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5 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 100
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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Nmap ranks higher in 1 feature set: Network Performance Monitoring

Network Performance Monitoring

8.1

Nmap

81%
8.0

Pandora FMS

80%
Nmap ranks higher in 5/10 features

Automated network device discovery

8.5
85%
13 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Network monitoring

9.0
90%
13 Ratings
8.2
82%
1 Rating

Baseline threshold calculation

9.9
99%
7 Ratings
6.4
64%
1 Rating

Alerts

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Network capacity planning

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Packet capture analysis

7.0
70%
6 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Network mapping

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Customizable reports

4.8
48%
11 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Wireless infrastructure monitoring

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
7.3
73%
1 Rating

Hardware health monitoring

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Attribute Ratings

  • Nmap is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • Pandora FMS is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Nmap

97%
20 Ratings
9.1

Pandora FMS

91%
1 Rating

Support Rating

8.7

Nmap

87%
18 Ratings
9.1

Pandora FMS

91%
1 Rating

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

Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS adjusts to the client's need, from a simple configuration of a single server to a complex scenario with high availability support without additional licensing costs.
Guillermo Sanchez | 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

Pandora FMS

  • All-in-one software
  • Flexible and easy configuration
  • Multi-platform
  • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
Guillermo Sanchez | 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

Pandora FMS

  • Community version small features
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nmap

General

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

Starting Price

Nmap Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Pandora FMS

General

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

Starting Price

$2,990 100 nodes

Pandora FMS Editions & Modules

Edition
NMS Edition$2,9901
Enterprise Edition$4,2501
  1. 100 nodes
Additional Pricing Details
Licensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.

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

Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The support team answers very quickly. They are always willing to find a solution to any need that is required by us or one of our clients.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Pandora FMS

Before using Pandora FMS, tests were carried out with all these tools:
  • Nagios
  • Zabbix
  • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • IBM Tivoli
  • PRTG
  • SolarWinds
Pandora FMS allows simple customization by making adjustments to text files, developing agent add-ons without the need to be a programmer, there is no scenario where we could not take data and save it in PandoraFMS, IoT, industrial products, and everything that any client needs to monitor.
Guillermo Sanchez | 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

Pandora FMS

  • It is a tool with an appropriate cost that allows to have results in a very limited time.
  • Having a health dashboard and alerts of important business in the company is an important differential with any other monitoring solution on the market.
  • Monitoring can be adjusted to the business, considering service SLAs and adjusting the platform according to the needs of each department of the company.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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