HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC) vs. Progress WhatsUp Gold

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)
Score 10.0 out of 10
N/A
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC), formerly known as HP Network Management Center, is a network performance monitoring option, from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise.N/A
Progress WhatsUp Gold
Score 7.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
WhatsUp Gold developed by Ipswitch (acquired by Progress Software May 2019) offers network performance monitoring and mapping. It supports core monitoring features, including automated workflows and network capacity planning, and monitors across hybrid environments.N/A
Pricing
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)Progress WhatsUp Gold
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Pricing Offerings
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)Progress WhatsUp Gold
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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Community Pulse
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Top Pros
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Features
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)Progress WhatsUp Gold
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)
9.4
5 Ratings
12% above category average
Progress WhatsUp Gold
-
Ratings
Automated network device discovery10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Network monitoring10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Network capacity planning10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Packet capture analysis10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Network mapping8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring8.04 Ratings00 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring10.05 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)Progress WhatsUp Gold
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(5 ratings)
8.3
(13 ratings)
Support Rating
9.3
(4 ratings)
4.2
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
HPE Intelligent Management Center (IMC)Progress WhatsUp Gold
Likelihood to Recommend
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Its very good and easy to do custom polling by importing MIB files where we had challenges to do out of box monitoring. Integration is easy.
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Progress Software Corporation
[Progress WhatsUp Gold (formerly Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold)] is good for what it is. An inexpensive but accurate monitor for alerting on systems and services. However, it is time consuming to configure, The GUI leaves a lot to be desired and the formatting for txt alerts stinks (I just use it now as an alert to check my email to view the actual alert.)
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Pros
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Multivendor flexibility.
  • Topology map features.
  • Backup configurations.
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Progress Software Corporation
  • Monitoring the connection; performance, switching, and issues. We use a broadband connection for our primary and a cellular backup for the secondary. While we use routing protocols to make this switch and WhatsUp isn't used for Syslog monitoring. it alerts us within seconds.
  • Backup configurations and archiving. WhatsUp does this particularly well. I use it for both Cisco routers and switches.
  • The diagram feature is nice. Though I don't use it as much because of the size of our structure, it does come in handy for mapping routes of all traffic.
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Cons
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Visibility of both LAN and WiFi network components.
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Progress Software Corporation
  • Navigating the new WhatsUp Gold 2018 is a bit complicated and not user-friendly. The best part about using a software is the user's ability to use it with ease.
  • You cannot click sites being monitored from Map Dashboard View. This feature was previously possible in the older version.
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Support Rating
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
They are fast responding when you create a support case. But they also have a forum (community) where you can find knowledge-base information that is very useful.
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Progress Software Corporation
We have never had an issue with support. It has always been quick and understandable
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Alternatives Considered
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Cause of the great gui and easy management can be customized to your liking. The awesome topology maps you can make easy to change make it your own design. Great support. Don't need a large database to run. Can handle multiple users at once with ease. Overall a great product recommend to anyone
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Progress Software Corporation
Progress WhatsUp Gold (formerly Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold) is more network focused than some of the other products we looked at, which had basic capabilities but were not as strong on the reporting or programmatic resolution of issues. Progress WhatsUp Gold (formerly Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold) is cost effective compared to some of the other upmarket solutions.
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Return on Investment
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Easy to implement
  • Easy to configure
  • Overall good monitoring tool
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Progress Software Corporation
  • Alerts IT team members when things go down after regular business hours. IT team is able to fix the issue before users arrive the next day.
  • Saves on system downtime and lost productivity
  • Remote monitoring means less staff hours spent checking for potential problems.
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ScreenShots

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