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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    N-able N-central

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.0

    Pandora FMS

    80%
    Pandora FMS ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Pandora FMS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.9

    N-able N-central

    69%
    21 Ratings
    9.1

    Pandora FMS

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.1

    N-able N-central

    91%
    2 Ratings

    Pandora FMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.1

    N-able N-central

    91%
    3 Ratings

    Pandora FMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.8

    N-able N-central

    88%
    14 Ratings
    9.1

    Pandora FMS

    91%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    8.4

    N-able N-central

    84%
    4 Ratings

    Pandora FMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    N-able

    N-able N-central is highly suitable for IT Admins within large organizations that need oversight of all it equipment. Ideal for managing organizations that need inventory and management of more than 10 IT devices. Highly inappropriate for smaller scale companies that mange less than 10 PCs
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    Pandora FMS LLC

    Pandora FMS adjusts to the client's need, from a simple configuration of a single server to a complex scenario with high availability support without additional licensing costs.
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    Pros

    N-able

    • Remote tasks - entry-level techs can run basic tasks without physically touching a piece of equipment.
    • Remote support - remote controlling user devices is easy and saves a lot of time with having to initiate a remote session.
    • Management of devices, particularly patch management and anti-virus management - you can automatically approve and deploy patches and schedule automatic AV scans.
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    • All-in-one software
    • Flexible and easy configuration
    • Multi-platform
    • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
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    Cons

    N-able

    • Expensive software
    • The support team are terrible
    • Sales team will promise the world to get you over the line
    • Subscription management is tedious
    • Old software with very little development and the support team will not provide any further information on this - no roadmap
    • Integrations galore - but none of them are effective
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    Pandora FMS LLC

    • Community version small features
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    Pricing Details

    N-able N-central

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    N-able N-central 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

      Pandora FMS

      Starting Price

      $0

      Editions & Modules

      Pandora FMS editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      NMS Edition29901
      Enterprise Edition42502

      Footnotes

      1. 100 nodes
      2. 100 nodes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Required

      Additional Details

      Licensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.

      Likelihood to Renew

      N-able

      Overall we have liked our solar winds experience, however, as our company has grown to support larger enterprises, this product does not have the functionality that our teams need in order to fully support them. The lack of granularity with backups and lack of ability to support nutanix environments is slowly drawing us into the use of other tools.
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      Pandora FMS LLC

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      N-able

      The user interface is fairly straight forward, with logic groupings for objects. I did not deploy this software, but am one of the daily administrators. Once you get the correct agent package (Which can be a challenge) the integration into AD is not bad. The UI could be more customized, but that may have been a design choice.
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      Pandora FMS LLC

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      N-able

      For the most part, support has been good, but often we need to reach out to our account manager to ask that cases be escalated. First level support can often be frustrating to work with. There are particular support engineers that we know we won't get good service from when they are assigned to cases. The level of support offered did become worse when the company was sold to SolarWinds.
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      Pandora FMS LLC

      The support team answers very quickly. They are always willing to find a solution to any need that is required by us or one of our clients.
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      Implementation Rating

      N-able

      Make sure if you your using a vm you follow the instructions for provisioning to the letter or it will be starting from square one
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      Pandora FMS LLC

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      N-able

      N-Central has automation manager, which allows you to automate multiple tasks, thereby saving time and effort through Automated patching. AV and Backups are built into the system, and can be deployed by checking a box. It's easy to update and keep secure. File transfer and remote controls are great and make easy work from off-site.
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      Pandora FMS LLC

      Before using Pandora FMS, tests were carried out with all these tools:
      • Nagios
      • Zabbix
      • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
      • IBM Tivoli
      • PRTG
      • SolarWinds
      Pandora FMS allows simple customization by making adjustments to text files, developing agent add-ons without the need to be a programmer, there is no scenario where we could not take data and save it in PandoraFMS, IoT, industrial products, and everything that any client needs to monitor.
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      Return on Investment

      N-able

      • Reduced time to manage and support servers and endpoints.
      • Provides support dept with more accurate information to assess and resolve issues quicker and more efficiently.
      • The subscription cost associated with N-central, to our clients has a good profit margin for us.
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      Pandora FMS LLC

      • It is a tool with an appropriate cost that allows to have results in a very limited time.
      • Having a health dashboard and alerts of important business in the company is an important differential with any other monitoring solution on the market.
      • Monitoring can be adjusted to the business, considering service SLAs and adjusting the platform according to the needs of each department of the company.
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