PRTG Network Monitor vs. Variphy

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
Variphy
Score 9.7 out of 10
N/A
Variphy is an analytics and management platform for Cisco Collaboration, Webex, or Zoom Phone. Variphy provides functions in a single pane of glass through products and features with the feedback and requests of Unified Communications professionals. What’s possible with Variphy: - Dashboards, UCCX Wallboards, & Widgets - CUCM CDR Reporting & Call Analytics - UCCX Reporting & Analytics - Cisco CUBE CDR Reporting - Variphy Call Analytics for Zoom Phone - Variphy…N/A
Pricing
PRTG Network MonitorVariphy
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
PRTGVariphy
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
PRTG Network MonitorVariphy
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
PRTG Network Monitor
8.1
61 Ratings
3% below category average
Variphy
-
Ratings
Automated network device discovery9.054 Ratings00 Ratings
Network monitoring9.360 Ratings00 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation8.051 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts8.761 Ratings00 Ratings
Network capacity planning7.243 Ratings00 Ratings
Packet capture analysis6.231 Ratings00 Ratings
Network mapping7.943 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports7.852 Ratings00 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring7.743 Ratings00 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring8.958 Ratings00 Ratings
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PRTG Network MonitorVariphy
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User Ratings
PRTG Network MonitorVariphy
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(61 ratings)
8.6
(2 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
8.0
(18 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
9.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
PRTG Network MonitorVariphy
Likelihood to Recommend
Paessler
PRTG is well suited for networks of all sizes, however it can be a bit cost-prohibitive when needing to monitor slightly more than their no-cost tier offers, or if you need to monitor roughly have of the amount of devices offered in their first paid tier. That said, it scales and works well in our small network of 300+ devices. It would likely excel in larger enterprise/data-center type of networks as well. It also works very well for remote-site monitoring, which reduces our need for on-site IT staff at our other location.
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Variphy
Variphy is well suited for customers that do not have an in-house reporting tool and needs to start collecting trunk usage data; it is suitable for customers planning a system clean up to manage unused DIDs, trunk lines...etc
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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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Variphy
  • Our most used function is the Cradle to Grave function in Reporting. We get the full and exact path that any call takes.
  • Monthly scheduled reporting is automatically sent to the correct Directors and Managers.
  • Dashboards give a quick look at the status of your calls.
  • The ability to use "Friendly Names" for fields for ease of user use.
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Cons
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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Variphy
  • The ability to connect to systems that have a hybrid cloud solution so receive statistics from both sides
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Likelihood to Renew
Paessler
We love PRTG Network Monitor. We think that the product could be better with new funtionalities but today we are facinating with it.
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Variphy
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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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Variphy
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Support Rating
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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Variphy
Because we did experience some non-vendor-related issues during and after implementation, Dre and the team were terrific at working with us to solve the problems and get us up and running.
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Implementation Rating
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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Variphy
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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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Variphy
Service and value (price) is the reason we selected Variphy. The price is really workable for all the capabilities the product has. But no one can match Variphy's service. Some of the people that help me have been there from the company's start. They have a quick response and have solved every problem I have had. Their sales are always there to help when needed.
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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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Variphy
  • I am not an accountant, but I know that Variphy has paid for itself in customer satisfaction. We have far fewer patient complaints than we did 6 years ago.
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ScreenShots

Variphy Screenshots

Screenshot of Cisco CDR & UCCX Reporting & AnalyticsScreenshot of Cisco UCCX Wallboards
Variphy's Cisco Unified Contact Center Express (UCCX) statistics are delivered in real-time to every screen needed within a single dashboard. Wallboard Widgets can be configured on the fly for Agent State and multiple CSQ statistics on one screen.Screenshot of Cisco CUBE CDR Reporting
Much like CUCM CDR Reporting and UCCX Call Analytics, Variphy’s CUBE CDR reporting and Dashboard Widgets are used to search, analyze, and report upon CUBE call activity.

Offers Search by Calling Numbers (CLID), Dialed Number Identification Services (DNIS), Peer Addresses, as as well as details and statistics that can be included in customizable and dynamic reports and widgets.Screenshot of Cisco CUBE Call Scenario ChartScreenshot of