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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 6.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    86%
    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    5 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    4 Ratings

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    5 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    5 Ratings

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    4 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    5 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Nagios Core is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings
    6.6

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    66%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating
    6.5

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    65%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings
    7.5

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    75%
    4 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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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    NETSCOUT

    It’s best for troubleshooting issues that require a packet level analysis. By having source/destination you can have a view into how the packets are traversing the network. If alerts/baselines are set up it can help identify something out of the norm. Very useful for VoIP applications as well. Would not recommend for small scale environments.
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    Pros

    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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    NETSCOUT

    • NetScout nGeniusONE can help to deep dive into the packet layer, help to identify the real network and service performance problems in the protocol layer. We have been using NetScout nGeniusONE as the main monitoring solution for the mobile network for many years.
    • I have recently use NetScout nGeniusONE to support problem troubleshooting for a customer issue complaining of slow application connection into our Datacenter services. it was easy to use NetScout nGeniusONE to capture the problematic connection sessions by using various type of filters and export a pcap file for further analysis.
    • I‘ve also use NetScout nGeniusONE to investigate an NBN connection issue which was intermittent and hard to capture, however, by using NetScout nGeniusONE it was easy to go back to the history capture and logs, so we won't miss any important leads.
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    Cons

    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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    NETSCOUT

    • Possibly the setup. The organization of setting up the sites weren't as easy as I would have liked.
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    Pricing 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

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE 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

      Likelihood to Renew

      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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      NETSCOUT

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      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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      NETSCOUT

      It provides a lot of useful information, but it's not always easy/intuitive to find it. It really needs to get a fully functional API integrated to support automation and integration with other monitoring and analytics tools to enable faster decision making. On the other hand, it gathers a lot of useful information from complex networks that are useful for capacity management and faster incident isolation and resolution.
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      Support Rating

      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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      NETSCOUT

      We have a dedicated OSE who has been very helpful. Besides that, we have little experience beyond this specific model
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      Alternatives Considered

      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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      NETSCOUT

      Majority of vendors on the market at the time only handle a piece of network instrumentation. Netscout covered all the bases which meet our company's requirements for "One throat to choke" rule. For the market we are in its nice to have a local team that can be onsite the same day if needed.
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      Return on Investment

      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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      NETSCOUT

      • NetScout nGeniusONE helps to reduce the time and effort (people to involve) to react on network outages, speed up the investigation progress, and much more quickly to identify the root cause.
      • Proactive helps the operation team to identify the underline problems and help the business to take actions before the issue starts to impact the customer's business. Help to reduce the incidents and outages.
      • Help the operation teams to better understand the performance and health of the network from a higher level and end to end perspective, improve the efficiency of work.
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