Dirig 3

 
 
By Cameron Sturdevant  |  Posted 2002-07-15 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


.5"> Executive Summary: Dirig 3.5

Usability Good
Capability Good
Performance Excellent
Interoperability Good
Manageability Fair
Scalability Good
Security Good
Dirigs agent—called Fenway—is an application and server monitoring and management tool that makes taking care of heterogeneous systems a much easier task, especially now that it has added S-HTTP support. The re-branded Dirig agent helps keep systems up and running while also sending alerts when it finds problems.

COST ANALYSIS

Dirig 3.5 has an attractive upfront cost of $450. To get the most out of the product, IT managers will need to hire consultants and devote a high-level staff member to the initial configuration process. Ongoing costs are minimal, and the cost savings associated with use of the product should be quite high.

(+) Supports heterogeneous platforms; audit change log; supports S-HTTP.

(-) No easy way to log changes made prior to product installation.

EVALUATION SHORT LIST
  • BMCs Patrol
  • NetIQ Corp.s AppManager
  • Precises Precise
  • www.dirig.com



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    Cameron Sturdevant Cameron Sturdevant has been with the Labs since 1997, and before that paid his IT management dues at a software publishing firm working with several Fortune 100 companies. Cameron also spent two years with a database development firm, integrating applications with mainframe legacy programs. Cameron's areas of expertise include virtual and physical IT infrastructure, cloud computing, enterprise networking and mobility, with a focus on Android in the enterprise. In addition to reviews, Cameron has covered monolithic enterprise management systems throughout their lifecycles, providing the eWEEK reader with all-important history and context. Cameron takes special care in cultivating his IT manager contacts, to ensure that his reviews and analysis are grounded in real-world concern. Cameron is a regular speaker at Ziff-Davis Enterprise online and face-to-face events. Follow Cameron on Twitter at csturdevant, or reach him by email at csturdevant@eweek.com.
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

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