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ScienceLogic SL1

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Likelihood to Recommend

NinjaRMM

Ninja is an affordable, fairly straightforward RMM that I feel is a good fit for smaller implementations. As your client base grows and the diversity of client needs grow you can start to see some of the limitations that Ninja has. Ninja's cloud based implementation is stable but they have been a little slow on the updates promised. We used to work more closely with them but we continued to see feature creep on items that weren't really important to us. The items we felt were important kept getting pushed back in the time-line with really no end in sight. Ultimately this is what pushed us to move onto a different platform.
Steve Ricketts | TrustRadius Reviewer

ScienceLogic SL1

Great for enterprise deployments where there is a single standard of devices and monitoring practices in place. Managed Service Providers have a harder time deploying the solution across multiple customers due to constantly changing customer requirements, device types and monitoring and security requirements and scenarios.
Rob Duram | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

NinjaRMM
8.3
ScienceLogic SL1
Remote monitoring
NinjaRMM
9.6
ScienceLogic SL1
Network device monitoring
NinjaRMM
5.2
ScienceLogic SL1
Multiple Server Monitoring
NinjaRMM
8.9
ScienceLogic SL1
Multi-device monitoring
NinjaRMM
8.5
ScienceLogic SL1
Automated alerts and notifications
NinjaRMM
9.3
ScienceLogic SL1

Management Tasks

NinjaRMM
8.0
ScienceLogic SL1
Patch Management
NinjaRMM
7.3
ScienceLogic SL1
Service configuration management
NinjaRMM
6.9
ScienceLogic SL1
Software and hardware inventory
NinjaRMM
8.8
ScienceLogic SL1
Policy-based automation
NinjaRMM
8.9
ScienceLogic SL1

Reporting

NinjaRMM
6.2
ScienceLogic SL1
Performance data reports
NinjaRMM
7.3
ScienceLogic SL1
Customizable reporting
NinjaRMM
7.0
ScienceLogic SL1
Data visualization
NinjaRMM
5.9
ScienceLogic SL1
Risk analysis
NinjaRMM
4.6
ScienceLogic SL1

Security

NinjaRMM
7.9
ScienceLogic SL1
Data backup and recovery
NinjaRMM
6.8
ScienceLogic SL1
Antivirus and malware management
NinjaRMM
8.1
ScienceLogic SL1
Adinistraor access control
NinjaRMM
8.8
ScienceLogic SL1

Pros

NinjaRMM

  • Ninja team is always improving the product and listening to customers.
  • A lean agent installed on endpoints.
  • Ninja RMM offers a number of different add-ons at a reasonable price.
  • Provides insight into details of a PC or Mac.
  • Patch Management is very helpful in maintaining Windows and Software patches.
  • Software inventory and remote background un-installation is a life saver.
  • The dashboard is intuitive and easy to use.
  • Custom Alerts can be configured to monitor services or any problems that may be arising.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ScienceLogic SL1

  • Graphing - Sciencelogic has highly configurable, high-quality graphs that make the display of mission-critical data very effective.
  • Customization - With a few exceptions, nearly everything in the system can be changed, modified, added or deleted to create your ideal monitoring environment.
  • "Power Packs" - The built-in packages provide a good level of out of the box functionality.
Britton Starr | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NinjaRMM

  • While deploying an installer for extra software can be done through ninja, it is a little difficult. It has to be done as a scheduled action which is part of a policy. If I just need to install something on one endpoint, this is a difficult way to go about it.
Steve Radabaugh | TrustRadius Reviewer

ScienceLogic SL1

  • Taking the auto backup of the devices will be one feature I would like to see in it.
  • Running the script on the devices feature will be very useful.
  • Firing the command on set of devices will be an added advantage.
Aditya Dev | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NinjaRMM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.9
Based on 5 answers
We migrated away from our 20-year-old homegrown solution and have no back-tracking capability.
ScienceLogic is a Cisco Partner and we are supported in ensuring their success.
ScienceLogic is demonstrating new capabilities that we would not have been able to do on our own using our legacy system.
We understand the capabilities of competitors based on our bake-off selection where ScienceLogic won on capabilities and future near-term potential (expandability, platform growth). We know that those competitors are not really close to where we have been able to push ScienceLogic (as a partner).
John &quot;Frotz&quot; Fa'atuai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NinjaRMM

NinjaRMM 8.0
Based on 2 answers
Ninja's interface is clean and simple. Overall usability from an interface perspective is good. Some items, policies and scripting for instance, are a bit cumbersome and it's really not clear how to implement with a best practice mind-site. Ninja RMM got the job done for us but as we pushed our needs more into automation and efficiency we felt it wasn't keeping up with our speed of growth. There is definitely usability in the product, and it will get the job done, but there are other RMM's out there that fit better in our business.
Steve Ricketts | TrustRadius Reviewer

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.0
Based on 3 answers
The core functions are there.
The complexity is due to the complexity of the space.
The score is based on comfort (I no longer notice the legacy UI) and the promise that I see in the 8.12 Unified UI (a vast improvement).
It is also based on the fact that with 8.12, you can now do everything in the new UI but you still have the legacy UI as a fallback (which should now be unnecessary for new installations).
Further, the score is influenced by ScienceLogic being a Cisco Partner and while Cisco IT is a customer, we are also executing on internal expectations to make our partners successful by constructive (and sometimes pressured) criticism to better the platform.
John &quot;Frotz&quot; Fa'atuai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

NinjaRMM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.3
Based on 1 answer
For us, monitoring needs to degrade gracefully. That means that, by design, you allow your monitoring system to begin giving you less and less information until an ultimate failure point. Our motto is Last-Down / First-Up and our deployment architecture reflects specific design choices to minimize being part of someone else's failure-mode.ScienceLogic SL1 at 8.12 provides a wealth of monitoring data. This comes at a cost as you scale up.Can you consume the wealth of monitoring data?Can you consume the wealth of warnings and errors that being to get generated as you scale up?There are challenges, most of which are due to our deployment design choices and scale.We are working with ScienceLogic to introduce Priority as a first-class data element. We've added this as a Custom Attribute for all of our CIs. We use this to distinguish between the failure of a development host vs the failure of our production website.The score represents the known opportunity for improvement that we see on our joint roadmaps.
John &quot;Frotz&quot; Fa'atuai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

NinjaRMM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Care should be taken when creating dashboards which present all of the collected data available to you.We have many routers at work.Almost all of them have 10K interfaces on each one.Creating dashboards which present many different views of many different, large routers can create undue database load. (We're actively discouraging their use as a long-running process because each dashboard widget gets its own database connection, not a shared database connection.) We will kill all long running queries in the database if they run longer than 30 minutes.The database schema design makes interesting trade-off decisions (optimizing for ease of write at the expense of complex / cross-device reads). The new GraphQL schema model looks promising, but we're still waiting for that to begin to appear in the SL1 core functionality.Given enough hardware and budget, you can go a long ways before you start pushing the boundaries of the platform architecture.Being conservative in what you monitor for the vast majority of your CIs allows you to retain compute capacity for dashboards, runbook engines and the like.Having large routers or vCenters will require an upscaling of your data collector sizings just to complete the Device Component Map data collection.
John &quot;Frotz&quot; Fa'atuai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NinjaRMM

NinjaRMM 9.4
Based on 6 answers
They respond within an hour always and the Dojo community is very busy. You can usually find your answer there first before creating a support ticket.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 5.6
Based on 8 answers
We are working through the reproducibility cost-of-entry issues.
There is room for improvement, but I also clearly want to commend the support team for their responsiveness and remediations when our stacks have significant problems.
John &quot;Frotz&quot; Fa'atuai | TrustRadius Reviewer

In-Person Training

NinjaRMM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 9.1
Based on 1 answer
On the Cisco IT side (students), we had a number of teams who were provided the deep developer training.
Of those students, the customized training provided a complete, 5 day training which enabled the Cisco IT platform team to successfully deploy and mitigate user-experience issues for the vast majority of our end-users, including some of the teams who attended the developer training.

The knowledge kept pace with the class and sped up / slowed down (within the time constraints) as needed throughout the course.

This was developer to developer training and for those students who were developers the training worked well. For those who were just coders it probably worked less well as some of the topics still do not apply (a function of our course outline specification based on our knowing nothing).

Due to problems in sequencing we did the developer course BEFORE the admin course and realized that our requested ORDER was wrong.

The onsite admin course was much better received and led to deeper understanding of the developer course held a few weeks prior.
John &quot;Frotz&quot; Fa'atuai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NinjaRMM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.3
Based on 5 answers
Know your use case.
Know which inherent use case ScienceLogic approaches you with. (They still have a long history of Managed Service Provider that influences their thinking and they are learning to be self-aware and thoughtful about you rather than your deployment being just a templated deploy that they've done many times before.)

They are making progress, but your clear and persistent insistence on deployment according to your use case will help minimize problems.
John &quot;Frotz&quot; Fa'atuai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NinjaRMM

We felt that NinjaRMM gave us the best "bang for the buck" with the ability to remote control and included antivirus that was centrally managed and monitored on the cloud without needing any additional in house servers. NinjaRMM is very easy to use and the web interface is very fast and easy to get around.
Jon Quincy | TrustRadius Reviewer

ScienceLogic SL1

We vetted many other platforms and continue to do so (SolarWinds, Prognosis IR, Zenoss, etc.) and find ScienceLogic to be the most well-rounded and extensible platform. That means that unlike other platforms that are limited once you roll out the standard offering, ScienceLogic can continue to evolve to handle those other platforms and situations while still providing a solid base functionality for the more common solutions.
Tim Reaves | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

NinjaRMM

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ScienceLogic SL1

ScienceLogic SL1 7.3
Based on 1 answer
Our deployment model is vastly different from product expectations.Our global / internal monitoring foot print is 8 production stacks in dual data centers with 50% collection capacity allocated to each data center with minimal numbers of collection groups.General Collection is our default collection group.Special Collection is for monitoring our ASA and other hardware that cannot be polled by a large number of IP addresses, so this collection group is usually 2 collectors).Because most of our stacks are in different physical data centers, we cannot use the provided HA solution. We have to use the DR solution (DRBD + CNAMEs).We routinely test power in our data centers (yearly).Because we have to use DR, we have a hand-touch to flip nodes and change the DNS CNAME half of the times when there is an outage (by design). When the outage is planned, we do this ahead of the outage so that we don't care that the Secondary has dropped away from the Primary.Hopefully, we'll be able to find a way to meet our constraints and improve our resiliency and reduce our hand-touch in future releases. For now, this works for us and our complexity. (I hear that the HA option is sweet. I just can't consume that.)
John &quot;Frotz&quot; Fa'atuai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NinjaRMM

  • NinjaRMM has provided an excellent ROI for our Architectural office. With a single tool that also includes an antivirus software called Vipre, all the devices including servers & workstations can be monitored and protected from attacks.
  • NinjaRMM includes a programmed called TeamViewer. With TeamViewer the IT staff can remotely access computers outside the office to troubleshoot problems encountered. As long as the remote computer has an internet access, our IT staff can see the computer as if they're sitting at that location. This saves so much time and reduce costs for our IT staff to have to travel to the location to fix the problem.
  • NinjaRMM offers a web portal interface to monitor all devices from a single location. This saves the IT staff time from having to go before each computer to review its health & operating system updates.
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer

ScienceLogic SL1

  • Flexibility in multi-tenancy allows us to tweak individual customers to allow us to properly alert and avoid SLA penalties for over-ticketing.
  • Provides performance data to reduce overall ecosystem costs in various platforms, such as over or undersized AWS resources.
  • Helps to maintain uptime and detect issues before they can become a full-blown outage, causing loss of faith from customers which ultimately hurts the bottom line.
Matthew Carter | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

NinjaRMM

General

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

NinjaRMM Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

ScienceLogic SL1

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

ScienceLogic SL1 Editions & Modules

Edition
SL1 Infrastructure Health$01
SL1 Application Health$02
SL1 Service Health$03
SL1 Incident Automation$03
  1. per device
  2. per node
  3. per device
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NinjaRMM
7.6
ScienceLogic SL1
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

NinjaRMM
ScienceLogic SL1
7.9

Usability

NinjaRMM
8.0
ScienceLogic SL1
7.0

Reliability and Availability

NinjaRMM
ScienceLogic SL1
7.3

Performance

NinjaRMM
ScienceLogic SL1
7.3

Support Rating

NinjaRMM
9.4
ScienceLogic SL1
5.6

In-Person Training

NinjaRMM
ScienceLogic SL1
9.1

Implementation Rating

NinjaRMM
ScienceLogic SL1
7.3

Scalability

NinjaRMM
ScienceLogic SL1
7.3

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