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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.5 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

Site24x7

While Site24x7 can monitor almost anything, it is the most cost effective when using its basic monitor. The basic monitor covers certificate health, web sites/services, general server health, IIS health, and much more. The advanced monitors cover SQL, Microsoft Failover Clustering, etc. but even though we get three advanced monitors with the initial subscription, we don't use them because the SQL monitoring can be very noisy without some fine-tuning. It wasn't uncommon to get woken up at 3 am because of a SQL anomaly that tripped a metric.
Wes Dunaway | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

Nagios Core
Site24x7
8.4
Remote monitoring
Nagios Core
Site24x7
9.4
Network device monitoring
Nagios Core
Site24x7
7.6
Multiple Server Monitoring
Nagios Core
Site24x7
8.8
Multi-device monitoring
Nagios Core
Site24x7
7.4
Automated alerts and notifications
Nagios Core
Site24x7
8.5

Management Tasks

Nagios Core
Site24x7
7.3
Policy-based automation
Nagios Core
Site24x7
7.3

Reporting

Nagios Core
Site24x7
7.3
Performance data reports
Nagios Core
Site24x7
8.2
Customizable reporting
Nagios Core
Site24x7
7.5
Data visualization
Nagios Core
Site24x7
8.3
Risk analysis
Nagios Core
Site24x7
5.1

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

Site24x7

  • Very clean website UI. Tests are well categorized and navigation is very simple.
  • The accompanying mobile app is very useful when on the go as it can also notify you of any issues.
  • The cost of the platform is very cheap and the cost also scales at a low amount.
  • No on-premise footprint. All cloud-based.
Rob Bates | 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

Site24x7

  • Analysis: Site24x7 sends a report when a site is back up, with an "analysis" of the outage. The idea is to help pinpoint the cause, but it's almost always useless.
  • Overalerting on larger outages: Site24x7 sends an alert on every site that we have configured when they go down. A hierarchical setup would be better, or some way for it to recognize that if more than two sites are down simultaneously, it only needs to send one alert with that information. Getting 12 text messages at 1 AM is not fun.
  • Complex setup: It takes a long time to set up everything for monitoring. Automation would be nice.
Robert Paul | 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

Site24x7

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

Site24x7

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

Site24x7

Site24x7 8.6
Based on 3 answers
I have only had to use support once, so I can't go into much detail about their support team. The one time I did use it the response was fast but the resolution took some time.
Wes Dunaway | 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

Site24x7

Each solution excels in their own areas. Site24x7 provides the easiest and most cost-effective transactional monitoring from the previous and existing solutions which we use. However, Solarwinds Orion suite, which includes the virtualization manager, gives us full-stack monitoring of our VMware environment, which Site24x7 cannot. In the same way, Cloudwatch gives us better visibility into our AWS workloads compared to SolarWinds.AlertSite was previously used for our transactional monitoring, and while the configuration of transactions and playback with Deja Click plugin was incredibly beneficial, it didn't justify the cost difference to Site24x7.
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

Site24x7

  • We are better able to be notified of critical downtime, allowing us to act faster to restore critical services/applications.
  • Sometimes we get flooded with emails due to false alerts and that can often be distracting to many of us.
  • Thanks to their add-on pricing scheme, it eliminates the need to buy expensive modules straightaway, thus saving money.
Gary Smolyak | 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

Site24x7

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
$1*

* monitors

Site24x7 Editions & Modules

Edition
Starter$91
Pro$352
Classic$893
Elite$2254
Enterprise$4495
Enterprise Plus Web$8996
  1. 10 monitors
  2. 40 Monitors
  3. 100 Monitors
  4. 250 Monitors
  5. 500 Monitors
  6. 2500 Monitors
Additional Pricing Details
Each Pack will also support additional benefits such as Network interfaces, Applogs, Alert credits etc. You can also, purchase add-ons to create custom pricing options. Please visit the vendor's pricing page, for more information.

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios Core
8.6
Site24x7
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios Core
9.9
Site24x7

Usability

Nagios Core
4.0
Site24x7

Support Rating

Nagios Core
8.0
Site24x7
8.6

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