Solved

Alternatives to N-Able for Remote Site Monitoring

Posted on 2011-02-15
6
2,843 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
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
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
Create the perfect environment for any meeting

You might have a modern environment with all sorts of high-tech equipment, but what makes it worthwhile is how you seamlessly bring together the presentation with audio, video and lighting. The ATEN Control System provides integrated control and system automation.

 
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

NEW Veeam Agent for Microsoft Windows

Backup and recover physical and cloud-based servers and workstations, as well as endpoint devices that belong to remote users. Avoid downtime and data loss quickly and easily for Windows-based physical or public cloud-based workloads!

Question has a verified solution.

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

Transparency shows that a company is the kind of business that it wants people to think it is.
David Varnum recently wrote up his impressions of PRTG, based on a presentation by my colleague Christian at Tech Field Day at VMworld in Barcelona. Thanks David, for your detailed and honest evaluation!
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…
If you're a developer or IT admin, you’re probably tasked with managing multiple websites, servers, applications, and levels of security on a daily basis. While this can be extremely time consuming, it can also be frustrating when systems aren't wor…

688 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