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"The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were looking for a solution, because of the flexibility of the reporting. That's what we found to be most attractive in the solution. You can display the data as you want.""In addition, the flexibility, customizability, and analytics of Centreon's dashboards are all very good. The dashboards help us see the whole network map, and that is quite valuable for us. In addition, the dashboards have helped to improve our visibility and ability to proactively ensure the right data is available at the right time... The flexibility has given us the ability to add in our own monitoring metrics and that has been quite interesting and very useful for us.""We have the business activity monitoring, the map, and the MBI modules and they are all very good.""The single-pane view provides us a view of all of our network infrastructure, and it is one of the most important tools that we use to see the status of our customers' networks.""You can concentrate and orchestrate several other solutions from other vendors. You can consolidate those solutions all in one place, then maintain and monitor from that single point. This creates ease of use. It is a very powerful solution from this point of view.""The dashboards are valuable because they ease troubleshooting and viewing. It becomes easier to locate the source of a problem... The dashboards make it easier to communicate with our clients. They don't want to see the alert console, they want to see a beautiful dashboard representing their network and their business and to watch it in case something is wrong in their environment.""Centreon helps me detect where the problem is quickly. When we resolve a problem quickly, this lowers our overall costs.""The most valuable feature is that we can manually configure everything we need. After it comes inside the interface of Centreon, you can display it. Because the interface is quite user-friendly, you can manually configure the configuration very deeply, which is very pleasant and useful because you can monitor and see everything on your service list, dashboard, or MAP. The most useful feature for me is that you can create your own plugin and monitoring query."

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"The most valuable features are security detections, perimeter detection, dashboards, and alerts."

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"The product is lightweight in terms of memory use, requiring only 10 megabytes or less.""The biggest thing for me is that it provided enough information for me to monitor. It alerts and provides you with the information you need.""SolarWinds NPM has a colorful UI and many easy-to-use features. It does not need to be configured as much and is also easy to install.""What I've found most valuable about the solution is that it's scalable.""The most valuable feature is the way it monitors the environment, and how user-friendly the console is for the end-user. The interface is also very easy and it captures all the information very well.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the alerts.""We don't have any issues with the stability of SolarWinds NPM.""The alerting and usage tracking notifications on disk space capacity, network and processor utilization."

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"Currently, we have to go through all of the different templates and take a look at how the template is configured, and how specific parameters may change across different templates with different precedents, megatons, etc. It's a lot of work and involves trial and error. I wish they could simplify the process.""Improvements are needed in the area of cloud monitoring, as that's a newer feature.""Opening a ticket on the website of Centreon can be difficult for my colleague, but not for me because my English is good. However, my colleague doesn't speak English well, as our company is in Quebec and our first language is French.""During the initial setup we faced some issues. Part of it was because we had to become more knowledgeable in the solution. There are some gray areas and if you don't know the product well you may have issues. Another part of it was some bugs that we came across, although that's part of every software solution in IT nowadays. But the initial setup could be easier.""Centreon is actually missing an easy way to create a trendline for the metrics. Actually it is possible to create it, but you need a good knowledge of math, Centreon, and RRD.""I would like to see more plugins. That is something it needs. There is also room for improvement through dynamic thresholds, or self-discover thresholds. I would also like to see a discovery feature that could map the whole network environment and automatically suggest things.""I would like them to improve their documentation. When I faced some issues, I was looking for more documentation on the Internet. There is official documentation on Centreon's website, which sometimes is useful. Sometimes it is not very useful, as you cannot find the information or enough examples of configuration. The answer for me was to contact the support, who helped me, but I was not able to find all the information by myself on Centreon's website. A Centreon community or blog would be helpful."

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"Network visibility is something that needs to be improved."

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"We decided that we were no longer going to trust that their products have not been capitalized.""This product could improve by adding cloud monitoring. I want SolarWinds NPM to do much more integration, and have more involvement in cloud monitoring, like AWS or Google, or Azure. I feel like it requires lots of improvement for cloud monitoring in NPM.""The only thing that can be improved is to continually add to the existing capabilities of the product.""It is difficult for stakeholders to translate technical requirements, which results in difficulties selecting a platform or implementing a solution.""The solution could improve in many areas, such as the marketing and description of the products, providing areas of improvement, cloud capabilities, and being able to be more streamlined with the current integration points with other applications.""In terms of scalability, there is room for improvement. When you start monitoring, if you have so many interfaces and you're trying to monitor them at a faster interval, or a shorter interval, you get to a point where you need to request another node.""The solution's network discovery and node addition processes need more work.""The interface could be made more user-friendly."

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  • "If you need basic monitoring without dashboards, just monitoring, the plugins are very useful and really cheap. If you want a more complete solution with dashboards and reporting, the EMS solution is great and it is not that much more expensive. It's a good value. Really good."
  • "Centreon is always available to develop new plugins when needed. The most important thing is that their maintenance account yearly subscription fee includes the fact that they will maintain the new plugins that you requested them to deliver."
  • "The pricing works out well for us, given our environment and where we are."
  • "Centreon is better than Nagios XI in regards to cost and support response times, when you have a problem. If you have a problem, it costs money to contact the Nagios XI support."
  • "Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other tools where you have to purchase add-ons."
  • "It is perfect and very cheap if you are a little company or startup. After that, it is quite expensive for a big company."
  • "I would like to see improvement in the licensing model. You can purchase X number of licenses, up to 1,000 devices or 1,000 instances. Your next batch is 2,000. But what if you only need, say, 1,200? The model could be changed a little bit."
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  • "The price of this solution for our environment is about £650,000 ($855,000 USD) for three years."
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  • "It is relatively inexpensive compared to other products in the same category."
  • "It's expensive and there are costs in addition to the standard licensing."
  • "The price is more expensive than some other products, such as ManageEngine."
  • "I find that the pricing is acceptable."
  • "USD $15,000 annually for maintenance."
  • "It is not an expensive product."
  • "It is too expensive."
  • "The licensing is based on the number of nodes, interfaces, and volumes."
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    It actually depends on the exact purpose or kind of devices (network devices, servers, something else). Some tools are… more »
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    From my point of view, SolarWind is the best tool.
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    We are partners with SolarWinds and we sell a lot of Network management to large enterprises also because of… more »
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    Also Known As
    Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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    Overview
    The Centreon solution, based on a free to download Open Source Platform, monitors all critical IT Infrastructure and Applications with real-time dashboards, analytics and insightful alerts that prevent business-impacting downtimes. Since 2005, over 200,000 IT professionals from SMBs and Fortune 500 companies rely on Centreon to guarantee their organization operational performance.

    The ExtraHop Application Performance Management Solution Delivers Unified Visibility Across the IT Environment w/ Proactive Alerts & Accelerated Troubleshooting

    Check the health and performance of your entire network for easier troubleshooting and faster results using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor. NPM lets you quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Now with built-in deep packet inspection and analysis you can immediately determine the impact of network or application latency on user experience.

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    Sample Customers
    Airbus, Bollore, BT, Canal Plus, Kuehne Nagel, Limagrain, LVMH, Oberthur Technologies, Orange, Darty, Addax Petroleum, Plastic Omnium, Auchan, Valeo, Saint Gobin, Clarins, Hugo Boss, JC Decaux, French Government (Defense, Justice, Environment, Agriculture), OptiComm, Thales, Zeiss.
    Alaska Airlines, bet365, Concur, McKesson, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Practice Fusion, Seattle Children's Hospital, Steward Health Care System
    Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider27%
    Wholesaler/Distributor6%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Government7%
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    Healthcare Company13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Computer Software Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business44%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise49%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise47%
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    ExtraHop Reveal(x) for IT Operations is ranked 39th in Network Monitoring Software with 1 review while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 4th in Network Monitoring Software with 31 reviews. ExtraHop Reveal(x) for IT Operations is rated 7.0, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of ExtraHop Reveal(x) for IT Operations writes "Good security detection and alerts, but we've had challenges with network visibility". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". ExtraHop Reveal(x) for IT Operations is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, ThousandEyes, vRealize Network Insight, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE and Dynatrace, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, ManageEngine OpManager, LogicMonitor, PRTG Network Monitor and Wireshark.

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