Preseem vs. SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Preseem
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Preseem is a Proactive Access Network and Subscriber Management Platform for Regional ISPs, whether they are fixed wireless, fiber, or hybrid operator. Growth Preseem helps to uncover acquisition and upsell opportunities, deliver great customer experiences, and increase customer loyalty. Customer Loyalty: Preseem helps subscribers to achieve a reliable, low-latency internet experience with no more buffering, lag, or slow-internet…
$200
per month
SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds® Engineer’s Toolset (ETS) helps users monitor and troubleshoot a network with over 60 tools for network management. ETS allows users to monitor and receive alerts in real time on network availability and health, and perform network diagnostics for faster troubleshooting and resolution of complex network issues. With ETS users can deploy an array of network discovery tools including Port Scanner, Switch Port Mapper or advanced Subnet Calculator, manage Cisco® devices with specialized…
$1,585
Per Instance
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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One Time Price
$1,585
Per Instance
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPreseem pricing is based on a per subscriber per month basis. Prices start at $0.60 per subscriber per month, with volume discounts available. The minimum monthly subscription is $200.
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Features
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Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Preseem
8.6
6 Ratings
3% above category average
SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset
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Ratings
Network monitoring9.16 Ratings00 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Network capacity planning9.15 Ratings00 Ratings
Packet capture analysis6.94 Ratings00 Ratings
Network mapping8.95 Ratings00 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring8.86 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
PreseemSolarWinds Engineer's Toolset
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(6 ratings)
8.6
(11 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
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Likelihood to Recommend
Preseem
For any ISP that wants to know the QoE their customers experience while using their service, Preseem is an excellent choice. The rate plan shaping also makes sure the connection feels fast, even if the speeds are being 100% utilized by the customer. This is not a DPI service though, so you can't classify or shape certain services over others. All traffic is treated fairly, and small flows are moved to the front of the queue to make sure interactive traffic like VOIP, DNS, and gaming is working well ahead of large downloads.
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SolarWinds
I have found the toolset especially useful for scanning subnets to discover devices, and for setting up temporary real-time monitors when we are troubleshooting or setting up new connections. The most useful aspect has been the ability to apply the tools to help troubleshoot and pinpoint intermittent issues. More general tools like Orion often do not have the granularity to detect issues like intermittent packet loss which are especially impactful to applications like Voice. The toolset gives us another level of capability to dig into issues.
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Pros
Preseem
  • Graphical real time data of condition of our network.
  • Real-time data of network performance, network-wide, tower site-wide, sector-wide, and down to the subscriber level. Data that is both current and historical so we can see trends happening before a service-impacting issue arises.
  • The comparison of our network equipment performance compared to identical equipment that others have deployed throughout their entire customer base.
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SolarWinds
  • Various monitoring
  • Stores history
  • Suggests indices
  • Helps to find the SQL query text
  • Helps to see what machines/users the bad queries are coming from
  • Shows current blocking session
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Cons
Preseem
  • The tool could stand to be a little less engineered, but really the ROI isn't there for them to do so. I don't think most of us care about how pretty it looks, more so does it work and can I figure it out in relatively short order.
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SolarWinds
  • The unifying component that is intended to be the initial interface to the tools seems clunky. I prefer to start the tools individually rather than using it.
  • The port scanner could use some improvements to make it easier to use.
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Usability
Preseem
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
Very easy to use and intuitive. Just be careful with the WAN Killer...it does what it says.
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Support Rating
Preseem
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
Our organization uses it regularly. It is reliable, and we keep finding new uses for it
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Alternatives Considered
Preseem
Any Amplifi product can show client infrastructure usage and date. the Dream Machine is perfect because it has built-in everything for the client to manage his local network.
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SolarWinds
I haven't compared any tools similar to SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset. This might be because I'm pretty biased when it comes to monitoring, and reporting solutions. I've found that SolarWinds provides the biggest bang for the buck in my opinion. I'm sure there are other solutions on the market that compete, but I haven't tried any of them because I've been very satisfied with SolarWinds.
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Return on Investment
Preseem
  • Best money we have ever spent on technology
  • Night and day difference in application performance after Preseem was implemented.
  • Key tool for customer satisfaction.
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SolarWinds
  • Spend less time downloading free buggy tools
  • All the tools in one spot, so you don't have to look around for tools
  • Get to the solution sooner
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ScreenShots

Preseem Screenshots

Screenshot of Access Point DiagnosticsScreenshot of Access Points OverviewScreenshot of Preseem Deployment Diagram

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset Screenshots

Screenshot of Perform network stress tests with Engineer's Toolset WAN Killer. You don’t need to use real traffic for studying network activities, like testing traffic and load balancing. Instead, deploy Engineer's Toolset WAN Killer to help interactively test connections and adjust the IP traffic generated to achieve the desired network load based on your requirements.Screenshot of Quickly troubleshoot your network with enhanced ping capabilities and packet route tracing, among other network bandwidth usage and monitoring tools included in ETS.Screenshot of Using ETS, you can run scans to gain insight into how routers, hubs switches, and other devices are configured by analyzing SNMP queries and viewing MIB attributes. ETS is designed to help you more easily understand whether your network and ports are using appropriate settings.Screenshot of Config Compare, a part of ETS, is built to compare the running configuration of a Cisco router with the startup configuration. With the Cisco configuration compare tool, you can easily detect the changes made to the network, switch, and router configurations that are not committed to non-volatile memory (NVRAM).Screenshot of Manage your IP network from discovery to address tracking. Discover subnets on a seed router and scan the subnet or a range of IP addresses, generate a list of subnets along with their mask, size, range, and broadcast address and actively monitor subnets to identify and track which IP addresses are in use on your network.