What users are saying about
16 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.7 out of 100
145 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

KACE Asset Management Appliance

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.
Anonymous | 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

Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

KACE Asset Management Appliance
2.2
Nagios Core
Software and hardware inventory tracking
KACE Asset Management Appliance
7.0
Nagios Core
License management
KACE Asset Management Appliance
1.0
Nagios Core
Asset lifecycle monitoring
KACE Asset Management Appliance
1.0
Nagios Core
Contract management
KACE Asset Management Appliance
1.0
Nagios Core
Asset relationship management
KACE Asset Management Appliance
1.0
Nagios Core

Pros

KACE Asset Management Appliance

  • 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!
Todd Frazier | 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

KACE Asset Management Appliance

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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

Likelihood to Renew

KACE Asset Management Appliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

KACE Asset Management Appliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

KACE Asset Management Appliance

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Nagios Core

Nagios Core 7.6
Based on 10 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

KACE Asset Management Appliance

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!
Todd Frazier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Nagios Core

As a backup NMS, it is better to invest to Nagios since it costs less than any other competitors which [provide] the same level of service. Maybe PRTG gives more features but you don't need all [those] features for your daily use so Nagios gives you what you need when it comes to monitoring.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

KACE Asset Management Appliance

  • 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.
Anonymous | 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

Pricing Details

KACE Asset Management Appliance

General

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

KACE Asset Management Appliance Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Nagios Core

General

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

Nagios Core Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Single LicenseFree
    SaaS Edition
    Single LicenseFree
      Additional Pricing Details

      Rating Summary

      Likelihood to Recommend

      KACE Asset Management Appliance
      5.0
      Nagios Core
      8.2

      Likelihood to Renew

      KACE Asset Management Appliance
      Nagios Core
      9.9

      Usability

      KACE Asset Management Appliance
      Nagios Core
      4.0

      Support Rating

      KACE Asset Management Appliance
      Nagios Core
      7.6

      Add comparison