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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    IT Asset Management

    2.2

    KACE Asset Management Appliance

    22%

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    KACE Asset Management Appliance ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Software and hardware inventory tracking

    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    License management

    1.0
    10%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Asset lifecycle monitoring

    1.0
    10%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Contract management

    1.0
    10%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Asset relationship management

    1.0
    10%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Nagios Core is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    5.0

    KACE Asset Management Appliance

    50%
    2 Ratings
    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    KACE Asset Management Appliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings

    Usability

    KACE Asset Management Appliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    KACE Asset Management Appliance

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Quest

    The KACE Management Appliance does many different things, but does not do them as well as other products. It is an all-in-one system for Asset tracking, software management, ticketing system, Contact management, and reporting. If you require basic functionality for these, then this product will meet your needs. But when you begin needing advanced/granular functions from the appliance, it will fall short.
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    Nagios Enterprises

    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.
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    Pros

    Quest

    • Gives you real time data to systems on my network.
    • I can get information on all applications running on devices on my network.
    • I can get information on what systems are not currently patched and up to date with MS and Virus definitions!
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    Nagios Enterprises

    • 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.
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    Cons

    Quest

    • Configuring automated software installs is difficult, and logs do not present useful information for troubleshooting.
    • Customer support will just refer you to search itninja.com when you call in for support issues.
    • KACE community site (itninja.com), has outdated documentation, and answers to questions are usually vague at best.
    • KACE Amp agent constantly breaks, and has to be re-installed on end user computers.
    • A parent-child relationship in the ticketing system requires you to create a process.
    • Remote provisioning fails consistently and does not provide any useful information as to why it failed.
    • K1000 is overpriced for the jobs it actually performs and the work that is required to maintain it.
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    Nagios Enterprises

    • 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.
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    Pricing Details

    KACE Asset Management Appliance

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    KACE Asset Management Appliance editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Nagios Core

      Starting Price

      $0

      Editions & Modules

      Nagios Core editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      Single LicenseFree1
      Single LicenseFree2

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Quest

      No answers on this topic

      Nagios Enterprises

      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.
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      Usability

      Quest

      No answers on this topic

      Nagios Enterprises

      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.
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      Support Rating

      Quest

      No answers on this topic

      Nagios Enterprises

      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.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Quest

      DAM blows away what Free wear we were previous trying to tweak and change for use to benefit the County. But as we looked into DAM we saw much more available with this product compared to what we had been trying to use over the last 10 years. It took a lot of convincing to get County Administration on board with County IT but after we had Dell come in and demo software and appliand to BOS and County Administrator they saw the added benefits of going with DAM! It has been a great addition to our County IT tools!
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      Nagios Enterprises

      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].
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      Return on Investment

      Quest

      • Asset Tracking works exceptionally well, until the AMP agent breaks an endpoint machine. Quick re-install of the AMP agent usually resolves the issue.
      • The remote provisioning tool fails 90% of the time. If this worked properly or informed us why the remote provisioning failed, this tool could become an invaluable asset.
      • We canceled the support contact because the renewal price was expensive and cost just as much as the initial purchase price.
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      Nagios Enterprises

      • 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.
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