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Score 8.7 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

PRTG

PRTG is well suited to any organization that needs to monitor devices and systems on their network. Compared to other products on the market, it is is easy to set up, manage and use on a day-to-day basis.The only place where it would be less appropriate would possibly be an environment where multiple probes were required for geographic purposes and a probe device (ie, a PC) isn't available in each location. This is fairly unlikely, however, but would depend on the network infrastructure.
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

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

PRTG
8.5
Splunk Enterprise
Automated network device discovery
PRTG
8.7
Splunk Enterprise
Network monitoring
PRTG
9.4
Splunk Enterprise
Baseline threshold calculation
PRTG
8.3
Splunk Enterprise
Alerts
PRTG
9.2
Splunk Enterprise
Network capacity planning
PRTG
7.8
Splunk Enterprise
Packet capture analysis
PRTG
8.5
Splunk Enterprise
Network mapping
PRTG
7.6
Splunk Enterprise
Customizable reports
PRTG
8.1
Splunk Enterprise
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
PRTG
7.9
Splunk Enterprise
Hardware health monitoring
PRTG
9.2
Splunk Enterprise

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

PRTG
Splunk Enterprise
8.9
Centralized event and log data collection
PRTG
Splunk Enterprise
9.5
Correlation
PRTG
Splunk Enterprise
9.1
Event and log normalization
PRTG
Splunk Enterprise
9.1
Deployment flexibility
PRTG
Splunk Enterprise
8.5
Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools
PRTG
Splunk Enterprise
8.3
Custom dashboards and views
PRTG
Splunk Enterprise
9.1
Host and network-based intrusion detection
PRTG
Splunk Enterprise
8.6

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

  • Allow for separation of control where we don't let some employees have access to production but still can diagnose issues.
  • Common location to go for all logs even if the logs themselves aren't in the same place.
  • Ability to ingest logs from different locations without having to change the code to put logs in a certain place (pro and con).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

PRTG

  • Windows Only: PRTG does not support any other platform. Personally, I do not like tools that run on Windows because Windows requires a frequent update, which means downtime. You want your monitoring tool to be as highly available and low maintenance as possible. That and you also require a server license and Windows consume more hardware resource than other platforms. PRTG needs to add support for Linux.
  • Limited ability to do things in bulk. There is no way I know of to mass onboard devices or to mass edit devices. So you will by modifying 1 device at a time. For instance, it would be useful to modify the name or company of 200 devices in one shot.
  • Somewhat weak widgets and dashboard. If you put a lot of effort into it, you can probably come out with a very useful dashboard to keep an eye on key systems/devices. However, some widgets can look nice at first but they are not so useful or easy to understand. Again, it can be done, but a lot of effort is needed to get it right.
  • White interface only. This might not seem like a big deal, but if you have people who use the tool all the time to keep an eye on the system, it can strain your eyes. Need a dark theme.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

  • Even though there is a search tool as a help function, you still have to read through many documentation to find the answers you're looking for and sometimes you don't find it. The help function in Splunk could be improved to be more intuitive or have a built-in help per report, panel or dashboard.
  • Creating a Splunk dashboard is rather straightforward however, customization is not. Splunk could be improved to provide more tools or features for customization such as adding colors and font options for text and graphs or graphics.
  • My dashboard has a lot of useful information and I want the important panels and reports at the top but there is no easy way to do this. Perhaps Splunk could be improved to allow features such as adding URL links to other dashboards or some other clever way to emphasize the important data in my dashboard without compromising space.
Trung Pham | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 1 answer
When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

PRTG

PRTG 8.6
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 8.8
Based on 17 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 2 answers
Smooth without too many major issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

PRTG

Nagios and Icinga (which is itself a fork from Nagios) are decent enough solutions for free, being open source. They do take more to set up and maintain, with quite a lot of manual work and agent installs in some cases. So in comparison with PRTG, they require more labor, but PRTG requires more capital. I also feel like PRTG is more robust, and stable; it's never crashed or required a complete reinstall, which I've definitely had to do with Icinga in the past.PRTG runs on Windows, while the other two are Linux. That only matters if you're more familiar with one or the other, of course, but it does take more to set up a LAMP server sometimes.
Robert Paul | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

Splunk is proving to be a formidable replacement for Qradar, which we had as our previous SIEM. Qradar was powerful, but not easy to customize and quite limited. Splunk is not per se a "SIEM" but it can be in the way you used it. Also there is an Enterprise Security App that is available to buy and sit on top of Splunk, and that will take care of any concerns with needing a full-fledged SIEM. Splunk wins.
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

  • Given us a nice, controlled, ringed-fence portal to deliver to customers for them to view monitoring on the services we sell them.
  • Given us plenty of metrics to allow us to measure SLA's and OLA's.
  • Given us the tools to deploy proactive measures for service outages.
Jamie Imms | TrustRadius Reviewer

Splunk Enterprise

  • I'm not a data analyst so I can not provide concrete examples on how the business has benefited from implementing Splunk. However, the analysts I have worked with have provided a wealth of support in reducing workstation issues across the enterprise. This alone reduces the time it takes to determine where the exact problem lies between a workstation and the servers it tries to communicate with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

PRTG

General

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

Splunk Enterprise

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

PRTG
8.9
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

PRTG
10.0
Splunk Enterprise
10.0

Usability

PRTG
9.0
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Reliability and Availability

PRTG
Splunk Enterprise
10.0

Support Rating

PRTG
8.6
Splunk Enterprise
8.8

Implementation Rating

PRTG
Splunk Enterprise
9.0

Scalability

PRTG
Splunk Enterprise
9.1

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