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4 months ago
Contributed a review of SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager: Saves us time and improves our productivity
11 months ago
The look and feel for SolarWinds NCM definitely needs improvement. The configuration compliance reports also need to be visually uplifted. The Cisco Security Audit reports have a very poor layout - too much of white space and viewing window of the content is too small. Only…
12 months ago
BigFix addresses the following key areas for Endpoint Management - Patch Compliance, Security Configuration Compliance (System Hardening), Vulnerability Analysis & Vulnerability Remediation. This makes the platform a single pane of glass to understand an endpoints posture…
Almost 1 year ago
Contributed a review of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor: Helps to monitor server and application health including the physical and performance parameters
About 1 year ago
Hi,  You need to split your data center PATCHING requirements into separate sections. Endpoints & Network devices need to be accorded different treatments for Patch management or OS updates/upgrades. Typically, patch management solutions for servers, desktops, and laptops…
About 1 year ago
SolarWinds NCM can have many more use cases than just doing a configuration backup. Use it for managing configuration changes, firmware upgrades, vulnerability management (for Cisco devices only), and config change alerts.
Almost 2 years ago
Contributed a review of SolarWinds Server Configuration Monitor: Useful version control, high availability, and scales well
About 2 years ago
Has anyone used Applicare from Arcturus Technologies?
Over 2 years ago
Additionally, the Relay architecture needs some aspects to be improved - reporting to consoles, relay selection process can sometimes be slow, clients reporting to relays
Over 2 years ago
BigFix supports all well-known operating systems with a very simple and easy-to-use interface, thereby requiring fewer skills to manage operations for multiple OS.  The client processing is the most important aspect of the BigFix solution, unlike other solutions where the…
Over 2 years ago
BigFix needs a relook at the Reports and Dashboards. Since BigFix is projected as "THE PLATFORM" of securing the endpoint - it is very imperative to have Dashboarding and Reporting capabilities that offer flexibility of a high level to the most granular level of details.
Over 2 years ago
1. Visibility of Patching requirements for the entire environment - desktops, laptops, servers - physical or virtual, VM hosts 2. Distributed processing for identification of patches at each endpoint, instead of a scan-based approach. A scan-based approach may load the…
Almost 3 years ago
Software security should be addressed under three heads - Patch status, Configuration status and Vulnerability status Patch Compliance: ensures that "all known issues" with the software are addressed. Please do note that the software can mean - Operating system software or…
Almost 3 years ago
It may not be mandatory for conducting a security review before procuring Infrastructure monitoring tools but understanding the security concerns and planning a security monitoring platform goes a long way. You can adopt a sectional approach and address each security…
Over 3 years ago
Licenses for SAM can be really expensive if you go by the traditional model of calculating "monitors" per server. These are typically individual parameters being monitored by the SAM module. The "newer" licensing model takes away the pain of calculating the individual…
Over 3 years ago
The NCM is a very useful tool for managing your network device configuration backups as well as configuration security checks. The configuration security compliance works best for Cisco devices, though would like SolarWinds to expand this to other vendors too Other good…
Over 3 years ago
AppStack & AppInsights are great features to explore.  AppStack shows up a nice visualization of how the Application is stacked up on the server infrastructure that displays the application group, server, virtual hypervisor host, storage, volumes making it very easy for the…
Almost 4 years ago
Not Patching is like driving a car without a spare wheel in a jungle terrain. Regular patching safeguards you from at least the known perils.
Almost 4 years ago
For Synthetic monitoring, a probe may be used from various geographies to simulate the communication between the user and the application.  SEUM - Synthetic End User Monitoring will help in creating a TCP waterfall chart to measure the performance of the Application at each…
About 4 years ago
Contributed a review of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor: More application insight-based widgets
Over 4 years ago
Common aspects of Solarwinds NPM and NetScout - Provide information pertaining to the network - latency, response time, the path taken, traffic info Key differences - Use of different techniques - SNMP vs Packet capture SNMP may give you added information like node…
Over 7 years ago
Would prefer Solarwinds for the following reasons - Tight integration with major vendors - Cisco, Arista, Juniper and more New NetPath feature enables faster troubleshooting Scales well to support larger setups Modular platform to include Servers, Applications, NetFlow…

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