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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 9.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Firewall

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.5

    Untangle NG Firewall

    95%
    Untangle NG Firewall ranks higher in 11/11 features

    Identification Technologies

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    5 Ratings

    Visualization Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    5 Ratings

    Content Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    Policy-based Controls

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    5 Ratings

    Active Directory and LDAP

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings

    Firewall Management Console

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    Reporting and Logging

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    VPN

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    5 Ratings

    High Availability

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    4 Ratings

    Stateful Inspection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    5 Ratings

    Proxy Server

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Untangle NG Firewall is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Likelihood to Renew, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings
    9.5

    Untangle NG Firewall

    95%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings
    10.0

    Untangle NG Firewall

    100%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating

    Untangle NG Firewall

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings
    8.2

    Untangle NG Firewall

    82%
    3 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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    Untangle

    Untangle is very strong in the "traditional" sense of security. That means an edge appliance that either works with an existing router or is the router itself (recommended). This approach has also been adapted well to cloud environments in order to protect virtual servers and VDI workstations. As mentioned earlier, many schools are using cloud-based filtering for their 1:1 solutions for their students. This is an area where Untangle is unable to serve. Some have used an instance of Untangle in the cloud with VPN to serve their remote needs, but it is not the same as solutions that are designed for cloud-based filtering of devices without VPN.
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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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    Untangle

    • Web Filtering is strong, and can also do application fingerprinting to allow Facebook, but not Facebook games. Secondly, a separate partition called a "rack" can be set up to give one subnet or group of users different web filtering policies than another. For example, teachers would get more freedom to browse the web than students at a school.
    • Built-in SD-WAN connectivity as part of your license. IPSEC tunnel creation is also amazingly easy.
    • Will install on any x86 hardware created in the last 5-10 years. Ram and processor requirements per user are very low.
    • Reporting is phenomenal, however you can get death by details very easily.
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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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    Untangle

    • The full suite can be expensive for business but will be powerful enough.
    • The full suite for home or small office isn't that bad of a price but may be out of reach for most home users but remember the basics are FREE so anyone can get started with it.
    • I would like to see it promoted for mid to large businesses as I think it can handle it.
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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

    Untangle NG Firewall

    Starting Price

    $25 per month

    Editions & Modules

    Untangle NG Firewall editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Open Source Firewall$0.001
    NG Firewall Complete$25.002
    z4 appliance$2993
    z4w appliance$3294
    z4 Plus appliance$399.005
    z6 appliance$1199.006
    z12 appliance$1999.007
    z20 appliance$3499.008

    Footnotes

    1. free under the GNU General Public License (GPL)
    2. per month
    3. one-time purchase
    4. one-time purchase
    5. one-time purchase
    6. one-time purchase
    7. one-time purchase
    8. one-time purchase

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    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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    Untangle

    Service renewal is in Feb 2021. We will be renewing!
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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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    Untangle

    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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    Untangle

    I haven't used them much, but they did answer my question quickly.
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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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    Untangle

    NG Firewall was much more friendly in terms of layout and ease of use, the apps section is familiar to anyone and the config while in a sort of odd order is very clearly laid out. I also appreciate Untangle's endless educational videos and the support can't be beat. Overall it was more of a complete package
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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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    Untangle

    • The positive is the savings in time the IT department has recouped by not having to continuously clean and maintain end point computers. Not to mention helping end user use their time more wisely by not wasting time on non-work related web activities.
    • The only negative is complaints from end users about the restrictions.
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