Solved

Alternatives to N-Able for Remote Site Monitoring

Posted on 2011-02-15
6
2,658 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We have been using n-able for about a year and a half now and while it is a solid solution, some configuration options are extremely confusing - ie, creating notifications, etc.

I was curious if anyone has a solid, easy-to-use alternative to n-able for remote site monitoring?
0
Comment
Question by:OllarConsulting
6 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:Richard2k4
ID: 34899080
Servers Alive works pretty good for us.  Lots of config options and can do any check we can think of.

here is a link I stumbled across lastnight that I meant to look through today.

http://www.hashemzahran.com/4-free-open-source-network-management-software/
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Ernie Beek
ID: 34900780
My favorites:

Spiceworks: http://www.spiceworks.com/
Nagios: http://www.nagios.org/
PRTG: http://www.paessler.com/prtg/

And then we have this page, look for the post of madunix. Might be something in there: http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/System_Utilities/Q_26748566.html?cid=748#a34841205
0
 

Author Comment

by:OllarConsulting
ID: 34900991
I probably should have listed a few requirements:

-  do not want free/open source solution

-  would like a hosted solution - don't want to install a server-side piece

-  we are consulting firm, so ideally it would manage multiple clients with multiple devices at each client
0
Best Practices: Disaster Recovery Testing

Besides backup, any IT division should have a disaster recovery plan. You will find a few tips below relating to the development of such a plan and to what issues one should pay special attention in the course of backup planning.

 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
bas2754 earned 500 total points
ID: 35284403
We have been using N-Able since 5.X and agree it is a solid product, but it is a bit cumbersome to configure.  Before you switch, call the support line and ask for them to go through the items you are having trouble with.  They definately take the time to assist us when we need it.  If you have specific problems, I might be able to assist as well.

As to other alternatives:

Zenith Infotech
Kaseya
Proactive Watch
GFI Max

Keep in mind they all have their limitations and need to be examined closely to determine if they are a good fit for your company.  We have decided to stay with N-Able despite the challenges presented so far as it appears they are going to be releasing the next version soon and will likely address many of the issues that we are concerned about.  Call your rep about that as well and they can setup a session to review what is new with you.
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:mathi28
ID: 35341578
0
 

Expert Comment

by:renet123
ID: 35971528
we use n-able, and if you are your own business owner, there are a lot of similiar software, maybe better - but the dollar for dollar return that i have gotten from their consulting and documentation for sales has been very worth it.
0

Featured Post

Windows Server 2016: All you need to know

Learn about Hyper-V features that increase functionality and usability of Microsoft Windows Server 2016. Also, throughout this eBook, you’ll find some basic PowerShell examples that will help you leverage the scripts in your environments!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Monitor bandwidth 3 106
Identify bottom to remote server 2 47
Trunk and Port Security 4 60
forward schedule of change and individual change comms 3 35
Managing 24/7 IT Operations is a hands-on job and indeed a difficult one. Over the years I have found some simple tips and techniques to increase the efficiency of the overall operations. The core concept has always been on continuous improvement; a…
Is your computer hacked? learn how to detect and delete malware in your PC
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now