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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 8.7 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Foglight

Strengths [Foglight]
  • Monitoring, Alerting and Management of on-prem virtualization and physical servers
  • Historical trending and baselining are excellent and being able to compare a problem period against the same sets of data for a period when there was no issue is especially helpful as part of troubleshooting.
  • Ease of use for end users is appreciated
Weaknesses [of Foglight]
  • Creation and management of custom monitors is a developer level activity requiring Groovy skillset
  • Less useful for management of an environment where there is a large amount of custom implementations
  • Commitment to longevity of cartridges/packs for specific subsystems
  • Ability to create custom schedules/alerts/escalations is only available via a 3rd party product (from a former Quest developer) and is not particularly easy to manage/manipulate
  • Lack of API accessibility for external integrations to other analytics (splunk, etc.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

I am the kind of person who dots the I’s and crosses the t’s
and I was in search of a tool who would do the same and trust me it was so time
taking and hard to look for the network issues before PingPlotter but after it,
things have become quite great and I would recommend it to the companies in
search of a good and active diagnostic tool that would reduce the time of
troubleshooting as well and in such scenario, it is a most favorable one.
Carol-Guðrún McComb | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Foglight
PingPlotter
8.7
Automated network device discovery
Foglight
PingPlotter
9.0
Network monitoring
Foglight
PingPlotter
8.8
Baseline threshold calculation
Foglight
PingPlotter
8.4
Alerts
Foglight
PingPlotter
8.6
Customizable reports
Foglight
PingPlotter
8.7

Pros

Foglight

  • Database monitoring
  • Database management suite
  • Customization (both monitors and dashboards)
Aletha Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

  • An easy-to-use tool that monitors latency, as well as internal network issues, is also available.
  • Trace results are precise and point to outside network issues.
  • It's simple to set up and use, and it takes less time to fix problems.
  • With third parties and lightweight software, it saves time and keeps a good impression.
Milton Hassan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foglight

  • While the Linux agents mostly work out of the box with the remote node receiving the push, some newer Linux distributions may require some tweaking of the agent install script due to upstream software package changes.
  • The canned reports are adequate for high-level overviews but I would like to be able to further customize them to include specific information from the monitored nodes.
  • I wish there was an application to migrate the Foglight NMS application and database (which reside on the same server) to a new server or VM. They make you open a support case to accomplish that for which you need an active maintenance contract.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

  • UI need to be improved.
  • They need to extend the trial period & include more features in it
  • The quality of drafts and report generation should be improved.
SM Iftekhar Shaboj | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PingPlotter

PingPlotter 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have not had much contact with the PingPlotter support, only one time have I went to them and it was a positive experience. The questions I had were answered quickly and professionally. I have no issue with the experience I had with the Support team. This was from before and after the purchase of the product.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Foglight

We were previously using Oracle to monitor resources across servers and networks. In general, that product was alright but the Foglight alerts are far superior to Oracle. The business goal of using Foglight is really to minimize business interruption costs so the faster and more noticeable the alerts, the better the product is at solving our problems.
Jaime L. Regan | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

PingPlotter is a basic version of Auvik, although it is easier to setup and there is less intrusion in the customers network. This allows us to use PingPlotter as a prospecting tool and allows to accurately gather network information very quickly. Basic troubleshooting is great with PingPlotter and we can quickly and easily identify issues on the local network, ISP link or internet. Auvik gives us a lot more detail and we use it exclusively with existing clients only.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Foglight

  • Great value for vmWare monitoring.
  • Helps our eCommerce team to troubleshoot issues and make end user experience better.
Anderson Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

  • Internet connectivity problems were well upstream.
  • Easy to spot errors and trends with clear graphical interface.
  • ISP service provider node was overloaded as I was able to use PingPlotter to help prove it.
Rohan Kashyap | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Foglight

General

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

Foglight Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PingPlotter

General

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

PingPlotter Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
PingPlotter Free$0.001
PingPlotter Standard$39.991
PingPlotter Professional$349.001
  1. per user
SaaS Edition
PingPlotter Free$0.001
PingPlotter Standard$6.992
PingPlotter Professional$29.002
  1. per user
  2. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Foglight
8.0
PingPlotter
8.8

Support Rating

Foglight
PingPlotter
9.0

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