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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

Pandora FMS

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.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Nagios Core
Pandora FMS
8.0
Automated network device discovery
Nagios Core
Pandora FMS
9.1
Network monitoring
Nagios Core
Pandora FMS
8.2
Baseline threshold calculation
Nagios Core
Pandora FMS
6.4
Alerts
Nagios Core
Pandora FMS
9.1
Network capacity planning
Nagios Core
Pandora FMS
7.3
Packet capture analysis
Nagios Core
Pandora FMS
7.3
Network mapping
Nagios Core
Pandora FMS
7.3
Customizable reports
Nagios Core
Pandora FMS
9.1
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Nagios Core
Pandora FMS
7.3
Hardware health monitoring
Nagios Core
Pandora FMS
9.1

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

Pandora FMS

  • All-in-one software
  • Flexible and easy configuration
  • Multi-platform
  • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
Guillermo Sanchez | 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

Pandora FMS

  • Community version small features
Guillermo Sanchez | 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

Pandora FMS

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

Pandora FMS

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

Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
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.
Guillermo Sanchez | 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

Pandora FMS

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.
Guillermo Sanchez | 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

Pandora FMS

  • 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.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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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

Additional Pricing Details

Pandora FMS

General

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

Pandora FMS Editions & Modules

Edition
NMS Edition$2,9901
Enterprise Edition$4,2501
  1. 100 nodes
Additional Pricing Details
Licensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios Core
8.6
Pandora FMS
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios Core
9.9
Pandora FMS

Usability

Nagios Core
4.0
Pandora FMS

Support Rating

Nagios Core
8.0
Pandora FMS
9.1

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