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Score 6.8 out of 100
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Score 8.1 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Scrutinizer

70%
1 Rating
8.4

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

84%
12 Ratings

Usability

Scrutinizer

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

82%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.0

Scrutinizer

70%
2 Ratings
8.2

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

82%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Scrutinizer

If you need a network security forensic tool, this is a great fit. Scrutinizer collects everything you have configured as a target without losing data. If you need an in-depth analysis of your network flows, as in who is doing what with what this is a good fit. Scrutinizer translates a massive about of data into readable tables and reports.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Scrutinizer

  • Once configured, Scrutinizer gives an accurate overview of network activity.
  • Scrutinizer is able to collect flows from a variety of devices, you are not limited to Cisco.
  • DSCP based reporting, which is helpful when attempting to determine how good your wireless network is from a QoS perspective.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Scrutinizer

  • The free version has some limitations that make an accurate evaluation difficult, every day at midnight the data is flushed and you start over.
  • If you are purchasing the appliance, you won't have admin access to it.
  • Reporting could use some polished graphics and advance filtering features.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

  • Its one of the more expensive solutions
  • Quite difficult to understand as a beginner
  • Name has been tarnished due to the password leak
Tom Shepherd | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Scrutinizer

General

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

Starting Price

Scrutinizer Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

General

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

Starting Price

$1,585 Per Instance

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset Editions & Modules

Edition
One Time Price$1,5851
  1. Per Instance
Additional Pricing Details

Usability

Scrutinizer

No score
No answers yet
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SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use and intuitive. Just be careful with the WAN Killer...it does what it says.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Scrutinizer

Scrutinizer 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Support is support, they are either there or they are not. Scrutinizer support has been there every time I've needed them. They rely a bit too much on email correspondence, sometimes I want a voice to tell me what to do, and fast
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Our organization uses it regularly. It is reliable, and we keep finding new uses for it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Scrutinizer

Scrutinizer is a faster and simpler deployment while still delivering the tools and reports needed to gain accurate view traffic and network usage. Its cheaper than most alternatives and daily use is focused on understanding data, not making config changes so you can understand data. Risk reduction and elimination is the primary focus, Scrutinizer helps you do that.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

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.
Thomas Osborne | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Scrutinizer

  • Scrutinizer is a great tool, extremely easy to implement, it lets you see your NetFlow without a large outlay.
  • WAN traffic monitoring gives you the ability to accurately predict the necessary bandwidth volume, you can now stop over buying.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

  • 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
Jacob Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

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