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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.3

    PingPlotter

    83%
    PingPlotter ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    7 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    10 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    8 Ratings

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.6
    76%
    9 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    7 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings
    8.6

    PingPlotter

    86%
    10 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings

    PingPlotter

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating

    PingPlotter

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings
    9.0

    PingPlotter

    90%
    2 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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    Pingman Tools

    It's a great diagnostic tool. It isn't really this useful in our company for continuous monitoring because we don't have a giant network infrastructure but it sure is handy at times. It wasn't that hard to learn how to use PingPlotter and I believe it saved us a lot of time during troubleshooting. The price is alright compared to alternatives and I believe that it was a really great purchase for our company. It isn't appropriate if your network infrastructure is really small or limited just because you will find yourself missing out on a lot of features that you're paying for but not actually using. They are alternatives with fewer features for cheaper. For our company, PingPlotter is definitely a great tool.
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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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    Pingman Tools

    • Plotting pings over long periods of time.
    • Visually displaying metrics such as uptime, packet loss and response times.
    • It has an easy to use console.
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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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    Pingman Tools

    • Graphical highlight for Latency is limited to just one section of the GUI
    • Share report could include more than just a screenshot (i.e. drill down interactive)
    • Knowledge Base could use more videos versus just text articles
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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

    PingPlotter

    Starting Price

    $0 per user

    Editions & Modules

    PingPlotter editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    PingPlotter Free$0.001
    PingPlotter Standard$39.992
    PingPlotter Professional$349.003
    PingPlotter Free$0.004
    PingPlotter Standard$6.995
    PingPlotter Professional$29.006

    Footnotes

    1. per user
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    5. per user per month
    6. per user per month

    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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    Pingman Tools

    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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    Pingman Tools

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Pingman Tools

    I have not had much contact with the PingPlotter support, only one time have I went to them and it was a positive experience. The questions I had were answered quickly and professionally. I have no issue with the experience I had with the Support team. This was from before and after the purchase of the product.
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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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    Pingman Tools

    A balance of a generic tool vs a network equipment product is necessary when investigating network incidents or disruptions. Need to train the engineer to use both tools to perform their analysis and to dive down to the issues as fast as they can. Experience with the tools will continue to play a part if we were to adopt PingPlotter
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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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    Pingman Tools

    • It is time-saving and works as a guardian angel for us in times of trouble.
    • We are able to look for and resolve the network’s internal issues.
    • The time we spent on troubleshooting has lessened.
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