PRTG Network Monitor vs. Securonix Next-Generation SIEM

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
PRTG
Score 8.5 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
Securonix Next-Generation SIEM
Score 9.8 out of 10
N/A
Securonix headquartered in Addison offers the Securonix Next-Generation SIEM deployment, combining log management as well as user and entity behavior analytics (UEBA), for a complete SOC solution.N/A
Pricing
PRTG Network MonitorSecuronix Next-Generation SIEM
Editions & Modules
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
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
PRTGSecuronix Next-Generation SIEM
Free Trial
YesNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
PRTG Network MonitorSecuronix Next-Generation SIEM
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
PRTG Network MonitorSecuronix Next-Generation SIEM
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
PRTG Network Monitor
7.0
55 Ratings
16% below category average
Securonix Next-Generation SIEM
-
Ratings
Automated network device discovery7.449 Ratings00 Ratings
Network monitoring7.654 Ratings00 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation6.647 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts7.655 Ratings00 Ratings
Network capacity planning6.639 Ratings00 Ratings
Packet capture analysis5.328 Ratings00 Ratings
Network mapping7.639 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports7.448 Ratings00 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring7.438 Ratings00 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring6.852 Ratings00 Ratings
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Comparison of Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) features of Product A and Product B
PRTG Network Monitor
-
Ratings
Securonix Next-Generation SIEM
8.7
6 Ratings
11% above category average
Centralized event and log data collection00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Correlation00 Ratings8.86 Ratings
Event and log normalization/management00 Ratings8.66 Ratings
Deployment flexibility00 Ratings8.86 Ratings
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools00 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Custom dashboards and workspaces00 Ratings8.66 Ratings
Host and network-based intrusion detection00 Ratings8.85 Ratings
Data integration/API management00 Ratings8.56 Ratings
Behavioral analytics and baselining00 Ratings8.96 Ratings
Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
Response orchestration and automation00 Ratings7.55 Ratings
Reporting and compliance management00 Ratings8.95 Ratings
Incident indexing/searching00 Ratings9.06 Ratings
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User Ratings
PRTG Network MonitorSecuronix Next-Generation SIEM
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(55 ratings)
8.6
(6 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.3
(6 ratings)
Support Rating
8.5
(17 ratings)
8.4
(6 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
PRTG Network MonitorSecuronix Next-Generation SIEM
Likelihood to Recommend
Paessler
If there are a number of different protocols and devices to monitor PRTG is really an all in one solution. There are network specific solutions, telephony solutions, server solutions, etc - but this tool can do anything. Even if you don't use this tool as your main "monitoring solutions" every IT professional should have access to this tool for at least troubleshooting purposes. If you are looking for something specific built for a task you may be able to find [a] more direct and easy tool to use that would be easier and quicker to setup as customization is not needed.
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Securonix
The best part of Securonix is it's architecture which makes it scalable and allows it to add any new feature to match the requirement. Securonix is well suited for enterprises who are mid to large size and are looking for a quick time to value, do not want to put upfront capex and invest less on the service layer. It becomes little costly for a small sized organisation.
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Pros
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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Securonix
  • A robust automated response mechanism via Playbooks.
  • Thorough documentation on search query syntax.
  • Built-in Graph/chart creation based on query results.
  • A quick and responsive support team.
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Cons
Paessler
  • The probe service can be quite resource-intensive. This can cause false-positive readings from some sensors sometimes.
  • The software gets updated very regularly. Whilst this is usually a good thing to fix bugs etc, it does meantime downtime of the monitoring quite often while they are installed.
  • The ability to create Maps from Libraries. Very specific issue but a lot of people have been asking for it for years and it is still not available.
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Securonix
  • There is a steep learning curve for the platform.
  • Developing your own analytics can be challenging due to the depth and complexity of the analytics engine.
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Likelihood to Renew
Paessler
It is now an essential tool for monitoring and maintaining the health of our network and systems.
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Securonix
No answers on this topic
Usability
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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Securonix
Securonix Next-Generation SIEM provides loads of features that can be utilized as per business requirements. With the Securonix Jupyter update, the feature set is fine tuned for efficient implementation. The SOAR platform will complete the product for automated response on top of the alerting capabilities. The primary factor for selecting a SIEM will include the support model. While implementing and currently using Securonix Next-Generation SIEM in our environment, we have experienced the best support provided by the SIEM team in all aspects.
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Support Rating
Paessler
I am giving this a 6 simply because I have never had to contact support. The online documentation is adequate for most things, and the user-maintained knowledgebase is excellent. The few times I have run into issues that were not easily resolvable with intuitive UI, I was able to find the answers that I needed either in the PRTG-provided documentation, the knowledgebase, or with a quick online web search.
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Securonix
Securonix acts with urgency to support day to day operational issues & queries and shows a real commitment to us as a partner. I rate this an 8 because there are still some bumps in the road, instances where communications can be sparse or unclear.
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Alternatives Considered
Paessler
I have deployed and tested three products for evaluation I found [PRTG Network Monitor] very easy to deploy, the deployment literally took not more than one hour including basic configuration and network discovery. After deployment few configuration changes and creation of maps, reports and little tweaking is required. [Then] it would go through its process of recommendation that took some time to complete, while [on] other hand other software's took lot of time to install and configure. And features were also missing, which resulted in decision in favor of [PRTG Network Monitor].
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Securonix
No answers on this topic
Professional Services
Paessler
No answers on this topic
Securonix
I have worked with the Securonix PS team and they have done a good job so far.
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Return on Investment
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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Securonix
  • Securonix Next-Generation SIEM has reduced the amount of overhead required for environment monitoring by 15%!
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