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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 7.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

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

Panda Systems Management

Panda Systems Management is well suited for small to medium sized organizations looking for a tool to centralize asset management not only physical but also assist with rapid deployment of patches, applications, etc. It proves also to be very beneficial as permits (to and extent) to do troubleshooting without interfering or interrupting end users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
8.4
Remote monitoring
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
9.0
Network device monitoring
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
8.0
Multiple Server Monitoring
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
8.0
Multi-device monitoring
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
9.0
Automated alerts and notifications
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
8.0

Management Tasks

Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
7.3
Patch Management
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
4.5
Service configuration management
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
8.0
Software and hardware inventory
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
9.5
Policy-based automation
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
7.0

Reporting

Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
8.2
Performance data reports
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
8.5
Customizable reporting
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
8.5
Data visualization
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
8.5
Risk analysis
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
7.5

Security

Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
8.0
Antivirus and malware management
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
6.0
Adinistraor access control
Nagios Core
Panda Systems Management
10.0

Pros

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

Panda Systems Management

  • Remote access. It's as good as any other on the market. It also allows for RDP connections which is a nice feature.
  • Inventory management. We get some great insight from the reports we can run.
  • Quick Jobs. If there's an app or service you use, there may be a quick job to install and update it remotely.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

Panda Systems Management

  • More intuitive UI
  • Better integration with Windows and Windows Update
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

Panda Systems Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Panda Systems Management

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Nagios Core

Nagios Core 8.0
Based on 9 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

Panda Systems Management

Panda Systems Management 7.5
Based on 4 answers
We have not had much trouble with Panda Systems Management. They've been fairly responsive, and do take suggestions. The onboarding process was smooth and about as easy as they could make it. There are times when it does take a while for them to respond, but they usually do respond within a few hours at worst.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nagios Core

I have been using Nagios for 10+ years, so I am very familiar with it. The learning curve with SolarWinds was more difficult for me to pick up than Nagios and it wasn't as easy (at first) to duplicate, edit, etc. in SolarWinds. I genuinely think Nagios is a great product for many reasons, one of which is the unbeatable price.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Panda Systems Management

Much easier solution to use (by a ten fold), very intuitive user interface even for inexperience users... does not require on prem server because is cloud based
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nagios Core

  • Much better network device performance metrics allowing to troubleshoot and do before/after changes comparisons
  • Has helped us to integrate with our Service Management tool (through other 3rd party tools)
  • Important part of our overall network health dashboard providing granular details at the device level (not end-to-end performance)
  • Cost is very convenient
Manuel Ayala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Panda Systems Management

  • It's allowed us to be more proactive when it comes to things. We can keep an eye on computers that may need replacement. It was a lifesaver when updating to Windows 10.
  • It saves so much time compared to our previous remote software, GoToAssist. While I think GoToAssist may be a bit more solid when in action, there's too much setup time, even with unattended access. Panda is click and go.
  • Remote command prompt has also been a lifesaver, and nonintrusive for the user. The users think we are magic.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nagios Core

General

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

Panda Systems Management

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios Core
8.6
Panda Systems Management
7.5

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios Core
9.9
Panda Systems Management

Usability

Nagios Core
4.0
Panda Systems Management

Support Rating

Nagios Core
8.0
Panda Systems Management
7.5

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