What do you like best?
Intermapper is very easy to set up with a clean user interface, It allows you to set up probe groups so you can monitor the same device for multiple things: WMI disk size, SNMP response, http traffic, etc.
What do you dislike?
Sometimes setting up the same settings for multiple devices can be tedious. Once you're finished, it's easy to maintain, but that initial setup is a lot of work.
Recommendations to others considering the product
I think bulk operations would make Intermapper a lot better. For example, if I want to set up the same type of probe with the same credentials on ten different devices, that can be a lot of work. Having the ability to roll that out with a bulk operation would make life a lot easier. The way we back up the database is also a little clunky. I think a backup utility that would allow us to back up everything we need into one zip file would be great.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
We were tired of finding out that a site was down or that we were running low on disk space after an issue was reported from an end-user. Now we can be proactive with issues and we know about them before they turn into something significant. It has decreased our downtime because we catch the potential issue before it becomes one.