Citrix ADM vs IBM Tivoli NetCool comparison

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We performed a comparison between Citrix ADM and IBM Tivoli NetCool based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Management Applications solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The analytics are a great feature.""Content filtering, security layer, and application customization features are the most valuable."

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"It's very easy to use.""Tivoli NetCool allows us to grasp a lot of data that can be applied toward predictive analytics and auto-remediation.""It's very easy to use.""NetCool has a huge database that can collect and process about one million alarms a day."

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"The interface could be improved, some customers struggle with that.""When a new version comes out, sometimes, my existing configuration gets wiped out. They should work on this so that my existing configuration doesn't get impacted with an upgrade to a newer version. There could also reduce frequent firmware upgrade activities and have a stable version so that once we upgrade it, we don't have to upgrade it for two to three years."

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"The installation could be simplified, and technical support could be faster.""The installation could be simplified, and technical support could be faster.""Tivoli NetCool's has medium scalability - there are some problems with its replications not being mature.""UI is outdated, very old legacy."

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  • "Its licensing cost is much higher than other products, but it is acceptable because it is a one-time investment, and we are getting our requirements fulfilled when we buy this product. So, there is no issue with the pricing."
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  • "Customers are required to pay a licensing fee."
  • "Licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis."
  • "It costs around 100k for every ten servers, which is lower than similar products from other vendors."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The analytics are a great feature.
    Top Answer:I think the interface could be better. I think some customers struggle with that. I mean, the learning curve takes a little longer than in other solutions so I think the interface and maybe training… more »
    Top Answer:We have several use cases but as an example, I have a banking customer who wants to know about their environment with Virtual Apps and Desktops. They're interested in performance, connections and… more »
    Top Answer:I have worked from 1973 with all kind of systems in large enterprises across the world. And have experience with all kind of software in monitoring from infra to end to end, it depends on the… more »
    Top Answer:The licensing for Tivoli NetCool is on a subscription basis based on servers and installs. It costs around 100k for every ten servers, which is lower than similar products from other vendors. Support… more »
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    Also Known As
    Citrix Application Delivery Management, NetScaler MAS, NetScaler Management & Analytics System
    Tivoli NetCool
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    Citrix Application Delivery Management (ADM) is a centralized management solution. You can manage and monitor Citrix application networking products including Citrix Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) MPX, VPX, SDX, CPX, BLX, Citrix Gateway, Citrix Web Application Firewall (WAF), and Citrix SD-WAN

    IBM Tivoli Netcool delivers near real-time, consolidated event management across business infrastructure, data centers, complex networks and IT domains. The software provides full management and automation to help you deliver continuous uptime of business services and applications.
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    Sample Customers
    Rhode & Schwarz
    Claranet, Consolidated Communications, Telus, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Telekom Srbija, Bendigo Community Telco, Capgemini, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Healthcare Company8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Company Size
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Small Business60%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise30%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    Citrix ADM vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Citrix ADM vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    Citrix ADM is ranked 9th in Network Management Applications with 2 reviews while IBM Tivoli NetCool is ranked 11th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews. Citrix ADM is rated 9.0, while IBM Tivoli NetCool is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Citrix ADM writes "Provides secure access for our server resources, seamless connectivity, and complete visibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Tivoli NetCool writes "Good instrumentation and data gathering". Citrix ADM is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and Fortinet FortiManager, whereas IBM Tivoli NetCool is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, DX Spectrum, Micro Focus Network Node Manager, Cisco DNA Center and HPE Intelligent Management Center. See our Citrix ADM vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool report.

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