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Feature Set Ratings

    Monitoring Tasks

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.7

    Watchman Monitoring

    97%
    Watchman Monitoring ranks higher in 3/3 features

    Remote monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Multi-device monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    1 Rating

    Automated alerts and notifications

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    1 Rating

    Management Tasks

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.0

    Watchman Monitoring

    70%
    Watchman Monitoring ranks higher in 1/1 features

    Software and hardware inventory

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Reporting

    Nagios Core

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    7.5

    Watchman Monitoring

    75%
    Watchman Monitoring ranks higher in 2/2 features

    Customizable reporting

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    1 Rating

    Risk analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    1 Rating

    Attribute Ratings

    • Watchman Monitoring is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    7.5

    Nagios Core

    75%
    42 Ratings
    10.0

    Watchman Monitoring

    100%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.9

    Nagios Core

    99%
    3 Ratings

    Watchman Monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    4.0

    Nagios Core

    40%
    1 Rating

    Watchman Monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.7

    Nagios Core

    77%
    18 Ratings

    Watchman Monitoring

    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.
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    Watchman Monitoring

    If you are in IT consulting or manage any fleet of computers, both Mac and PC (and yes Linux) - you should have this installed. It will be able to provide you the information needed to repair computers and avoid productivity loss by users.
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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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    Watchman Monitoring

    • Super easy to deploy.
    • Integrates well with ZenDesk and YourComputerInventory.com.
    • Website is very clear and email to manage.
    • Support is awesome.
    • Super lightweight package.
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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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    Watchman Monitoring

    • Would like to see non-computer deployment agent - such as Synology.
    • Since it's mainly reporting, this isn't necessary improvement, but it would be good if it can receive data - so in case we can't ping a machine, maybe use Watchman as a backdoor - but that would go against it's main principles.
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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

    Watchman Monitoring

    Starting Price

    $79 Up to 25 Devices

    Editions & Modules

    Watchman Monitoring editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    Watchman Monitoring$79.001
    Watchman Monitoring$199.002
    Watchman Monitoring$299.003
    Watchman Monitoring$79.004
    Watchman Monitoring$199.005
    Watchman Monitoring$299.006

    Footnotes

    1. Up to 25 Devices
    2. Up to 1500 Devices
    3. Over 1500 Devices
    4. Up to 25 Devices
    5. Up to 1500 Devices
    6. Over 1500 Devices

    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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    Watchman Monitoring

    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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    Watchman Monitoring

    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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    Watchman Monitoring

    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].
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    Watchman Monitoring

    No answers on this topic

    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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    Watchman Monitoring

    • I've been using it since the day it came out - there have so many times where a machine has had an error reported by Watchman that we've been able to save the client before something terrible happened.
    • The ROI is there - you can easily resell this product to your clients, or wrap it into your product offering.
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