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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    8.1

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    81%

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SolarWinds ipMonitor ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Automated network device discovery

    8.4
    84%
    10 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    8.8
    88%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts

    8.7
    87%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network mapping

    8.0
    80%
    19 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    6.9
    69%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SolarWinds ipMonitor is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating
    • Nagios Core is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Renew

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.8

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    78%
    23 Ratings
    7.6

    Nagios Core

    76%
    42 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    8.2

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    82%
    1 Rating
    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    8.2

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    82%
    6 Ratings
    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    8.8

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    88%
    8 Ratings
    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor is well suited in situation where customer do not wants to hold the responsibility of underlying monitoring infrastructure management such as Servers, Database, website and their high availability. And of course when you need Network, Servers, Services fault and performance monitoring. When you have specialized network monitoring requirement such as Configuration backup, netflow traffic analysis then this is not the right tool.
    Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nagios Core

    Nagios monitoring is well suited for any mission critical application that requires per/second (or minute) monitoring. This would probably include even a shuttle launch. As Nagios was built around Linux, most (85%) plugins are Linux based, therefore its more suitable for a Linux environment.
    As Nagios (and dependent components) requires complex configurations & compilations, an experienced Linux engineer would be needed to install all relevant components.
    Any company that has hundreds (or thousands) of servers & services to monitor would require a stable monitoring solution like Nagios. I have seen Nagios used in extremely mediocre ways, but the core power lies when its fully configured with all remaining open-source components (i.e. MySQL, Grafana, NRDP etc). Nagios in the hands of an experienced Linux engineer can transform the organizations monitoring by taking preventative measures before a disaster strikes.
    Shawn Brito | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    • ipMonitor is well suited to use SNMP sources to monitor up states and usage such as network interfaces
    • ipMonitor does a great job of measuring bandwidth usage and delivering a long term 'picture' of usage
    • ipMonitor has an exceptional interface that is easy to use and simple to navigate
    Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nagios Core

    • Monitoring of services is one of the biggest benefits for our company. Being able to respond in a timely fashion keeps business smooth.
    • Hardware and device monitoring are easy to set up with proper parameters.
    • Notification to key staff to be able to respond quickly makes issues go away faster.
    Eric Krueger | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    • It is a very complete and versatile software, but its price can be somewhat high for small companies.
    • During the analysis of the collected data the process can be somewhat slow, so it takes more time than expected.
    • Its configuration process can be somewhat complex since it requires several configurations so having prior knowledge is helpful.
    Emma Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nagios Core

    • Nagios could use core improvements in HA, though, Nagios itself recommends monitoring itself with just another Nagios installation, which has worked fine for us. Given its stability, and this work-around, a minor need.
    • Nagios could also use improvements, feature wise, to the web gui. There is a lot in Nagios XI which I felt were almost excluded intentionally from the core project. Given the core functionality, a minor need. We have moved admin facing alerts to appear as though they originate from a different service to make interacting with alerts more practical.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $1,570 installation

    SolarWinds ipMonitor Editions & Modules

    Edition
    ipMonitor -2500 Monitors$57701
    ipMonitor - 1000 Monitors$26201
    ipMonitor - 500 Monitors$15701
    1. installation
    Additional Pricing Details

    Nagios Core

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0

    Nagios Core Editions & Modules

    On-premise Edition
    Single LicenseFree
    1. none
    SaaS Edition
    Single LicenseFree
    1. none
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    I have very few pieces of software, that are specific to IT and IT services, that just work. Honestly, I don't need the support as it never breaks, but I believe in rewarding vendors that make valuable products
    Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nagios Core

    Nagios Core 9.9
    Based on 3 answers
    We're currently looking to combine a bunch of our network montioring solutions into a single platform. Running multiple unique solutions for monitoring, data collection, compliance reporting etc has become a lot to manage.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.2
    Based on 6 answers
    SolarWinds ipMonitor is a perfectly decent network mapper and performance metric gatherer, but it is held back by the UI, which can be hard to navigate once you have more than a couple dozen assets in there. It is fairly priced, but it also sometimes takes a really long time before results come in.
    Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nagios Core

    Nagios Core 4.0
    Based on 1 answer
    The Nagios UI is in need of a complete overhaul. Nice graphics and trendy fonts are easy on the eyes, but the menu system is dated, the lack of built in graphing support is confusing, and the learning curve for a new user is too steep.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.8
    Based on 8 answers
    Although I had not much support ticket with ipMonitor support team but I can share my overall experience with SolarWinds products and support team. I am working with SolarWinds support team since last 7 years and in last 2-3 years I have seen a significant improvement in knowledge documentation which is helping end users to troubleshoot problems by themselves. Apart from this SolarWinds phone call based support is very nice as tickets and emails might take some time but a direct phone call can get your job done quickly comparatively.
    Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nagios Core

    Nagios Core 7.7
    Based on 18 answers
    I haven't had to use support very often, but when I have, it has been effective in helping to accomplish our goals. Since Nagios has been very popular for a long time, there is also a very large user base from which to learn from and help you get your questions answered.
    Chris Saenz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    We were trying to evaluate different providers and ipMonitor suited us because we had on-prem and cloud instances and management decided to check the paid tool. The ipMonitor is a very responsive tool and it served the purpose well but as IT is evolving and needs are changing, we discontinued the ipMonitor and shifted to Zabbix due to the customization which was the need at the time.
    Umair Mehboob | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nagios Core

    Because we get all we required in Nagios [Core] and for npm, we have to do lots of configuration as it is not as easy as Comair to Nagios [Core]. On npm UI, there is lots of data, so we are not able to track exact data for analysis, which is why we use Nagios [Core].
    Pavan Mehare | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    • We currently use an outside service to monitor critical network nodes. We will do away with that service shortly.
    • We no longer have to wait to hear from our users if there is a network device down. We will be proactively alerted and we can begin to remediate immediately helping to limit downtime.
    • After initial setup and some tweaking, it requires little to no time to maintain.
    Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Nagios Core

    • With it being a free tool, there is no cost associated with it, so it's very valuable to an organization to get something that is so great and widely used for free.
    • You can set up as many alerts as you want without incurring any fees.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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    Nagios Core

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