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We performed a comparison between Auvik and Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two IT Infrastructure Monitoring solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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Pros
"I love that Auvik can automatically back up the configuration of switches and firewalls.""The most valuable feature in Auvik is that it lets us know when a network is down. It lets us know right away and we can find out what's causing it: whether it's the firewall, an AP, or there's a whole network outage. It makes things easier by giving us an "eye in the sky" when we're not on the site. It's great for monitoring.""The stability is rock solid.""It does provide very useful metrics, and it has improved a large portion of our day-to-day operations.""The ability to trace cables is the most valuable feature. The solution provides link detection and port detection features with the switches. It's invaluable to have the ability to see where one device is connected and identify the exact port without having to trace any cables.""A simple site view with the associated devices populating as things to add to or remove from the network is valuable. It's also nice to have it integrated with our ticketing system to create tickets in certain cases for devices that go down or have some high-level alerts, such as high CPU or overtemperature.""That network visualization is really cool. I've been working here for a year now, and the first time I saw it I said, "Whoa, this is so cool"... With Auvik, the map is accurate. It is great and always updating. That's definitely one of the best features of Auvik.""It's all intuitive and straightforward. The out-of-the-box alerts provided everything I needed, but I've made a couple of additional alerts. You can schedule maintenance windows in Auvik, and the solution won't send any alerts during that time."

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"Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring gives us complete visibility without the need for storage.""We haven't really experienced any glitches or bugs.""It can monitor, get the data, and then report on the data.""The solution's most valuable aspect is its ability to get information about all of the security measurements in my environment.""The most valuable thing that we have seen within our group is the ability to ingest all this raw data and have it organized in a certain way so that different groups can get effective alerting from this massive amount of raw data that is out there.""It is a great resource for us because we have so many different data sources and to be able to aggregate that and put it through a concise dashboard or an alert really helps.""The initial setup was straightforward. We didn't find it to be too complex.""The feature I find most valuable, is the data integration."

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Cons
"Sometimes it's a little bit slow to load, but I can't think of anything else that could be improved.""When we deal with larger networks, the current interface is difficult to navigate around the network map because of the volume of devices.""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.""The general feature set could use some work. For network mapping and network alerting, it's great for what it does. But it could provide more monitoring, such as jitter monitoring, which it doesn't have, and round-trip time for packets. I would like to see more network detail on the actual traffic that's flowing through the network.""After Auvik inventories a Windows device, installing a lightweight that would allow a remote connection would be excellent. A technician could use that agent to gain remote control over the client's computer, allowing us to troubleshoot remotely.""We had some issues with the licensing. You need to pay for premium to use NetFlow, and we had a problem with them counting the same device multiple times for licensing purposes. It was a little frustrating because the Auvik database in the background didn't see it as a single device even though it came from the same critical hardware and only had one serial number. However, it was in different groups, so it was counted two or three times. It took a while to work with the accounting team to get that sorted.""Two weeks ago, we were able to access the support chat via a small button on the bottom right side of the screen. Now, that button has gone away... it has become pretty difficult to access support...""The performance could be better; it gets a little clunky and slow-moving at times, and I wonder if that's due to the VM or if it's just the nature of the tool."

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"Splunk would be better if some tools were integrated to be able to take action on security or network concerns.""The product collects a lot of data but it does not assure that it collects all of it.""In the next release, I would like to see more integration with other solutions.""The cost needs to be re-examined. It's extremely expensive to run. It's also expensive to expand. That's the number one complaint all of my customers have when it comes to Splunk. It's way too expensive compared to other solutions.""There is a lot of room for improvement with the automation.""It would be useful if they provided some help pages. If you don't know too much about the tool, there should be more documentation readily available. It would be useful if they had a help button embedded in the solution so you could ask questions and get answers.""The deployment can be quite complex.""This solution is difficult to configure and the instructions are complex."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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 product is a bit expensive considering the competition but the company may negotiate the price."
  • "This is an expensive solution."
  • "The solution's pricing is competitive. I rate the solution's pricing a seven out of ten. The price of the solution could be cheaper."
  • "Splunk has been fairly expensive, but it has been predictable."
  • "I would rate the price of Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring as an eight out of ten, with ten being the most expensive."
  • "I am not in that circle, but we are currently licensing based on our queries. That is working out for us. Previously, it was by volume of data, and now, we can store as much data as we want."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable features include the inventory management and alerting capabilities.
    Top Answer:There is room for improvement in the reporting aspect. Specifically, we would like to receive notifications when individual drives reach full capacity. However, the current system aggregates… more »
    Top Answer:Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring gives us complete visibility without the need for storage.
    Top Answer:Splunk is expensive, but it's the best solution for the job.
    Top Answer:Splunk could be better integrated with configuration manager solutions so we can automatically resolve issues without human interference.
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    Overview

    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.

    Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring offers features including, Instant visualization, real-time actionable alerts, centralized enterprise controls, and scalability. 

    Instant visualization

    Get fast time to value with over 250+ cloud service integrations and pre-built dashboards out of the box for rapid, full-stack visualization. Autodiscover, break down, group, and explore clouds, services and systems in minutes.

    Real-time actionable alerts

    Act before infrastructure performance affects end-user experience. Instantly detect and accurately alerts on dynamic thresholds, multiple conditions and complex rules to eliminate alert storms and dramatically reduce MTTD/MTTR.

    Centralized, enterprise controls

    Answer business-critical questions in context and monitor service-level objectives and indicators instantly. Track custom metrics for business KPIs to token based access and usage controls.

    Scale with confidence

    Troubleshoot across thousands of microservices, multiple ephemeral deployments, application versions and billions of events. Release better apps faster and drive closed-loop automation for a flawless end-user experience.

    Sample Customers
    1. Cisco 2. Dell 3. HP 4. IBM 5. Microsoft 6. Amazon 7. Google 8. Apple 9. Intel 10. Oracle 11. VMware 12. Juniper Networks 13. NetApp 14. Citrix 15. Symantec 16. EMC 17. Salesforce 18. Adobe 19. SAP 20. Red Hat 21. Cisco Meraki 22. Fortinet 23. Palo Alto Networks 24. F5 Networks 25. Check Point Software Technologies 26. Aruba Networks 27. Riverbed Technology 28. Barracuda Networks 29. Trend Micro 30. FireEye 31. Proofpoint 32. Splunk
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    Computer Software Company35%
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    Small Business70%
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    Buyer's Guide
    Auvik vs. Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring
    January 2024
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    Auvik is ranked 3rd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 106 reviews while Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring is ranked 14th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 11 reviews. Auvik is rated 8.8, while Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Auvik writes "Great support experience, absolutely worth the money, and very helpful for quick discovery and troubleshooting". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring writes "Helps to ingest a massive amount of raw data and use it effectively". Auvik is most compared with PRTG Network Monitor, LogicMonitor, Meraki Dashboard, Zabbix and Domotz, whereas Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring is most compared with ServiceNow IT Operations Management, ITRS Geneos, Cisco Intersight, Nagios XI and ControlUp. See our Auvik vs. Splunk Infrastructure Monitoring report.

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