Solarwinds Replacement

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bhelman

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Jan 7, 2021
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Ok enterprise users, what are you going to replace your Solarwinds install with?

I'm VERY early in looking into this. We're identifying our requirements and will move from there. I manage the network for a university (if you're on EDUCAUSE's Community Groups, my name should look familiar and I'll be posting this same question there next week). We're an Aruba, Juniper, Palo Alto, VMware shop with scatterings of other legacy devices. I've wanted to replace Solarwinds for years, but had a CIO who had a very different security philosophy than I do. So, what's on everyone's radar?
 

Telmeanius

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Dec 10, 2020
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Hi bhelman.
A lot of MSP's use ScienceLogic. (SL1) It has good integration with ticketing systems.
Another product that works wells if PRTG. (free up to 500 items/sensors)

Both have s free window of usage (30 days)

ScienceLogic needs to be installed on a VM as a Linux OS build. (all-in-one or separate roles)
PRTG is a Windows installed app. (you can scale up if needed by adding other instances / new servers)

Not sure how big of a monitoring tool you need but if you will be watching many thousand devices SL1 may be your best option.


I hope this event will not destroy Solarwinds. Like you in the past I was not impressed with it but as it has evolved over time I found it very useful.
One would think that after this event Solarwinds will be the most secure product going forward.
All others should learn from this event but we may never know who else had been compromised.

Thanks
Tel
 
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bhelman

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Jan 7, 2021
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Hi bhelman.
A lot of MSP's use ScienceLogic. (SL1) It has good integration with ticketing systems.
Another product that works wells if PRTG. (free up to 500 items/sensors)

Both have s free window of usage (30 days)

ScienceLogic needs to be installed on a VM as a Linux OS build. (all-in-one or separate roles)
PRTG is a Windows installed app. (you can scale up if needed by adding other instances / new servers)

Not sure how big of a monitoring tool you need but if you will be watching many thousand devices SL1 may be your best option.


I hope this event will not destroy Solarwinds. Like you in the past I was not impressed with it but as it has evolved over time I found it very useful.
One would think that after this event Solarwinds will be the most secure product going forward.
All others should learn from this event but we may never know who else had been compromised.

Thanks
Tel
Hmm, I don't know how I didn't see this reply.

So we're going to try AirWave for a while (we're an Aruba shop). Most of what we were using Solarwinds for has slowly migrated to more specific management systems. My issue with Solarwinds is there is clearly a corporate culture there that doesn't scream security or ethics. I know "business ethics" is an oxymoron when it comes to large companies, but I don't have to accept a shoddy product that could compromise my network and then listen to the CEO blame an intern. Let's say it was an intern (so interns have that much say in production systems?), Solarwinds wasn't the ones who even found the issue. Firing the CEO was a token, not a fix. I'm moving on.