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178 Ratings
Top Rated
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Score 8.4 out of 100
372 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    8.4

    PRTG

    84%

    Splunk Enterprise

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    PRTG Network Monitor ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    9.0
    90%
    47 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    9.3
    93%
    52 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    8.8
    88%
    45 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts

    9.5
    95%
    53 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    7.2
    72%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    7.9
    79%
    26 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network mapping

    7.8
    78%
    37 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    8.8
    88%
    46 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    7.4
    74%
    36 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    7.8
    78%
    50 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    PRTG

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    9.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    90%
    Splunk Enterprise ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    50 Ratings

    Correlation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    49 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    98 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.4
    94%
    46 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1
    91%
    46 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.8
    98%
    100 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.0
    80%
    35 Ratings

    Data integration/API management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Behavioral analytics and baselining

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5
    75%
    2 Ratings

    Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Response orchestration and automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.0
    70%
    2 Ratings

    Reporting and compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    2 Ratings

    Incident indexing/searching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • PRTG Network Monitor is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating
    • Splunk Enterprise is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
    • PRTG Network Monitor and Splunk Enterprise are tied in 2 areas: Likelihood to Renew, Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.8

    PRTG

    88%
    53 Ratings
    9.3

    Splunk Enterprise

    93%
    67 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    10.0

    PRTG

    100%
    2 Ratings
    10.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    100%
    17 Ratings

    Usability

    9.0

    PRTG

    90%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    PRTG

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    8.5

    PRTG

    85%
    28 Ratings
    8.4

    Splunk Enterprise

    84%
    33 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    PRTG

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    PRTG

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Splunk Enterprise

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    PRTG

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    Pros: Splunk is very well suited if you have multiple log sources of related data. All of them can be correlated and tasks can be automated based on the requirement. Other than alerts, Splunk can also run a specific script of your choice, based on some defined conditions. Cons: If you have a few logs but a large number of log sources, Splunk can be very expensive.
    Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    PRTG

    • 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.
    Dan Reynolds | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    • Real-time + Scheduled alerts - i-e you can set up alerts which are actively monitoring your logs
    • Pretty good response time for search results. With our key/value logging, Splunk makes it blazing fast to query the data.
    • Dashboards provide insights into historical data
    • Love how Splunk indexes all of the data and provides keys to search on
    Pooja Gada | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    PRTG

    • 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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    • At times some queries can run slowly if indices are not on a portion of the query you use.
    • Setup time initially can be difficult if your logs aren't stored in common locations or in a common way to write the log.
    • Ability to ingest logs from different locations without having to change code to put logs in a certain place (pro and con).
    • Searches can be a bit more difficult to look through if your log isn't pulled in a manner that is easy to read through splunk.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    PRTG

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 subscription license

    PRTG Editions & Modules

    Edition
    PRTG 500$1,7501
    PRTG 1,000$3,2001
    PRTG 2,500$6,5001
    PRTG 5,000$11,5001
    PRTG XL 1$15,5001
    PRTG EnterpriseCustom Pricing2
    1. perpetual license
    2. subscription license
    Additional Pricing Details

    Splunk Enterprise

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Splunk Enterprise Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    PRTG

    PRTG 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    It is now an essential tool for monitoring and maintaining the health of our network and systems.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 10.0
    Based on 17 answers
    We are using Splunk extensively in our projects and we have recently upgraded to Splunk version 6.0 which is quite efficient and giving expected results. We keep track of updates and new features Splunk introduces periodically and try to introduce those features in our day to day activities for improvement in our reporting system and other tasks.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    PRTG

    PRTG 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 9.0
    Based on 3 answers
    You can literally throw in a single word into Splunk and it will pull back all instances of that word across all of your logs for the time span you select (provided you have permission to see that data). We have several users who have taken a few of the free courses from Splunk that are able to pull data out of it everyday with little help at all.
    Kenneth Taitingfong | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    PRTG

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    PRTG

    PRTG 8.5
    Based on 28 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 8.4
    Based on 33 answers
    Splunk maintains a well resourced support system that has been consistent since we purchased the product. They help out in a timely manner and provide expert level information as needed. We typically open cases online and communicate when possible via e-mail and are able to resolve most issues with that method.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    PRTG

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 9.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Smooth without too many major issues.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    PRTG

    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].
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    I wanted to learn a new language that I can quickly master and implement. Splunk is easy, fun to use and best of all, it can be developed in hours not days or weeks. Splunk is fundamentally a programming language that is minimal but yet powerful enough to collect, analyze and visualize data.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    PRTG

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Splunk can scale in to the petabyte per day range which of course is awesome
    Rick Yetter | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    PRTG

    • 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.
    Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    • Overall very positive. It has provided visibility to what is going on within our network.
    • One drawback is the time it takes to get up to speed with the application, but this is up to the user, and Splunk education is excellent.
    • In my field, IT Security, there are few other friends to have in your back pocket better than Splunk. They are just that good.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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