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Likelihood to Recommend

Intermapper

Intermapper is a light weight, quick and easy to use monitoring application. It will get you up and monitoring key infrastructure devices with a simple management interface and effective alert system that doesn't generate a lot of noise. It provides mobile device access through a web interface and is relatively inexpensive.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nmap

NMap is well suited to just about any situation, network size, or complexity. Some have brought up the point that NMap's proxy settings need work. I haven't used NMap with a proxy. NMap is my "go to" tool for a cursory security sweep. Once a problem is found, I can perform a deeper dive scan on a system or a network. I wouldn't, and don't, use NMap as my only security tool. No single tool has all the answers. For example, it is not a Wireshark in that it does not capture packets or analyze them. It is basically a port scanner, host discovery, OS detection tool.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Intermapper
8.4
Nmap
8.4
Automated network device discovery
Intermapper
7.7
Nmap
8.3
Network monitoring
Intermapper
10.0
Nmap
9.0
Baseline threshold calculation
Intermapper
6.4
Nmap
8.6
Alerts
Intermapper
10.0
Nmap
9.2
Network capacity planning
Intermapper
7.0
Nmap
7.8
Packet capture analysis
Intermapper
8.0
Nmap
7.2
Network mapping
Intermapper
9.4
Nmap
9.4
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Intermapper
6.8
Nmap
8.4
Hardware health monitoring
Intermapper
10.0
Nmap
8.1
Customizable reports
Intermapper
Nmap
8.3

Pros

Intermapper

  • The best thing about Intermapper is that it is map-based. You start by building your map, which is done completely automatically. I've used many different monitoring software packages, Solarwinds, Nagios, Opmanager, and it is a royal PITA to create live maps with those.
  • Another great feature is that it shows you, visually, the bandwidth utilization of your network by using "ants" and color codes. Incredibly useful.
  • Alarms are very easy to setup, again much easier than the packages mentioned above.
Jim Cobb | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nmap

  • Nmap has a unique process of fingerprinting applications/devices to help us identify their communications patterns quicker.
  • Nmap can be used for network auditing by specifying whole subnets that you would like to scan for open/closed ports.
  • Nmap has a diverse presence and can be used from most operating systems.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Intermapper

  • Setting up probes in bulk can be difficult, so it can take a long time to get the system set up correctly to start.
  • Sometimes the probes can be sensitive and report false positives.
  • Interface can be a little clunky and non intuitive at times.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nmap

  • Maybe take some of the features of Zenmap and bake them in?
  • Include fancy extra graphical results charts or graphs or something to show people who you want to convey info too but have no idea what Nmap is actually doing.
  • I don't really think I'd change a lot actually.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Intermapper

Intermapper 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The product works well and is very easy to maintain. As such, we haven't had many occasions to use support. When we have called them they were easy to contact and responsive to our questions. We have had the product for years and it may have been a year or better since the last time we contacted them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nmap

Nmap 8.2
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

Intermapper

Intermapper is a cross between WhatsUp Gold and Nagios. WhatsUp Gold being for a less technical end-user and Nagios doing more than just SNMP scans and up down monitoring.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nmap

NMap usually lacks the features of the other network scanners, but for a good reason: most of the other network scanners out there are using NMap as part of their system. The nature of NMap (being open-source) is that it is available for use in other applications; as a result, these other applications make use of the NMap source code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Intermapper

  • Ability to provide real time alerting has proven to save our necks multiple times, since polling intervals could be set at a very low intervals.
  • Real time monitoring of links provided ability to identify bottlenecks in real time!
  • Writing custom probes, saved us thousands.
Anonymous | 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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Pricing Details

Intermapper

General

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

Nmap

General

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

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