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Application Performance Management (APM)
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Pros
"Working with the solution is very easy. It's user-friendly.""The simplicity of the dashboard is very good.""There are many valuable features in New Relic APM. We developed some software applications and we are able to monitor the errors very easily. Their log security retention is very good.""The most valuable feature is the ability to receive in-depth information about applications. It can detect a lot of important information.""The VPN is one of the solution's most valuable features for us.""The monitoring so far has been good and we are happy with it.""The breakdown of the response time of different components and getting in-depth details of the slow component are the most valuable features. It is easy to use, and it gets the job done.""It does everything we wanted it to do."

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"The stability of the Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope is good.""The URL monitoring is excellent.""VM monitoring is pretty good showing good visualizations of how VMs are operating within the context of all the VMs running on the same hypervisor.""Our experiences with Micro Focus SiteScope have been mostly positive as we can easily work with multiple monitors and different types of monitors pretty quickly. There are a lot of out-of-the-box solutions for us through Micro Focus SiteScope, so we don't have to do that much custom coding for the vast majority of requests that we get for monitoring. There are some limitations that we've run into and some problems every once in a while, but they've been relatively minor.""Being able to create your monitors for monitoring your internal URLs and databases and other things like that is valuable.""Infrastructure monitoring is the most valuable feature."

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"The product can scale."

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Cons
"It is very difficult to award the service level cycles at an endpoint level.""I haven't come across any features that are lacking.""It would be nice if there were pre-made dashboards.""How granular I could go down at looking at certain data, especially related to the operations, is limited.""There has been some problem with the agent, and it is just not working well. It is not able to record information with the application server. They have been able to fix the issue, but it took quite a long time. This is the main issue in the APM products and also in New Relic. The mobile application monitoring has been pretty difficult to set up and also quite expensive. It should be a little bit easier and cheaper. Because it is pretty difficult and expensive, many customers don't take it.""The solution is quite expensive.""The solution could improve by having more network monitoring features, such as for all the infrastructure.""They should bring the pricing down to be more competitive."

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"The lack of an agent means that remote monitoring requires multiple firewall ports to be opened.""They need to offer better technical support, which, right now, is not helpful or responsive.""In terms of issues with Micro Focus SiteScope, some that we've run into were unintended, for example, extra executions of monitors and some false alerts when there were problems connecting to endpoints or there were issues with the application that sometimes resulted in false positives. We had a few issues with the way time zones were configured when the system time differed from the time indicated during the monitoring, but those were just little things that weren't too bad. As far as the limitations of Micro Focus SiteScope, the types of scripting files that can be executed are rather limited unless you go to some third-party plugins. These are the areas for improvement in the solution.""We have four or five data centers around North America where we have it deployed into a single or a two-server primary backup type of deployment. All those are made available under a single GUI provided by Micro Focus that allows you to put them all together. A room for improvement would be an appliance or a server that would manage all of our other servers so that I don't have to remember to log on to all different servers and data centers. I could manage them from a single location.""I would be very interested in having transaction traceability included in the product, to give us a better view of what is really going wrong in a particular method and action.""Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope could improve by adding more features, such as cloud, APM, and DevOps monitoring."

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"I can't recall coming across any missing features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The price was one of the reasons we chose this solution."
  • "I think the pricing is reasonable."
  • "The price of the solution could be less expensive. You have to pay a lot for each user. There is an additional cost for extra features."
  • "This is an expensive tool."
  • "The price of New Relic APM could be less expensive. We are using the New Relic APM pro account and it is more costly. When compared to competitors the solution's pricing should be much more realistic."
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  • "When Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope has introduced approximately eight years ago and there was not very much competition making the price high. However, when comparing the price of Micro Focus Voltage SiteScope now to other tools, they should reduce the price. It is similar to a legacy tool at this point."
  • "It is expensive. I don't like its licensing. I don't like anything where you have to license it by individual licenses. I'm not a fan of that, but that's just me."
  • "The pricing or licensing cost for Micro Focus SiteScope is often bundled with other things, so the cost for each individual would be difficult to calculate. Pricing could be $2,000,000 a year. My company pays for technical support because it's part of the contract with Micro Focus SiteScope. You buy the licenses, but you're also paying for the support. With Nagios, it's much more bare-bones as far as paying for licenses and the software itself, and my company didn't have to use as much Nagios support yet in one or two years because there weren't too many problems using Nagios, and it's much more cost-effective, so that's one of the reasons why my company is migrating to Nagios from Micro Focus SiteScope."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:There are many factors and we know little about your requirements (size of org, technology stack, management systems… more »
    Top Answer:The monitoring so far has been good and we are happy with it.
    Top Answer:While we do pay for the solution on a monthly basis, I can't speak to the exact cost of the product. There might also be… more »
    Top Answer:I don't know about the financial details surrounding the solution.
    Top Answer:The product needs to offer better configuration with an SMS deploy. Right now, it's not configurable. There is no… more »
    Top Answer:The product can scale.
    Top Answer:Users pay for licensing on a yearly basis. In general, the pricing is great. It's very reasonable.
    Top Answer:I can't recall coming across any missing features. Its capabilities are pretty broad.
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    Also Known As
    New Relic Mobile
    HPE SiteScope, SiteScope
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    Overview

    New Relic is a software analytics and application performance management solution that gives users in-depth data visibility and analytics. By going right to the source, the code, New Relic enables users to develop quicker software, build improved products,and consistently impress their customers. Data tells a story and New Relic interprets what it is telling you.

    Micro Focus SiteScope is an agentless monitoring program that tracks the availability and performance of distributed IT infrastructures such as servers, network devices and services, applications and application components, virtualization software, operating systems, and other IT enterprise components.

    Micro Focus SiteScope is an autonomous hybrid IT monitoring system that can monitor more than 100 different types of IT components in real time, thanks to a lightweight and highly customizable remote access architecture.

    With Micro Focus SiteScope, IT teams can get the data they need to keep on top of problems and eliminate bottlenecks before they become major concerns.

    Micro Focus SiteScope can reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by utilizing agentless technology, which eliminates the need to install and monitor agents on each box. Manual activities can be automated, and teams can save time and effort by using pre-packaged solution templates.

    Micro Focus SiteScope Features

    Micro Focus SiteScope has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Broad functionality built on expertise: Micro Focus SiteScope's architecture is scalable and supports a broad range of functions, including data collecting, alerting, event management, and reporting. Data is collected via remote access, which eliminates the need for agents to be deployed and maintained on monitored nodes. Micro Focus SiteScope connects to systems as a remote user via the central server, which supports JMX, SNMP, HTTP, SSH, NetBIOS, and WMI.
    • Monitors legacy and modern environments: Micro Focus SiteScope comes with more than 100 built-in monitors that track things like utilization, response time, use, and resource availability.

      • Cloud: You can monitor virtual servers and applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS-hosted applications can provide data to Amazon CloudWatch, which can be used for auto-scaling, reporting, and alerting.

      • Virtualization: Micro Focus SiteScope supports VMware, Microsoft, Citrix, and Oracle/Sun virtualization technologies. Monitor Docker clusters, nodes, containers, and workloads.
    • Flexibility with configuration: By adding or deleting specific monitors, you can adapt to dynamic changes in data center configuration.
    • Templates for solutions: The template database is based on best practices for monitoring complex application settings with the least amount of time and effort. The templates include built-in domain experience of specialized monitors, default metrics and thresholds, proactive testing, and best practices for a given application or monitoring component.
    • Notifications, alerts, and reports: Email, SNMP traps, HTTP post, and database alerts are all supported. Administrators receive alerts based on defined thresholds and schedules.
    • Flexibility in user management: Using LDAP or an internal management solution, define group-level permissions, construct user roles, and assign security groups depending on role. Extensive WS (Web Service)-based API that automates numerous management situations without the need for the SiteScope UI.
    • Integrations with SiteScope: Micro Focus SiteScope not only offers a number of benefits on its own, but it can also be linked with a number of Micro Focus and third-party solutions, giving teams the ability to properly integrate their IT operations center.

    Scout APM is an application performance monitoring solution that simplifies the troubleshooting process by enabling developers to discover and repair performance problems before clients ever notice them. Scout APM uses a developer-based UI with real-time alerting and intuitive tracing logic to identify bottlenecks precisely to the source code. This helps to greatly reduce time and effort needed to debug code and results in greater productivity and improved outcomes.

    Scout APM facilitates the ability of developers to break down, discover, and prioritize performance issues such as N+1 queries, latent database queries, memory bloat, and more, and accomplishes these results at a fraction of the cost. Scout APM monitors Elixir, Node.js, PHP, Python and Ruby.

    Scout APM is built by developers, for developers.

    Scout APM Features

    • 24/7 monitoring: Continuous, consistent monitoring proactively keeps users apprised of any performance deviations. Intuitive dashboards allow users to deep-dive into specific requests, paths, users, and endpoints attached to any performance slowdowns or bloating.

    • Quick and easy analysis: Should a slowdown occur or an increased response time be discovered, users have an easy to use drag-and-drop option to simply and quickly analyze every endpoint and dissect any anomalies. Scout APM will pinpoint the precise user or endpoint(s) responsible for the problem.

    • Intuitive trace logic: Users are able to quickly deep-dive and discover slow requests based on average responses or any/all requests.

    • Crossfilter powerhouse: Crossfilter is a Scout APM feature that allows users to quickly discover similarities with any/all slow requests back to the user or endpoint.

    • Easily discover bottlenecks: With Scout APM, users can easily pinpoint bottlenecks to the exact source code without any additional custom instrumentation. The solution uses a production-safe profiler to fully examine users' custom codes.

    • Developer tracing: Scout APM uses backtraces that are embedded with git blame output so developers of the code can be quickly identified and contacted to resolve issues and concerns immediately.

    • Cost-effective: Scout APM is an open-source solution and offers many flexible pricing options to meet any size business, from small to enterprise level, including custom options. The cost per transaction decreases based on usage and works very efficiently with applications with very high throughput. Scout APM also offers a free trial period and encourages its usage so users can best understand and gauge the level of service needed and determine the best pricing plan to meet organizational needs. Scout APM is considered to be significantly cheaper than many other APM solutions in the marketplace today.

    Reviews from Real Users

    “The solution is stable. It's pretty easy to set up, especially if you have the knowledge base and/or you have a partner assist you. The product can scale. The processes are great. It helps with services and microservices. The product is great for many different industries, including energy, government, finance, and more. It's allowed our company to be more forward-thinking and to consider the future a bit more. ” - Antonio B., Regional Manager LatAm at Splunk

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    Sample Customers
    Dow Jones, Microsoft, Nike, Groupon, NBC, Sony, Fox, Adobe, Best Buy, Walmart, and WebMD, Cirque du Soleil, FlightNetwork.com, France Télévisions SA, Hachette Book Group, Hy-Vee, Inc., Isolation Network, Inc., Lighthouse eDiscovery, Major League Soccer, NYC-DOT, New Zealand Media and Entertainment, Office Depot International in Europe, Royal Opera House, Adobe Systems Incorporated, American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., Citrix, Despegar.com, Eastern Bank Corporation, Fox Sports, Globosat, Hogg Robinson plc, iHeartMedia, Jive, Kent State University, Multiplus, NBCUniversal, Ocado, REI, Sensis, VenueNext, Yellow Pages Limited and Zenefits
    Vodafone Ireland, Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank
    Chargify, Synctree, Aptuitiv, Barnes and Noble, Journey, Geosnapshot, Kongregate, PaperTrail, Adobe, SendGrid, Sentry
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm20%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Media Company11%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Retailer5%
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    Financial Services Firm27%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Recruiting/Hr Firm9%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Government7%
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    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Retailer7%
    Government6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise32%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise8%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    Application Performance Management (APM)
    August 2022
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    Micro Focus SiteScope is ranked 14th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 6 reviews while Scout APM is ranked 16th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review. Micro Focus SiteScope is rated 6.8, while Scout APM is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus SiteScope writes "Doesn't require much custom coding and can run on different platforms, but the types of scripting files you can execute on it are limited". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Scout APM writes "Great visibility and reliability with fair pricing". Micro Focus SiteScope is most compared with Dynatrace, Splunk, AppDynamics, SCOM and Oracle Enterprise Manager, whereas Scout APM is most compared with Zabbix, Datadog, Elastic Observability, PRTG Network Monitor and Accedian Skylight.

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