you want. It's a beast! However, when you learn how to the things you want to do, it comes as second nature and you complete them like they're supposed to be done that way. A lot of these things are done to be able to be completed a number of different ways. Take Patch Management, you can deploy patches automatically, via Jobs, or via the "Start Software Update Cycle Now" link in the SMP Agent!
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

New Relic

  • Monitor traffic rates and server usage on real time
  • Helps engineers to dive deep into an issue and guides them to the root cause
  • Provides high-level system health status of different components (ie. Server capacity, RPM, page load time, error rate..)
  • Near real time reporting
  • Links with deployment so easy to understand if an issue has occurred after a particular release
Meraz Haque | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

  • Software deployment through policy
  • Engage with customers for feedback
  • Understands the future needs of customers
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

New Relic

  • It would be helpful if use cases for particularly a Windows installation, were provided to help determine which set of configuration files would be the one a group would want to control. I.e. potentially with a department trying to do DevOps, it's difficult to determine which team needs to have responsibility for what at times. The reason I mention this, is New Relic seems to in many ways be a tool that's useful for DevOps-related processes and staff.
  • On the main New Relic One site, sometimes a refresh option is available for new features. It would be helpful to see what the new features are in advance before trying this out. Particularly if doing a demo or a working season with another team.
  • I'm not aware of a page or specific site which describes/summarizes all of the different NR Products and their features.
  • Sometimes it's tricky to determine which product to use to accomplish a task.
Jim Locke, ITIL v3F, ITIL RCV | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

  • The SMP solution is a beast. Each piece is complicated in itself let alone how everything ties together!
  • There is plenty of documentation online on how to perform a specific task, but you need to pay attention to what VERSION the article is written for. I've been halfway through implementing something only to hit a roadblock since I'm running a newer version and the option the article says to click on doesn't exist anymore...
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

New Relic

General

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

Starting Price

$0

New Relic Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$991
ProContact sales team
EnterpriseContact sales team
Telemetry Data Platform0.253
Incident Intelligence0.504
Free (Forever)$05
  1. per month per full user (after first free full user - unlimited free basic users)
  2. none
  3. per month per extra GB data ingest (after first free 100GB per month)
  4. per month per event (after first 1000 free events per month)
  5. No credit card required; 100 GB free ingest per month, 1 free full user + unlimited basic users, 8 days retention, 100 Synthetics Checks
Additional Pricing Details

Symantec Server Management Suite

General

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

Starting Price

Symantec Server Management Suite Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

New Relic

New Relic 7.3
Based on 10 answers
I have not yet found any similar product that offers me this range of features to help us keep our online service fast and reliable. Besides this, New Relic is constantly evolving by adding new plugins to emerging technologies and platforms. Server performance measuring features are a key point as our user database grows.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

No score
No answers yet
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Usability

New Relic

New Relic 5.8
Based on 5 answers
As an engineer, New Relic has been very quick and easy for me to pick up/install/use. It has been less easy for some of the less technical-minded folks in our organization and their UI still is inconsistent multiple years after refactoring their platform to be New Relic One.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

No score
No answers yet
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Reliability and Availability

New Relic

New Relic 10.0
Based on 2 answers
we have never had any down time issues!!!
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

No score
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Performance

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 2 answers
there are times where browser cache will cause issues that require you to clear your browser before continuing.
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

No score
No answers yet
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Support Rating

New Relic

New Relic 7.7
Based on 7 answers
There are times I feel that the initial support is lacking. And in some cases the automated responses of not hearing anything are annoying if the reason why there has been no movement is because we are still waiting to hear back from NR support. So, i think they should loose the automation as it can seem disingenuous
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

No score
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Implementation Rating

New Relic

New Relic 7.0
Based on 9 answers
The documentation was clear and concise; the only issue we ran into was custom application naming. Due to HTTPD mod_fcgid and the need for the application name to be set in php.ini (not in .htaccess or the virtual host directive) ... we had issues setting this up.
Travis Crowder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

No score
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Alternatives Considered

New Relic

We selected New Relic since it was very dynamic and versatile to use. It works well in all aspects of monitoring, and observability and would allow having a focus on collaboration with different repeatable processes. Also, New Relic has a good focus on working well with CLI, UI, and API types of work.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

The decision to use Symantec was not my own but I believe it competes well against other products such as SCCM offering more features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 1 answer
It's easy to scale. However, it isn't as easy to keep track of costs and who own's what/
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

No score
No answers yet
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Return on Investment

New Relic

  • Gives us great visibility into what our services are doing at all times.
  • Alerts us quickly when there is a problem so we can address it with alacrity.
  • Gives us extremely customizable options in regards to how we want to track, store, and materialize our data.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

  • Being able to report on the majority of things you want all from one interface, makes it really easy to get the results you want.
  • Because my employer didn't provide training, it took working with support, reading technical documentation, and just playing around on my own to learn how to do certain things.
  • I've had a lot of help from the SMP Support staff and they're great people and very helpful!
Ben Liebowitz | TrustRadius Reviewer

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