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Score 7.5 out of 101

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
7.4
Automated network device discovery
WhatsUp Gold
8.6
Network monitoring
WhatsUp Gold
8.3
Alerts
WhatsUp Gold
8.3
Network capacity planning
WhatsUp Gold
6.6
Packet capture analysis
WhatsUp Gold
5.9
Network mapping
WhatsUp Gold
7.4
Customizable reports
WhatsUp Gold
7.1
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
WhatsUp Gold
5.4
Hardware health monitoring
WhatsUp Gold
8.7

Pros

WhatsUp Gold

  • Optimal network and endpoint device monitoring.
  • Explicit report generation on the endpoint and network performance.
  • Investigating and troubleshooting of network and endpoint device issue has been made very easy.
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Cons

WhatsUp Gold

  • 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

From a initial setup, WhatsUp takes Splunk down. I had WhatsUp up within minutes of monitoring and rebooting. From a PRTG perspective, setup was about the same. Now PRTG doesn't have all the bells and whistle WhatsUp has but for tracking and monitoring Netflow and Syslog traffic its user interface is easier to maneuver, especially since they went to the web interface only.
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Return on Investment

WhatsUp Gold

  • As I mentioned earlier, the monitoring of the external environment and uptime is a necessity. An hour down is a 1% loss of revenue per day which may not sound like much but in a million dollar company, that 1% is a huge chunk.
  • The backup configuration has been very handy in turn around time for failed equipment. I did have a homegrown way of backing up configurations but had to check daily and verify every backup. This becomes very time consuming and a waste of company time.
  • Only negative is the mapping. In the Cisco world CDP is a great way to map connections and they don't seem to do it that way.
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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

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