AlertSite vs. Watchman Monitoring

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
AlertSite
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
AlertSite, from SmartBear Software, is a website monitoring and application performance management application offering real time alerting with root-cause analytics and robust reporting.N/A
Watchman Monitoring
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Watchman Monitoring is a read-only IT Alerting, hardware monitoring, & high-availability beacon reporting SaaS designed for resale by IT professionals looking to provide proactive support to their offerings. The Watchman Monitoring Client has a single focus: to detect and report issues.
$79
Up to 25 Devices
Pricing
AlertSiteWatchman Monitoring
Editions & Modules
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Watchman Monitoring
$79.00
Up to 25 Devices
Watchman Monitoring
$79.00
Up to 25 Devices
Watchman Monitoring
$199.00
Up to 1500 Devices
Watchman Monitoring
$199.00
Up to 1500 Devices
Watchman Monitoring
$299.00
Over 1500 Devices
Watchman Monitoring
$299.00
Over 1500 Devices
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AlertSiteWatchman Monitoring
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
AlertSiteWatchman Monitoring
Top Pros
Top Cons

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Features
AlertSiteWatchman Monitoring
Application Performance Management
Comparison of Application Performance Management features of Product A and Product B
AlertSite
7.5
5 Ratings
5% below category average
Watchman Monitoring
-
Ratings
Application monitoring8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Database monitoring6.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Threshold alerts8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Predictive capabilities7.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Application performance management console7.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Collaboration tools6.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Application dependency mapping and thresholding7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Virtualization monitoring8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Server availability and performance monitoring8.55 Ratings00 Ratings
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
IT Asset Discovery7.54 Ratings00 Ratings
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
AlertSite
-
Ratings
Watchman Monitoring
9.7
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Remote monitoring00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multi-device monitoring00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Automated alerts and notifications00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
AlertSite
-
Ratings
Watchman Monitoring
7.0
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Software and hardware inventory00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Reporting
Comparison of Reporting features of Product A and Product B
AlertSite
-
Ratings
Watchman Monitoring
7.5
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Customizable reporting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Risk analysis00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
AlertSiteWatchman Monitoring
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(5 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
3.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
4.4
(4 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Implementation Rating
7.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AlertSiteWatchman Monitoring
Likelihood to Recommend
SmartBear
AlertSite is used in our organization to monitor our website and web applications in real-time to collect the super important metrics reflecting web page load time but from the user end (E2E) and that approaches helps us to understand what our website is experiencing in real-time.
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Watchman Monitoring
If you are in IT consulting or manage any fleet of computers, both Mac and PC (and yes Linux) - you should have this installed. It will be able to provide you the information needed to repair computers and avoid productivity loss by users.
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Pros
SmartBear
  • Intuitive and almost instantaneous creation of monitors.
  • Performance bottlenecks alerts in real time.
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Watchman Monitoring
  • Super easy to deploy.
  • Integrates well with ZenDesk and YourComputerInventory.com.
  • Website is very clear and email to manage.
  • Support is awesome.
  • Super lightweight package.
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Cons
SmartBear
  • Support is inconsistent at times in terms of quality and response.
  • Monitoring locations would have issues.
  • Dashboard would go unavailable at times or lag behind.
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Watchman Monitoring
  • Would like to see non-computer deployment agent - such as Synology.
  • Since it's mainly reporting, this isn't necessary improvement, but it would be good if it can receive data - so in case we can't ping a machine, maybe use Watchman as a backdoor - but that would go against it's main principles.
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Likelihood to Renew
SmartBear
Reviewing other cost saving options
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Watchman Monitoring
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Usability
SmartBear
Pretty good product only issue was cost
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Watchman Monitoring
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Support Rating
SmartBear
What we have noticed so far is the fact that AlertSite customer support team is trying to build relationships and go the extra mile to make sure we can overcome any occurring issues. They are quick to respond and provide sufficient guidance about how to implement product features efficiently, integrate new tools, and fix product issues.
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Watchman Monitoring
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Alternatives Considered
SmartBear
We moved all of our services to Site24x7 after several years with AlertSite. We looked at Uptrends and Pingdom to name a few whilst evaluating options. Pingdom lacks functionality and Uptrends we found to have quite a steep learning curve. AlertSites platform and in particular the Deja-Click recorder is a standout tool against the other platforms. Sadly the upscaling costs of multi-location transactions can quickly add up.
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Watchman Monitoring
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Return on Investment
SmartBear
  • AlertSite helps us capture website failures, this helps us to provide 100% uptime as promised with clients.
  • We observed issues from AlertSite many times but their support is fast and helpful.
  • It needs improvement to avoid false alerting as it wastes the time of the support person and can cause a business impact.
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Watchman Monitoring
  • I've been using it since the day it came out - there have so many times where a machine has had an error reported by Watchman that we've been able to save the client before something terrible happened.
  • The ROI is there - you can easily resell this product to your clients, or wrap it into your product offering.
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ScreenShots

Watchman Monitoring Screenshots

Screenshot of Provide Proactive Support. Watchman Monitoring’s white-labeled cross-platform monitoring & read-only IT alerting solutions help IT professionals avoid downtime, reduce time spent troubleshooting computers, increase recurring revenue, better manage support tickets, and to provide proactive support to their clients.