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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

Splunk Cloud

I will highly recommend this software because using Splunk
Cloud has helped us become more proactive about handling our security concerns
and better manage our environment. It is one of the finest security software
that is easy to use and also provides analytics. It has excellent features like
creating dashboard security and managing features etc. So you must give it a try once!
David Hillier | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

Nagios Core
Splunk Cloud
8.6
Centralized event and log data collection
Nagios Core
Splunk Cloud
8.5
Correlation
Nagios Core
Splunk Cloud
8.4
Event and log normalization/management
Nagios Core
Splunk Cloud
9.6
Deployment flexibility
Nagios Core
Splunk Cloud
7.8
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
Nagios Core
Splunk Cloud
8.4
Custom dashboards and workspaces
Nagios Core
Splunk Cloud
9.6
Host and network-based intrusion detection
Nagios Core
Splunk Cloud
8.1
Data integration/API management
Nagios Core
Splunk Cloud
8.0
Behavioral analytics and baselining
Nagios Core
Splunk Cloud
7.7
Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds
Nagios Core
Splunk Cloud
8.3
Response orchestration and automation
Nagios Core
Splunk Cloud
9.0
Reporting and compliance management
Nagios Core
Splunk Cloud
8.7
Incident indexing/searching
Nagios Core
Splunk Cloud
9.7

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

Splunk Cloud

  • Splunk Cloud allows me to search the volumes of information help in Windows Server Logs quickly and accurately.
  • Splunk Cloud allows me to create Dashboards for everyday monitoring of multiple parameters.
  • Splunk Cloud allows me to create and schedule reports for Management on network usage and statistics.
Jeff Kitchens | 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

Splunk Cloud

  • Splunk Cloud support is increasing a lot now a days and I see no cons other than the price factor to the other compared products. Overall Splunk Cloud is a very good product all together.
  • I can see that Splunk Cloud can still improve in the form of SLA.
  • Splunk Cloud generally lags behind the available splunk upgrades. They are always one version behind the one available for enterprise.
Manan Bhatt | 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

Splunk Cloud

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

Splunk Cloud

Splunk Cloud 8.0
Based on 1 answer
Overall, it is very usable. I would like if recent searches were saved for longer because I always have to refer to my notes when I'm looking for something specific and it's been a few weeks. But that's a small issue, and the actual search and browsing interface is easy to use and powerful.
Kevin Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nagios Core

Nagios Core 7.7
Based on 18 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

Splunk Cloud

Splunk Cloud 7.3
Based on 8 answers
Splunk Cloud support is sorely lacking unfortunately. The portal where you submit tickets is not very good and is lacking polish. Tickets are left for days without any updates and when chased it is only sometimes you get a reply back. I get the feeling the support team are very understaffed and have far too much going on. From what I know, Splunk is aware of this and seem to be trying to remedy it.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Nagios Core

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].
Pavan Mehare | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Cloud

Splunk Cloud blows Sumo Logic out of the water. The experience is night and day. We went from several highly stressed IT security professionals who were unsure if the data they were getting was valuable, to very happy IT security professionals who can now be more proactive and get all the information they need.
Joseph Sweet | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nagios Core

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Cloud

  • The biggest return on investment is how quickly logs are now consumed, and how quickly we can follow events that occur in logs.
  • The number of logs that can be consumed by Splunk is much higher than previous solutions.
  • We have much better visibility into our logs, and are able to spot patterns in events with the built-in graphs and reports.
Chase Palmer, CISSP | 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

Starting Price

$0

Nagios Core Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Single LicenseFree
  1. none
SaaS Edition
Single LicenseFree
  1. none
Additional Pricing Details

Splunk Cloud

General

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

Starting Price

Splunk Cloud Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios Core
7.8
Splunk Cloud
8.4

Likelihood to Renew

Nagios Core
9.9
Splunk Cloud

Usability

Nagios Core
4.0
Splunk Cloud
8.0

Support Rating

Nagios Core
7.7
Splunk Cloud
7.3

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