Viakoo Health Monitoring Examined

Author: Brian Karas, Published on Aug 26, 2016

Viakoo, the company of ex-Intransa leaders, says they have created a monitoring tool for security networks that is easy to deploy and offers integrators an RMR stream.

We spoke with CEO Bud Broomhead about Viakoo product and pricing. In this report, we analyze Viakoo's service offering, pricing, limitations and comparison to Solarwinds and Nagios.

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Service ****** *** *******

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Limitations ** ******

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********* *** ****-**** ********* ** **** ** ******'* *******, ***** some ****-******** ********* **** ******** ********* ***** ** *** ******. Viakoo **** **** *** ******* ** ********* * "******* *****" server **** ***** ** ********* ** * ********'* *** ******** by *** *** ** ****.

Compared ** **********/******

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****** **** ******** * *********** ****** ** ****** *** ********* issues ********** ** ***** ********, **** ** ******** ** **** it ****** *** ***** ** ******* ******** ******* *** ******* the **** *** ********** **********. *** ******* * ***** ** unreachable ******* ***** ***** ****** ** ****** *** **** ** verify * ******* ****** ** ****** ** *********** ******** ** part ** *** *************** *******.

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Outlook *** ******

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Comments (12)

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