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"The most valuable functionality is some of the policy pieces that are quite useful."

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"It meets my organizational needs. It's pretty easy to use.""The product is very stable.""Zabbix is very easy to implement.""SNMP monitoring, source discovery, and alert triggering are most valuable.""The solution's design has recently changed and it is visually pleasing with more color, for example, there is blue, black, and white.""Zabbix has a roadmap and they are continuously and frequently adding new features.""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.""The flexible licensing model is one of the solution's most valuable aspects. It really allows for great flexibility for companies."

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Cons
"It requires some simplification."

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"The only improvement I would suggest, revolves around its AI and ML capabilities.""Zabbix isn't very good at automation just yet.""Documentation terminology could be improved.""Its UI needs to be improved a little bit more so that an end-user is also able to handle it. I can handle it, but others should also be able to handle it in a better way. It becomes complex when we are growing and need to add proxies. We need more scalability features and documentation for different use cases. A lot of articles are available, but they need to be in proper documentation. For example, when you have thousands of servers that have to be monitored in different regions of the world, there should be some kind of documentation to describe how you can create proxies and add them. Sometimes, when you are using the database, it can get overloaded. When the network is growing, the number of transactions becomes very high, and the database gets overloaded. There should be information about how to reduce the load on the MySQL database, which is what Zabbix is using. The market is growing a lot, and it should be enhanced for a lot more things. We are currently bringing enhancements at our end for different use cases. For example, when dockerization is going on, how can we check the logs inside the Dockers. We should also be able to monitor and check the number of logins and add features such as SSO login and two-factor authentication as a protocol. These are the security features and concerns that we have to deal with. Currently, we are developing modules to add features to Zabbix, but they should also work on these features.""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.""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.""The user interface could be better.""The user web interface is a little bit too basic, we need to link Zabbix to Grafana to have more options, such as graphs and charts. The interface needs to be improved. Additionally, there could be better integration with Grafana API."

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  • "We purchased Zabbix for a good price, including support"
  • "We are using the free, open-source version."
  • "It's an open-source solution that can be used free of charge."
  • "This solution is completely open-source, so it is quite affordable."
  • "Zabbix is free but if you use it in production then you have to pay for it."
  • "My manager is very happy because it doesn't cost anything."
  • "This is an open-source solution that can be used free of charge."
  • "We were searching for an open source solution and Zabbix fit the bill because it is free and open source under the GPL license."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable functionality is some of the policy pieces that are quite useful.
    Top Answer:I think the one area that could be improved is that there are a lot of features. That is also an advantage but it makes things a little difficult. I'd like to see some simplification so that there is… more »
    Top Answer:We are looking at this solution as a means to get better management around our SD Wan functionality. The solution is used by our network teams. We're a large service provider and customers of Versa.
    Top Answer:There is a problems page that shows us every warning or problem that occurs on our VMs globally. The map screen is also really useful because this is something that was missing. I don't know every… more »
    Top Answer:I'm surprised that Ubuntu Linux has a paid license, even some supporting stuff included. We don't use the paid version, we only use the common edition.
    Top Answer:In terms of user-friendliness, large maps could be more interactive. We should be able to click on some areas and move some objects. It would make it simpler to see things while analyzing some… more »
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    Overview

    Versa Director is Versa Networks’ virtualization and service creation platform that simplifies the creation, automation and delivery of services using Versa WAN edge software, FlexVNF. Versa Director provides the essential management, monitoring and orchestration capabilities needed to deliver Versa’s Secure Cloud IP architecture network and security software services. Services supported by Versa include routing and advanced connectivity to direct traffic across multilink WAN access and simplify control for SD-WAN with embedded advanced security

    Zabbix is a free software tool traditionally used for monitoring your organization’s IT infrastructure, including networks, servers, virtual machines, and cloud services. Zabbix makes it possible for you to maintain control of your infrastructure by collecting any metric from any source. The solution also offers agentless monitoring, synthetic monitoring, custom collection methods, and data transformation.

    Zabbix offers:

    • Network monitoring
    • Server monitoring
    • Cloud monitoring
    • Application monitoring
    • Service monitoring

    Zabbix Features

    Zabbix has many valuable key features, including:

    Action Log, Anomaly Detection, Auditing, Automated Actions, Availability Reports, Capacity Planning, Custom Scripts, Custom Templates, Data Retrieval, Drill-Down Reports, Encryption, Event Correlation, History Data Analysis, Metric Collection, Multiple Authentication Methods, Multiple Severity Levels, Native WMI Support for Windows Agent, Network Discovery, Notifications, Root Cause Analysis, Trend Prediction, WMI Support, Web Services Widget-based Dashboards, Zero-Maintenance

    Zabbix Benefits

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

    • Flexible deployment options: Zabbix can be deployed on-premises or in the cloud to help you stay fully in control of your data.

    • Unlimited scalability: Zabbix is scalable to any infrastructure. It can easily scale for your personal home, or can scale for a large enterprise environment.

    • Ready-to-use templates: Zabbix comes with ready-to-use templates which makes it easy to integrate with systems you already use.

    • External vault: Zabbix enables you to keep your data secure and safe by providing an external vault storage option.

    • High availability: By using Zabbix’s high availability solution, you can negate the risk of data loss and gain 24/7 uptime.

    • Partner and vendor-backed: The solution is backed by 250+ global partners and multiple external vendors, giving you confidence in the solution.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by Zabbix users.

    PeerSpot user Shibu B., Regional Manager/ Service Delivery at ASPL Info Services, says, "The solution is quite mature and very stable. The monitoring capabilities of the product are excellent.” He also adds, “The solution is very easy to scale and the product is open-source, meaning there aren't any licensing costs associated with it.”

    Julian L., Senior Specialist Critical Infrastructure at an educational organization, comments that the solution is “A complete solution that doesn't cost anything, does what I need it to do, and has easy-to-use templates and very good scalability.” He also mentions “The agents are pretty cool. They're easy to roll out. The standard out-of-the-box templates are also pretty easy to use. The integration with other learning products is also good.”

    Faycal N., CEO/Founder at Zen Networks, praises the product, mentioning, “Its overall flexibility is most valuable. When our customers have some custom applications that are not necessarily covered by the community or a standard monitoring tool, we use Zabbix to build our own modules with our own templates. This feature has been useful in using Zabbix for infrastructure and IT monitoring. It has also been useful for industrial equipment monitoring. Zabbix is very lightweight. It is efficient in terms of performance because it doesn't use a lot of resources."

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    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Retailer6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Versa Director is ranked 52nd in Network Monitoring Software with 1 review while Zabbix is ranked 1st in Network Monitoring Software with 47 reviews. Versa Director is rated 6.0, while Zabbix is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Versa Director writes "Easy to define a variety of different policy constructs; could be simplified with regard to features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". Versa Director is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor and NetBrain, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Nagios XI, Centreon, Nagios Core, Splunk and PRTG Network Monitor.

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