2020-12-30T17:44:00Z
Henry-Steinhauer - PeerSpot reviewer
Systems Engineer at LifePoint Health
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Anyone switching from SolarWinds NPM? What is a good alternative and why?

With the security issues associated with SolarWinds - are people switching to other vendors?   Which ones are you switching to and why?


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chamepicart - PeerSpot reviewer
Global Operations Center Engineer at a logistics company with 1,001-5,000 employees
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2021-01-01T10:57:58Z
Jan 1, 2021

We’ve switched from Solarwinds to Centreon even before the issue occurred. It’s way cheaper and is a good alternative and very flexible to your needs. You can play with it yourself.

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RU
Corporate Vice President - Architecture at a insurance company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-12-31T13:32:26Z
Dec 31, 2020

Thousand Eyes acquired by Cisco, interesting synergies with AppDynamics APM.

Tjeerd Saijoen - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Rufusforyou
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-05T09:15:44Z
Feb 5, 2021

Riverbed is also a great solution very easy to install and a great dashboard.

IanMacfarlane - PeerSpot reviewer
ITSM SME at Valencia Advisors IIP
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2021-02-04T15:24:53Z
Feb 4, 2021

I have used both and have to say my experience with Connectwise was very good. Design for MSP's and when used with IT Glue and My It Process nice, accurate seamless. 

Abhirup Sarkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Director, Middle East, East India & SAARC at DMX Technologies
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2021-01-04T06:54:22Z
Jan 4, 2021

Please check out InfraonIMS from EverestIMS Technologies.


(https://www.everestims.com/inf...)

The major advantage is an integrated solution which not only monitors the complete IT Infra but also provides complete visibility into the ticket lifecycle for any issues detected via the PINK-Certified InfraonDesk ITSM engine.

From a security standpoint, the tool is OWASP Certified for higher levels of protection against malicious attacks.

JS
Network Engineer at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Jan 16, 2021

@reviewer1140534 What experience do you have with this tool? I'm looking for NCM alternative for a medium size network (3000 network devices like routers and switches)

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Bernd Harzog - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO with 1-10 employees
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Top 10
2021-01-03T21:31:40Z
Jan 3, 2021

The hackers targeted SolarWinds because SolarWinds has many customers. To minimize the risk of being hacked through one of your vendors, this suggests choosing unpopular vendors with few customers. Which is completely irrational.


Summary - this is a really hard problem and switching vendors does nothing to reduce your risk of this type of hack.

David Collier - PeerSpot reviewer
Co-Founder at Nobius IT
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
Mar 22, 2021

@Bernd Harzog I agree that protecting a supply chain is key in any type of manufacturing (and I include software development in that). Massive investment such as Jim suggests needs to be balanced against business, reputational and financial risk. Whilst it is wrong to "sacrifice the boat for a penny of tar" it is equally wrong to protect a penny of tar with a nuclear warhead. A balance must be made. I'm sure Solarwinds (e.g. Centreon) and others are now feeling the effects of that assessment.May I respectfully suggest that if there was some sort of midway solution whereby certain security sensitive components of proprietary software are made open source then the entire industry benefits.
Having source code available to the widest possible audience for analysis and review tends to reduce the security risk of such software. We only need to look at vast swathes of Linux and Apache projects to see the effect.
I'm not some sort of Linux evangelist, just someone who believes that "Security through obscurity" is doomed to eternal failure.

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Tjeerd Saijoen - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Rufusforyou
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-12-31T11:44:48Z
Dec 31, 2020

IBM Netcool is a great alterative, also available as a SaaS solution from https://rufusai.com

Darryl Theron - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Trace Network Operations
Real User
Top 5
2020-12-31T11:08:38Z
Dec 31, 2020

Hi Henry,


Infosim, Stablenet is a very good alternative.



Regards,


Darryl Theron

Darryl Theron - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Trace Network Operations
Real User
Top 5
Jan 16, 2021

@reviewer775476 Hi, I have extensive experience with this solution, I am one of there partners and I am setting it up as an MSP.

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RM
Sales Specialist at Aplitt S.A.
Vendor
2021-09-27T22:26:49Z
Sep 27, 2021

All you are talking about are good solutions but what do you think about Zabbix? 


Simple integration with a huge base of official and used integrations; open-source and ...for free with global support services.


Any ideas for integrations?

Hani Khalil - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Assurance , Senior Manager at a computer software company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
2021-09-27T05:45:29Z
Sep 27, 2021

Hi, Yes we moved from Solarwinds to MF NNMi - a good tool if it's implemented in a proper way.

Abhirup Sarkar - PeerSpot reviewer
Director, Middle East, East India & SAARC at DMX Technologies
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Sep 29, 2021

@Hani Khalil : You should definitely try out Infraon IMS. 

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Shibu Babuchandran - PeerSpot reviewer
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery Manager at ASPL INFO Services
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2021-08-07T12:00:10Z
Aug 7, 2021

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