Nagios XI vs. Watchman Monitoring

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Nagios XI
Score 7.9 out of 10
N/A
Nagios XI is an Enterprise Server and Network Monitoring Software, built on Nagios Core and designed to comprehensive application, service, and network monitoring in a central solution. Nagios XI is available in two different editions: Standard Edition and an Enterprise Edition. The Enterprise Edition provides users with additional functionality and includes features that are designed to aid in…
$1,995
Per Instance
Watchman Monitoring
Score 10.0 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
Watchman Monitoring is a read-only IT Alerting, hardware monitoring, & high-availability beacon reporting SaaS designed for resale by IT professionals looking to provide proactive support to their offerings. The Watchman Monitoring Client has a single focus: to detect and report issues.
$79
Up to 25 Devices
Pricing
Nagios XIWatchman Monitoring
Editions & Modules
Standard
$1995
Per Instance
Enterprise
$3495
Per Instance
Watchman Monitoring
$79.00
Up to 25 Devices
Watchman Monitoring
$79.00
Up to 25 Devices
Watchman Monitoring
$199.00
Up to 1500 Devices
Watchman Monitoring
$199.00
Up to 1500 Devices
Watchman Monitoring
$299.00
Over 1500 Devices
Watchman Monitoring
$299.00
Over 1500 Devices
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Nagios XIWatchman Monitoring
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 XIWatchman Monitoring
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Features
Nagios XIWatchman Monitoring
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Nagios XI
-
Ratings
Watchman Monitoring
9.7
1 Ratings
21% above category average
Remote monitoring00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Multi-device monitoring00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Automated alerts and notifications00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
Nagios XI
-
Ratings
Watchman Monitoring
7.0
1 Ratings
5% below category average
Software and hardware inventory00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Reporting
Comparison of Reporting features of Product A and Product B
Nagios XI
-
Ratings
Watchman Monitoring
7.5
1 Ratings
1% below category average
Customizable reporting00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Risk analysis00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Nagios XIWatchman Monitoring
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(3 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
9.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Nagios XIWatchman Monitoring
Likelihood to Recommend
Nagios Enterprises
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.
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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
  • 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.
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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
  • 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
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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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Support Rating
Nagios Enterprises
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.
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Watchman Monitoring
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Alternatives Considered
Nagios Enterprises
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.
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Watchman Monitoring
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Return on Investment
Nagios Enterprises
  • Reduction of at least 10% of false alarms.
  • Increased network traffic by 5%.
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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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Screenshot of Provide Proactive Support. Watchman Monitoring’s white-labeled cross-platform monitoring & read-only IT alerting solutions help IT professionals avoid downtime, reduce time spent troubleshooting computers, increase recurring revenue, better manage support tickets, and to provide proactive support to their clients.