We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Centreon helps me detect where the problem is quickly. When we resolve a problem quickly, this lowers our overall costs."
"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."
"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."
"We have the business activity monitoring, the map, and the MBI modules and they are all very good."
"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."
"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."
"It is easy to use and deploy."
"This is a good general monitoring system that has all the features we require and they constantly update with new capabilities."
"The solution is easy to deploy. It's also easy to manage and monitor the environment. Instead of being reactive, it's proactive."
"The alerting feature has improved our organization. We can create multiple alerts and refine them to how we need to use them."
"I liked Network Configuration Manager. They had some pretty decent features there, and they also had pretty good monitoring and alerts."
"You can put all of your work on there, they'll send you an email or send you a text. That functionality as a network engineer is the one I like the most. I do like the fact that we can schedule reports. That works too because that's a lot fewer spreadsheets that I have to create."
"Through porting, we can see how the improvement is happening over a period of time. We can see the overall scenario from the last year, where were we were and where we currently stand."
"We can manage everything with only a single console on the Tenable SecurityCenter. We can pull and define the policy. We can perform every task on the Tenable SecurityCenter."
"Improvements are needed in the area of cloud monitoring, as that's a newer feature."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"It is sometimes difficult to manage the user interface. It can get very complicated."
"The solution is a bit difficult to configure. There are quite a number of configurations and plugins that you must handle early in the process."
"The only problem with it is that the setup isn't very intuitive. I know that they just upgraded the product to make it a little bit easier to use, but compared to some of the other platforms, it is not easy to configure it, set it up, and get it running. However, once you have set it up and got it running, it runs great."
"This product is little bit slow sometimes. It may be that we need to change the configuration to improve performance."
"We have been facing an issue since last year when a lot of our users started to work from home through their mobiles or computers. We are having trouble reaching these devices. We are now planning to publish our instance to the cloud so that we can reach these devices. Its performance should be improved in terms of the discovery of the devices. I would like to feel confident with the discovery that this solution does. For example, on my dashboard, I would like to be able to view a list of all devices seen on a specific server. At present, it is difficult to find such information. This would be an excellent feature to have."
"OpManager is slow but that just might be the server we have it on. I don't think that's the problem but I don't do the server. But it is slow. When you're interacting with it, it could be more nimble and could be faster."
"In terms of what could be improved, some customers have a problem with SecurityCenter's ticket system. If I want them to assign one of the issues, they may want to assign someone to it or to assign it somewhere else and I may want to break up the ticket."
"One area which is missing is cloud security because there are a lot of configurations. Rapid7 has a product called a DV cloud. I would like to have a similar kind of solution and feature."
"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 initial cost is low and the add-ons are reasonable."
"We had perpetual licenses. The cost was around 36,000 for OPManager, and then you'd have the yearly maintenance fee of 2,000 or 3,000."
"Pricing-wise, it's fine. It's not an expensive product. That's not an issue."
ManageEngine OpManager is a network, server, and virtualization monitoring software that helps SMEs, large enterprises and service providers manage their data centers and IT infrastructure efficiently and cost effectively. Automated workflows, intelligent alerting engines, configurable discovery rules, and extendable templates enable IT teams to setup a 24x7 monitoring system within hours of installation.
SecurityCenter Continuous View is the market-leading continuous network monitoring platform. It integrates SecurityCenter along with multiple Nessus Network Monitor sensors and Log Correlation Engine (LCE) to provide comprehensive continuous network monitoring.
ManageEngine OpManager is ranked 15th in Network Monitoring Software with 6 reviews while Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View is ranked 35th in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews. ManageEngine OpManager is rated 8.6, while Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of ManageEngine OpManager writes "This product discovers unusual behaviors and alerts the IT so problems are avoided". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View writes "Generate reports and manage everything from one console". ManageEngine OpManager is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix, Nagios XI and Cisco Stealthwatch, whereas Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Fortinet FortiSIEM, LogicMonitor, SCOM and ExtraHop Reveal(x) for IT Operations. See our ManageEngine OpManager vs. Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View report.
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