"Its ability to quickly inventory our resources, figure out interdependencies across them, and assemble a topology of your environment is brilliant. There is a price associated with it. Whenever you target a NetApp environment, it is included in the price but whenever you want to add different vendors, like VMware and Cisco, the price greatly spikes. Inventorization helps us a lot to visualize the environment."
"It is good for giving an overview of the systems and for tracking long-term trends. It is handy for root cause analysis, e.g. it can eliminate whether storage is the cause of an issue."
"Among the most valuable features are the queries and reporting that allow us to look at the utilization of resources, at how well the storage is performing, and to report on which resources are being used by which business units. We can track usage across the entire environment, across applications, business units, cost centers, etc."
"Cloud Secure is definitely the most valuable feature and being able to see file level activity. It gives real-time alerting on possible ransomware attacks and provides file security review. It helps us to see if something abnormal is happening on the system before it's too late."
"The product is scalable."
"It's a very good tool and a very stable tool."
"The most valuable feature is the graphical user interface."
"The product covers our needs for the basic care and feeding of servers, whether they are physical or virtual."
"I like SolarWinds support because it's 24/7. You describe your issues, your situation and maybe two or three hours later you can discuss a solution with a technical engineer."
"We have configured multiple alerts for our network devices, including routers and switches, so that we are notified if any interface goes down."
"The solution is easy to install and it takes a couple of hours."
"SolarWinds NPM has a colorful UI and many easy-to-use features. It does not need to be configured as much and is also easy to install."
"We have found that Zabbix is more easy to use than other applications."
"It has an intuitive UI with beautiful graphs and customizable maps."
"The most valuable feature is network traffic monitoring."
"The solution is open-source, easy to manage, and user-friendly making it easy for anyone to use."
"We are able to monitor our virtual infrastructure, virtual machines, windows servers, databases, and the network using a simple network management protocol. We are able to pull almost all the metrics that we want, receive notifications, and have them integrate with telegrams for certain devices that are critical, such as UPSs."
"Every new asset placed in the environment can be automatically detected, predicting human failures."
"Zabbix is both stable and scalable."
"The flexible licensing model is one of the solution's most valuable aspects. It really allows for great flexibility for companies."
"In a perfect world we would have something built, right out-of-the-box, that can identify what we call "noise," and reduce the amount of data. You're presented with so much data when you first start the data collectors. For example, it brings back a lot of change rates that happen just because of standard computing, like profile changes and that sort of thing. Being able to identify things like that and categorize them and strip it down—and it probably can do that, I just haven't gotten there yet—would be very beneficial."
"When I did need support because I was having problems with the solution, the first or the second line just didn't understand it. They were providing this only on a software as a service basis. So, they were asking all the wrong questions."
"Their pricing model needs improvement."
"There is room for improving the creating and managing or modifying of reports. That is still a difficult task to do and requires knowledge beyond the storage itself. I would love to see reporting improved so that we can create reports by dragging and dropping pieces into a report form and publish a report that way."
"It would be good to have high security."
"Fortigate firewalls are one example of a product that we are unable to monitor properly via SolarWinds NPM."
"I would like to see some enhancement on the reporting side, such as making it a little bit easier to create reports or having a larger assortment of canned reports."
"The only thing that can be improved is to continually add to the existing capabilities of the product."
"I would like to have a Syslog server module for this product. That would make the solution better."
"The solution could improve in many areas, such as the marketing and description of the products, providing areas of improvement, cloud capabilities, and being able to be more streamlined with the current integration points with other applications."
"This product could improve by adding cloud monitoring. I want SolarWinds NPM to do much more integration, and have more involvement in cloud monitoring, like AWS or Google, or Azure. I feel like it requires lots of improvement for cloud monitoring in NPM."
"They have had a rather large security breach in the past. It's cost some companies customers."
"I am having difficulties connecting it to Grafana, as well as some of the other plugins like Kibana."
"One of the things we don't like is that Zabbix has a license structure with a price that is high compared to the competition. It's very high, for example, compared to something like Microsoft Teams."
"An area for improvement would be the ease of doing aggregation from the value or different devices."
"Implementation is always tailored to the customer and the kind of information we need from the client to carry it out can make them very uncomfortable. Sometimes the clients are not ready to share it."
"I think the reporting part of Zabbix can be improved in terms of more user-friendly graphics to display the collected data. Many simple users who don't know how to use Zabbix properly might get confused by the reporting, although at the same time it is very versatile for my company."
"The user interface could be a bit better. They could update it a bit."
"The user interface could be better."
"We would like to monitor other touchpoints such as ATM machines. It would be great if it can provide monitoring of ATM machines. Compatibility with other products would also be great."
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SolarWinds NPM is ranked 4th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 31 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in Cloud Monitoring Software with 44 reviews. SolarWinds NPM is rated 7.8, while Zabbix is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". SolarWinds NPM is most compared with ManageEngine OpManager, LogicMonitor, PRTG Network Monitor, Wireshark and WhatsUp Gold, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Nagios XI, Centreon, Splunk, Nagios Core and PRTG Network Monitor. See our SolarWinds NPM vs. Zabbix report.
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