Live Action LiveNX - Worth the money!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 15, 2019

Live Action LiveNX - Worth the money!

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with LiveAction LiveNX

LiveAction's LiveNX product takes the mystery out of your network by assessing your code against best practices, security recommendations, etc. However, this is not where the product functionality ends. The product takes a step by step look at your traffic, via netflow export. The traffic is sampled throughout its flow through your network and makes QOS, route, and security recommendations that can be implemented automatically, or one at a time with a point and click.
  • Network QOS Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
  • Network L2/L3 Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
  • Network Security Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
  • Cost is VERY high for what this product does, but it's worth it if you do not have all of the expertise to prioritize your network properly
  • LiveAction kept us from having to buy more bandwidth from our ISP due to overutilization. This saved our team over $600/month.
  • Had to turn off automatic network fixes as the product was a little overzealous with some of the changes implemented automatically moved back to manually implemented changes.
  • The product also allowed us to give great baselines for what we switching we need to upgrade, and what is still good.
There is not any other product that does exactly what LiveAction does. Some come about halfway close, like scrutinizer by Plixer. However, there is a gap with that product as it doesn't give proper quality of service recommendations, or to update l2/l3 configs to head off problems. Plixer's scrutinizer product costs about the same. It was a no-brainer to pick LiveAction.
The product is best suited for performing assessments on your network infrastructure via data and voice over IP flows. Finding bandwidth hogs is also easy to do with the product (Similar to Plixer's Scrutinizer product), and permits point-and-click remediation of Quality of Service (QOS), layer2/3 transit problems, and security issues.

LiveAction LiveNX Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
9
Network monitoring
9
Alerts
9
Packet capture analysis
9
Network mapping
9
Customizable reports
10
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
8