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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Monitoring Tasks

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    100%
    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Remote monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Multiple Server Monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Automated alerts and notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Reporting

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    100%
    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Performance data reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Customizable reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Data visualization

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Security

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    10.0

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    100%
    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Administrator access control

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings
    10.0

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    100%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings
    10.0

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    100%
    2 Ratings

    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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    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

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      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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      SolarWinds

      No answers on this topic

      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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