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Likelihood to Recommend

Colasoft Capsa

Capsa is highly recommended to be used in small dense areas of a network where it makes sense to be able to run analytics off of a mirror port to gain insight into traffic trends. It is a costly product to install in branch locations, and requires a decent spec hardware to run appropriately
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS adjusts to the client's need, from a simple configuration of a single server to a complex scenario with high availability support without additional licensing costs.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Colasoft Capsa
Pandora FMS
8.0
Automated network device discovery
Colasoft Capsa
Pandora FMS
9.1
Network monitoring
Colasoft Capsa
Pandora FMS
8.2
Baseline threshold calculation
Colasoft Capsa
Pandora FMS
6.4
Alerts
Colasoft Capsa
Pandora FMS
9.1
Network capacity planning
Colasoft Capsa
Pandora FMS
7.3
Packet capture analysis
Colasoft Capsa
Pandora FMS
7.3
Network mapping
Colasoft Capsa
Pandora FMS
7.3
Customizable reports
Colasoft Capsa
Pandora FMS
9.1
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Colasoft Capsa
Pandora FMS
7.3
Hardware health monitoring
Colasoft Capsa
Pandora FMS
9.1

Pros

Colasoft Capsa

  • Robust Application. Able to handle traffic that most businesses will throw at it.
  • Easy to use. Easy to setup captures and filter down to specific traffic types.
  • Relatively cheap for what it's able to accomplish.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

  • All-in-one software
  • Flexible and easy configuration
  • Multi-platform
  • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Colasoft Capsa

  • Needs options to scale to 10Gb/s networks. The cutoff for performance looks to be around 3Gb/sl
  • Needs API access to trigger capturesl
  • Needs Agents for remote capturesl
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

  • Community version small features
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Colasoft Capsa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The support team answers very quickly. They are always willing to find a solution to any need that is required by us or one of our clients.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Colasoft Capsa

Colasoft performs more like the traditional wireshark as opposed to other solutions that tend to focus on graphs instead of giving you the raw data. I personally prefer the raw data, and then the ability to build graphs upon this (which Capsa can do). This allows for quicker analysis and makes it easier to relate to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

Before using Pandora FMS, tests were carried out with all these tools:
  • Nagios
  • Zabbix
  • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • IBM Tivoli
  • PRTG
  • SolarWinds
Pandora FMS allows simple customization by making adjustments to text files, developing agent add-ons without the need to be a programmer, there is no scenario where we could not take data and save it in PandoraFMS, IoT, industrial products, and everything that any client needs to monitor.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Colasoft Capsa

  • While the product doesn't detect malware, it has helped track down malware infected machines by using data from other applications to run filters to look for known traffic destinations for that malware. For me this is a huge ROI since malware can be the great unknown.
  • Relatively cheap compared to the feature set.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pandora FMS

  • It is a tool with an appropriate cost that allows to have results in a very limited time.
  • Having a health dashboard and alerts of important business in the company is an important differential with any other monitoring solution on the market.
  • Monitoring can be adjusted to the business, considering service SLAs and adjusting the platform according to the needs of each department of the company.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Colasoft Capsa

General

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

Colasoft Capsa Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Pandora FMS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Pandora FMS Editions & Modules

Edition
NMS Edition$2,9901
Enterprise Edition$4,2501
  1. 100 nodes
Additional Pricing Details
Licensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Colasoft Capsa
9.0
Pandora FMS
9.1

Support Rating

Colasoft Capsa
Pandora FMS
9.1

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