Vunetrix Health Monitoring Company Profile

By Sean Patton, Published Nov 26, 2019, 09:53am EST

Vunetrix boasts that they make the integrators the 'HERO' by using Vunetrix's monitoring.

We spoke to Vunetrix to better understand their offering, target customers, go-to-market approach, and what has changed since we last covered them in 2012.

In this note we look at:

  • Who is Vunetrix?
  • What customers do they target?
  • What network health monitoring do they offer?
  • How does their system work?
  • How much does it cost?
  • What is their go-to-market?
  • How are they no longer related to systems integrators Contava / Paladin

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Comments (9)

I know little about health monitoring so I don't have much to say here on the tech but some of you may recall Vunetrix's founder Josh Snow doing the 'megapixel man of the year', video below:

It is hard to market monitoring software, how would you do it?

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Jesus it’s like Laurel and Hardy’s “Who’s on Third?”

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I know you're probably joking, but you triggered my OCD.

"Who's on First?" is a comedy routine made famous by Abbott and Costello.

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OH NO!

I vividly remember the Josh Snow/Vunetrix Megapixel Man of the Year campaign from 6+ years ago.

I remember being debated by 'in character Josh' in the 2013 string you linked to... and my brain still hurts from simply being exposed to that.

After that April 4, 2013 campaign kick-off video you posted, they followed up that gem with a series of other videos leading up to ISCW13:

April 5, 2013

April 7, 2013

and this was the last one - from the show...

April 11, 2013

I hated it then, and it pains me mentally to even contemplate it again 6 years later.

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Wow! It's hard to listen to any of that with such terrible audio quality. By the time I got to the third video I gave up. I just looked back at videos I made in 2008 in interview situations. I had a DVX100B and an Electro-Voice N/D767a microphone. It wasn't the greatest setup, but it proves it was easy to get good audio in 2013. Shit video is generally forgiven...not bad audio though. The funny thing is that audio equipment is almost always less expensive than video equipment but many video people know little about good audio.

I know my comment is not the point of the post, but content is king. Usually good content trumps bad video and maybe bad audio. This content was rather lame. Although I've cringed at videos I've made in the past. Maybe I'm just jealous that I wasn't Megapixel Man of the Year.

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"content is king"

I gave your post a Funny based on your closing line... :)

I had not even contemplated the audio quality of the video series when I first felt the need to make known my opposition to the 2013 MMOTY campaign (though even the young lady recording that last clip from the show refers to your point...) :)

I have no ill-will towards someone trying to do something 'different'.... since I think that this is generally a good thing.

But different doesn't automatically mean better - or, more importantly to quality parody, funny.

The 2013 MMOTY campaign was a train wreck then, imo - and I still think so today.

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now that I have recovered from my visceral reaction to the 'old' Vunetrix marketing campaign, I'm curious how the 'new guys' can compete in the Enterprise (channel) market if their primary customer (those with multiple sites/federated architecture) are being sold to directly 80% of the time?

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So they are OEMing PRTG and doing something special with it?

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That's what it looks like. Go to this page and look at the page source.

This was near the top of the page source:

// You can use this file to modify the appearance of the PRTG web interface
// as described in https://kb.paessler.com/en/topic/33
//
// Please note that you are using an unsupported and deprecated feature.
// Your changes will be broken or removed with future PRTG updates.
//
// If you modify this file, PLEASE LET US KNOW what you're changing and why!
// Just drop an email to support@paessler.com and help us understand your
// needs. Thank you!

So what is the special sauce that sets it apart? It doesn't seem like it would be bad software, but it seems expensive for something that DW Spectrum does essentially for free. Their hosted plan seems rather expensive.

Michael, do you use something similar to monitoring your camera systems?

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