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Accedian Skylight vs. AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring
May 2022
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"The solution’s UI and single pane of glass is good. The new dashboard is modern with its new design. The look of it is not pretty, but it is efficient, which is good. It is user-friendly; you can find what you need on the interface quickly.""For us, the most valuable feature is something called TWAMP that allows for real-time traffic in a way that is 10 times lighter than things like SolarWinds. It's in the sub-milliseconds of accuracy, and you can divide tasks so that you can literally see things like the tagging for Quality of Service. That had been incorrect with the carrier, but there was no way on this planet you'd be able to tell a carrier that they're wrong. I have dozens of scenarios where we found "No, that's not right," and got it resolved instantly.""This solution has helped to improve the interaction between our network, datacenter, and application teams. I have used other tools, but this tool can pinpoint the root cause of my application or network issue in the majority of the cases. So, it helps different divisions or groups in the IT department to troubleshoot together and get an issue resolved. This tool helps a lot in our day-to-day networking application and IT operations.""It is about finding operational problems. When sites go down, we try to determine who is at fault. While there is not much finger-pointing, the solution is just trying to analyse when there is an outage and where do we start looking to fix it. The very nature of why organization chooses to use the solution is to accelerate the meantime to resolution and find where problems lie to get them rectified as quickly as possible."

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"The most valuable feature is that we can see how our end-users are interacting with our application across regions.""We used AppDynamics to identify gaps and bottlenecks in the software.""We can see the customer's path from their computer to the backend systems.""The most valuable feature is the end-user monitoring.""It is a stable solution that helps address user issues well."

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"For the PVX, they are in the process of getting the results to export to cloud and SaaS for analytics. They told me that this will happen later this year. Right now, for the most part, I create that data myself.""It needs the possibility to export data because it is not easy to see larger data sets, e.g., for one month. It would be interesting to export data into a PDF or dashboard to keep a history of the situation.""Some of the Skylight applications are a little newer, and they're still moving through initial revs. There are certain bugs, but nothing is insurmountable... It will just take a little bit of time for their user interface to get a little bit better.""I would like to see some improvements in parts of their synthetic transactions, which includes all the latency, jitter, and throughput. I would like to see some Layer 7 analytics in there. I want to be able to do a DNS request, HTTP GET request, or even SIP call point-to-point or via registration."

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"While I am not expecting it in the next release, I would want more centralized management of the agent in the platform and better support.""If you have a single URL and all the operations are coming in as part of the header, you will not be able to segregate them for different actions.""I would like to see support for mobile testing and mobile monitoring.""I would like to have customizable dashboards to use when I am monitoring certain applications.""The interface and user experience could be better."

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  • "The pricing is cheaper than other competing products, which is better for our budgets."
  • "It provides value and the cost is not huge."
  • "The pricing of Accedian Skylight is really good. The sensors are low cost. Their model to analytics for sensors is by license, endpoint, or session. With the probes for their analytics, if they get deployed virtually, they are free. The licensing is only based on flows. So, you can effectively deploy probes everywhere in your network. Then, if you want to look at a specific type of traffic, you can enter into it with a very low cost license. You can just use things like spam ports, mirrors, TAPs, and aggregators to optimize what sort of traffic you send to these analysis tools. Then, if you want to start looking at more, you can up your licensed as you go. You are not getting forced into expensive appliances or subscription models."
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  • "This price of this product is expensive."
  • "AppDynamics is more expensive than competitors."
  • "AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring does have licensing cost associated with it."
  • "AppDynamics does not usually do monthly payments. They do it on an annual basis, at the very least."
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    Also Known As
    Accedian SkyLIGHT PVX, SkyLIGHT PVX, SecurActive, Performance Vision
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    Accedian provides performance analytics and end user experience solutions for on-premise, cloud and hybrid IT infrastructures. Accedian SkylightTM delivers unified network and application performance monitoring (NAPM) visibility across the entire application and network chain, with best in class resolution and velocity. This enables Accedian customers to assure their business-critical digital infrastructure and unlock the full productivity of their users.

    How do real users experience your browser-based applications? Using browser real-user monitoring follow their journey and optimize their experience with powerful end-to-end performance management that rapidly identifies application issues and relevant business transactions, and dramatically reduces MTTR.

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    Sample Customers
    T-Systems, Thomson Reuters, Bordeaux Metropole, CGI, Citadelle Regional Hospital Center, Lorraine Institute of Oncology, Luxembourg Institute of Health, Groupe BPCE, Group S, Splitpoint, Horus-Net, Audatex, Indexis, Province de Liège, EASI, Spie Batignolles, Faymonville
    Sony, DirecTV, UBS, The Container Store, The Neta Porter Group, Nasdaq, Cisco, eHarmony, Hallmark, Overstock, Expedia
    Top Industries
    Healthcare Company19%
    Local Government13%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Healthcare Company5%
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Company Size
    Small Business46%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise29%
    Small Business38%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    Accedian Skylight vs. AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Accedian Skylight vs. AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    597,415 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Accedian Skylight is ranked 12th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews while AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring is ranked 20th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 5 reviews. Accedian Skylight is rated 9.0, while AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Accedian Skylight writes "Solves network issues quickly, saving engineering time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring writes "End-to-end visibility, feature-rich, but the support could be improved". Accedian Skylight is most compared with ThousandEyes, SolarWinds NPM, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, PRTG Network Monitor and Dynatrace, whereas AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring is most compared with Elastic Observability, AWS X-Ray, Dynatrace, Akamai mPulse and Datadog. See our Accedian Skylight vs. AppDynamics Browser Real-User Monitoring report.

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