Foglight vs. PingPlotter

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Foglight
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
Foglight is a database performance management suite from Quest, with modules to perform cloud analytics, network performance monitoring and virtualization management, scaling to a broad, cloud / virtualization focused IT infrastructure monitoring solution.N/A
PingPlotter
Score 9.5 out of 10
N/A
PingPlotter is a graphical traceroute and ping tool that visualizes network performance in a way that makes identifying the source of problems quicker and easier for everyone from online gamers and video streamers to VoIP admins and IT pros. Features for remote deployment, network monitoring, scripting, and a web interface are included along with several additional capabilities.
$0
per user
Pricing
FoglightPingPlotter
Editions & Modules
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PingPlotter Free
$0.00
per user
PingPlotter Free
$0.00
per user
PingPlotter Standard
$6.99
per user per month
PingPlotter Professional
$29.00
per user per month
PingPlotter Standard
$39.99
per user
PingPlotter Professional
$349.00
per user
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FoglightPingPlotter
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
FoglightPingPlotter
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Foglight
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Ratings
PingPlotter
8.5
20 Ratings
3% above category average
Automated network device discovery00 Ratings8.214 Ratings
Network monitoring00 Ratings8.920 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation00 Ratings8.415 Ratings
Alerts00 Ratings8.713 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings8.112 Ratings
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Enterprises
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Score 8.2 out of 10
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User Ratings
FoglightPingPlotter
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(5 ratings)
9.5
(20 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
FoglightPingPlotter
Likelihood to Recommend
Quest Software
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.)
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Pingman Tools
It is well suited for performing monitoring and testing from a single device. It is less appropriate if you have to monitor from multiple different endpoints. That type of deployment would be more of an enterprise application. If you are looking for an end user monitoring solution then PingPlotter is the one for you.
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Pros
Quest Software
  • Database monitoring
  • Database management suite
  • Customization (both monitors and dashboards)
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Pingman Tools
  • Monitor traffic in network
  • Measure stops when contacting network locations such as websites
  • Measures the lag and latency it takes to contact network locations
  • Gives you both induvidual measurements as well as good oversight
  • identifies when network lag or disconnect occurs
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Cons
Quest Software
  • There are not many problems with this product
  • Limited ability to use Foglight itself to solve problems it identifies
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Pingman Tools
  • Its a little confusing to see which targets are currently running pings and which ones are displayed in the plots.
  • Starting and stopping pings requires a right click and that would be better with a play/pause button I think.
  • Ability to drag and drop the graphs to reorder them.
  • more columns to show which targets are running and which are displayed. Currently this is done with symbols so you cant sort by just the running targets for example I've found.
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Support Rating
Quest Software
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Pingman Tools
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Quest Software
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Pingman Tools
A balance of a generic tool vs a network equipment product is necessary when investigating network incidents or disruptions. Need to train the engineer to use both tools to perform their analysis and to dive down to the issues as fast as they can. Experience with the tools will continue to play a part if we were to adopt PingPlotter
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Return on Investment
Quest Software
  • Foglight has a positive impact on my company by being a complete monitoring platform that specializes in risk assessment, user diagnosis and management, and server monitoring ensuring a secure business infrastructure through predictive analytics, query analysis, anomaly detection, behavior tracking, troubleshooting, automated discovery, and more.
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Pingman Tools
  • Great ROI, troubleshooting time has been reduced by 90%
  • Network Discoveries used to take 2 to 3 hours and were inconsistent - now it is a matter of minutes
  • lacks integration into our MSP toolkit, and we now use it as a stand alone product
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