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We performed a comparison between Auvik Network Management (ANM) and SCOM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Monitoring Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Auvik Network Management (ANM) vs. SCOM Report (Updated: March 2024).
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Pros
"We can manage the entire system across the network and troubleshoot the pain points."

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"The configuration management is the most valuable feature. I worked at an MSP before where they didn't have something collecting network device configurations. It was basically up to the technician who did it last, and you never knew if they saved a copy or not. Auvik makes that a lot more automated so we don't have to worry, if a device dies, that we don't know how it was configured.""Auvik has decreased our mean time to resolution. It's easier to find the devices on the network and pull out the information. Of course, the SNMP is also good to get the logs. It helps in the network debugging or if we have to find any problems.""I like the fact that it's easy to set up and learn our network. I've used some other systems where it takes a lot of time and effort to manage the monitoring system, so you get what you put into it. The nice thing about Auvik is that you put the credentials in, put the agent on the network, and it just does its thing. It sets up alerts that you would most likely turn on anyway without even having to do it. If you add another new device to the network, it detects it and sets alerts up for that device. With the other systems that I've used, I had to manually add those devices in and manually set the alerts for new devices. I like that it's an almost set-it-and-forget-it sort of system.""Auvik makes it super simple to have sub-tenants and you can then view high-level details from the "parent" tenant, which is our MSP interface, while also diving deep into the client-side and having full access there for assigning client-level permissions.""The fact that it provides a single, integrated platform for our organization is important as well. Having 50 different accounts to log into would make things difficult at times.""The first feature that I appreciate is the topology drawing in real time. If our NOC wants to troubleshoot, they can go to the topology map and see that this access point is connected to that switch via that specific port. And when something changes in the topology, it's dynamically updated.""The discovery portion of it is extremely valuable. It allows us to get a good inventory of what is actually on a client's network. You can turn on TrafficInsights, which is basically a NetFlow feature, for troubleshooting. It allows you to get more detailed information on what's going on with a particular device. So, you could determine why a client is complaining that the internet is slow at 1:00 p.m. every day.""The traffic insights and the configuration management are the most valuable features."

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"The most valuable feature is the monitoring of Windows and Linux servers.""They have great integration with the active directory.""I enjoy its integration with the Microsoft Active Directory functions, which means users, computers, or other group policies can connect with Windows Active Directory.""It takes a lot of the headache out of managing your data centers and software in other places.""The solution primarily drives system information, and I believe it works fine.""It works better than other products I’ve used – namely SolarWinds, which is cumbersome and error prone for web app monitoring. SCOM is not.""It can send messages to our ticketing system.""It's easy to use."

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Cons
"The Wi-Fi side needs improvement."

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"The mapping automatically finds all the interfaces but tags some of them incorrectly. For instance, if it can't find how a CPU interface is connected, it will use the MAC address last seen on the router and sometimes attribute cloud-connected devices to the route, but it's not actually there. That's not a true connection.""I require the monitoring of Linux devices and it doesn't support them. Although we've done a trial, we're not going to carry on with it. We've already gone with another product. Also, seeing the topology is quite useful, but it's not really suitable for a large enterprise.""I would relegate the network map to its area instead of being the focus of every page. The network map is in the front and center of the UI. I would rather have the option to look at it when I need it instead of having it on every single page. It's beautiful, but I don't need it on every page.""The window view could be improved. For instance, if I'm in inventory and I'm looking at my devices, I don't like the way the window splits at the bottom. I want to be able to choose the way it appears. Similarly, when it shows me all the devices on my network, I don't like the fact that I can't adjust the display to the way I want it.""It's missing the license checker feature. We are using Salesforce and the license is a really crucial part of the development, and we have to monitor it. Now, I have to write a script and then run it on a random Linux box and get a notification if it's expiring. It's a really specific feature. I'm not sure Auvik will develop it.""I would like firmware/software updates for hardware, for at least switches and routers. I already have the feature request in, and it is on their list of things to try and do. Cisco stuff has been notoriously and historically kind of a pain to do, and that is what we use primarily. So, that would be a wonderful thing to get, as it is a device-by-device process. It would be nice to be able to get through that at least in a less fiddly way. It is a pretty manual process now.""Integrating some LLM/AI capabilities into the product that would enable us to use natural language to query the tool and get sensible answers back would be great.""There have been times when our SNMP community strings were incorrect or weren't updated for whatever reason, and Auvik kept trying to scan them. Changing it was a pain, and there wasn't a way to extract that from Auvik. I understand there are valid security reasons why we wouldn't want to do that sometimes. In those situations, we had to recreate those community strings and reapply them to various devices."

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"The price could be improved.""They can focus more on cloud monitoring instead of on-premise monitoring. We should be able to monitor cloud-related applications. They can include this feature in the next release. If it is in the cloud, we can have scalability by using Kubernetes. The container is containerized, packaged, and managed using Kubernetes. This feature is not there in SCOM. Going forward, if they can focus on that, it will be great.""The configurations could be better. There are multiple tests where you can do something, but they can be a trigger as well. The overriding methodologies are not that easy. The configurations are difficult. The configuration and thorough day-to-day operations to get them to the level you want takes some time. It's very difficult.""The dashboard features are not user-friendly for our management team, only for the technical department.""In a future release, they should add email notification alerts.""Stability and some performance issues exist and they need improvement.""Direct integration with third-party tools, like ticketing systems, is lacking but would be beneficial.""It'll help if they can provide real-time or closer to real-time monitoring."

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  • "Compared to other products, Auvik's pricing is more feasible since you get all its features. You pay for licenses on a per network device basis. It monitors hypervisors, but does not bill for that. There are no additional costs, which is something that I like."
  • "The pricing is fair for the value and time saved that you get out of it. The larger you go, the more sense it makes per device, because as you hit different pricing tiers, it becomes much more affordable per device."
  • "Its pricing is a little on the high end. There are no costs in addition to the standard licensing fees. It is more expensive than other solutions, but their per-device model is very fair. Anything other than the networking gear is monitored by Auvik at no charge."
  • "The value is there. It's not that expensive per device and it's licensed per device. Unlike some of the other tools that I use, it's not real expensive. It's a good value for the price."
  • "It's great for small businesses, but when you start reviewing the pricing model, depending on how many devices, and what sub-devices you decide to pull in, it can get tricky as far as the pricing goes."
  • "As an individual IP company, Auvik is a little bit pricey. It is a little expensive, but as an MSP owner, I have a small side business. So, I'm an Auvik customer in that sense too. In that, I think it's reasonable to pay $10 to $15 a device or less depending on the endpoint. For the amount of capability that it has, it is very reasonably priced."
  • "Its pricing is very reasonable. We had looked at other solutions where you pay based on the amount of traffic that was filtered through and analyzed. With Auvik, we pay by a billable device. We're not paying based on every single device we have. For one of the locations I have, one network element would likely be a billable device. So, every billable device has a network element, but not every network element is a billable device. If I have a location that has 50 network elements, then maybe 30 of them are billable devices. PCs, VoIP phones, and access points are monitored at no charge."
  • "The cost for all the devices that we were billed at in my last job was about $2500 annually. It wasn't much. It has the most reasonable pricing as compared to any product out there. I can't complain. It is amazing. It allows me to bundle inside the package what I charge customers per user per month. I don't charge them per device anymore. That's not how we do things in the industry. It is per user per month. The way Auvik is charging us allows me to do it. For example, if they charge $250 for a certain number of seats, I'm just going to write the costs onto per user per month. I have a few leftover licenses to use, which allows me to go out and make some more sales and give some freebies at some shows. So, it makes me very flexible. I am very happy with it. It is billed by network devices. You could choose which billable device you want. What is really nice is that if you don't want one switch to be billable and the other one to be billable, you can do that. You just won't have the features that the billable switch has, which isn't horrible. Sometimes, you don't need that. What I'm really happy about is that Auvik doesn't force things on you and doesn't say, "You have to have all of this," and that's a great business model."
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  • "The pricing and licensing are fair."
  • "Our licensing fees are approximately $30 per user, per month."
  • "If you have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, then this is part of the agreement."
  • "It is more expensive than the competition."
  • "SCOM is part of the System Center suite and I am satisfied with the pricing."
  • "We have an enterprise agreement that includes this product as part of it."
  • "The pricing is good, and it's part of their system center suite."
  • "We have to pay for a license and the price is fine for us."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:We can manage the entire system across the network and troubleshoot the pain points.
    Top Answer:The product is not expensive. I rate the product’s pricing a seven out of ten, where one is cheap and ten is expensive.
    Top Answer:The Wi-Fi side needs improvement. In most warehouse environments, there are shortfalls in such conditions. We often face… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of Auvik is its ability to drill down and identify unusual activity on the network, such as… more »
    Top Answer:While Auvik's pricing was attractive, we ultimately had to make budget cuts. After evaluating our various solutions… more »
    Top Answer:One drawback I found with Auvik was its inability to generate clear network diagrams. The connection lines appeared… more »
    Top Answer:The solution's reporting engine has given me detailed information on which applications or services I've either failed… more »
    Top Answer:It is the cheapest product available in the market. I rate the pricing a one out of ten.
    Top Answer:The solution should have more tools for monitoring the cloud engine versus on-premise. It sufficiently covers the on… more »
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    Also Known As
    System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
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    Overview

    Juniper Mist Premium Analytics is a comprehensive network analytics solution that provides organizations with valuable insights into their network performance and user experience. The primary use case of this product is to enable IT teams to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize their network infrastructure.

    The most valuable functionality of Juniper Mist Premium Analytics is its AI-driven insights and recommendations. Leveraging machine learning algorithms, it analyzes vast amounts of network data to identify anomalies, predict potential issues, and suggest remediation actions. This proactive approach helps organizations minimize network downtime, improve user experience, and optimize network performance.

    By providing real-time visibility into network performance, Juniper Mist Premium Analytics helps organizations quickly identify and resolve network issues. It offers detailed analytics on network traffic, application performance, and user behavior, allowing IT teams to pinpoint the root cause of problems and take immediate action. This not only reduces troubleshooting time but also enhances overall network reliability.

    Furthermore, Juniper Mist Premium Analytics enables organizations to optimize their network infrastructure. It provides insights into network capacity utilization, application usage patterns, and user behavior, allowing IT teams to make informed decisions about network design, resource allocation, and capacity planning. This helps organizations to ensure that their network is efficiently utilized and can support the growing demands of their users.

    Auvik is a network management software that provides real-time visibility and control over network infrastructure. 

    It automates network mapping, monitoring, and troubleshooting, allowing IT teams to easily identify and resolve issues. 

    With its intuitive interface and powerful features, Auvik helps businesses optimize their network performance and ensure smooth operations.

    SCOM (System Center Operations Manager) is a cross-platform data center monitoring and reporting tool that checks the status of various objects defined within the environment, such as server hardware, system services, etc. The solution allows data center administrators to deploy, configure, manage, and monitor the operations, services, devices and applications of multiple enterprise IT systems via a single pane of glass. It is suitable for businesses of all sizes.

    SCOM Features

    SCOM has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Application monitoring
    • Database monitoring
    • Threshold alerts
    • IT Asset Discovery
    • Predictive capabilities
    • Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
    • Application performance management console
    • Server availability and performance monitoring
    • Collaboration tools
    • Virtualization monitoring
    • Patch management
    • Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
    • Application dependency mapping and thresholding

    SCOM Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing SCOM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Management and monitoring of Windows as well as Unix/Linux platforms
    • Remotely connect to Windows machines and perform administrative tasks from the console itself
    • Custom dashboard creation to help monitor the datacenter with ease
    • Agent based monitoring
    • Integrates well with other Microsoft products
    • Easy to use and reliable

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the SCOM solution.

    A Manager at a financial services firm says, “The feature I like most about SCOM is that it is easy-to-use. I find it very user-friendly. I also like the knowledge base which it has. You can find the resolution to questions or issues directly within the SCOM itself. It will alert you with a recommendation of what you need to do at the same time. This sort of self-diagnosis or prompting is one of the great values you get from SCOM compared to other solutions.”

    PeerSpot user Zahari Z., Information Technology Auditor at a financial services firm, mentions, “Availability monitoring is the feature I have found most valuable, as well as the capacity and ability to send notifications. There is a mechanism to set up a notification from the SCOM and whenever there is a drop in the availability the notification alerts not only for availability but for other issues as well. You can align thresholds according to the speed of your environment and you can have a threshold related notification, which is one of the useful features.”

    Bill W., Sr. Systems Engineer at Arapahoe County Government, comments, “ I like some of their newer features, such as maintenance schedules, because SCOM records SLA and SLO time. When we patch, things are automatically put into maintenance mode so that the numbers for our systems being down, do not count against us.”

    A Project Manager at a tech services company explains, “The feature I have found most valuable is the book feature. While we run the Sprint one we can add some setups for multiple sprints.”

    A Systems Engineer at an educational organization states, “Because it's Windows-based, it actually reports quite well. It reports everything you can think of on the Windows server and allows you to monitor anything. It's excellent for those in the Windows world as it's very good at it.”

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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Government8%
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    Computer Software Company35%
    Manufacturing Company10%
    Retailer7%
    Government7%
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    Computer Software Company19%
    Construction Company12%
    Educational Organization8%
    Government7%
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    Financial Services Firm21%
    Retailer13%
    Government9%
    Healthcare Company6%
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    Financial Services Firm15%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Government11%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business70%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise44%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise58%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    Auvik Network Management (ANM) vs. SCOM
    March 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about Auvik Network Management (ANM) vs. SCOM and other solutions. Updated: March 2024.
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    Auvik Network Management (ANM) is ranked 3rd in Network Monitoring Software with 131 reviews while SCOM is ranked 11th in Network Monitoring Software with 77 reviews. Auvik Network Management (ANM) is rated 8.8, while SCOM is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Auvik Network Management (ANM) writes "Enables us to get on top of issues before they become an outage". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SCOM writes "Has a good reporting engine, but its monitoring of the cloud-based environment could be improved". Auvik Network Management (ANM) is most compared with PRTG Network Monitor, LogicMonitor, Meraki Dashboard, SolarWinds NPM and Domotz, whereas SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Dynatrace, Datadog, AppDynamics and Nagios XI. See our Auvik Network Management (ANM) vs. SCOM report.

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