Preseem vs. PRTG Network Monitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Preseem
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
Preseem is a Proactive Access Network and Subscriber Management Platform for Regional ISPs, whether they are fixed wireless, fiber, or hybrid operator. Growth Preseem helps to uncover acquisition and upsell opportunities, deliver great customer experiences, and increase customer loyalty. Customer Loyalty: Preseem helps subscribers to achieve a reliable, low-latency internet experience with no more buffering, lag, or slow-internet…
$200
per month
PRTG
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
PRTG Network Monitor is the flagship offering from German software company Paessler, for monitoring local and wide area networks (LANs & WANs), servers, websites, apps, and more.
$1,750
perpetual license
Pricing
PreseemPRTG Network Monitor
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
PRTG 500
1,750
perpetual license
PRTG 1,000
3,200
perpetual license
PRTG 2,500
6,500
perpetual license
PRTG 5,000
11,500
perpetual license
PRTG XL 1
15,500
perpetual license
PRTG Enterprise
Custom Pricing
subscription license
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PreseemPRTG
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPreseem pricing is based on a per subscriber per month basis. Prices start at $0.60 per subscriber per month, with volume discounts available. The minimum monthly subscription is $200.
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Features
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Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Preseem
8.6
6 Ratings
3% above category average
PRTG Network Monitor
8.1
64 Ratings
3% below category average
Network monitoring9.16 Ratings9.563 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation9.05 Ratings7.954 Ratings
Network capacity planning9.15 Ratings7.345 Ratings
Packet capture analysis6.94 Ratings6.733 Ratings
Network mapping8.95 Ratings7.945 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring8.86 Ratings8.146 Ratings
Automated network device discovery00 Ratings8.257 Ratings
Alerts00 Ratings9.064 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings7.954 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring00 Ratings8.961 Ratings
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User Ratings
PreseemPRTG Network Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.6
(6 ratings)
9.0
(64 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.3
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(18 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
PreseemPRTG Network Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
Preseem
For any ISP that wants to know the QoE their customers experience while using their service, Preseem is an excellent choice. The rate plan shaping also makes sure the connection feels fast, even if the speeds are being 100% utilized by the customer. This is not a DPI service though, so you can't classify or shape certain services over others. All traffic is treated fairly, and small flows are moved to the front of the queue to make sure interactive traffic like VOIP, DNS, and gaming is working well ahead of large downloads.
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Paessler
It is well suited for an environment that deploys networking equipment and is needing monitoring 24/7. It works well to deliver real time data and alerts that are suited for taking action and notifying groups of members. It is less appropriate for use cases that involve only a few devices that don’t have dedicated teams looking for problems or uptime.
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Pros
Preseem
  • Graphical real time data of condition of our network.
  • Real-time data of network performance, network-wide, tower site-wide, sector-wide, and down to the subscriber level. Data that is both current and historical so we can see trends happening before a service-impacting issue arises.
  • The comparison of our network equipment performance compared to identical equipment that others have deployed throughout their entire customer base.
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Paessler
  • Very, very configurable. You can create all kinds of monitors for all kinds of things. Plus it has loads of suggestions out of the box. It can get complicated but monitoring is complicated. Pretty decent interface and good support - active community.
  • I really liked how easy it was to add alerts by SMS. So easy to setup.
  • I like their sizing models (for purchase). We're actually small enough that we are free. But it's not free as in stripped down - it's free because we don't use many "sensors" and don't honestly have the need.
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Cons
Preseem
  • The tool could stand to be a little less engineered, but really the ROI isn't there for them to do so. I don't think most of us care about how pretty it looks, more so does it work and can I figure it out in relatively short order.
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Paessler
  • Licensing on a per entity basis can be cumbersome for devices which have a ton of monitoring points like network switches\routers. Each sensor may count against a license, which could be a lot of you were monitoring every TX\RX of an SFP for example
  • A better method to easily template\copy monitors across devices
  • The navigation in the web GUI could be a little more straightforward in terms of the hierarchy
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Likelihood to Renew
Preseem
No answers on this topic
Paessler
I would renew it because the platform has brought us many technical and economic benefits that make the cost-benefit ratio very good. Additionally, to do so does not require large investments in training, licensing or infrastructure, and at the administration level, extensive knowledge is not required to be able to bear it.
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Usability
Preseem
No answers on this topic
Paessler
The tool is very intuitive to use and it is Windows-based (everybody knows how to use Windows) so it's easy to get into. Every time is setup in a hierarchy so if you have a good initial hierarchy design, it will really reduce administrative effort down the road.
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Support Rating
Preseem
No answers on this topic
Paessler
PRTG does everything we need it to do and more. Ease of use, ease of management and maintenance and clarity of monitoring of hundreds of different types of device and service gives this a large advantage over other products on the market that I have tried. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who needs a network monitoring product in their environment and even to people who don't know they need a solution yet!
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Implementation Rating
Preseem
No answers on this topic
Paessler
It's very important that de project's teams have different member of the TI. We have learned too late the importa of Security Analyst at the design architecture moment. We have to rebuild part of the implementation for made this big mistake.
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Alternatives Considered
Preseem
Any Amplifi product can show client infrastructure usage and date. the Dream Machine is perfect because it has built-in everything for the client to manage his local network.
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Paessler
PRTG offers more versatility in monitoring when compared to the other solutions we tested. The other solutions were also limited as far as customization options, which made them less adaptable to our networks. When compared to Auvik, for instance, we prefer PRTG as it offers immediate notifications through the desktop client - not limited to email notifications as with Auvik. We also appreciate the fact that PRTG can be self/on-prem hosted vs Auvik's cloud model. This makes for an easier deployment and less firewall adjustments to allow traffic to cloud-hosted solutions.
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Return on Investment
Preseem
  • Best money we have ever spent on technology
  • Night and day difference in application performance after Preseem was implemented.
  • Key tool for customer satisfaction.
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Paessler
  • The ability to analyze multiple pieces of information in one place, especially with historical data, has saved our IT department time and headaches. It would be so much more difficult to trace an issue without PRTG, just relying on event logs and an open task manager window.
  • The cost is not cheap, so it's an expense that hits the bottom line like everything else. Figure in hardware costs as well, ideally a server outside of your main environment.
  • I keep saying this, but the historical data piece is worth so much. There's really no good way to collect all of that information in one place without something like PRTG. And that definitely saves time and money in the long run.
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ScreenShots

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