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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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

We've found WPM to be a fit for every web application that we wanted to monitor. If you have a web app that you'd like monitoring/alerting for then WPM may work for you. So far our only struggles have been when after logging in the app launches a new tab.
John Predmore | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

Nagios Core
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
Remote monitoring
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
Multiple Server Monitoring
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
Automated alerts and notifications
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0

Reporting

Nagios Core
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
Performance data reports
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
Customizable reporting
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
Data visualization
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0

Security

Nagios Core
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
Adinistraor access control
Nagios Core
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0

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 Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

  • Testing web applications
  • Ability to log in to secure sections of websites in order to test user authentication
  • Provides a detailed history of steps taken and provides print screens of each step. If an error occurs you can see the web page to better diagnose issues.
Anonymous | 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 Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

  • The recorder is clunky and must be run on a local machine.
  • It does not support frames.
Scott Reese | 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 Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Solarwinds support is top-notch, and while we rarely have to call them, they are always very helpful when we do.
Scott Reese | 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 Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

At the time we purchased WPM we were not aware of alternatives and therefore did not compare them.
John Predmore | 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 Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

  • Better reporting of down states to allow for SLA reporting
  • Better alerting during certain failure conditions which allows the IT org to respond faster
  • More thorough history to review past errors and see screenshots of the errors.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nagios Core

General

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

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios Core
8.6
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
9.9

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios Core
9.9
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

Usability

Nagios Core
4.0
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

Support Rating

Nagios Core
8.0
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0

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