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Plixer Scrutinizer vs. ScienceLogic
July 2022
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"One of the most valuable features of Plixer Scrutinizer is the reporting, particularly how easy it is to drill down into the reports. Another valuable feature of the solution is its overall visibility. It's great. I also liked Plixer Scrutinizer in terms of deployment time and that it's very simple to set up. Once you get the appliance set up and connected, the customer starts to see results immediately, versus other solutions where that could take a while.""The most valuable features of Plixer Scrutinizer are its ease of use, accessibility, and UI.""One feature I found most valuable in Plixer Scrutinizer is the very extensive reporting. Reporting is very flexible, though sometimes you need a little bit of support from Plixer Scrutinizer to create custom-made reporting in a very short time. Reporting is a very strong feature of the product.""We didn't experience any bugs."

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"It is simple.""The best feature is the highly flexible graphs.""When it comes to features, the power pack is the most valuable.""Provides agentless monitoring so there's no need to install the agent on each server.""I'm satisfied with ScienceLogicfor for what they can offer today because they can offer both serverless connectivity and agent connectivity.""It is very easy to configure because we are using an agent-less version. You can very quickly implement a collector for monitoring device servers.""It has good monitoring capabilities across cloud environments, data centers, and hybrid environments.""The power flow is great."

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"We couldn't get it set up properly.""Though Plixer Scrutinizer has network detection and response, it's an area that needs just a little more rounding out. Another room for improvement in the solution is its lack of SaaS offering which some customers were looking for. My company deals in small to medium businesses, mid-market, and some customers wanted the SaaS feature which Plixer Scrutinizer doesn't offer. What I'd like to see in the next release of the solution is for it to have a SaaS offering because my company also deals with educational spaces and smaller businesses that just don't have the staff that can implement this. If there's either a managed service or SaaS-based offering to just make it a little easier for those types of customers, it would be a great addition to Plixer Scrutinizer.""From what I understand it is that the solution is not very scalable in a high volume traffic environment with a large number of flows.""There was a price lift because previously the product was privately owned, and now there is some external capital in the organization, so pricing could be lower, though, for Plixer Scrutinizer, there is almost no competition at this price point."

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"They need a little more self-service.""We want to understand: how does the back end work? What if some problem occurs? What we can do? They need to provide more information.""There are often bugs in new releases.""ScienceLogic does not have application monitoring. We definitely need something integrated within ScienceLogic to monitor applications so that we don't have to rely on monitoring tools to monitor other applications. At least the ones that are market leaders, such as SAP, Oracle, and others.""It was challenging onboarding users.""From a performance perspective, it needs to improve a lot.""It doesn't have the complete application-level topology. It could have service topology and business service monitoring. I would like to see how business service monitoring will function with agent-based installation, and how flexible and business-oriented it is for service modeling and service infrastructure. I have a lot of experience in using business service monitoring, service topology, and service hierarchy functionalities in similar products from BMC and Micro Focus (OpenView), and I want to see how these functionalities will look like in ScienceLogic."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Currently, the license for Plixer Scrutinizer is subscription-based and at a yearly fee. The price would depend on the amount of traffic you pull in. For example, there are several blocks from a 10K flow, a 40K flow, and a 100K flow, and based on the number of devices that you receive the flows from, that's the license, and it is not a per-interface pricing model, so that is a very strong, very competitive pricing feature of Plixer Scrutinizer. Licensing for the product is also not based on the number of storage, compared to some competing products that are priced based on the amount of storage you need, particularly based on the retention and the amount of data. Plixer Scrutinizer licensing is based on the device, and it's more in the direction of $10,000 because, with just $1,000, you don't have anything."
  • "The licensing cost for Plixer Scrutinizer is in the middle. It's not the cheapest, but it's not the most expensive. Its licensing model is based on how many exporters, how many devices export information to the system. Plixer Scrutinizer has different modules you could add such as the security module which would cost extra."
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  • "Its price could be lower, but for what you pay, you got a lot of value from its features and functionalities. Customers always want a discount or a cheaper solution."
  • "The pricing model for ScienceLogic could improve."
  • "The solution is license-based. It's between $8 and $15, depending on what you need from the product."
  • "I'm not the best person to discuss pricing, but what I do know is that it's a use-and-go structure. You use this much storage and pay this much for it. That's how it is. Every time, we continue to add a large amount of data to the environment."
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    Overview

    The Scrutinizer incident response system leverages network traffic analytics to provide active monitoring, visualization, and reporting of network and security incidents. The system quickly delivers the rich forensic data needed by IT professionals to support fast and efficient incident response.

    ScienceLogic is a hybrid IT infrastructure monitoring tool that is designed to help organizations digitally transform their companies by making the management of complex, distributed IT services easier. Using the solution’s discovery techniques, users can find everything they need in a network, gaining visibility across all vendors and technologies that are run in the cloud or data centers. In addition, the ScienceLogic solution can help users seamlessly monitor and manage cloud environments, monitor network resources, manage storage, and monitor app health and performance.

    By implementing ScienceLogic, organizations can:

    • Act on data that is shared across technologies and IT ecosystems in real time.
    • Apply multi-directional integrations to automate workflows at cloud scale.
    • View everything across cloud and distributed architectures.
    • Discover all IT components across physical, virtual, and cloud.
    • Collect, merge, and store a variety of data in a clean, normalized data lake.
    • Contextualize data through relationship mapping and machine learning (ML) for actionable insights.
    • Understand the impact of infrastructure and applications on business service health and risk.
    • Accelerate root cause analysis and execute recommended actions.

    ScienceLogic Features

    ScienceLogic has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Visibility
    • Collaboration
    • Monitor internet of things
    • Monitor key applications
    • Storage management
    • Bandwidth monitoring
    • CPU monitoring
    • Virtual machine monitoring
    • Video conference monitoring
    • IP address monitoring
    • Data migration
    • Prevent unused capacity
    • Monitor public and private cloud
    • Monitor services
    • View performance of server environment

    ScienceLogic Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing ScienceLogic. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Single console: ScienceLogic allows you to monitor the performance of services, apps, and other resources - whether they are private, public, hybrid, or multi-cloud - from a single console. In addition, the solution makes it possible for you to also contextualize the resources and determine dependencies.
    • Spot unused resources: With ScienceLogic’s platform, you can spot unused resources so you can decommission them or distribute them to avoid congestion.
    • Unified view of interdependencies: ScienceLogic is capable of mapping relationships between infrastructure components and storage environments, giving users a unified view of the interdependencies. This enables users to determine the root causes of problems that come from their storage assets.
    • Easier app health and performance monitoring: ScienceLogic can help you identify components of apps that are vital to business operation, apply the best practice monitoring policies to well-known applications, and track where infrastructures are deployed.
    • Voice, video, and collaboration capabilities: ScienceLogic makes it easy for you to monitor call quality, collaboration stack, and endpoints.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the ScienceLogic solution.

    A Senior Infrastructure Architect says, “ScienceLogic can offer both serverless connectivity and agent connectivity. The stability of ScienceLogic is great.”

    A Senior Consultant at a tech services company mentions, “It is very easy to configure because we are using an agent-less version. You can very quickly implement a collector for monitoring device servers.”

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    Sample Customers
    Oxford Networks, Squaw Valley Ski Holdings, UltiSat, Wipro, West Aurora School District 129, SUNY Geneseo College, Bloomington Public Schools, First National Bank of Pennsylvania, Kitsap Credit Union, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County Houston Texas, Carilion Clinic, Banner Health, IDEXX Laboratories, Phibro Animal Health Corporation, Goodwill Industries, Parmalat, Armstrong Coal Company, Flybe, James Walker
    Kellogg Company, Booz Allen, Cisco, Red Bull, Fidelus, Telstra, Comcast, CSC, Peak 10, HughesNet, Hosting, Datapipe, US Army, Equinix, Rite Aid, Carbonite, Sybase, Carpathia, AT&T, ePlus, Dimension Data, Virtustream, Boeing, Honeywell
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    Financial Services Firm22%
    Retailer22%
    Government11%
    Insurance Company11%
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    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Comms Service Provider44%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Transportation Company11%
    Media Company11%
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    Computer Software Company32%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm6%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise64%
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    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise38%
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Buyer's Guide
    Plixer Scrutinizer vs. ScienceLogic
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Plixer Scrutinizer vs. ScienceLogic and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,645 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Plixer Scrutinizer is ranked 30th in Network Monitoring Software with 4 reviews while ScienceLogic is ranked 13th in Network Monitoring Software with 8 reviews. Plixer Scrutinizer is rated 7.4, while ScienceLogic is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Plixer Scrutinizer writes "Reporting is extensive, flexible, and can be custom-made in just a short time". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ScienceLogic writes "Granular discovery, good integration, with responsive and available support". Plixer Scrutinizer is most compared with SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, Darktrace, Cisco Stealthwatch, Vectra AI and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas ScienceLogic is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, LogicMonitor, SolarWinds NPM and Splunk. See our Plixer Scrutinizer vs. ScienceLogic report.

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