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Executive SummaryUpdated on Mar 6, 2024

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Juniper Mist Premium Analytics
Ranking in Network Monitoring Software
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Event Monitoring (3rd)
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Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability (10th), Server Monitoring (1st), IT Infrastructure Monitoring (1st), Cloud Monitoring Software (2nd)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Network Monitoring Software category, the mindshare of Juniper Mist Premium Analytics is 0.4%, down from 0.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of SCOM is 2.7%, down from 3.1% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Zabbix is 12.5%, up from 11.9% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Shiva_Prasad - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 25, 2024
A cloud solution for warehousing with a troubleshooting feature
The initial setup is straightforward. It's based on user requirements. We also conduct heat mapping using a couple of tools. The only requirement is to understand the technical or configuration aspects from the user's end and then configure it. Mist takes no more than 15 to 20 minutes for a particular deployment. You need to understand the end user's environment and have a concrete plan on whether it's a greenfield installation or an existing one, considering the density and height. Based on that, we need to develop a passive heat map. Then, you need to discuss with the user to understand exactly what needs to be configured and what they require in their environment. Based on that, you can proceed with the installation. Additionally, you can perform post-installation heat mapping to ensure it matches the earlier heat map. I rate the initial setup an eight out of ten, where one is difficult, and ten is easy.
Trevor Watkins - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 24, 2023
Helps us monitor the health of our servers and has improved our ability to restart services
Our primary use case for the solution is monitoring the health of our Windows servers. We deploy the solution on-premises The solution has improved our overrides and the ability to start services if they're stopped. We have been using the solution for approximately one year and currently using…
Feb 25, 2018
We are able to do problem determination on runaway processes
We use it to monitor Linux systems. It has performed well We are able to do problem determination on runaway processes.  Graphing processes. It can send messages to our ticketing system. It has good graphs of what is going on within the operating system. I would like to better be able to…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The single dashboard is a valuable feature."
"We can manage the entire system across the network and troubleshoot the pain points."
"They have great integration with the active directory."
"This solution allows us to standardize all of the reports for monitoring the network, so it helps a lot for auditing purposes."
"Availability monitoring is the feature I have found most valuable, as well as the capacity and ability to send notifications."
"The stability has been great."
"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."
"The solution has improved our overrides and the ability to start services if they're stopped."
"The solution primarily drives system information, and I believe it works fine."
"Being able to make and customize management packs and send out notifications is very valuable."
"SNMP monitoring, source discovery, and alert triggering are most valuable."
"The initial setup was not complex."
"Templates are good. We download them from the official Zabbix site or the community. If the information we need isn't available, we create custom templates based on client requirements."
"The most valuable feature is that it provides network segregation for server monitoring."
"Our customers also like that they don't have to use multiple modules. Micro Focus and major vendors typically require you to buy several modules and plugins. Our customers do not like that. We offer them a single product for all their monitoring needs."
"I'm supervising all the IT departments, and Zabbix seems quite good for them. It provides graphics and information in real time. We get alerts about crashes on the system, enabling us to quickly repair issues. We can easily find devices with problems."
"The best thing about Zabbix is the integration and the APIs that are included are very fast"
"Zabbix is an excellent performance monitoring tool."


"The technical support needs improvement."
"The Wi-Fi side needs improvement."
"The dashboard features are not user-friendly for our management team, only for the technical department."
"​I would like to better be able to monitor Oracle processes.​"
"In terms of features that could be improved, I would say the agent integration into the operating system. We are having difficulties integrating Linux into some of the networking devices."
"On-prem network monitoring is something that could be improved drastically."
"Then there is also an issue with capacity and limited space. That is something that needs to be improved."
"SCOM's feature that notifies us when a server is down is not present in recent updates, which has weakened the product."
"The solution can be improved by expanding to cloud usage."
"The solution should be more user-friendly and offer a better user interface."
"The user interface could be better."
"The server monitoring could be better."
"Documentation terminology could be improved."
"The dashboard and the graph section could be a little bit more professional."
"Look and feel."
"As far as improvements, sometimes I get a bit frustrated when I move from a previous version to a new one because some configuration has changed—I need to investigate the documentation to deal with some configuration. But it doesn't take much time, so it's okay."
"We would like to see the addition of automatic push functionality to this product. This would save time when monitoring our servers and networks as, at present, we have to manually install the Zabbix agent on any hardware to be monitored."
"The reports are not great and should be improved."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution is expensive."
"Our Enterprise Agreement includes the price."
"There is a license needed to use this solution and it is paid annually."
"SCOM is part of the System Center suite and I am satisfied with the pricing."
"Our licensing fees are approximately $30 per user, per month."
"It is the cheapest product available in the market."
"If you have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, then this is part of the agreement."
"We have an enterprise agreement that includes this product as part of it."
"I don't know the exact cost because it's managed by our sales team, but Microsoft is on the higher side."
"We’re using the free version, which covers all our current needs."
"The solution is open source so is free."
"There is a license required for this solution and we pay annually for our license."
"For pricing, it's free. We don't pay anything for it. They open-source the code, and people pay for support."
"We were searching for an open source solution and Zabbix fit the bill because it is free and open source under the GPL license."
"It is a true open-source solution, so there are no licensing costs."
"My manager is very happy because it doesn't cost anything."
"We purchased Zabbix for a good price, including support"
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Comparison Review

it_user174738 - PeerSpot reviewer
May 31, 2015
Nagios vs. Zabbix vs. PRTG vs. Spiceworks vs. Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor
I have researched a quite a few network monitoring tools which can be used for various monitoring purposes of not only the servers, but the intermediate routers as well. There are majorly three types of these softwares. Ones which are completely open-source, you can do almost anything you want…

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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Juniper Mist Premium Analytics?
We can manage the entire system across the network and troubleshoot the pain points.
What do you like most about SCOM?
The tool helps to monitor Windows servers. It offers alerts from a central location.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SCOM?
It is the cheapest product available in the market. I rate the pricing a one out of ten.
What needs improvement with SCOM?
SCOM needs to improve its usability.
What do you like most about Zabbix?
The template system in Zabbix is very beneficial as it saves time in configuration.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Zabbix?
Zabbix's licensing and pricing are good for our needs.
What needs improvement with Zabbix?
To improve Zabbix, adding more features to support the monitoring of modern workloads like containers would be benefi...



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