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7 Enterprise Management Tools That Cost Less Than $10,000

Low-cost products deliver wide range of capabilities.

PacketTrap Networks' PacketTrap PT360
This enterprise management tool suite includes Cisco configuration management, server and application monitoring, open source and third-party integration, and a robust encrypted credential store. PacketTrap pt360 lets you save and flow results between tools in the suite, and perform deep network discovery (with network mapping) and syslog server functions. Its dashboard provides comprehensive real-time network monitoring.

Price: $795
www.packettrap.com.

Splunk
The Splunk log management and IT intelligence platform lets you search in real time on any user, network, system, or application activity, all from one place. Splunk provides ongoing compliance monitoring for log review, audit trail collection, reporting, and file integrity monitoring. You can even stretch into IT business intelligence; correlation and reporting templates let you see transactions as they happen.

What Matters In Low-Cost Tools

MUST HAVE
Serivce desk integration
CMDB support
Poilicy-based management
Basic monitoring
Alerts
Low price
NICE TO HAVE
24/7 Support
Extensible
User support groups
Customized reporting
Workflow automation
Free
Price: $5,000 for enterprise version with support and 500 MB of daily indexing
www.splunk.com.

Ipswitch's WhatsUp Gold
WhatsUp Gold Distributed Edition enterprise management suite from Ipswitch includes a dashboard that provides a visual representation of all your networks, making it easy to see what's going on, where, and when. IT managers can log in anywhere and anytime, managing access to network data.

With network mapping and active polling, you can get a full view of your network and systems environment at an incredible bargain.

Price: $3,095 for distributed enterprise license; www.whatsupgold.com.

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