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45 Ratings
4 Ratings
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Score 9.4 out of 100
4 Ratings
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Score 7.3 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

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

Network Performance Monitoring

8.1

Nmap

81%
8.9

TotalView

89%
Nmap ranks higher in 5/10 features

Automated network device discovery

8.5
85%
13 Ratings
9.2
92%
3 Ratings

Network monitoring

9.0
90%
13 Ratings
8.6
86%
3 Ratings

Baseline threshold calculation

9.9
99%
7 Ratings
9.3
93%
3 Ratings

Alerts

9.2
92%
4 Ratings
8.6
86%
3 Ratings

Network capacity planning

7.0
70%
7 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Packet capture analysis

7.0
70%
6 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Network mapping

9.5
95%
18 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Customizable reports

4.7
47%
11 Ratings
8.2
82%
3 Ratings

Wireless infrastructure monitoring

9.9
99%
8 Ratings
9.1
91%
1 Rating

Hardware health monitoring

6.0
60%
5 Ratings
8.6
86%
3 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

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

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Nmap

97%
20 Ratings
7.3

TotalView

73%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

8.7

Nmap

87%
18 Ratings

TotalView

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

TotalView

TotalView is well suited for an infrastructure where you are looking for a cost-effective, additive network management tool for in-depth device diagnostic information. This will not be a one-stop shop application, but it does what is advertised very well. SNMP is required for configuration and adding additional devices is quick and simple. This product also works well with Shoretel VoIP systems and allows for a full overview of connected phones along with being able to view calls on an extension/IP basis.
Zachary Davis | 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

TotalView

  • The setup is fast and easy - 500 devices in 20 minutes.
  • The ability to go back a day or a week in time allows us to more easily troubleshoot the "what happened at 3 a.m. yesterday" question.
  • It gives us easily accessible stats for checks and balances like device types, counts, models, serial number etc.
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

TotalView

  • If you have some complexities in your network addressing, the network diagram tool will lay everything out automatically, but it will be confusing to look at. There is a way to edit the diagram so it looks more intuitive, but it may require some time to edit everything the right way.
  • TotalView will count virtual interfaces such as voice dial-peers and service modules as "ports," which counts against your license count. However, there is a way to edit each device to remove these "false positives" so it doesn't suck up licenses, but it can take some time to clean those up.
Bryan Mularcik | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Nmap

General

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

Starting Price

TotalView

General

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

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

TotalView

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

TotalView

The three tools listed do different things with some similarities. For us the biggest need was data analysis, semi-automatic troubleshooting, and data gathering and topology mapping. TotalView hit the most of these in the price point we were looking for. Each tool has "extras," but we felt that the extras provided by TotalView were good enough and that the other tools didn't justify the cost.
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

TotalView

  • Wuite possibly the best spent money i have recommended in my 20+ year IT career.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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