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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 6.9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

ManageEngine OpManager

If you find that instant alerts, bandwidth usage per port and connections, custom reports and central console monitoring are of use then this is the product you need for network monitoring. OpManager is a tool that gives you great monitoring and is simple to setup, gives you great options for workflow or custom monitors.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

It's best suited for large/multinational organisations with complex networks with limited qualified personnel across every location. However, I wouldn't recommend it for a small organisation with a very simple network architecture.
Victor Adebayo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

ManageEngine OpManager
7.9
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
6.9
Automated network device discovery
ManageEngine OpManager
8.7
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
8.2
Network monitoring
ManageEngine OpManager
8.7
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
7.8
Baseline threshold calculation
ManageEngine OpManager
7.1
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
Alerts
ManageEngine OpManager
9.4
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
8.7
Network capacity planning
ManageEngine OpManager
7.1
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
5.6
Packet capture analysis
ManageEngine OpManager
7.9
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
5.4
Network mapping
ManageEngine OpManager
7.0
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
6.5
Customizable reports
ManageEngine OpManager
7.5
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
6.5
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
ManageEngine OpManager
7.5
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
4.8
Hardware health monitoring
ManageEngine OpManager
7.8
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
8.5

Pros

ManageEngine OpManager

  • Reports
  • Automation
  • Alarms
  • Network discovery
  • Many MIBS aviable
Daniel J. Canto Bonilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

  • Monitoring the connection; performance, switching, and issues. We use a broadband connection for our primary and a cellular backup for the secondary. While we use routing protocols to make this switch and WhatsUp isn't used for Syslog monitoring. it alerts us within seconds.
  • Backup configurations and archiving. WhatsUp does this particularly well. I use it for both Cisco routers and switches.
  • The diagram feature is nice. Though I don't use it as much because of the size of our structure, it does come in handy for mapping routes of all traffic.
Jamie Elliott | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

ManageEngine OpManager

  • It would be good if they would update more often. Upgrade history seems to be slowing on new versions/features the last couple of years.
Ray Koch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

  • Sales staff can be a bit pushy in terms of selling more product than you need. This is not unique to What's Up but it can be a bit unwelcome once you have already purchased the product.
  • Updates could be a little easier but overall not too bad. Once or twice we have had to start over with a new server when upgrading to a major numbered revision.
  • IIS site can be a bit slow at times. This could just be our setup but I have noticed that it can be slow to respond during high traffic times. It does always respond and work properly but the wait time to move from screen to screen could be lower.
John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support

ManageEngine OpManager

ManageEngine OpManager 8.5
Based on 2 answers
You can call or email support, they are responsive and fast to reply. ManageEngine has a knowledge base that is full of support topics, almost any issue can be resolved in it.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Not too much to support as it doesn't do that much.
Reggie Pauling | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

ManageEngine OpManager

Versatility and tool information.
Daniel J. Canto Bonilla | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

For the sake of simplicity, WhatsUp Gold is better. It is cheaper and more cost-effective for what we need. I am sure it will scale up easily in the future if that growth comes.
Michael Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

ManageEngine OpManager

  • It is quite a bit cheaper than SolarWinds competing solutions and offers an overall better value.
Ray Koch | TrustRadius Reviewer

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

  • Ability to maintain network equipment inventory and health reports.
  • Inability to make the backups of the device using scripting or configurations of network devices.
  • Less graphical representation of circuit or network traffic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

ManageEngine OpManager

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$245*

* per installation

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

ManageEngine OpManager
8.9
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
6.4

Support

ManageEngine OpManager
8.5
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold
5.5

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