159 Ratings
159 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 7.4 out of 100
2 Ratings
<a href='https://www.trustradius.com/static/about-trustradius-scoring' target='_blank' rel='nofollow noopener'>trScore algorithm: Learn more.</a>
Score 8 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • TrueSight Pulse is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.5

Nagios Core

75%
42 Ratings
8.0

TrueSight Pulse

80%
2 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

9.9

Nagios Core

99%
3 Ratings

TrueSight Pulse

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

4.0

Nagios Core

40%
1 Rating

TrueSight Pulse

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Nagios Core

77%
18 Ratings

TrueSight Pulse

N/A
0 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.
Read full review

BMC Software Inc.

Well suited when server monitoring, not well suited for non system administrators. Need to have server knowledge to get full understanding of product
Read full review

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.
Read full review

BMC Software Inc.

  • Real-time high-resolution metric monitoring. Data can be collected and viewed at 1-second resolution.
  • Visualization of line charts
  • Cloud hosted
Read full review

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.
Read full review

BMC Software Inc.

  • The interface is functional and adaptable but I kind of wish it looked like its predecessor Patrol Monitor.
  • It is somewhat hard to understand the integrations into the UI.
  • Hoping for more metric choices.
Read full review

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

TrueSight Pulse

Starting Price

$8 month

Editions & Modules

TrueSight Pulse editions and modules pricing
EditionModules
Standard81
Advanced122

Offerings

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services

Entry-level set up fee?

No setup fee

Additional Details

Pricing reflect discount for annual subscription. Month to month pricing is $12 for Standard, $15 for Advanced

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.
Read full review

BMC Software Inc.

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.
Read full review

BMC Software Inc.

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.
Read full review

BMC Software Inc.

No answers on this topic

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].
Read full review

BMC Software Inc.

Datadog seems to have more freedom to build dashboards. They have more visualization types. However, Pulse seems to be better from a cost stand point. Pulse is able to accomplish everything we need, so no need to spend the extra cost.
Read full review

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.
Read full review

BMC Software Inc.

  • Positive in alert notifications.
  • Positive in keeping environment up time.
  • Positive in being able to monitor various metrics and meters.
Read full review

Add comparison