Do not use N-Central. Do not use N-Able.
May 16, 2022

Do not use N-Central. Do not use N-Able.

Jason Stocker | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with N-able N-central

We were using N-Able for N-Central, MSP Backup, M365 backup, AV-Defender, SentinelOne and MSP Manager.

We have recently moved away from N-Able for all of our services except M365 Backup.

The reasons are nearly endless however the primary reasons would be:
1. N-Able are seemingly just are an acquisition company who just buys software, tacks it on until it's at a 'working' state, then forgets about it indefinitely.
2. Support have been for the most part incompetent.
3. SentinelOne and MSP Backup are just terrible, the integration for SentinelOne is the worst part, but it is extremely resource hungry, not intuitive and produces many false-positives. MSP backup backs up to the cloud, then syncs locally for the local backup, try doing that with over 1TB of data and see how long it takes. Furthermore, local backups are effectively useless, all that happens is it copies the data from the local backup WHILST uploading and verifying all of the data with the cloud anyway - useless.
4. AV-Defender is just an older version of Bitdefender, missing a lot of the newer features of Bitdefender. Changes take a long time to take effect as well.
5. MSP Manager is a joke, it's extremely slow and takes an unecessary amount of steps to get anywhere in the software.
6. N-Central is scarily unreliable with no simple way to automatically backup the database for a quick recovery. Support will not assist with Azure deployments.
7. In the worst hack of history in 2021, seemingly the only change N-Able as a company made was to change their name to N-Able, which is ridiculous.

We have a 10 page document of font size 10, dot pointed issues that we supplied to our account manager - Not a single issue was resolved.

In all of our collective years and with all of the varying software that we use, N-Able has been the worst company to deal with and we will never recommend them.
  • M365 Backup
  • Expensive software
  • The support team are terrible
  • Sales team will promise the world to get you over the line
  • Subscription management is tedious
  • Old software with very little development and the support team will not provide any further information on this - no roadmap
  • Integrations galore - but none of them are effective
  • We have lost hundreds of hours on the phone/emailing support with no resolution for any of our issues
  • We had to move all of our services away which was very painful
  • Staff satisfaction was low having to deal with this company
  • NinjaOne (formerly NinjaRMM)
NinjaOne has been a breath of fresh air. Moving away from N-Able to NinjaOne has been the best decision we've made in this department.
Highly recommend.

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N-Able are only useful for M365 Backups. I would not trust them with anything else.