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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 6.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    8.1

    Nmap

    81%

    Opsview Monitor

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Nmap ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    8.5
    85%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    9.0
    90%
    13 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    9.9
    99%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts

    9.2
    92%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    7.0
    70%
    7 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    7.0
    70%
    6 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network mapping

    9.5
    95%
    18 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    4.8
    48%
    11 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    9.9
    99%
    8 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    6.0
    60%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Nmap is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.7

    Nmap

    97%
    20 Ratings
    9.0

    Opsview Monitor

    90%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.7

    Nmap

    87%
    18 Ratings

    Opsview Monitor

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Nmap

    If you're a sysadmin, or anyone who's had to deploy network services, you've almost certainly had to use Nmap at some point or other. Need to see what devices are on your LAN? Nmap can tell you that. Want to check which ports your web server has open to the internet? Nmap is your friend.
    Nmap is a powerful command-line tool and has many options that require some reading of documentation to get the best out of (although generally straightforward). If the thought of working at the command-line scares you (presumably not if you're reading this review), then you may want a much simpler tool, or at least check out Zenmap GUI.
    Anonymous | 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

    Pros

    Nmap

    • NMap provides a very fast and a very thorough network "sweep" that allows you to quickly map out exactly what's on your network.
    • NMap is highly configurable. The "canned" choices are very good in most instances, but using various switches and options, you can create a very specific scan and get exactly the results you're looking for.
    • NMap is easy to use. Even a new administrator will be able to use the graphical version (Zenmap) with efficiency right away.
    Kenneth Hess | 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

    • exporting, There's a serious lack of ability to export the information in a readable format to present to VPs and such. I always find myself doing a lot of data massaging to get it in a pretty format
    • some scans can trigger sensitive IDS/IPS
    • SYN scans can be particularly aggressive and cause problems on remote systems.
    Mike Nostrom | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Opsview Monitor

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

    Pricing Details

    Nmap

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Opsview Monitor

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Support Rating

    Nmap

    Nmap 8.7
    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

    Alternatives to Nmap (other IP scanners) are often much more limited in what they can do; They often only allow you to scan a specific subset of ports or a limited number of IP addresses in one command. Nmap is unrestricted in that regard. What makes Nmap stand out above the rest, is the complete network analysis package you get with it. It allows IP scanner, network deep-dives, hardware analysis, vulnerability analysis, encryption detailing, and so much more, in one free application
    Dylan Eikelenboom | 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

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