Pandora FMS vs. TotalView

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Pandora FMS
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Pandora FMS is a flexible monitoring solution. It is presented as ideal for medium and big-sized environments with at least 100 devices. Users can monitor any device, infrastructure, application, IT as well as business processes and services. It allows business users to obtain information from their concerns in real time, visualizing the data in a direct way. The solution boasts users among companies and organizations in more than 40 countries around the world, who according to the…
$2,990
100 nodes
TotalView
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
PathSolution’s TotalView is a network performance monitoring tool. PathSolutions emphasizes the platform’s issue diagnostics and recommended remediation assistance as a key differentiator.N/A
Pricing
Pandora FMSTotalView
Editions & Modules
NMS Edition
$2,990
100 nodes
Enterprise Edition
$4,250
100 nodes
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Pandora FMSTotalView
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeRequiredNo setup fee
Additional DetailsLicensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.
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Features
Pandora FMSTotalView
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Pandora FMS
8.4
2 Ratings
1% above category average
TotalView
8.9
3 Ratings
7% above category average
Automated network device discovery8.02 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Network monitoring9.02 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation8.02 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Alerts10.02 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Network capacity planning8.02 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Packet capture analysis8.02 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Network mapping8.02 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Customizable reports8.02 Ratings8.23 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring8.02 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring9.02 Ratings8.63 Ratings
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Pandora FMSTotalView
Small Businesses
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises
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Score 9.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Pandora FMSTotalView
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
7.3
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Pandora FMSTotalView
Likelihood to Recommend
Pandora FMS LLC
I believe Pandora FMS is a solution that adapts to any type of scenario; it's useful for small businesses as well as large organizations. It more than meets the need to have a comprehensive monitoring system capable of sending alerts instantly and consulting historical data, logs, and trends. Additionally, for small businesses, the free version will be more than sufficient in most cases. And for those who do not want to deploy the service on-premise, there is an option for MaaS (Monitoring as a Service).
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PathSolutions
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.
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Pros
Pandora FMS LLC
  • All-in-one software
  • Flexible and easy configuration
  • Multi-platform
  • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
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PathSolutions
  • 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.
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Cons
Pandora FMS LLC
  • The interface is not intuitive due to the number of options it has and its organization.
  • It has a free version with limitations, and another paid version. The commercial one has a quite high cost.
  • It has a certain learning curve.
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PathSolutions
  • 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.
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Support Rating
Pandora FMS LLC
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.
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PathSolutions
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Alternatives Considered
Pandora FMS LLC
We considered Pandora FMS to be the solution that offered more features at a lower cost. We were particularly interested in the abundance of options available in Pandora FMS's free version and the ability to monitor practically anything in an extremely heterogeneous environment like ours. We also considered Pandora FMS for its management capabilities and the possibilities offered by its web interface.
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PathSolutions
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.
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Return on Investment
Pandora FMS LLC
  • 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.
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PathSolutions
  • Wuite possibly the best spent money i have recommended in my 20+ year IT career.
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ScreenShots

Pandora FMS Screenshots

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