We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The single-pane view provides us a view of all of our network infrastructure, and it is one of the most important tools that we use to see the status of our customers' networks."
"You can concentrate and orchestrate several other solutions from other vendors. You can consolidate those solutions all in one place, then maintain and monitor from that single point. This creates ease of use. It is a very powerful solution from this point of view."
"Centreon helps me detect where the problem is quickly. When we resolve a problem quickly, this lowers our overall costs."
"The dashboards are valuable because they ease troubleshooting and viewing. It becomes easier to locate the source of a problem... The dashboards make it easier to communicate with our clients. They don't want to see the alert console, they want to see a beautiful dashboard representing their network and their business and to watch it in case something is wrong in their environment."
"We have the business activity monitoring, the map, and the MBI modules and they are all very good."
"The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were looking for a solution, because of the flexibility of the reporting. That's what we found to be most attractive in the solution. You can display the data as you want."
"Visibility is a valuable feature, the ability to see even if the traffic is not going into the firewall"
"The most valuable feature is the log, which can be analyzed by our SIEM solution."
"The most valuable feature is the alarm that is set up to trigger based on bandwidth utilization."
"SolarWinds has improved our organization because whenever a device is down, we get an alert."
"For managing the traffic, it provides you a response about whether the traffic is down, up, or heavy, which is a very powerful feature. It has a good response time. We have been using this solution for many years, and we don't have any problem with this solution."
"The software management tools are very useful for our customers."
"The program is scalable enough for our usage."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to look for any increases in bandwidth over time so that we can plan before it becomes critical."
"What I like the most is the bandwidth assessment."
"They have instructional videos and other information available on the site to assist you with learning it."
"Opening a ticket on the website of Centreon can be difficult for my colleague, but not for me because my English is good. However, my colleague doesn't speak English well, as our company is in Quebec and our first language is French."
"Centreon is actually missing an easy way to create a trendline for the metrics. Actually it is possible to create it, but you need a good knowledge of math, Centreon, and RRD."
"I would like to see more plugins. That is something it needs. There is also room for improvement through dynamic thresholds, or self-discover thresholds. I would also like to see a discovery feature that could map the whole network environment and automatically suggest things."
"Currently, we have to go through all of the different templates and take a look at how the template is configured, and how specific parameters may change across different templates with different precedents, megatons, etc. It's a lot of work and involves trial and error. I wish they could simplify the process."
"During the initial setup we faced some issues. Part of it was because we had to become more knowledgeable in the solution. There are some gray areas and if you don't know the product well you may have issues. Another part of it was some bugs that we came across, although that's part of every software solution in IT nowadays. But the initial setup could be easier."
"Improvements are needed in the area of cloud monitoring, as that's a newer feature."
"The training for this product is not very good and needs to be improved."
"Could use a topology diagram which would help get an exact visual."
"Technical support could be improved with quicker response times."
"It's scalable, but it could be simplified because it's not completely easy."
"I would like to see more artificial intelligence capabilities."
"The pricing is expensive."
"I would like to see better customization capabilities."
"This solution does not do a very good job when I am trying to look deeper into my internal network, in particular with respect to individual ports."
"It's not a cheap product, so the pricing could be improved."
"It does not flow. It cannot do our metric performance monitoring. So it is very limited. They can do it but in a very limited fashion. It is only good for SNMP-based alerts."
"Centreon is always available to develop new plugins when needed. The most important thing is that their maintenance account yearly subscription fee includes the fact that they will maintain the new plugins that you requested them to deliver."
"Centreon is better than Nagios XI in regards to cost and support response times, when you have a problem. If you have a problem, it costs money to contact the Nagios XI support."
"Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other tools where you have to purchase add-ons."
"If you need basic monitoring without dashboards, just monitoring, the plugins are very useful and really cheap. If you want a more complete solution with dashboards and reporting, the EMS solution is great and it is not that much more expensive. It's a good value. Really good."
"The pricing works out well for us, given our environment and where we are."
"The price of this solution is too high, so it should be made more practical and more valuable for the customer."
"While the pricing is fair, it could be better."
"The price of this solution is exceptional."
"We pay yearly, and we are happy with its price."
"The pricing is reasonable."
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