Pulseway: The System Administrator's Best Friend
July 31, 2018

Pulseway: The System Administrator's Best Friend

Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Pulseway

I use Pulseway to monitor a few systems so that I can keep an eye on processes and disk space usage. I'm also sent email alerts when certain apps start. Only the IT department uses Pulseway. Pulseway allows me to keep a watchful eye on my systems from anywhere that my cell phone works. I can kill processes, run commands, install patches, and even communicate with users.
  • Pulseway gives you a complete view of your systems, even virtual machines, and hosts in a VMware environment.
  • It allows me to view the room from the webcam attached to a system.
  • I can communicate with logged on users in order to troubleshoot problems or warn them of an impending maintenance event.
  • I would like to be able to connect to the managed system's console if the app's capabilities still don't meet my needs.
  • I'd like for it to be easier to configure. Some operating systems, Linux for example, are not that easy to setup for disk space management. Windows and Mac are very easy to setup for it.
  • I'd like to be able to configure process restarts in case of a failure.
  • Problems can be dealt with more rapidly because I have access to systems from anywhere. I don't have to carry a computer with me nor do I have to find a location with potentially non-secure wifi to gain access to my systems.
  • I can handle 99% of my system admin tasks using Pulseway and never have to touch a system or connect to the console.
  • Pulseway gives so much control over a system that I don't need to spend extra money on other software to perform management tasks.
I haven't used any competitive products to Pulseway because I haven't found any that truly compare. Once I found Pulseway, I've used nothing else.
Pulseway works for Mac, Linux, and Windows--and works equally well for workstations as well as servers. It is a system administrator's best friend. Some administrators feel that its use in highly secure environments is inappropriate because of the depth and breadth of control one has outside of the restrictive environment.