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Likelihood to Recommend

New Relic

I appreciate that New Relic is easily integrated into applications for APM and infrastructure for monitoring.Our applications are Ruby on Rails apps and getting them reporting into New Relic is easy to implement. In most cases, it just requires adding the "newrelic" gem and updating the "newrelic.yml" configuration file. Just this simple addition to a project gives us an entrypoint to analyzing performance.We use the New Relic Infrastructure agent by default on all of our cloud based servers. We have this set up with Chef so we don't even think about it; we just spin servers up and go. Minutes later they're reporting into New Relic. We use Terraform to automatically create monitors so we can keep track of the essentials like core processes, disk, CPU, and memory.
Michael Jenkins | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

New Relic
7.7
Symantec Server Management Suite
Application monitoring
New Relic
9.2
Symantec Server Management Suite
Database monitoring
New Relic
8.1
Symantec Server Management Suite
Threshold alerts
New Relic
8.6
Symantec Server Management Suite
Predictive capabilities
New Relic
6.4
Symantec Server Management Suite
Application performance management console
New Relic
8.1
Symantec Server Management Suite
Collaboration tools
New Relic
6.5
Symantec Server Management Suite
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
New Relic
7.5
Symantec Server Management Suite
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
New Relic
7.5
Symantec Server Management Suite
Virtualization monitoring
New Relic
7.7
Symantec Server Management Suite
Server availability and performance monitoring
New Relic
8.5
Symantec Server Management Suite
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
New Relic
7.9
Symantec Server Management Suite
IT Asset Discovery
New Relic
6.3
Symantec Server Management Suite

Pros

New Relic

  • New Relic lets you drill down into the nitty-gritty of your application, breaking down requests however far you want in order to inspect the performance of your application throughout the request lifecycle.
  • New Relic offers many integrations with other services and technologies, making it easy to get it set up and start using it.
  • New Relic offers many views and types of visualizations to help you understand what's going on in as much detail as you want to know.
Ben McClure | 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

  • Cloud-centric / OS-centric. There is no/limited ability to query metrics with an agent installed.
  • Insights-based queries (dashboards and alerts) are limited to 1000 (soon to be 2000) records and that doesn't work for enterprise scale.
  • NRQL is awesome -- except when it isn't. The replacement QL is more robust but is significantly more complex to learn.
  • No agent management tools in the platform. And, yes, you will want agent management tools after the first dozen or so deployments.
Anonymous | 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

Likelihood to Renew

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 9 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 9.0
Based on 3 answers
New Relic interface can be tricky to setup sometimes, especially on dashboards, but the overall usability is great. We also find particularly interesting the chart creation tools. There are no major issues that prevented us using any of their services.
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 1 answer
we have never had any down time issues!!!
Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer

Symantec Server Management Suite

No score
No answers yet
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Performance

New Relic

New Relic 8.0
Based on 1 answer
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 8.0
Based on 3 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 8.5
Based on 4 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 had originally looked into CloudWatch to monitor our resources since we have our stack built in AWS, but found that it would take additional work to setup the dashboards, alerts, and details that we wanted to see in our reports. It was worth the additional investment for us to get the data we needed with less work.
Sean Patterson | 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

  • New Relic helps us detect defects before our customers do.
  • New Relic helps us prioritize performance improvements. Engineers don't need to spend time measuring the latency of transactions themselves.
  • New Relic helps us notify the appropriate people rapidly when there are problems.
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

Pricing Details

New Relic

General

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

Symantec Server Management Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

New Relic
8.5
Symantec Server Management Suite
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

New Relic
8.0
Symantec Server Management Suite

Usability

New Relic
9.0
Symantec Server Management Suite

Reliability and Availability

New Relic
10.0
Symantec Server Management Suite

Performance

New Relic
8.0
Symantec Server Management Suite

Support Rating

New Relic
8.0
Symantec Server Management Suite

Implementation Rating

New Relic
8.5
Symantec Server Management Suite

Scalability

New Relic
8.0
Symantec Server Management Suite

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