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Score 6.6 out of 100

PRTG

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

It’s best for troubleshooting issues that require a packet level analysis. By having source/destination you can have a view into how the packets are traversing the network. If alerts/baselines are set up it can help identify something out of the norm. Very useful for VoIP applications as well. Would not recommend for small scale environments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRTG

If there are a number of different protocols and devices to monitor PRTG is really an all in one solution. There are network specific solutions, telephony solutions, server solutions, etc - but this tool can do anything. Even if you don't use this tool as your main "monitoring solutions" every IT professional should have access to this tool for at least troubleshooting purposes.If you are looking for something specific built for a task you may be able to find [a] more direct and easy tool to use that would be easier and quicker to setup as customization is not needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
8.6
PRTG
8.2
Automated network device discovery
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
9.0
PRTG
8.9
Network monitoring
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
8.4
PRTG
9.2
Baseline threshold calculation
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
6.6
PRTG
8.6
Alerts
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
7.8
PRTG
9.4
Network capacity planning
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
9.0
PRTG
6.9
Packet capture analysis
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
9.6
PRTG
7.5
Network mapping
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
8.3
PRTG
7.5
Customizable reports
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
7.4
PRTG
8.5
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
10.0
PRTG
7.2
Hardware health monitoring
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
10.0
PRTG
7.8

Pros

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

  • NetScout nGeniusONE can help to deep dive into the packet layer, help to identify the real network and service performance problems in the protocol layer. We have been using NetScout nGeniusONE as the main monitoring solution for the mobile network for many years.
  • I have recently use NetScout nGeniusONE to support problem troubleshooting for a customer issue complaining of slow application connection into our Datacenter services. it was easy to use NetScout nGeniusONE to capture the problematic connection sessions by using various type of filters and export a pcap file for further analysis.
  • I‘ve also use NetScout nGeniusONE to investigate an NBN connection issue which was intermittent and hard to capture, however, by using NetScout nGeniusONE it was easy to go back to the history capture and logs, so we won't miss any important leads.
Paul Fan | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRTG

  • Very, very configurable. You can create all kinds of monitors for all kinds of things. Plus it has loads of suggestions out of the box. It can get complicated but monitoring is complicated. Pretty decent interface and good support - active community.
  • I really liked how easy it was to add alerts by SMS. So easy to setup.
  • I like their sizing models (for purchase). We're actually small enough that we are free. But it's not free as in stripped down - it's free because we don't use many "sensors" and don't honestly have the need.
Dan Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

  • Possibly the setup. The organization of setting up the sites weren't as easy as I would have liked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRTG

  • The probe service can be quite resource-intensive. This can cause false-positive readings from some sensors sometimes.
  • The software gets updated very regularly. Whilst this is usually a good thing to fix bugs etc, it does meantime downtime of the monitoring quite often while they are installed.
  • The ability to create Maps from Libraries. Very specific issue but a lot of people have been asking for it for years and it is still not available.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

No score
No answers yet
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PRTG

PRTG 10.0
Based on 2 answers
It is now an essential tool for monitoring and maintaining the health of our network and systems.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE 6.5
Based on 2 answers
It provides a lot of useful information, but it's not always easy/intuitive to find it. It really needs to get a fully functional API integrated to support automation and integration with other monitoring and analytics tools to enable faster decision making. On the other hand, it gathers a lot of useful information from complex networks that are useful for capacity management and faster incident isolation and resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRTG

PRTG 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The tool is very intuitive to use and it is Windows-based (everybody knows how to use Windows) so it's easy to get into. Every time is setup in a hierarchy so if you have a good initial hierarchy design, it will really reduce administrative effort down the road.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE 7.5
Based on 4 answers
We have a dedicated OSE who has been very helpful. Besides that, we have little experience beyond this specific model
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRTG

PRTG 8.6
Based on 28 answers
I am giving this a 6 simply because I have never had to contact support. The online documentation is adequate for most things, and the user-maintained knowledgebase is excellent. The few times I have run into issues that were not easily resolvable with intuitive UI, I was able to find the answers that I needed either in the PRTG-provided documentation, the knowledgebase, or with a quick online web search.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

Majority of vendors on the market at the time only handle a piece of network instrumentation. Netscout covered all the bases which meet our company's requirements for "One throat to choke" rule. For the market we are in its nice to have a local team that can be onsite the same day if needed.
Chris Woods | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRTG

I have deployed and tested three products for evaluation I found [PRTG Network Monitor] very easy to deploy, the deployment literally took not more than one hour including basic configuration and network discovery. After deployment few configuration changes and creation of maps, reports and little tweaking is required. [Then] it would go through its process of recommendation that took some time to complete, while [on] other hand other software's took lot of time to install and configure. And features were also missing, which resulted in decision in favor of [PRTG Network Monitor].
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

  • NetScout nGeniusONE helps to reduce the time and effort (people to involve) to react on network outages, speed up the investigation progress, and much more quickly to identify the root cause.
  • Proactive helps the operation team to identify the underline problems and help the business to take actions before the issue starts to impact the customer's business. Help to reduce the incidents and outages.
  • Help the operation teams to better understand the performance and health of the network from a higher level and end to end perspective, improve the efficiency of work.
Paul Fan | TrustRadius Reviewer

PRTG

  • The ability to analyze multiple pieces of information in one place, especially with historical data, has saved our IT department time and headaches. It would be so much more difficult to trace an issue without PRTG, just relying on event logs and an open task manager window.
  • The cost is not cheap, so it's an expense that hits the bottom line like everything else. Figure in hardware costs as well, ideally a server outside of your main environment.
  • I keep saying this, but the historical data piece is worth so much. There's really no good way to collect all of that information in one place without something like PRTG. And that definitely saves time and money in the long run.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

General

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

Starting Price

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PRTG

General

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

Starting Price

$0 subscription license

PRTG Editions & Modules

Edition
PRTG 500$1,7501
PRTG 1,000$3,2001
PRTG 2,500$6,5001
PRTG 5,000$11,5001
PRTG XL 1$15,5001
PRTG EnterpriseCustom Pricing2
  1. perpetual license
  2. subscription license
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
6.6
PRTG
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
PRTG
10.0

Usability

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
6.5
PRTG
9.0

Support Rating

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
7.5
PRTG
8.6

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