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WhatsUp Gold

30 Ratings

WhatsUp Gold

30 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 101

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Likelihood to Recommend

WhatsUp Gold

It's best suited for large/multinational organisations with complex networks with limited qualified personnel across every location. However, I wouldn't recommend it for a small organisation with a very simple network architecture.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

WhatsUp Gold
8.1
Automated network device discovery
WhatsUp Gold
8.8
Network monitoring
WhatsUp Gold
9.2
Alerts
WhatsUp Gold
8.2
Network capacity planning
WhatsUp Gold
8.3
Packet capture analysis
WhatsUp Gold
6.8
Network mapping
WhatsUp Gold
8.5
Customizable reports
WhatsUp Gold
7.9
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
WhatsUp Gold
5.9
Hardware health monitoring
WhatsUp Gold
9.3

Pros

  • Monitoring the connection; performance, switching, and issues. We use a broadband connection for our primary and a cellular backup for the secondary. While we use routing protocols to make this switch and WhatsUp isn't used for Syslog monitoring. it alerts us within seconds.
  • Backup configurations and archiving. WhatsUp does this particularly well. I use it for both Cisco routers and switches.
  • The diagram feature is nice. Though I don't use it as much because of the size of our structure, it does come in handy for mapping routes of all traffic.
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Cons

  • SNMP scripting would be one. Unless you are very well versed in SNMP trapping, you will do a lot of reading/playing/tuning to get exactly what you want.
  • The all web interface has been a bit of a bummer. They took a lot of the functions from the admin console that made it easy to add/remove certain features quickly.
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Alternatives Considered

WhatsUp Gold is an industry leading product providing excellent monitoring and reporting capabilities for systems and resources that allow us as the customer to work proactively before system outages occur, which minimizes potential downtime
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Return on Investment

  • The ROI was met after alerting us of our first critical space issue, which allowed us to mitigate the issue without the server going down.
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Pricing Details

WhatsUp Gold

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional
Additional Pricing Details
Unique TotalView ‘flexi-license’ leads the industry in flexibility and value. WhatsUp Gold 2017 BasicView: starting at $1,755