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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Score 9.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Datadog

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    Nmap

    81%
    Nmap ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    13 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    13 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    7 Ratings

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    4 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    6 Ratings

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    18 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.8
    48%
    11 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    8 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Datadog is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Nmap is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    Datadog

    90%
    19 Ratings
    9.7

    Nmap

    97%
    20 Ratings

    Usability

    10.0

    Datadog

    100%
    1 Rating

    Nmap

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    Datadog

    88%
    10 Ratings
    8.7

    Nmap

    87%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Datadog

    Datadog is a no-brainer for any environment that relies on multiple servers. Even for one server, it's so much better to use for monitoring and alert capability than anything else I remember looking at before we started using Datadog. Teams can even use it to track their progress of investigating an alert so multiple people aren't unknowingly looking into the same exact issue unnecessarily.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nmap

    If you're a sysadmin, or anyone who's had to deploy network services, you've almost certainly had to use Nmap at some point or other. Need to see what devices are on your LAN? Nmap can tell you that. Want to check which ports your web server has open to the internet? Nmap is your friend.
    Nmap is a powerful command-line tool and has many options that require some reading of documentation to get the best out of (although generally straightforward). If the thought of working at the command-line scares you (presumably not if you're reading this review), then you may want a much simpler tool, or at least check out Zenmap GUI.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Datadog

    • APIs, the ability to interact with the data we pull into data dog is key. We port the information over to Servicenow, so the ability to pull everything into DataDog, then Servicenow, is a key component of our success here at Wayfair.
    • Simple Interface - clean, useful, effective. Allows users to use DataDog for one reason, get work done.
    • Lightweight agent on hosts
    Anthony Zappala | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nmap

    • NMap provides a very fast and a very thorough network "sweep" that allows you to quickly map out exactly what's on your network.
    • NMap is highly configurable. The "canned" choices are very good in most instances, but using various switches and options, you can create a very specific scan and get exactly the results you're looking for.
    • NMap is easy to use. Even a new administrator will be able to use the graphical version (Zenmap) with efficiency right away.
    Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Datadog

    • User interface could be improved in some areas, looking for host information and the agent install link takes a bit of time.
    • Configuration of the agent is generally done via a config file which is a pro and a con. It would be nice to have some UI to configure various agent options.
    • Billing isn't entirely straightforward, they could use more reports to figure out the source of your monthly costs.
    Kevin Van Heusen | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nmap

    • exporting, There's a serious lack of ability to export the information in a readable format to present to VPs and such. I always find myself doing a lot of data massaging to get it in a pretty format
    • some scans can trigger sensitive IDS/IPS
    • SYN scans can be particularly aggressive and cause problems on remote systems.
    Mike Nostrom | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Datadog

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 Up to 5 hosts

    Datadog Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Infrastructure$15.001
    Log Management$1.272
    APM$31.003
    1. Per Host Per Month
    2. Per Million Log Events
    3. Per Host Per Month
    SaaS Edition
    Free$01
    Standard$15/host2
    EnterpriseCustom3
    1. Up to 5 hosts
    2. Up to 500 hosts
    3. 500+ hosts
    Additional Pricing Details

    Nmap

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Nmap Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Usability

    Datadog

    Datadog 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The user interface is quite intuitive with the exception of the network map. As a deployer of software, it is trivial to setup.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nmap

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    Datadog

    Datadog 8.8
    Based on 10 answers
    The support team usually gets it right. We did have a rather complicate issue setting up monitoring on a domain controller. However, they are usually responsive and helpful over chat. The downside would be I don’t think they have any phone support. If that is important to you this might not be a good fit.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nmap

    Nmap 8.7
    Based on 18 answers
    There is a very large support community and a robust selection of add-ons and scripts. Once you get the use down this is one of the most powerful tools and you can find anything you are looking for as far as examples on the web. While not having official support its not lacking by any means.
    Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Datadog

    We are still trying other products, but people still like Datadog. After setting up a dashboard, it's great for monitoring instances on Datadog. Also, the DevOps team had a good time setting up Datadog. It means Datadog was way easier to set up compared to those others.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nmap

    Alternatives to Nmap (other IP scanners) are often much more limited in what they can do; They often only allow you to scan a specific subset of ports or a limited number of IP addresses in one command. Nmap is unrestricted in that regard. What makes Nmap stand out above the rest, is the complete network analysis package you get with it. It allows IP scanner, network deep-dives, hardware analysis, vulnerability analysis, encryption detailing, and so much more, in one free application
    Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Datadog

    • One of our critical production databases went down a couple of weeks back. Just because we had the Datadog monitoring enabled for that database, Datadog sent the alerts to PagerDuty and we were instantly notified via pager and email alert. We could act right away and bring up the database within a few mins.
    • Ability to create custom screenboards have allowed us to track the critical and warning alerts in front of our eyes all the time
    Rajeshh Raghavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nmap

    • Positive return as it's open-source (free) on all OS's.
    • If a person is not used of the command line there are a ton of front ends that make it point-and-click so the learning curve is good. That cuts down on time and manpower.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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