A truly integrated network management system

integrated network management system
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Thousands of integrations with your existing systems, software and devices

Domotz vs. Liongard. Domotz vs. Datto. Domotz vs. Meraki…The list continues! 

Firstly, we often get asked about various tools on the market and if they are a replacement for Domotz. I’ve seen threads popping up over the last couple of months on Domotz vs. Datto as well as Domotz vs. Liongard, so thought it would be worthwhile to explain our integrations. In summary, this post will give you a good overview of the tools that Domotz works well with. Domotz is an integrated network management system meaning we have a lot of integrations, in fact, thousands of them. Furthermore, brands you love like Liongard, Cloud Radial, Hudu, IT Glue, Meraki, Crestron, etc. are our friends, not our competitors.

Domotz is meant to help you achieve automation and efficiency, and one of the ways we do this is through integrating network management system with the most popular hardware and software tools you commonly use. 

Software - Integrated Network Management System

Software – Integrated Network Management System

Domotz and PSA Tool integrations

Firstly, Domotz integrates with your PSA tools to increase your troubleshooting capacity, speed, and diligence. We do not compete with any PSA tools on the market, Domotz instead is very complementary to these systems. Furthermore, you can use the alerts and device up/down and network up/down events to generate tickets in your PSA tool of choice. 

Our PSA tool integrations:

  • Connectwise Manage
  • Datto Autotask
  • Halo PSA
  • Kaseya BMS
  • Syncro
  • Freshservice
  • Freshdesk
  • Q360
  • RepairShopr
  • ServiceNow
  • Squadcast
  • Zendesk

Domotz and RMM integrations

Although we do not currently have any integrations with RMM tools, we do not compete with RMMs anyways. 

RMMs primarily have features that focus on workstations (i.e. computers). An RMM is an essential tool for an MSP, but nowadays more MSPs are adopting a Network Monitoring System (NMS) like Domotz alongside their RMM. 

RMMs do workstations well, and although some tout as a network monitoring system, most of the features do not quite provide what an MSP needs.

Some RMMS do a little SNMP and device discovery, but the SNMP features found in software like Domotz are much more in-depth as well as automated. Additionally, the device discovery mechanisms on Domotz can identify more devices with more thorough details. Moreover, to identify and categorize devices we use all the possible information we can collect from the network. How do we do this? Firstly, wtarting from the MAC address, Domotz enriches the information about devices using several other protocols (UPnP, mDNS, Bonjour, NetBIOS, etc). Secondly, then we use a proprietary machine-learning algorithm that based on these inputs tries to identify the device, by specifying the “Type”, and “Category” as well as in some cases the real vendor and model.

Domotz and Documentation Platforms integrations

We don’t compete with documentation platforms, instead we love them! Domotz really adds value to your documentation system because, as illustrated in the point above, we have a very powerful and robust mechanism for discovering and identifying devices. We then send all that information directly to your documentation platform. Furthermore, using Domotz for device identification for your documentation system, really helps you get comprehensive and fully accurate details of what’s on your networks.

Our documentation platform integrations:

  • CloudRadial
  • D-Tools
  • Hudu
  • IT Glue
  • IT Portal
  • Liongard

Domotz and Productivity Tool integrations

There are many tools you may use as a service provider for productivity. This is why we’ve also built integrations with many of your productivity tools for messaging, collaboration, SSO, and more. The purpose of these integrations is to help you increase the security of your systems, especially in the case of SSO as well as action issues faster. For example; our integration with Slack enables your team to action critical network issues faster. 

Our productivity tool integrations:

  • Azure
  • Excel
  • EVO
  • Okta
  • JumpCloud
  • Google Sheets
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Node-RED
  • Onvif
  • OpenVPN
  • PowerBi
  • Slack
  • Telegram
  • Zapier
Hardware integrated network management system

Hardware – Integrated Network Management System

Domotz and ALL connected devices

Domotz can identify and monitor all devices regardless of brand or manufacturer. The integrations page on our website details brands for which we perform advanced monitoring. 

For instance, we don’t have (yet) a specific driver for Palo Alto networking devices, however, thanks to their compliance with the RFC 4188, we can map every single device plugged into their network interface ports.

Although we’ve decided not to list out every single device on the planet we integrate with, we do work with all of them. 

Domotz and network switches, firewalls, and access points

Our software includes much deeper integration with many firewalls, access points, and network switches. While some of these brands have their own management features, the benefit of choosing Domotz is the range of devices we support. These integrations, provide you access to a host of exciting and comprehensive features for the most popular brands of network infrastructure equipment. You can use the system, ultimately, without being tied down to a hardware manufacturer’s specific app or service.

Feature snapshot:

  • Firstly, automatically mapping the individual devices connected to your network switches
  • Access hassle-free monitoring of Wi-Fi access points, including all the Wi-Fi-connected clients
  • For PoE switches, additional features are available such as power cycling and information regarding Total Power Consumption, and Budget.

Our network switch, firewall, and access point integrations include:

  • Access Networks
  • Araknis
  • Cisco
  • Draytek
  • HostiFi
  • HP
  • Intellinet
  • Luxul
  • Meraki
  • Netgear NAS
  • Niveo Professional
  • Pakedge
  • Planet Technology
  • Ruckus
  • Trendnet
  • Ubiquiti

Domotz & Network Configuration Management

Domotz also includes integrations with popular network switches, firewalls, and access points for network configuration management. Manage the configurations on these devices directly from Domotz without needing more tools for the job.

Feature snapshot:

  • Backup and restore configurations
  • Get alerted about configuration changes
  • Deploy configuration updates and more

The brands we support for network configuration management include:

  • Cisco
  • FortiGate
  • HP Aruba
  • Juniper
  • Luxul
  • MikroTik
  • SonicWall
  • WatchGuard

Domotz and PDUs & Smart Power Plugs

Domotz also includes remote power management features for a huge range of Power Distribution Units (PDUs) as well as smart power plugs. 

Feature snapshot:

  • Firstly, power devices on or off and reboot them — all remotely.
  • Secondly, keep sleepy devices awake! With Auto Wake-on-Lan (WOL), Domotz will wake WOL-capable devices on request or as soon as they are discovered offline.

Our PDU & Smart Power Plug integrations include:

  • APC
  • Belkin
  • CyberPower
  • Digital Loggers
  • Eaton
  • eyePower Limited
  • Gude
  • Lindy
  • MegaTech
  • Middle Atlantic
  • Millson
  • Minuteman Power
  • Belkin Integration
  • Orvibo
  • Panamax
  • PS Audio
  • Raritan
  • Snap AV
  • Surge X
  • TP-Link
  • Tripp Lite

Domotz & AV, IP Cameras, Automation and Controllers

Today’s workplace environments are becoming more connected than ever. This means many offices, business environments, retail environments, and more include AV equipment such as control systems, lighting, signage and displays, and security cameras. This is why we’ve also built many integrations with the most popular AV gear found in typical professional settings. 

Our AV integrations include:

  • ABB
  • Control4
  • Crestron
  • Global Caché
  • Chromecast
  • Denon
  • DirectTV
  • Integra
  • LibertyAV-DigitalLinxIP
  • LibertyAV-Video Matrix
  • Marantz
  • Nuvo
  • Onkyo
  • Pioneer Elite
  • Samsung
  • Sonos
  • Storm Audio
  • Wyrestorm
  • Yamaha
Custom APIs, drivers and more in our network management system

APIs, Webhooks, and Custom Integrations  – Integrated Network Management System

If all of the above integrations were not enough for you, we’ve got even more to tell you about. Domotz also includes a powerful and frequently updated API, webhooks, and custom integration drivers allowing you to build out your own integration with anything. 

Webhooks: 

  • Send a trigger to any system, for example like Zapier.

Custom Integrations:

Here are examples of the ways that you can use our Custom Integration Drivers to build your own integrations.

  • Firstly, monitor a database to see more insightful information. 
  • Trigger alerts when database details are out of bounds from known target values.
  • For instance, get server usage or server status information
  • Additionally, check the status of SSL certificates
  • Custom drivers can also enable you to interrogate the smart displays that are on the network. Moreover, you can look at things like what inputs are tuned to, what’s the volume level, and have a button that may trigger a change in those devices.
  • Get information about a custom IoT device, for example, interrogate network-based devices and then take action. For instance, reset the gateways, implementing power cycling systems, and more.

API:

  • Connect to custom dashboarding systems, for example, Grafana, Node-RED, Splunk or Kibana
  • Build your own custom dashboarding and so much more

Domotz is the integrated network monitoring system you’ve been looking for

To summarize, this article covered all of the various integrations our software includes making it one of the most integrated network management systems available on the market. We can detect, identify, monitor, and manage any device on any network because of our focus on device recognition. Additionally, we’ve also got software integrations with the leading PSA, documentation, and productivity tools. Our hardware integrations with switches, firewalls, routers, access points, control systems, AV equipment, IP cameras, PDUs, and power distribution units allow you to work with our tool agnostically.

You can also build virtually any integration you want on Domotz through our webhooks, APIs, and custom integration drivers. 

We hope you now feel that Domotz is the most integrated network management system on the market because of our strong focus on integrations. Lastly, you can learn more about Domotz integrations. Read through the Best Network Monitoring Tools for 2022 article, alternatively, to learn more.

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