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AppDynamics

40 Ratings

PRTG

65 Ratings

AppDynamics

40 Ratings
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Score 7.8 out of 101

PRTG

65 Ratings
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Score 8.8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

AppDynamics

We had slowness, but didn't know where. We quickly would find out if it was the network, database, app server, webserver, or otherwise. They don't like me saying this, but it's a great "finger-pointer".
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PRTG

PRTG can monitor anything from servers, switches, routers and NAS appliances to Hyper-V and VMware hosts plus a vast array of popular cloud services, apps and storage providers. Big or small enterprises can benefit from it. The PRTG web console keeps your systems neatly organized with hierarchical groupings.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

AppDynamics
8.2
PRTG
Application monitoring
AppDynamics
9.3
PRTG
Database monitoring
AppDynamics
7.2
PRTG
Threshold alerts
AppDynamics
8.9
PRTG
Predictive capabilities
AppDynamics
7.4
PRTG
Application performance management console
AppDynamics
8.3
PRTG
Collaboration tools
AppDynamics
8.4
PRTG

Network Performance Monitoring

AppDynamics
PRTG
8.0
Automated network device discovery
AppDynamics
PRTG
8.3
Network monitoring
AppDynamics
PRTG
9.5
Baseline threshold calculation
AppDynamics
PRTG
8.0
Alerts
AppDynamics
PRTG
8.8
Network capacity planning
AppDynamics
PRTG
7.0
Packet capture analysis
AppDynamics
PRTG
6.4
Network mapping
AppDynamics
PRTG
7.9
Customizable reports
AppDynamics
PRTG
7.6
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
AppDynamics
PRTG
8.2
Hardware health monitoring
AppDynamics
PRTG
8.7

Pros

  • AppDynamics presents its information in an easily digestible way to allow as many people as possible to gain the benefits from it.
  • Quick and easy visualisions of problem areas.
  • The ability to delve into each problem and follow through the exact journey from start to finish.
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  • The graphical interface has been excellent in determining bandwidth issues.
  • The ease of setup between Cisco equipment and the PRTG.
  • Setup itself was particularly easy, I believe I had everything up and running within 10 minutes.
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Cons

  • It's pretty slow to learn all of the capabilities
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  • Granular formatting would be nice. Though I can narrow down several layers, it doesn't allow me to get to the nitty-gritty.
  • Security accessing the interface needs to be better. Able to limit access via certain users.
  • Template changing.
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Likelihood to Renew

We are a reseller of appdynamics
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Alternatives Considered

Better capability set / there are more 3rd party integrations / appdynamics has a bigger profile
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The big use was the user interface that PRTG offers for net-flow traffic. Whatsup and Splunk both trap net-flow information but PRTG's was a bit easier to weed through to figure out the issues. I did mention quick and dirty and PRTG can be installed and run perfectly on a simple desktop unlike WhatsUp Gold and Splunk.
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Return on Investment

  • Ensures that less buggy code is put into production
  • Quickly finds issues
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  • because PRTG can pro-actively show us where the action is needed, we need less time to manually check systems.
  • troubleshooting is easier when having the right data and information
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Pricing Details

AppDynamics

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

PRTG

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details