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Find out what your peers are saying about ManageEngine ADAudit Plus vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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"The most valuable feature is the control of the file server.""The monitoring and reporting are extensive and we get all the information we need while they continue to enhance the capabilities of the product."

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"The most valuable feature is application monitoring.""Monitoring of processes and services is the most valuable feature. It is not necessarily just the server alone in terms of the CPU or the memory. We can go in-depth into services and processes.""The solution is great for monitoring. If something is going wrong, we can immediately find the root cause.""The initial setup was relatively easy, and we didn't have to install anything. All we had to do was put on the devices we wanted to monitor.""It's good at monitoring system-specific things like ports, services.""The most valuable feature is the Access Rights Manager.""The solution has good alerts. Notifications are sent via email to technicians. You can filter the kinds of alerts you want to receive as well. It's excellent."

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Cons
"There are so many reports that it sometimes makes it difficult to navigate to what you need.""The initial setup was quite complex and required some research beforehand."

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"It lacks a user experience for measuring things like the end-to-end time for which a user waits for a specific response in the system. In the application layer, it has some very basic stuff. You have to build your own with manuscripts and things like that.""I would like to see support for non-Windows or non-Microsoft domains, especially Apache and other non-Windows servers.""Support for the IBM Mainframe is needed.""The templates could use improvement. Currently, they are quite complex. They should have drag-and-drop functionality instead. It would make it easier to use.""The stability, flexibility, and ease of use could be improved.""Reporting is the only thing with which we currently have challenges. They have this in two ways. There is the report writer, which is the backend, and we also have web reports, which are on the console. So, they have removed the report writer for the backend reports, and we are making use of the web console, but most of the users are not finding it very interesting to use the frontend reports. I would like them to bring back the report writer. That's the key area within it to improve on the reporting. If they can bring back the report writer, then most users will actually be comfortable. I have some customers who are trying to export their report to an Excel format, but it is not possible because they said any report that has been done from the web console cannot be exported to Excel, but most of the customers need to export their reports to Excel. That's one area they need to work on.""In terms of the dashboards on offer, they should work to improve them. The types of dashboards that you get in terms of the graphs on offer aren't ideal right now."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Adding features and other functionality it costs you more. Also, the first installation costs an additional amount."
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  • "I like the pricing for this SolarWinds product."
  • "Price can always be lower. It is neither on the expensive side nor on the cheap side. We have worked with them for a lot of years, so we get a discount due to the size of the installation."
  • "Its licensing is on a yearly basis. It is just the standard price, but it can vary depending on the current rate of the dollar."
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    Questions from the Community
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    The most valuable feature is the control of the file server.
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    One problem with ADAudit is that it has too many configurations to apply to the active directory server, which makes it difficult to use. This could be improved by adding a feature that could… more »
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    I use this tool to check what configurations the technicians are doing in the active directory and what kind of modifications the users are making in private servers.
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    Monitoring of processes and services is the most valuable feature. It is not necessarily just the server alone in terms of the CPU or the memory. We can go in-depth into services and processes.
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    Its licensing is on a yearly basis. It is just the standard price, but it can vary depending on the current rate of the dollar.
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    Reporting is the only thing with which we currently have challenges. They have this in two ways. There is the report writer, which is the backend, and we also have web reports, which are on the… more »
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    SolarWinds SAM
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    Overview

    In real-time, ensure critical resources in the network like the Domain Controllers are audited, monitored and reported with the entire information on AD objects - Users, Groups, GPO, Computer, OU, DNS, AD Schema and Configuration changes with 200+ detailed event specific GUI reports and email alerts.

    SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers powerful application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros, enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues faster. Do not let slow applications and downtime impact your end-users and business services. Pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack. SolarWinds SAM is affordable and easy to deploy, use, and customize. You can automatically discover your system's environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.

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    Warsaw City Hall, Acument Global Technologies, Inc., Cosma International, Bank of South Pacific, Life Management Center, Central Bank, UncleBob's Self Storage, Leeds Building Society, California Transplant Donor Network, First Response, Blessing Hospital, Northern Land Council, RMK Marine
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    Find out what your peers are saying about ManageEngine ADAudit Plus vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and other solutions. Updated: January 2022.
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    ManageEngine ADAudit Plus is ranked 3rd in Active Directory Management with 2 reviews while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is ranked 1st in Active Directory Management with 7 reviews. ManageEngine ADAudit Plus is rated 9.6, while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of ManageEngine ADAudit Plus writes "Monitors user activities and offers extensive built-in reports ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor writes "Has good configuration capabilities and very good monitoring". ManageEngine ADAudit Plus is most compared with ManageEngine ADManager Plus, Quest Change Auditor for Active Directory, Netwrix Auditor, Azure Active Directory and SolarWinds Access Rights Manager, whereas SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is most compared with Azure Monitor, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager and BMC TrueSight Operations Management. See our ManageEngine ADAudit Plus vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor report.

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