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Score 6.8 out of 100
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • IBM Netcool Network Management is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Scrutinizer

70%
1 Rating
9.0

IBM Netcool Network Management

90%
1 Rating

Support Rating

7.0

Scrutinizer

70%
2 Ratings

IBM Netcool Network Management

N/A
0 Ratings

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

IBM Netcool Network Management

This tool was integrated with Control-M, so whenever we receive any job failure, long-running job, job not started yet, etc, we receive an alert against it. This tool is also integrated with Maximo where we receive the incidents as well for it. Alert's color was as per the criticality of the job and that makes it very easy for an associate to act on it to resolve. We have the SLAs for the jobs as per the urgency of the jobs.
Mohammad Equbal | 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

IBM Netcool Network Management

  • This is one of the best monitoring tools.
  • Very simple to user.
  • Color code makes it very simple as per severity.
  • We receive the heartbeat alert every hour that shows the system is running up and fine.
  • We have black, red, yellow, and orange color alerts that show the critical, urgent, major, and minor incidents.
Mohammad Equbal | 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

IBM Netcool Network Management

  • Sometimes color differences of the incidents as per the criticality .
  • We don't receive the heartbeat alerts sometimes.
  • If the tool is down and we don't receive the alerts on the console we wait for the heartbeat alert and it makes some extra delay in resolving things.
Mohammad Equbal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Scrutinizer

General

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

Starting Price

IBM Netcool Network Management

General

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

Starting Price

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

IBM Netcool Network Management

No score
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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

IBM Netcool Network Management

This is one of the essential tools for monitoring. This tool was integrated with Maximo and Control-M in my organization. So whenever any job failed in Control-M, we receive an alert against it in the IBM Netcool/OMNIbus. We receive the alerts in different colors as per the criticality. Black for critical ones(Sev1), red for urgent (Sev2), yellow for major(Sev3), and orange for minor(Sev4). So it makes an easy to operate and act on the alerts as per the severity. This tool is very user-friendly and easy to use. No additional training is required for the tool to operate, just a simple KT is enough.
Mohammad Equbal | 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

IBM Netcool Network Management

  • Color feature of the alerts as per the criticality is the amazing feature.
  • Heartbeat alert is also an unique feature.
  • No additional training is required to use this tool. just a simple KT is enough.
Mohammad Equbal | TrustRadius Reviewer

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