Nagios Log Server vs. Splunk Log Observer

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nagios Log Server
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Nagios Log Server provides centralized log management, monitoring and analysis software.
$3,995
Splunk Log Observer
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Splunk's Log Observer reduce time troubleshooting. The live Tail allows SREs and developers to filter and watch critical logs without having to learn a query language.
$6.25
per month per host
Pricing
Nagios Log ServerSplunk Log Observer
Editions & Modules
1 Instance
$3,995
3 Instances
$5,995
10 Instances
$14,995
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Nagios Log ServerSplunk Log Observer
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
Nagios Log ServerSplunk Log Observer
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Best Alternatives
Nagios Log ServerSplunk Log Observer
Small Businesses
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Score 8.8 out of 10
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Score 8.8 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
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SolarWinds Papertrail
Score 8.8 out of 10
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Score 8.8 out of 10
Enterprises
Splunk Log Observer
Splunk Log Observer
Score 8.7 out of 10
PRTG
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Score 8.6 out of 10
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User Ratings
Nagios Log ServerSplunk Log Observer
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.8
(10 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Nagios Log ServerSplunk Log Observer
Likelihood to Recommend
Nagios Enterprises
Nagios Log Server facilitates the ability to search all entries of logs in a quick and easy way. Beyond that, it has allowed us to configure alerts for notification when there are potential threats (may they be security threats or only application-side problems), and to filter the data for audits and compliance.
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Splunk
Great for organizations that need to centralize different types of logging across integration, qa, sandbox and production environments. Would be less impactful for organizations that don't have complex logging needs.
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Pros
Nagios Enterprises
  • Log auditing.
  • Server monitoring.
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Splunk
  • Providing in-depth insights
  • A related content feature which really helps us to figure out which service is breaking the infrastructure.
  • The Log explorer which helps us to explore the entire log and pin point the errors/issues.
  • Fast and powerful log investigation
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Cons
Nagios Enterprises
  • A bit hard to install and configure.
  • High price.
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Splunk
  • Integrating the system with Slack channels
  • Saving the logs in different cloud provider
  • Viewing the logs at more fine grained level based on user roles and permissions
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Likelihood to Renew
Nagios Enterprises
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Splunk
I'm a Splunk specialist, and I'm involved in its use and improvement.
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Usability
Nagios Enterprises
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Splunk
It gives access to data features for every level of users: from managers and executives to Analysts, each one with the correct level of observation and analysis.
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Support Rating
Nagios Enterprises
Nagios support is decent. Nothing bad to say about them, but nothing extraordinary too. We mostly asked them questions instead of actively asking them to change or fix things for us. The response time is OK, commonly you can get a response in the same day. You can also call, but they are available only during US office hours.
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Splunk
Splunk support is very quick and efficient. Pre-sale specialists are very skilled and available.
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Implementation Rating
Nagios Enterprises
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Splunk
Follow a training before starting.
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Alternatives Considered
Nagios Enterprises
Windows Event Log doesn't have 10% of the capabilities of Nagios Log Server. No real-time alerts, no scheduling, no external plugins or APIs. Nothing. The only advantage is that it is a native Windows application.
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Splunk
I had not considered other products because Splunk Log Observer was in use in my company before I started working there.
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Return on Investment
Nagios Enterprises
  • We could react in way less time to a lot of potential outages since we started using it.
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Splunk
  • Significantly reduced the MTTR (Mean Time To Recovery), which in turn has improved the end-user experience tremendously.
  • Meets compliance requirements of security policies, audit, regulation, and forensics.
  • Helps us to track/manage the resource usage on our cloud instances which has a direct implication on the recurring cost.
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