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Score 10 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.4

    PRTG

    84%
    PRTG Network Monitor ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    47 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    52 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    45 Ratings

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    53 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.2
    72%
    37 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    26 Ratings

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    37 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    46 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    36 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    50 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • PRTG Network Monitor is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.0

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    70%
    1 Rating
    8.8

    PRTG

    88%
    53 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    PRTG

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Usability

    7.0

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    70%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    PRTG

    90%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5

    PRTG

    85%
    28 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.0

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    70%
    2 Ratings

    PRTG

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    This software is suited for a smaller organization with a small datacenter that uses mainly HP hardware. Once the environment gets larger it would pay to move to some of their paid for products
    Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PRTG

    If there are a number of different protocols and devices to monitor PRTG is really an all in one solution. There are network specific solutions, telephony solutions, server solutions, etc - but this tool can do anything. Even if you don't use this tool as your main "monitoring solutions" every IT professional should have access to this tool for at least troubleshooting purposes.If you are looking for something specific built for a task you may be able to find [a] more direct and easy tool to use that would be easier and quicker to setup as customization is not needed.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    • HP Systems Insight Manager is very good at scanning for devices and adding them for monitoring is almost effortless.
    • HP Systems Insight Manager is very good at detecting most HP hardware and integrating with local management software.
    Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PRTG

    • Very, very configurable. You can create all kinds of monitors for all kinds of things. Plus it has loads of suggestions out of the box. It can get complicated but monitoring is complicated. Pretty decent interface and good support - active community.
    • I really liked how easy it was to add alerts by SMS. So easy to setup.
    • I like their sizing models (for purchase). We're actually small enough that we are free. But it's not free as in stripped down - it's free because we don't use many "sensors" and don't honestly have the need.
    Dan Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    • I think some of the areas that HP Systems Insight Manager can improve is non HP hardware.
    • This software also sometimes struggles handling larger environments.
    • This software also has issues managing environments that aren't set up perfectly.
    Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PRTG

    • The probe service can be quite resource-intensive. This can cause false-positive readings from some sensors sometimes.
    • The software gets updated very regularly. Whilst this is usually a good thing to fix bugs etc, it does meantime downtime of the monitoring quite often while they are installed.
    • The ability to create Maps from Libraries. Very specific issue but a lot of people have been asking for it for years and it is still not available.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    PRTG

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 subscription license

    PRTG Editions & Modules

    Edition
    PRTG 500$1,7501
    PRTG 1,000$3,2001
    PRTG 2,500$6,5001
    PRTG 5,000$11,5001
    PRTG XL 1$15,5001
    PRTG EnterpriseCustom Pricing2
    1. perpetual license
    2. subscription license
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    PRTG

    PRTG 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    It is now an essential tool for monitoring and maintaining the health of our network and systems.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) 7.0
    Based on 1 answer
    For basic functions it's very easy to set up and use. However, for more advanced functions it takes a lot of time to figure out its quirks
    Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PRTG

    PRTG 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The tool is very intuitive to use and it is Windows-based (everybody knows how to use Windows) so it's easy to get into. Every time is setup in a hierarchy so if you have a good initial hierarchy design, it will really reduce administrative effort down the road.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    PRTG

    PRTG 8.5
    Based on 28 answers
    I am giving this a 6 simply because I have never had to contact support. The online documentation is adequate for most things, and the user-maintained knowledgebase is excellent. The few times I have run into issues that were not easily resolvable with intuitive UI, I was able to find the answers that I needed either in the PRTG-provided documentation, the knowledgebase, or with a quick online web search.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM) 7.0
    Based on 2 answers
    It's good for small organizations that use HP branded equipment
    Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PRTG

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    Some of the other products I use for system management are HP SiteScope and SolarWinds Orion NPM and APM. SiteScope is another good HP product but it isn't very cost effective to use for general system management. It's good for performing complex alerting and monitoring. SolarWinds makes a great product but it is better geared for gathering statistics and performance data real-time and historically. Again the cost of this product makes it ineffective for general system monitoring.
    Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PRTG

    I have deployed and tested three products for evaluation I found [PRTG Network Monitor] very easy to deploy, the deployment literally took not more than one hour including basic configuration and network discovery. After deployment few configuration changes and creation of maps, reports and little tweaking is required. [Then] it would go through its process of recommendation that took some time to complete, while [on] other hand other software's took lot of time to install and configure. And features were also missing, which resulted in decision in favor of [PRTG Network Monitor].
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    HPE Systems Insight Manager (SIM)

    • Since this software is free if you buy HP hardware the cost is nothing which is nice for cash strapped businesses.
    • This software has a somewhat difficult time handling large environments where systems are not configured perfectly for this software.
    • I would always recommend having multiples of this software installed for redundancy because generally unless it and the environment is properly configured it can require maintenance.
    Alex Gouskos | TrustRadius Reviewer

    PRTG

    • The ability to analyze multiple pieces of information in one place, especially with historical data, has saved our IT department time and headaches. It would be so much more difficult to trace an issue without PRTG, just relying on event logs and an open task manager window.
    • The cost is not cheap, so it's an expense that hits the bottom line like everything else. Figure in hardware costs as well, ideally a server outside of your main environment.
    • I keep saying this, but the historical data piece is worth so much. There's really no good way to collect all of that information in one place without something like PRTG. And that definitely saves time and money in the long run.
    Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

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