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Score 9.1 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Scout

Scout does a fantastic job with all of the modules and it is easy to navigate. A nice addition was the cyber security module. I can not think of a less appropriate scenario.
Quentin Fisher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sensu

  • Well suited for raising pagers when you have count-based metrics.
  • Well suited for threshold-based metrics.
  • Not well suited for tracking events over the day, since graphs and other visualizations are missing.
Debodirno Chandra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

Scout
Sensu
4.8
Application monitoring
Scout
Sensu
5.1
Database monitoring
Scout
Sensu
5.1
Threshold alerts
Scout
Sensu
8.7
Application performance management console
Scout
Sensu
1.0
Virtualization monitoring
Scout
Sensu
1.6
Server availability and performance monitoring
Scout
Sensu
6.4
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Scout
Sensu
6.0

Pros

Scout

  • I specifically use the risk assessment module and do risk assessments on any new product we introduce into our network or any company that we are thinking about taking on as a client.
  • I also use the vendor management module for any due diligence that comes up with a new company or a company that we may use once and then not use again.
Quentin Fisher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sensu

  • Unique concept as a "monitoring router" that can tie services together.
  • Backward-compatible with Nagios environments.
  • More of a DevOps focus than Nagios.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Scout

  • There are not many areas that I would change in Scout. If I were to change anything it would be just to add a description of when I would use a report, such as managers, board of directors, or regulators.
Quentin Fisher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sensu

  • Cannot be solely used for tracking metrics over time.
  • Not a very good UI.
Debodirno Chandra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Scout

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Sensu

Sensu 3.0
Based on 1 answer
Sensu's customer support was always willing to work with us but never really seemed to learn much from our experiences. I think they get a lot of customers with DevOps IT teams that are willing to put in a lot of elbow grease to get the most of Sensu's architecture.However, despite explaining my continued disappointment with their documentation and the overall flow of the product, I never got much more than a "sorry" and a notice that their documentation was open source if I wanted to contribute to it.The problem, of course, is that you can't document what you don't understand. I'm a former technical writer, so I know that better than most.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Scout

I've already explained why this product beats Excel hands down in time and money. I also love the way it sends you an email when you forget any due diligence or testing that needs to be done.
Quentin Fisher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sensu

Have used New Relic and Sematext Cloud for APM and for tracking over days and visualizing the issues. But those are very expensive as compared to Sensu.
Debodirno Chandra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Scout

  • I like that everything is in one place. We used to use Excel spreadsheets and it was very hard to keep everything in one place or to find something specific. Now it is very easy finding what you're looking for with this all in one solution.
  • This solution pays for itself with the time saved from not looking at spreadsheets.
  • When the regulators come and they ask for a assessment I can get it for them in very short order.
Quentin Fisher | TrustRadius Reviewer

Sensu

  • Standing up the Sensu Go server took very little effort.
  • Setting up and maintaining the build processes and deployment logic for Sensu assets and checks was somewhat exhausting and resulted in lower adoption among non-DevOps IT.
  • The limited web interface resulted in lower adoption among non-DevOps IT.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Scout

General

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

Sensu

General

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

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