Observium Review

Observium OUR SCORE 78%
starting price $200
our score 78%
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  1. What is Observium
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is Observium?

Observium is a reliable network management platform built for corporations, government agencies, telecommunication providers, small & medium enterprises, nonprofits, and internet service providers. It is a low-maintenance solution that automatically detects devices on a particular network while collecting data about the protocol and services. Observium is a robust solution that supports a wide range of OS, platforms, and device types including Windows, Cisco, FreeBSD, Linux, HP, NetApp, Brocade, Dell, Juniper, Netscaler, and more. The platform is professionally built and maintained by well-versed system administrators and network engineers. It architecture focus on delivering a powerful yet simple user interface to increase visibility on the status and health of the networks. Besides, Observium collects performance data and network metrics and creates visual representations of important data to simplify network management.

Product Quality Score

Features
7.8
Ease of use
7.9
Customer support
7.7
Value for money
7.8
7.8
TOTAL SCORE

Observium features

Main features of Observium are:

  • Threshold Alerting
  • Extensive Device Support
  • Billing
  • External Integration
  • Traffic Accounting
  • Auto-Discovery
  • Capacity & Disaster Recovery Planning

Observium Benefits

Benefits

The main benefits of Observium are it supports a wide range of OS, platform, and devices, its auto-discovery process, and its traffic accounting. Here are more details:

Support for numerous Devices, OS, and Platforms

For any network monitoring tool to discover the devices on your network, it must support a wide range of platforms, devices, and Operating Systems. Observium ticks all the boxes, and it is built to auto-discover devices. The software supports a wide range of devices, platforms, and OS such as NetApp, Brocade, FreeBSD, Linux, Windows, Cisco, HP, Dell, and Juniper.

This means, Observium is versatile and can collect network and system metrics from the traditional network devices like switches and routers. Besides, the solution can gather platform-specific statistics from appliances such as proxy servers, load balancers, antivirus appliances, firewalls, IDS devices, and VPN concentrators.

Traffic accounting

In addition, Observium features a robust traffic accounting tool. This tool streamlines the monitoring and billing of bandwidth usage. Its traffic accounting module allows you to collect measurements for ports and store the data in database tables. Moreover, Observium provides graphs and charts that help you visualize the traffic patterns of network users. Overall, the traffic accounting module provides helpful insights that make it easy to upsell services to network users.

Auto-discovery process

As mentioned earlier, Observium auto-discovers devices on your network. It automatically gathers information about all devices as well as other monitored elements on the network. The platform deploys the SNMP protocol to collect data about the devices. The information gathered is utilized to examine the internal interfaces and sensors of those devices. Once the internal sensors are discovered, Observium uses protocols such as EDP, LLDP, CDP, and FDP, to detect the neighboring devices. The using routing protocols, it collects information about all the neighboring devices.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Customer Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

Observium Integrations

The following Observium integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

  • Collectd
  • NFS
  • Munin
  • Syslog
  • RANCID
  • MySQL
  • Memcached
  • DRBD
  • BIND
  • Smokeping
  • Apache

Customer Support

Phone
Online

Pricing Plans

Observium pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial
OBSERVIUM COMMUNITY
Free
OBSERVIUM PROFESSIONAL
£200/year
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