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We performed a comparison between SCOM and Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View 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 SCOM vs. Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View report (Updated: September 2022).
632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use.
Here are some excerpts of what they said:
Pros
"It discovers the components automatically, which is a fantastic thing. The discovery works in an automatic way, and it has a dynamic way of discovering the components, assets, and applications. It doesn't require any manual intervention.""I enjoy its integration with the Microsoft Active Directory functions, which means users, computers, or other group policies can connect with Windows Active Directory.""SCOM's most valuable features are the network path feature, reporting, and integration with business intelligence.""I like the historical reporting of observer metrics.""Because it's Windows-based, it actually reports quite well. It reports everything you can think of on the Windows server and allows you to monitor anything. It's excellent for those in the Windows world as it's very good at it.""They have great integration with the active directory.""The monitoring features are the most valuable. We have seen a major benefit from that so far.""The stability has been great."

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"We can manage everything with only a single console on the Tenable SecurityCenter. We can pull and define the policy. We can perform every task on the Tenable SecurityCenter.""Through porting, we can see how the improvement is happening over a period of time. We can see the overall scenario from the last year, where were we were and where we currently stand."

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Cons
"The management of the servers could be better.""The initial setup should be easier to complete.""The solution should be more user-friendly and offer a better user interface.""I would like to see them improve their network monitoring.""The configurations could be better. There are multiple tests where you can do something, but they can be a trigger as well. The overriding methodologies are not that easy. The configurations are difficult. The configuration and thorough day-to-day operations to get them to the level you want takes some time. It's very difficult.""We didn't know the solution enough, and therefore, it took a while to set everything up correctly. There was a learning curve.""There are some negative points about this product. Sometimes, the capabilities of the software don't appear, and you can't directly see the results. You have to wait for a long period to refresh the policy to push it to the software or other patches.""It'll help if they can provide real-time or closer to real-time monitoring."

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"In terms of what could be improved, some customers have a problem with SecurityCenter's ticket system. If I want them to assign one of the issues, they may want to assign someone to it or to assign it somewhere else and I may want to break up the ticket.""One area which is missing is cloud security because there are a lot of configurations. Rapid7 has a product called a DV cloud. I would like to have a similar kind of solution and feature."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "We have an enterprise agreement that includes this product as part of it."
  • "The pricing is good, and it's part of their system center suite."
  • "We have to pay for a license and the price is fine for us."
  • "We have an EA with Microsoft, and it comes as part of the EA."
  • "Our Enterprise Agreement includes the price."
  • "SCOM is very cheap because it's included in the license for the System Center suite, which is around $8,400 per CAL."
  • "I don't know the exact cost because it's managed by our sales team, but Microsoft is on the higher side."
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  • "Pricing-wise, it's fine. It's not an expensive product. That's not an issue."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The stability has been great.
    Top Answer:I don't have an individual cost for SCOM. We buy all our licenses under the program. We get invoiced for the quantities of each of the products without having an individual cost for SCOM. If you buy… more »
    Top Answer:We haven't upgraded the SCOM version yet, however, there's a few of the versions where we would like to have improvements in terms of more visibility into some of the details of the device. We'd like… more »
    Top Answer:Through porting, we can see how the improvement is happening over a period of time. We can see the overall scenario from the last year, where were we were and where we currently stand.
    Top Answer:Pricing-wise, it's fine. It's not an expensive product. That's not an issue.
    Top Answer:One area which is missing is cloud security because there are a lot of configurations. Rapid7 has a product called a DV cloud. I would like to have a similar kind of solution and feature.
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    Also Known As
    System Center Operations Manager, SCOM 2012
    SecurityCenter Continuous View, SecurityCenter CV
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    Overview

    SCOM (System Center Operations Manager) is a cross-platform data center monitoring and reporting tool that checks the status of various objects defined within the environment, such as server hardware, system services, etc. The solution allows data center administrators to deploy, configure, manage, and monitor the operations, services, devices and applications of multiple enterprise IT systems via a single pane of glass. It is suitable for businesses of all sizes.

    SCOM Features

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

    • Application monitoring
    • Database monitoring
    • Threshold alerts
    • IT Asset Discovery
    • Predictive capabilities
    • Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
    • Application performance management console
    • Server availability and performance monitoring
    • Collaboration tools
    • Virtualization monitoring
    • Patch management
    • Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
    • Application dependency mapping and thresholding

    SCOM Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing SCOM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Management and monitoring of Windows as well as Unix/Linux platforms
    • Remotely connect to Windows machines and perform administrative tasks from the console itself
    • Custom dashboard creation to help monitor the datacenter with ease
    • Agent based monitoring
    • Integrates well with other Microsoft products
    • Easy to use and reliable

    Reviews from Real Users

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

    A Manager at a financial services firm says, “The feature I like most about SCOM is that it is easy-to-use. I find it very user-friendly. I also like the knowledge base which it has. You can find the resolution to questions or issues directly within the SCOM itself. It will alert you with a recommendation of what you need to do at the same time. This sort of self-diagnosis or prompting is one of the great values you get from SCOM compared to other solutions.”

    PeerSpot user Zahari Z., Information Technology Auditor at a financial services firm, mentions, “Availability monitoring is the feature I have found most valuable, as well as the capacity and ability to send notifications. There is a mechanism to set up a notification from the SCOM and whenever there is a drop in the availability the notification alerts not only for availability but for other issues as well. You can align thresholds according to the speed of your environment and you can have a threshold related notification, which is one of the useful features.”

    Bill W., Sr. Systems Engineer at Arapahoe County Government, comments, “ I like some of their newer features, such as maintenance schedules, because SCOM records SLA and SLO time. When we patch, things are automatically put into maintenance mode so that the numbers for our systems being down, do not count against us.”

    A Project Manager at a tech services company explains, “The feature I have found most valuable is the book feature. While we run the Sprint one we can add some setups for multiple sprints.”

    A Systems Engineer at an educational organization states, “Because it's Windows-based, it actually reports quite well. It reports everything you can think of on the Windows server and allows you to monitor anything. It's excellent for those in the Windows world as it's very good at it.”

    SecurityCenter Continuous View is the market-leading continuous network monitoring platform. It integrates SecurityCenter along with multiple Nessus Network Monitor sensors and Log Correlation Engine (LCE) to provide comprehensive continuous network monitoring.

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    Sample Customers
    Dialog Telekom
    Methodist Healthcare Ministries
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Government10%
    Retailer10%
    Healthcare Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government15%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise57%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise68%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    SCOM vs. Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about SCOM vs. Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    632,779 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    SCOM is ranked 11th in Network Monitoring Software with 13 reviews while Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View is ranked 38th in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews. SCOM is rated 8.0, while Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of SCOM writes "Easy to scale, offers helpful maintenance schedules, and free online training is available". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View writes "Generate reports and manage everything from one console". SCOM is most compared with Zabbix, Dynatrace, PRTG Network Monitor, SolarWinds NPM and Nagios XI, whereas Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View is most compared with Cisco Secure Network Analytics, ManageEngine OpManager, Datadog, Zabbix and Nagios Core. See our SCOM vs. Tenable SecurityCenter Continuous View report.

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