Top Five APM Vendors by Performance Results

NetScout, BMC and NetIQ most used among top performers

If you want the performance of your networked applications to place you at the top of the charts you should have two or three performance management tools as we described last week. But which vendors are likely to get you the best results? Our APM enterprise benchmarking survey results shed light on that question.

NetForecast's APM benchmarking survey results show that NetScout is the vendor most frequently used by the top-performing group. Seventy-one percent of the top-performing enterprises use NetScout's performance management tools. In second place is BMC, used by 65 percent of the top group. NetIQ is third in the ranking with 61 percent of top performers using its solutions, and NetIQ is followed by NetQoS and Quest Software. Below you can see a comprehensive list of vendors, ranked by the percentage of top-performing enterprises that use them.

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Figure 1: Ranking of Vendors Used by High-performing Enterprises

Figure 2: Probability of Vendor Being Used by a High-performing Enterprise

Probability that Enterprises in Top Group Use This Vendor

Vendor

Prob.

AppDynamics

       0.47

ASG Software

       0.38

BMC Software

       0.65

CA Tech

       0.40

Compuware

       0.36

HP SW & Solutions

       0.47

IBM Tivoli

       0.42

InfoVista

       0.43

Ipswich

       0.20

NetIQ

       0.62

NetQoS (CA)

       0.57

NetScout

       0.71

Open Source

       0.41

Quest Software

       0.50

Riverbed Cascade

       0.36

Visual Net Sys

       0.33

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