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Score 7.8 out of 100
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Score 10 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios XI

Nagios is best suited in an large organization where it is production 24/7, but in SME (small/medium enterprise) you have to pay a lot to the administrator. Instead use some graphical and easy to use tool like IDERA.
Muhammad Hassan Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Monitoring Tasks

Nagios XI
Watchman Monitoring
9.7
Remote monitoring
Nagios XI
Watchman Monitoring
10.0
Multi-device monitoring
Nagios XI
Watchman Monitoring
10.0
Automated alerts and notifications
Nagios XI
Watchman Monitoring
9.0

Management Tasks

Nagios XI
Watchman Monitoring
7.0
Software and hardware inventory
Nagios XI
Watchman Monitoring
7.0

Reporting

Nagios XI
Watchman Monitoring
7.5
Customizable reporting
Nagios XI
Watchman Monitoring
7.0
Risk analysis
Nagios XI
Watchman Monitoring
8.0

Pros

Nagios XI

  • 3rd party integrations via open API.
  • Extremely flexible and configurable long term storage of the very detailed performance information (years of per 1-5 min perf data numbers).
  • Small Nagios XI footprint (very efficient MySQL DB and flat files for perf data), making it powerful tool for thousands of checks and hundreds of reports.
  • Responsive support, willing to provide resolution outside the box and by various means possible.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nagios XI

  • The mobile interface is newly developed and needs more development. It should provide more options for the audit log and add more detail for the configuration rollback options.
  • The scheduled report should be included in standard edition.
  • Master Node is configurable on LINUX platform only. We had to hire a Linux administrator
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nagios XI

Nagios XI 9.0
Based on 3 answers
Only because I never give out 10s.Nagios support goes above and beyond in helping with issues, workarounds, specific cases and requirements. Tracks customer implementation and history of the most important issues. Can’t complain (except that the team is small and quite probably overworked). Time to resolution could be much improved if only there were more folks to help around.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Watchman Monitoring

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Nagios XI

Cost efficiency is the main reason which we opted [for] Nagios as we were previously using IDERA tool with comprehensive database monitoring solutions, but the slow performance we are getting while monitoring the instance of the database.
Muhammad Hassan Khan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Watchman Monitoring

No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Nagios XI

  • Reduction of at least 10% of false alarms.
  • Increased network traffic by 5%.
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Nagios XI

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$1,995 Per Instance

Nagios XI Editions & Modules

Edition
Standard$19951
Enterprise$34951
  1. Per Instance
Additional Pricing Details

Watchman Monitoring

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$79 Up to 25 Devices

Watchman Monitoring Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
Watchman Monitoring$79.001
Watchman Monitoring$199.002
Watchman Monitoring$299.003
  1. Up to 25 Devices
  2. Up to 1500 Devices
  3. Over 1500 Devices
SaaS Edition
Watchman Monitoring$79.001
Watchman Monitoring$199.002
Watchman Monitoring$299.003
  1. Up to 25 Devices
  2. Up to 1500 Devices
  3. Over 1500 Devices
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nagios XI
8.1
Watchman Monitoring
10.0

Support Rating

Nagios XI
9.0
Watchman Monitoring

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