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Corner Bowl Software Customer Reviews

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Easy to use
September 2, 2020
Shane Bentley
System Security Officer
US Government
Date
September 2, 2020
Industry
Government Administration
Company Size
51-200 employees
Used For
Less than 6 months
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
10/10
Pros
The reports of the audits are very straight to the point. The software unlike SPLUNK is extremely easy to setup and manage, which cuts time down while running audits.
Cons
Nothing so far. We love the software, if there were cons we would not have considered the software.
Reasons for Choosing
Streamlined for usage.
Switched From
Splunk Enterprise
Reasons for Switching
Splunk is hard to navigate and maintain.
The "ONLY" Monitoring Solution
August 3, 2020
William Scott
Information Control Manager
Ahresty Wilmington Corporation
Date
August 3, 2020
Industry
Automotive
Company Size
501-1000 employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
10/10
Pros
This software had a little learning curve for me, but with the help of the development team, we were up and going in no time flat, easy to add in devices, and it just plain works. Never any production down incidents as we have had with others. The support is fantastic.
Cons
Missing a couple of reporting features we would like, but overall, nothing to complain about and no problem children with Corner Bowl.
Switched From
PA Server Monitor
It helps me meet the PCI Requirements
August 3, 2020
Clinton Utt
Chief Information Officer
Prosite Business Solutions
Date
August 3, 2020
Industry
Information Technology and Services
Company Size
1-10 employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
10/10
Pros
Server Manager is an inexpensive, easy way to pull back the logs from my servers that are in multiple locations to store them for PCI compliance. Being able to filter and email certain information is a big help administering my servers.
Cons
About the only Con I have is that sometime it can be a little difficult to set up a filter, especially when you are only making changes every now and then.
Excellent Software & Affordable Price
July 31, 2020
Chandrasekar Venkatesan
System Engineer
Infinity Network Solution
Date
July 31, 2020
Industry
Information Technology and Services
Company Size
11-50 employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
10/10
Pros
It is very easy to setup and it is easy to customize the email alert for each events.
Cons
It would be great if the log repository template can clear the data if the disk is full.
Reasons for Choosing
It is affordable, easy to setup and the support is excellent.
Easy daily snapshot of server health
July 31, 2020
Thayer York
Director of IT
University of Washington School of Law
Date
July 31, 2020
Industry
Higher Education
Company Size
201-500 employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Features
Value
Recommend
8/10
Pros
The best thing about this software is the daily reports that rollup warnings and errors from all of our Windows Servers into one, easy-to-scan email.
Cons
It's sometimes a little awkward to manage templates, reports, schedules, etc. in the user interface.
Easy, lets me know about problems before they get worse.
July 30, 2020
Timothy Hooks
Director of IT
Isaac Wiles
Date
July 30, 2020
Industry
Legal Services
Company Size
51-200 employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
10/10
Pros
I have used this software for many years . Basically, I get a consolidated report every morning with event log errors and warnings from all my servers. I filter out informational events and many of the "noise" events that are inconsequential. I get a separate report of login anomalies. Very helpful to keep a close eye on the pulse of the server environment.
Cons
Once you understand how to use the admin interface, it is easy to use, but it took a little effort to understand.
Reasons for Choosing
Price is very hard to beat for the value this product provides.
...hits all of the auditors check boxes
July 30, 2020
Steve Connell
Team Lead
Interstates Control Systems
Date
July 30, 2020
Industry
Information Technology and Services
Company Size
1001-5000 employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
9/10
Pros
Very easy to setup and use. Most products are overly complex and you don't use all/any of the features, but that is not the case with Corner Bowl. Price was also very good. Support response is excellent!
Cons
Tough to get WMI work with machines that are NAT'd, sometimes requiring a local administrator account for multiple machines can be difficult.
Reasons for Choosing
Price, ease of use, and support has all been great!
Amazing!
July 30, 2020
Michael Thomason
Technology Architect
Emory Healthcare
Date
July 30, 2020
Industry
Health, Wellness and Fitness
Company Size
10,001+ employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
10/10
Pros
Server Manager is both a feature and budget friendly application based by a customer-focused support structure. I am able to add monitoring functionality in minutes -- not hours -- and you can literally have the product installed and working in less than 1 hour.
Cons
Based on the use case of the software for our organization I see no cons at this time.
Alternatives
Goliath
Reasons for Choosing
Use of setup, use, and administration along with price
Great features for a reasonable price
July 30, 2020
Marc De Schryver
Infrastructure Manager
Sonoco-Alcore
Date
July 30, 2020
Industry
Packaging and Containers
Company Size
10,001+ employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
10/10
Pros
The rich feature set and the reporting are great at this price range. We use another product too that is much more expensive and has less features and with poor reporting.
Cons
The rich feature set is perhaps also its weakness as it makes it a bit difficult to find things from time to time.
Reasons for Choosing
We had already used Corner Bowl Log Manager many years ago, with great success so, the choice was easy.
Switched From
ELM Enterprise Manager
Reasons for Switching
Application stability, poor reporting since v.5 and high system resource usage, high yearly maintenance costs.
Great product!
July 30, 2020
Brian Goebel
Executive Director of IT
Saint Xavier University
Date
July 30, 2020
Industry
Higher Education
Company Size
201-500 employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
10/10
Pros
I love the endless customization's that are possible with Corner Bowl Server Manager. Essentially, if there is a will, there is a way with this product!
Cons
At first, some of the flexibility and customization's seem a little daunting, but the tech-support and help getting past some of the initial fear, was more than worth it for having so much ability to monitor my environment.
Reasons for Choosing
The flexibility and great value.
Excellent Product
July 30, 2020
Ryan Greaves
Chief Technology Officer
City of Bridgetown Co-Operative Credit Union Ltd
Date
July 30, 2020
Industry
Financial Services
Company Size
201-500 employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
10/10
Pros
Product easy to use and setup. It allows us to Monitor Event Logs.
Great product
July 30, 2020
Markus Lindahl
System Technician
Nybro Kommun
Date
July 30, 2020
Industry
Government Administration
Company Size
1001-5000 employees
Used For
2+ year
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
7/10
Pros
After ditching Microsoft's scom because of its complexity. We were looking for a easy to use software with support for basic functions we wanted to monitor. Server Manager does tick all The boxes for us. Easy to use ready templates for all basic monitoring needs. Customizable for more advanced monitoring and logging.
Cons
The old fashioned GUI. The new tabs opening every time you edit a setting is Hard to navigate.
Reasons for Choosing
Price. Functions.
Switched From
System Center
Quick and Effective
July 30, 2020
Jon Liedtke
Team Lead
Interstates
Date
July 30, 2020
Industry
Industrial Automation
Company Size
501-1000 employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
7/10
Pros
Ease of setup and configuration is smooth. User interface is simple to navigate and adjust settings as needed.
Cons
Software struggles when more than 200 end devices are added. Despite adding additional CPU/memory the software will lag when making configuration changes and sometimes enter a state of "not responding"
Reasons for Choosing
Satisfy the need at the right price point.
Corner Bowl in a Small Company
July 28, 2020
Alan Jones
Chief Information Officer
Medical Assurance Company of Mississippi
Date
July 28, 2020
Industry
Insurance
Company Size
11-50 employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Features
Value
Recommend
10/10
Pros
The breadth of features is great. I doubt I have scratched the surface of what can be done with Server Manager. The two main features I use are monitoring failed login attempts and monitoring Windows Service status. I use the service monitor to automatically start a service that has stopped for some reason. Server Manager will alert me to the stopped service and then also notify me when the service has been started again.
Cons
No real faults but I struggle at times with configuring different options. This is mainly due to the fact that it could be months between setting up a new monitor. By the time I think of another use for Server Manager it has been so long since I last configured something that it takes me a while to get a new monitor going. That is no fault of the software and the developer now posts how-to videos I believe so I should check those out.
Corner Bowl Server Manager is a must to have!
July 28, 2020
Tiziano Castaldi
Network Manager
Brenntag S.p.A.
Date
July 28, 2020
Industry
Chemicals
Company Size
501-1000 employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
8/10
Pros
Server Manager is really simple to use. In a short time I managed to deploy and start monitoring the first servers. I use the software every day and the alerts help me keep track, especially via email, of all the events that are critical on my network such as activities on AD, new machines on the network, RDP sessions etc.
Cons
The product receives continuous updates and implementations. The latest releases have greatly lightened the software itself to the benefit of the whole process. It is possible to really customize it thoroughly and I have not yet found something that I cannot monitor with this product.
Reasons for Switching
Server Manager offers a fully customizable solution at a very attractive cost.
Simple software with a good amount of features, great price and gets the job done.
July 27, 2020
Paul Netopski
Consultant
Critical Prism Defense LLC.
Date
July 27, 2020
Industry
Defense & Space
Company Size
Self-employed
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
10/10
Pros
The product is as close to plug and play as you can get for a log management software. Some built-in filters get you started and making your own is pretty simple. This software is made for small businesses and small environments. I use it for collecting logs from a few systems and applications then spit out a report for me weekly. It assist me with meeting compliance requirements without the big cost and infrastructure to make it happen. I like how it can help with other features, such as processor utilization, disk drive space and setting up a near-real-time monitor for functions (account lockout, services stopped).
Cons
If you are looking for something comparable to Splunk or AlienVault OSSIM, this is not it. This software will help you grab logs, parse through it (based on what you want it to look for) and generate a simple report for you. If you need to parse through large amounts of data (6-12 months) and correlate them with each other, it will be a little more work for you and it will take a bit more time.
Alternatives
LogRhythm NextGen SIEM, AlienVault USM, Splunk Enterprise
Reasons for Choosing
Ease of use, functionality needed, within the budget, ease of deployment and limited infrastructure needed.
Smart choice for Log Management.
July 27, 2020
Ricardo Rodriguez
Chief Information Technology Officer
American Financial Systems, Inc.
Date
July 27, 2020
Industry
Insurance
Company Size
11-50 employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Features
Value
Recommend
8/10
Pros
After having evaluated several choices, we decided to use Corner Bowl as our core log management solution, reports are easy to build and storage is easily managed through standard DB structures. Cost is a great advantage of the software.
Cons
Report creation interfaces can be improved to simplify summarized results.
Alternatives
Netwrix Auditor, SolarWinds Service Desk
Reasons for Choosing
Cost and simplicity.
Reasons for Switching
It was the most cost-benefit efficient solution.
Best Log Aggregation software for the cost.
July 27, 2020
John Yi
IT Manager
Business Data Inc.
Date
July 27, 2020
Industry
Financial Services
Company Size
51-200 employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
10/10
Pros
Can perform AD security auditing and alerting. Windows Update alerting. Syslog alerting.
Cons
Some log configurations are more difficult than it should be. Clean up of old items is needed.
Allen's Review of Corner Bowl
July 30, 2020
Allen Spokane
Chief Technology Officer
Carisk Partners
Date
July 30, 2020
Industry
Health, Wellness and Fitness
Company Size
51-200 employees
Used For
2+ years
Quality
Ease of Use
Support
Features
Value
Recommend
9/10
Pros
Ability to customize the output and notifications.
Cons
The licensing can be complicated and when it expires we seem to always have down time.
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