Nagios Core vs. SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nagios Core
Score 8.1 out of 10
N/A
Nagios provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components. Multiple APIs and community-build add-ons enable integration and monitoring with in-house and third-party applications for optimized scaling.N/A
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitoring (WPM) is a website and SaaS application performance monitoring tool. It utilizes synthetic and real user monitoring for proactive issue detection and performance reporting. WPM is designed to be scalable with business needs.N/A
Pricing
Nagios CoreSolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Editions & Modules
Single License
Free
Single License
Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Nagios CoreSolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Nagios CoreSolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Considered Both Products
Nagios Core

No answer on this topic

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Chose SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
While free, Nagios was limited and hard to use on a Red Hat platform where we don't have the skillset.
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Features
Nagios CoreSolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Nagios Core
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Ratings
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
1 Ratings
23% above category average
Remote monitoring00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multiple Server Monitoring00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Automated alerts and notifications00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Reporting
Comparison of Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Nagios Core
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Ratings
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
1 Ratings
27% above category average
Performance data reports00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Customizable reporting00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Data visualization00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
Nagios Core
-
Ratings
SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
10.0
1 Ratings
41% above category average
Administrator access control00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.5
(44 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
4.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(9 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Nagios CoreSolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)
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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SolarWinds
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.
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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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SolarWinds
  • 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.
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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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SolarWinds
  • The recorder is clunky and must be run on a local machine.
  • It does not support frames.
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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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SolarWinds
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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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SolarWinds
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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SolarWinds
Solarwinds support is top-notch, and while we rarely have to call them, they are always very helpful when we do.
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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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SolarWinds
At the time we purchased WPM we were not aware of alternatives and therefore did not compare them.
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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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SolarWinds
  • 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.
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