We performed a comparison between Meraki Dashboard and Zenoss Service Dynamics 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.
"It is very stable and we have been using it for five years."
"Everything is in a single pane and you can look at your network in one centralized place."
"Some of the features I have found valuable are the ease of access, simple configuration, and monitoring."
"Scalability is one of Meraki Dashboard's strongest features. We have thousands of users if we're counting the end-users on our clients' network, but we have hundreds of clients."
"It's really user-friendly."
"The ability to view the entire project stack, including the camera, features, and routers, which I believe are the most important or relevant components."
"The most valuable features are that it's easy to use and technically very complete. I can configure, do advanced troubleshooting in the dashboard, and reboot access points remotely."
"The product can scale if you need it to."
"The product offers good documentation that helps with initial training."
"What I like most about Zenoss Service Dynamics is that it monitors the devices and gives close to real-time alerts. For example, in case the device is not available, Zenoss Service Dynamics generates an alert so my team can resolve the issue."
"It's easy to use."
"The price could be lower because the license for access points is expensive."
"There needs to be more improvement on the device-connected interface."
"When users are trying to roam from one location to another location, geographical tracking would be helpful."
"More integration would be an improvement."
"Some features could be added."
"There are some issues with the NAT configuration, it is now impossible to some operations with the solution."
"I would like to receive decent notification alerts regarding the license's expiry. Or any help on correcting or optimizing licenses, because in certain circumstances you can add a license but it's the wrong licensing. However, the Dashboard adds the license in some way, and you do not utilize it. You can simply extend the license's expiration date."
"Meraki lacks their own software for connecting to the VPN which creates some issues."
"As Zenoss Service Dynamics is more for network-centric devices and you want to monitor, for example, a server, its services, IP addresses, and interfaces, if it's a network and you're going to monitor multiple items, you'll be charged multiple times. This is what Zenoss Service Dynamics needs to improve to make sure that customers pay just one fee to monitor the entire server. What I'd like to see in Zenoss Service Dynamics in the future is a public cloud monitoring feature, particularly for the Azure public cloud. Another additional feature I'd like to see in the next release of the solution is integration with the Azure public cloud because I know that there are some services from Azure that Zenoss Service Dynamics is currently unable to monitor."
"The AI aspect needs to improve."
"It would be ideal if the product offered sound alerts."
The dashboard that hosts all of the information around the Meraki product data.
Zenoss Service Dynamics (ZSD) is a software-defined IT operations platform that provides
deep performance insights through real-time analytics to help your organization optimize any IT environment by building granular and intelligent infrastructure relationship models. ZSD has a highly flexible user interface, provides immediate root-cause analysis, helps prevent IT disruptions, offers intelligent automation, and also includes optimized infrastructure performance. The solution can be delivered as on-premises software or as a Zenoss-hosted service (ZaaS).
Zenoss Service Dynamics Features
ZSD has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:
Zenoss Service Dynamics Benefits
There are many benefits to implementing ZSD. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:
Reviews from Real Users
PeerSpot user Aldo-P., Security Architect at ITSur, says, “The solution has a variety of great features. The dashboard is excellent. With it, I can see everything from one place. It gives me a full picture of my networks and I can quickly see if there are any trouble areas to note. The user experience is excellent. Within the solution is a piece of software called Twill, which is very good. It's like dynamic monitoring. Twill provides a great user experience. I can put the URL from a website and I can send the user and password on that. Overall, it's a great solution, and I consider it to be one of the best. The initial setup is very easy. The product offers good documentation that helps with initial training.”
Meraki Dashboard is ranked 9th in Network Monitoring Software with 16 reviews while Zenoss Service Dynamics is ranked 28th in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews. Meraki Dashboard is rated 8.8, while Zenoss Service Dynamics is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Meraki Dashboard writes "Incredibly easy to use, great troubleshooting and prevention of malicious events". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zenoss Service Dynamics writes "Good user experience with an easy initial setup and good documentation". Meraki Dashboard is most compared with ThousandEyes, Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor and Auvik, whereas Zenoss Service Dynamics is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, PRTG Network Monitor, Amazon CloudWatch and ITRS Geneos. See our Meraki Dashboard vs. Zenoss Service Dynamics report.
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