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We performed a comparison between ITRS Geneos and OP5 Monitor 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 ITRS Geneos vs. OP5 Monitor report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"The biggest benefit of Geneos is the fact that we can clearly see, if we have an alert, where that alert has come from. We can see the data around that alert and anything that might be relevant is also shown. We can very easily right-click and see why we've received that alert. That's the best part about it, that you've got all the data there with the alerting.""It's also easy to implement. The implementation of Geneos is very easy and interesting. It's not complicated. It's very quick to implement. The installation is very easy. There are many topics about ITRS Geneos that explain more about the features of the function of Geneos.""The solution is used across the entire investment banking division, covering environments such as electronic trading, algo-trading, fixed income, FX, etc. It monitors that environment and enables a bank to significantly reduce down time. Although hard to measure, since implementation, we have probably seen some increased stability because of it and we have definitely seen teams a lot more aware of their environment. Consequently, we can be more proactive in challenging and improving previously undetected weaknesses.""One of the best aspects of Geneos is that it has a broad scope and can cover a lot of use cases. You can write your own scripts to monitor really specific things. And the rules that you can put in place can be quite complex for the alerts.""The ability to completely tailor and customize what it's monitoring is one of its strongest points. A lot of other monitoring tools are good at certain things, but one of my colleagues described it as the “Swiss Army Knife” of monitoring tools. It can do anything you want."

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"The best feature is that it is very relatable, stable, and scalable. The logger is a part of the software, but it's not the most important point of it.""The API makes it pretty easy to integrate with any system."

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Cons
"ITRS have started to make some major changes that we haven't taken on board yet, in the creation of dashboards and more visibility of the metrics that we collect. At the moment, that's something that's lacking, but I know they have addressed it. Still, it’s not that easy to create stuff to help with visibility and dashboarding in Geneos.""There is a part of the rules for monitoring alerts. I want to understand more about how to choose the samples and the requirements for the rules. That is the part that I want to understand better and get better training for.""Mobile phone integration is probably not as rich as it could be.""The deployment method for upgrading is a bit tricky. It takes a little bit of manual effort. If that could be a bit more automated, it would help us a lot.""One area where there is room for improvement is the log file. I would like to be able to do a pre-run on the log files. When you are testing log files for regular expressions, it would be good to be able to do a quick check up front on that side of things before you release that into production."

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"They need to improve the dashboard interface.""The user interface is not what we are used to these days, and should be improved."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is expensive. They have to look at the model around when we move to cloud and how that's going to work. The licensing cost does pay off because of the improvements in support to our business."
  • "When I first came in, their pricing was very high. ITRS had a high expectation of what their price should be based on perceived value. I think they have been realizing, more recently, that there are other competitors, so their pricing is a lot better. Licensing for on-premise is okay, however I feel there is quite some work to be done for cloud and containers. We're still working with them to try and work out what that pricing should look like."
  • "Given our spend and the amount of service we have in it, the pricing is quite reasonable."
  • "The pricing seems reasonable. We're happy enough with it."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The biggest benefit of Geneos is the fact that we can clearly see, if we have an alert, where that alert has come from. We can see the data around that alert and anything that might be relevant is… more »
    Top Answer:It is expensive. They have to look at the model around when we move to cloud and how that's going to work. The licensing cost does pay off because of the improvements in support to our business.
    Top Answer:One area where there is room for improvement is the log file. I would like to be able to do a pre-run on the log files. When you are testing log files for regular expressions, it would be good to be… more »
    Top Answer:The API makes it pretty easy to integrate with any system.
    Top Answer:The user interface is not what we are used to these days, and should be improved. For example, the dashboards are easily customizable to a certain degree, but not as well as a product like Tableau… more »
    Top Answer:We use this product for our network monitoring solution.
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    Geneos
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    Overview

    ITRS Geneos is a real-time monitoring tool designed for managing increasingly complex, hybrid and interconnected IT estates.

    Built with financial services and trading organisations in mind, it collects a wide range of data relating to server performance, infrastructure, trading, connectivity and applications, and analyses it to provide relevant information and alerts in real time.

    Geneos can give full stack visibility across highly dynamic environments and presents all the information through a single pane of glass and its configurable and customisable dashboards provide end-to-end visibility to both technical and business users.

    For more information, please visit https://www.itrsgroup.com/products/geneos

    OP5 Monitor - The Complete Monitoring Solution

    OP5 Monitor is a flexible and highly scalable monitoring solution for all sizes of environments. Use just one product to monitor your IT environment regardless of location, whether on-premise, in dynamic environments, public cloud or a hybrid of these.

    Digital transformation adds extra layers and complexity to the IT estate by creating a hybrid IT environment of both static and dynamic environments, that can be difficult to monitor efficiently. ITRS OP5 Monitor gives enterprises full visibility over their entire IT estate through a single pane of glass, allowing them to consolidate monitoring tools and cut down costs.

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    Sample Customers
    ITRS Geneos is used by over 170 financial institutions, including JPMorgan, HSBC, RBS, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Clients range from investment banks to exchanges and brokers.
    Svenska Spel, Carus, VGL, Tele2, Viking Line, Clas Ohlson, Vanderlande, Försäkringskassan
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm97%
    Computer Software Company3%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm66%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Comms Service Provider5%
    Insurance Company2%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise83%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    ITRS Geneos vs. OP5 Monitor
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ITRS Geneos vs. OP5 Monitor and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ITRS Geneos is ranked 14th in Network Monitoring Software with 5 reviews while OP5 Monitor is ranked 43rd in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews. ITRS Geneos is rated 8.6, while OP5 Monitor is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ITRS Geneos writes "You can easily pull data together onto a screen to show business flow". On the other hand, the top reviewer of OP5 Monitor writes "Flexible, helpful support, and the API makes integration easy". ITRS Geneos is most compared with Splunk, Dynatrace, AppDynamics, Zabbix and Nagios Core, whereas OP5 Monitor is most compared with Nagios Core, Zabbix, Nagios XI, SCOM and SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer. See our ITRS Geneos vs. OP5 Monitor report.

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