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NetCrunch is #17 ranked solution in top Server Monitoring tools and #47 ranked solution in best Network Monitoring Tools. PeerSpot users give NetCrunch an average rating of 8 out of 10. NetCrunch is most commonly compared to PRTG Network Monitor: NetCrunch vs PRTG Network Monitor. The top industry researching this solution are professionals from a computer software company, accounting for 37% of all views.
What is NetCrunch?

NetCrunch is the complete network monitoring solution for monitoring traffic, topology, devices, systems, logs, and services. It's policy, and template-based configuration makes managing thousands of nodes a breeze. It automatically generates layer-2 maps and manages monitoring dependencies. NetCrunch supports major operating systems, virtualization platforms, and the Cloud. Complete SNMP support with 8,700+ MIBs included and a built-in MIB compiler.

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AER Kooperation, AON Corpration, Advance Financial services, Airbus SAS, Bauer Net consult, Banco Soal, Bertelsmann, Burke County public, COF training services

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Reginald Pierre
Senior Systems Administrator, Technical Lead at Connectivity Wireless
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Top 10
A network monitoring platform with a useful reporting feature, but permission-based options could be better
Pros and Cons
  • "Reporting on NetCrunch is pretty good. It's very similar to SolarWinds. It's just a different interface. The majority of everything there was beneficial."
  • "I didn't care for the role-based, permission-based options, which were not the best."

What is our primary use case?

It's basically used for network monitoring. It lets you know what's happening on a network at all times. For example, it lets you know if there's an intrusion or anything like that. I know you typically have a firewall to deal with that, but sometimes you'll find certain solutions that show that there's plenty of activity happening on this port or this IP, 

What is most valuable?

It's pretty spot-on. Reporting on NetCrunch is pretty good. It's very similar to SolarWinds. It's just a different interface. The majority of everything there was beneficial. 

What needs improvement?

I didn't care for the role-based, permission-based options, which were not the best.

For how long have I used the solution?

I used NetCrunch during the trial period. I had it up in a lab environment and tried to test most of its features. 

How was the initial setup?

The initial setup is fairly easy. Most of it's wizard-based. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to set it up. But if you don't know certain things related to protocols and everything else, it might be difficult. If you know how SNMP works, it'll be fairly simple to set up.

What other advice do I have?

I would tell potential users that it's great for the SMB market. I'm not sure about the enterprise market because I haven't tested it on a larger scale. For a small company looking to monitor a couple of sites, a couple of network devices, and a couple of servers, it'll definitely fit the bill.

On a scale from one to ten, I would give NetCrunch a seven.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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