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LogicMonitor is the only fully automated, cloud-based infrastructure monitoring platform for enterprise IT and managed service providers. Gain full-stack visibility for networks, cloud, servers, and more within one unified view. Our monitoring technology enables businesses to see what’s coming before it happens. We collaborate closely with our customers to understand their risks and anticipate their needs, providing insights that unlock their vision.

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What users are saying about LogicMonitor pricing:
  • "The features were very valuable to us because we could consolidate them into one platform and have a good user experience with the platform, our accounts, and the support team. That was the key driver for us. That was what we were looking for. We looked for a comprehensive solution that could provide advanced features all in one platform, and LogicMonitor was the solution that we chose. It definitely has a premium price. However, you are getting what you pay for in a very effective way. That was important in our decision-making.The features were very valuable to us because we could consolidate them into one platform and have a good user experience with the platform, our accounts, and the support team. That was the key driver for us. That was what we were looking for. We looked for a comprehensive solution that could provide advanced features all in one platform, and LogicMonitor was the solution that we chose. It definitely has a premium price. However, you are getting what you pay for in a very effective way. That was important in our decision-making."
  • "Pricing seems to be on par with other solutions. For what we get, I think it's a very fair price."
  • "We are on an enterprise license plan, we are paying $7.75 per device a month. That is for a commitment of 350 devices. Anything that is over the 350 is charged at 1.2 times the rate; 1.2 times $7.75 would be the overage charge. We are looking at increasing our commitment to either 450 or 500 devices. It changes our pricing if we go to 450 devices, bringing it from $7.75 down to $7.70. If we go for 500 devices, it brings it from $7.75 down to $7.50. We will probably factor in the volume discount drop from $7.75 to $7.50 in our decision of whether we uplift or not. We also have some cloud monitors, which are about $500 a month."
  • "We've had customers who have reduced their costs by not having multiple platforms for monitoring. That said, especially with super-large environments, the cost model for LogicMonitor is the one area where we run into issues."
  • "It's affordable. The price we get per license is a lot cheaper than what we were getting with some of the other tools. There are other monitoring tools out there that are cheaper, but what you get with LogicMonitor, out-of-the-box, makes it worth the cost."
  • "The licensing side of things with LogicMonitor, is quite simple. It is one license per device. Recently, you have additional licenses with things, like LM Cloud, which does confuse things a bit. Because it's very hard to estimate how many licenses you're going to need until you're monitoring it, so it's quite hard through that process to give a customer price to say, "This is how much this services will cost.""
  • "As a managed services provider, the licensing model that LogicMonitor provides us is excellent. We are able to scale up and scale down as needed. The pricing is reasonable for the amount of features and support that they provide."
  • "As a managed service provider, we have the highest level of licensing that they offer, so we don't have any extra fees. I believe there are some add-ons for some of the lower tiers of LogicMonitor service, but that's not something that we use with our agreement."

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Valentine Christofis
Technical Service Delivery Manager at Sparx Solutions
MSP
Top 10
Being a single pane of glass, a lot of metrics and alerts can all be grabbed from one place

What is our primary use case?

Sparx Solutions is a managed service provider. We primarily use the LogicMonitor platform for monitoring, maintenance, and management of our managed services and customers' infrastructure. In terms of management, it is more around monitoring and alerting. That is essentially the core component that we use it for. However, there are other features integrated into the platform that we get value out of. We have baked LogicMonitor into our core services, in terms of MSP and managed service offerings. We use this tool to fundamentally provide network monitoring services to our customers. It is… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "LogicMonitor saves time in terms of its ability to proxy a connection through a device. For example, if you are troubleshooting a device, which you may want to connect to, you can proxy this connection through the platform. As a support resource, I don't need to use multiple platforms to connect to a device to further investigate the issue. It is all consolidated. From that perspective, it saves time because a resource now only needs to use one platform."
  • "We would like to see more functionality around mapping of topologies, in terms of networks. An improvement that we would like to see is added functionality to get more detail out of mapping. For example, if the LogicMonitor Collector identifies a connection between two network endpoints, it would be great to actually see which ports are connecting the two endpoints together. That functionality is something we greatly desire. It would actually make our documentation more dynamic in the sense that we wouldn't need to manually document. If this is something that the platform could provide, then this would be a great asset."

What other advice do I have?

So far, the introduction of cloud monitoring with LogicMonitor is testament to their ability to stay up-to-date with different sorts of monitoring and future IT requirements. I have seen progress on this front from LogicMonitor. Ever since we started using the LogicMonitor platform, there have been many updates that have introduced new functionality that seemed to be catered for the future of IT. There are still some features that we haven't fully integrated that we would like to do. At the moment, we are currently reviewing what the value of these tools will bring to our customers. We don't…
Subbarao Punnamaraju
IT Operations Manager at a university with 10,001+ employees
Real User
Top 20
Clear escalation chains mean the right people are alerted, decreasing resource usage and helping with planning

What is our primary use case?

We use it to make sure that proper tuning is done for the existing monitoring. In addition, our university has a number of schools and each is a customer of the main IT organization that manages and provides support for all the colleges, like the law school, the business school, the medical school, the arts school, etc. The goal, and one of the main use cases that we were planning and thinking about, was to be able to onboard all the devices, all the applications, all the databases, as required by individual schools. We also wanted them to be able to create their own dashboard, tweak it… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "Another feature from the technical aspect, the back-end, is the ability to allow individual users or customers to have their own APIs. They're able to make changes using the plugins covered by LogicMonitor. That is a very powerful feature that is more attractive to our techno-savvy customers."
  • "The dashboards can be improved. They are good, but there is a pain point. To show things to management, to explain pain points to other customers, to show them exactly where we can do better, the dashboarding could be better. Dashboards need to show the key things. Nobody is going to go into the ample details of Excel sheets or HTML."

What other advice do I have?

For the initial phase, rather than having only one or two functional guys participating, it's always good to have one or two technical folks in the discussions. That helps a lot. You don't want surprises if an organization decides to go live with this tool, and then realizes that technical things are not on board with the ideas of the functional team. That's something I can say based on my journey and experience. Another thing that is important is to keep on having internal conversations; that you value and give importance to everybody. It's good to educate them. Use the help of the…
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DD
System Engineer at IFM Efector, Inc.
Real User
Provides extensive out-of-the-box monitoring and gives us the ability to tweak everything to get meaningful alerts, reduce false positives

What is our primary use case?

We have a network that comprises a bunch of Windows Servers, Linux servers, CentOS, and a variety of network devices, such as Cisco routers, Cisco switches, Riverbeds, and some VeloCloud. We use the service to monitor and alert us to any potential issues that we may be having. We also use it to do some pink tests and to monitor the availability of some websites as well. The whole purpose is to give the IT team a heads-up, before the user base is aware of an issue. There are different levels in the system from "warning" up to "critical" that can let us see that a situation might be developing… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "One of the things that I really like about the LogicMonitor solution is that it has a whole bunch of things, data points, that it can monitor. They're called DataSources, and it has an amazing amount of devices it can monitor that are pre-built into the system You can customize them if you need to. You can change the thresholds and a whole bunch of different things with them. You can even create brand new ones if you need to, if the built-in data sources don't satisfy your requirements for the technology that you want to monitor."
  • "The solution also has a variety of dashboards... They actually have a repository of a whole bunch of different ones, which is really nice... what's really cool is that you can grant somebody access to a dashboard without giving them full access to the rest of the system. You can provide a really nice, high-level dashboard to your executive team, so they can see what is, red, green, or yellow, without having to really get into the nitty-gritty of the technology..."
  • "We explored a couple of other products as well. None of the other products had a customer engagement team like LogicMonitor does."
  • "With the email alerts that we get, it would be nice if the subject line were a little bit smaller, and if it showed the system that is out as the first thing. Sometimes you have to open the email to see what that is."

What other advice do I have?

I can't think of anything at the moment that I would like to monitor that I can't. Because of the flexibility of what you can monitor with LogicMonitor, it has everything covered that my company uses. I literally don't have a feature request, something that I would like them to add. I have other products where I've definitely been asking them to add some stuff into the roadmap. But I haven't needed to ask LogicMonitor to add anything to the product. I would give it a 10 out of 10. I've used a bunch of products in my IT career and the overall daily use of this product is fantastic. The…
Philip Reeve
Technical Director - Cloud Services at Harbor Solutions
Real User
Top 10
We went from nothing to full visibility across our internal and external estates of equipment

What is our primary use case?

We use it to monitor the performance and health of all our internal IT systems in our data center as well as our customer equipment that we have out on customer sites. We have our own stuff in our own data center, but we also have hundreds of devices out on our customer sites where we need to monitor and manage the health and performance of them.

Pros and Cons

  • "We only have one monitoring tool, and that is LogicMonitor. It does pretty much everything we need under one roof. They are very good at rapidly releasing new features. It's not like we have to wait six months or a year between new features and data sources. There is very quick development. If there is something that doesn't do it for us, I know I can just raise it with support or our delivery representative, and there is a good chance that that will be looked at. If it's not too much effort, we will see it released in the next few months. So, the solution is very good from that perspective. We have everything in LogicMonitor."
  • "Their Logs feature is quite new. It is not as feature-rich as we would like it to be. There have been a couple of conversations internally around other log management tools, like Splunk, which may do more for us than LM Logs. The benefit of LogicMonitor is that our staff know how to use it, so we don't really want to move away from it, if we don't have to. I fully expect there to be more development in this area. It is their newest feature, so it is understandable that it hasn't evolved as some of the other stuff. It would be good to see a bit more development in this area, but I think the monitoring side of things is spot on."

What other advice do I have?

Go with LogicMonitor. Definitely, do a trial and test out the functionality. We don't really use that many legacy tools. We are a fairly modern company in that pretty much everything we use is software as a service. So, LogicMonitor fits very nicely into that for us. We don't use products where we have to install them on servers. Everything that we use is cloud-based, and LogicMonitor is cloud-based. So, it is great from that perspective. We don't really have legacy apps, so LogicMonitor fits very nicely into that. We actually don't use a large number of the integrations, and that's not…
CB
Senior Operations Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Reseller
Top 20
Enables us to get up and running much faster, while still maintaining a customized look and feel for our clients

What is our primary use case?

We use it for monitoring our customer networks, for monitoring network devices, and we also use it for monitoring our hosted environment. We're a managed service provider. We have LogicMonitor deployed so that we not only have our devices input into the system, but we also manage a lot of resources for our clients in it. We have it set up so that they can only see their items in there, through a lot of access control. We have a local presence with the collectors, the polling stations, while the data resides in the cloud. Once we pull the data, it then shifts all the data up to the cloud for… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "We get full visibility into whatever the customer wants us to monitor and we get it pretty rapidly. That is very important. Only having certain metrics that other platforms will give you out-of-the-box means you only get a small picture, a thumbnail picture. Whereas with LogicMonitor, you get the entire "eight by 10 picture", out-of-the-box. Rather than some availability metrics, you get everything. You get metrics on temperature, anything related to hardware failure, or up and down status."
  • "The only functional area I can think of that has room for improvement would be the dashboards. They could use a refresh. It would be nice if there were more widgets and more types of widgets."

What other advice do I have?

Think thoroughly about the structure you want to have in place. Don't just start implementing. Think thoroughly about how you want to be set up, how you want to manage the devices, how you want to manage the people, and how you want to manage the alerting. Plan, scale it out, and implement it properly so you don't have to go back in and do some cleanup work on the backend after the fact. I would rate LogicMonitor a high nine out of 10.
Jason Fant
Solutions Engineer at Black Box Network Services
Real User
Top 20
Reduced our false positives significantly, improving our reliability, SLAs, and uptimes

What is our primary use case?

We use it for alarming on Cisco Voice systems, the Unified Communication stuff. We monitor all the gateways, trunks, SIP trunks, servers, and make sure all of the application is functioning, calls are being completed, and that there are no performance issues on the network or the voice system.

Pros and Cons

  • "The dashboards are the big seller for us. When our customers can see those graphs and are able to interact with the data, that is valuable. They can easily adjust time ranges and the graphs display the data fast. We've used other tools in the past, where you'd say, "Hey, I want the last three months of data on a graph," and it would just sit there and crunch for five minutes before you'd actually see the data. With LogicMonitor, the fast reliability of those dashboards is huge."
  • "One thing I would like to see is parent/child relationships and the ability to build a "suppression parent/child." For example, If I know that a top gateway is offline and I can't talk to it anymore, and anything that's connected below it or to it is also going to be offline, there is no need to alarm on those. In that situation it should create one ticket or one alarm for the parent. I know they're working towards that with their mapping technology, but it's not quite to that level where you can build out alarm logic or a correlation logic like that."

What other advice do I have?

Do it. Your customers are going to like it, once you show them the dashboards, the pretty colors, and the ability to easily interact with it. That's going to win over your customers. I guarantee it. I've seen it happen. You can say, "I've got this tool that does everything," but if the customer can't tangibly see what the tool is doing, they'll say, "Well, what am I paying you for?" And they don't want to see generic spreadsheets. They want something that's easy to use and interact with. I like how they've been improving on it over the years. It seems like they're going in the right direction…
David Azzopardi
IT Operations Manager at CAE Technology Services Limited
Real User
Top 20
Its visualization capabilities enable us to be more proactive in resolving issues and preventing problems

What is our primary use case?

It is to monitor our customer’s infrastructures. We provide the service as part of our managed service offerings. We monitor our customer networks and infrastructures for things, like availability, vital statistics, and the various services, that they have running in their environments. We provide a NOC and Service Desk that actually responds to alerts that come up and use the tool to allow them to be proactive in looking after their environments.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable feature is the visualization of the data that it is collecting. I have used many products in the past and they tend to roll up the data. So, if you're looking at data over long periods of time, they start averaging the data, which can skew the figures that you're looking at. With LogicMonitor, they have the raw data there for two years, if you are an enterprise customer. If you are looking at that long duration of data, you're seeing exactly what happened during that time."
  • "The topology mapping is all based on the dynamic discovery of devices that could talk to each other. There is no real manual way that you can set up a join between two devices to say, "This is how this network is actually set up." For example, if you have a device, and you're only pinning that device and not getting any real intelligent information from it, then it can't appear on the map with other devices. Or if it can appear, then it won't show you which devices are actually joined to it."

What other advice do I have?

Take your time with it. A lot of the delays that we had were around customers not giving us access to their networks to get the collectors installed. We had a very strict timeline that we had to follow when we were doing the migration because our contract was ending with our previous vendor. We had to get everything all up based on a particular date, and it was down to the wire. We were very close to actually not monitoring a couple of customers because they just weren't giving us the access we needed. So, my advice is if you're onboarding the product and you are dealing with many customers…
Daniel Gavin
Network Architect at Envision IT
Video Review
MSP
Top 5
It consolidated our monitoring tools, reducing our onboarding times

What is our primary use case?

We are a managed service provider, so we have a wide range of deployments. LogicMonitor, as a whole and software as a service solution, is deployed with collectors on-premise, which also ties directly into cloud providers. We primarily monitor Citrix environments for customers. That varies from the delivery side, so network Citrix ADCs as well as virtual desktops and the supporting infrastructure around that. That's probably our primary use case. While we do some NetFlow capture for other managed service clients, the primary use case would be Citrix monitoring.

Pros and Cons

  • "The dashboarding is very useful. Being able to create custom data sources is one of its biggest features which allows quick time to market with new features. If one of our vendors changes their data format or metrics that we should be monitoring, then we can quickly adjust to any changes in the environment in order to get a great user experience for our customers."
  • "LogicMonitor's reporting capabilities definitely could use an improvement. We have made do with the dashboarding and done what we can to make that work for our customers. However, there are definitely customers who would like a PDF or some kind of report along those lines, where we have been utilizing other tools to provide them. The out-of-the-box LogicMonitor reporting is the only thing that we have been less than impressed with."

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking to implement LogicMonitor for the first time, work through their available documentation. There are a couple of certifications that they offer which are very good and give you a good foothold into the process. Then, talk with people who are currently using LogicMonitor. There is a great support community out there with people who are more than willing to help. AIOps does provide a very useful data set. They have been continually improving it. AIOps is one of those things, which is there and we use it a bit. While the dynamic thresholding is interesting, the anomaly detection…
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