Nagios Core vs. Splunk Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nagios Core
Score 7.3 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
Splunk Cloud
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
A data platform service thats help users search, analyze, visualize and act on data. The service can go live in as little as two days, and with an IT backend managed by Splunk experts, users can focus on acting on data. Search any kind of data in real-time to detect and prevent issues before they happen with access to streaming and machine learning capabilities. Search any kind of data in real-time to detect and prevent issues before they happen with access to the latest streaming and machine…N/A
Pricing
Nagios CoreSplunk Cloud
Editions & Modules
Single License
Free
Single License
Free
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Nagios CoreSplunk Cloud
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Nagios CoreSplunk Cloud
Considered Both Products
Nagios Core
Chose Nagios Core
Nagios is an easy to use intuative tool that gives a great return on investment. It has better monitoring features that IT needs than competitors and won't break the bank. Support for this tool is first class and the techs will help you to get the most out of the product.
Splunk Cloud

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
Nagios CoreSplunk Cloud
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Comparison of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) features of Product A and Product B
Nagios Core
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Ratings
Splunk Cloud
8.7
12 Ratings
10% above category average
Centralized event and log data collection00 Ratings8.112 Ratings
Correlation00 Ratings8.512 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management00 Ratings9.721 Ratings
Deployment flexibility00 Ratings7.812 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools00 Ratings8.510 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces00 Ratings9.621 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection00 Ratings8.510 Ratings
Data integration/API management00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Behavioral analytics and baselining00 Ratings7.93 Ratings
Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds00 Ratings8.53 Ratings
Response orchestration and automation00 Ratings9.22 Ratings
Reporting and compliance management00 Ratings8.73 Ratings
Incident indexing/searching00 Ratings9.73 Ratings
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Splunk Enterprise
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Score 8.7 out of 10
Enterprises
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Splunk Enterprise
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Score 8.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
Nagios CoreSplunk Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
7.6
(42 ratings)
8.3
(12 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.9
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
4.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
7.7
(18 ratings)
7.2
(8 ratings)
User Testimonials
Nagios CoreSplunk Cloud
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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Splunk
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!
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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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Splunk
  • 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.
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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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Splunk
  • 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.
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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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Splunk
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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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Splunk
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.
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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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Splunk
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.
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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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Splunk
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.
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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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Splunk
  • 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.
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