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Score 7.9 out of 100
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Score 8.3 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

SolarWinds Pingdom

If you are looking to take your page speed optimization to the next level, Pingdom is a great tool. It is very valuable at helping to identify issues, benchmark your pefromance and check to see the results of your optimization efforts. If you aren't using other uptime alert and server monitoring tools, those features will be very beneficial
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
8.0
Remote monitoring
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
9.1
Network device monitoring
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
8.1
Multiple Server Monitoring
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
6.8
Multi-device monitoring
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.2
Automated alerts and notifications
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
9.1

Management Tasks

Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.8
Patch Management
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.3
Service configuration management
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
8.0
Software and hardware inventory
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
8.0
Policy-based automation
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.9

Reporting

Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.8
Performance data reports
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.8
Customizable reporting
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.3
Data visualization
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
8.4
Risk analysis
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.8

Security

Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.2
Data backup and recovery
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.3
Antivirus and malware management
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
6.0
Adinistraor access control
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
8.2

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

SolarWinds Pingdom

  • Monitoring as many websites as we can throw at it.
  • Customer Service has been extremely great with quick responses and resolution.
  • The ability to integrate with our chat client or via web hook with allows for maximum visibility amongst team members.
John Birks | 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

SolarWinds Pingdom

  • An easy way to update a mass group of alerts instead of one-by-one edits
  • Our less IT-oriented teams sometimes have a hard time understanding what the alerts mean, but that is a user education issue we should probably address ourselves to better explain purposes of alerts.
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

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 10.0
Based on 4 answers
Recently added features have made Pingdom less intuitive for our requirements. While Pingdom has a broad offering and remains a good value, it is becoming more than we need. Our customer base is becoming more and more global and Pingdom still lacks Asia-Pacific monitoring, which we will need within a year.
Ted White | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 9.4
Based on 5 answers
When sifting through various website speed testing sites, this one is very easy to use. Very visual to share with others without them getting overwhelmed, it shows the main points to focus on, time delays at the exact location of load on the website. To help show someone how a site is performing this is hands down one of the easiest to use and share.
Sanjit Mandal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Nagios Core

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 6.0
Based on 1 answer
Interface is unnecessarily complicated and frequently responds slowly.
Ted White | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SolarWinds Pingdom

SolarWinds Pingdom 7.8
Based on 11 answers
We have very rarely needed to contact support and the product is well-documented. There are a number of helpful articles and FAQs that will solve your issues right away. Support is timely and reasonable. The product has been easy to use and has required very little in the way of support.
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

SolarWinds Pingdom

I wasn't part of the selection process but I can say that the user-friendliness for a slightly technical person and the level of detail and reporting makes it better than the other ones I've worked with. I've heard of better ones in the market like Pingometer and up-down, but I haven't used them.
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

SolarWinds Pingdom

  • Seeing a site go down in real time allows us to take action immediately. Site downtime in a 100% online marketing world can result to millions lost. This has helped as avoid all of that.
  • Website uptime is 100% essential in our industry and we've been able to fix all downtime issues immediately as soon as Pingdom notifies us.
John Birks | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Nagios Core

Pricing Details

Nagios Core

General

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

SolarWinds Pingdom

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios Core
8.6
SolarWinds Pingdom
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios Core
9.9
SolarWinds Pingdom
10.0

Usability

Nagios Core
4.0
SolarWinds Pingdom
9.4

Performance

Nagios Core
SolarWinds Pingdom
6.0

Support Rating

Nagios Core
8.0
SolarWinds Pingdom
7.8

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