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31 Ratings
11 Ratings
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Score 9.5 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

Nmap

NMap is well suited to just about any situation, network size, or complexity. Some have brought up the point that NMap's proxy settings need work. I haven't used NMap with a proxy. NMap is my "go to" tool for a cursory security sweep. Once a problem is found, I can perform a deeper dive scan on a system or a network. I wouldn't, and don't, use NMap as my only security tool. No single tool has all the answers. For example, it is not a Wireshark in that it does not capture packets or analyze them. It is basically a port scanner, host discovery, OS detection tool.
Kenneth Hess | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opsview Monitor

If you know Nagios or Nagios-like monitoring systems, OpsView will be really easy for you to learn and manage. Migrations process will be relatively easy. You're getting great U/I that will speed up adding new objects to the system and present data in a clear, organized way. In addition it's easy to create dedicated dashboards for your clients.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Nmap
8.4
Opsview Monitor
Automated network device discovery
Nmap
8.6
Opsview Monitor
Network monitoring
Nmap
8.8
Opsview Monitor
Baseline threshold calculation
Nmap
8.5
Opsview Monitor
Alerts
Nmap
8.8
Opsview Monitor
Network capacity planning
Nmap
8.1
Opsview Monitor
Packet capture analysis
Nmap
7.4
Opsview Monitor
Network mapping
Nmap
9.3
Opsview Monitor
Customizable reports
Nmap
8.0
Opsview Monitor
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Nmap
8.3
Opsview Monitor
Hardware health monitoring
Nmap
8.0
Opsview Monitor

Pros

Nmap

  • Nmap has a unique process of fingerprinting applications/devices to help us identify their communications patterns quicker.
  • Nmap can be used for network auditing by specifying whole subnets that you would like to scan for open/closed ports.
  • Nmap has a diverse presence and can be used from most operating systems.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opsview Monitor

  • Easily extensible. We write many of our own monitoring plugins for Opsview and use open source Nagios community plugins as well
  • Quick to deploy. Don't need to worry about all of the dependencies that you need to with something like Nagios
  • It just works. Most of the housekeeping tasks are completely automated
  • Nice visualizations and dashboards
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Nmap

  • Maybe take some of the features of Zenmap and bake them in?
  • Include fancy extra graphical results charts or graphs or something to show people who you want to convey info too but have no idea what Nmap is actually doing.
  • I don't really think I'd change a lot actually.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opsview Monitor

  • pricey
  • build in cloud monitoring packs need to be improved
  • smb version is missing some powerfull features
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Nmap

Nmap 7.9
Based on 18 answers
There is a very large support community and a robust selection of add-ons and scripts. Once you get the use down this is one of the most powerful tools and you can find anything you are looking for as far as examples on the web. While not having official support its not lacking by any means.
Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opsview Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Nmap

NMap usually lacks the features of the other network scanners, but for a good reason: most of the other network scanners out there are using NMap as part of their system. The nature of NMap (being open-source) is that it is available for use in other applications; as a result, these other applications make use of the NMap source code.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opsview Monitor

Nagios and Zabbix - Opsview is much easier to setup and operate than both of them.SolarWinds Orion - Opsview is much more economical
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Nmap

  • Positive return as it's open-source (free) on all OS's.
  • If a person is not used of the command line there are a ton of front ends that make it point-and-click so the learning curve is good. That cuts down on time and manpower.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Opsview Monitor

  • helps to discover and remediate infrastructure problems quickly
  • helps to present SLA diagrams for clients
  • speeds up deployment proces for new solutions
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Nmap

Pricing Details

Nmap

General

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

Opsview Monitor

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Nmap
9.7
Opsview Monitor
9.0

Support Rating

Nmap
7.9
Opsview Monitor

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