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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Application Performance Management

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    AlertSite

    75%
    AlertSite ranks higher in 12/12 features

    Application monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings

    Database monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5
    65%
    4 Ratings

    Threshold alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings

    Predictive capabilities

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    4 Ratings

    Application performance management console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    5 Ratings

    Collaboration tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.0
    60%
    3 Ratings

    Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    5 Ratings

    Application dependency mapping and thresholding

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    4 Ratings

    Virtualization monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    3 Ratings

    Server availability and performance monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    5 Ratings

    Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    4 Ratings

    IT Asset Discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    4 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Nagios Core is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating
    • AlertSite is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings
    8.0

    AlertSite

    80%
    5 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings
    3.0

    AlertSite

    30%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating
    7.0

    AlertSite

    70%
    1 Rating

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings
    4.5

    AlertSite

    45%
    4 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    Nagios Core

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0

    AlertSite

    70%
    1 Rating

    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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    SmartBear

    AlertSite is used in our organization to monitor our website and web applications in real-time to collect the super important metrics reflecting web page load time but from the user end (E2E) and that approaches helps us to understand what our website is experiencing in real-time.
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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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    SmartBear

    • Intuitive and almost instantaneous creation of monitors.
    • Performance bottlenecks alerts in real time.
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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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    SmartBear

    • Support is inconsistent at times in terms of quality and response.
    • Monitoring locations would have issues.
    • Dashboard would go unavailable at times or lag behind.
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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

    AlertSite

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    AlertSite 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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      SmartBear

      Reviewing other cost saving options
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      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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      SmartBear

      Pretty good product only issue was cost
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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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      SmartBear

      What we have noticed so far is the fact that AlertSite customer support team is trying to build relationships and go the extra mile to make sure we can overcome any occurring issues. They are quick to respond and provide sufficient guidance about how to implement product features efficiently, integrate new tools, and fix product issues.
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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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      SmartBear

      We moved all of our services to Site24x7 after several years with AlertSite. We looked at Uptrends and Pingdom to name a few whilst evaluating options. Pingdom lacks functionality and Uptrends we found to have quite a steep learning curve. AlertSites platform and in particular the Deja-Click recorder is a standout tool against the other platforms. Sadly the upscaling costs of multi-location transactions can quickly add up.
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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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      SmartBear

      • AlertSite helps us capture website failures, this helps us to provide 100% uptime as promised with clients.
      • We observed issues from AlertSite many times but their support is fast and helpful.
      • It needs improvement to avoid false alerting as it wastes the time of the support person and can cause a business impact.
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