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WhatsUp Gold

30 Ratings

Nagios

Top Rated
102 Ratings

WhatsUp Gold

30 Ratings
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Score 8 out of 101

Nagios

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102 Ratings
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Score 7.8 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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Nagios

Nagios is quite competitive compared to other monitoring tools. It is cheaper the Microsoft's version for which you have to purchase a whole range of products just to be eligible. Nagios is very easy to deploy and has no limits in terms of licensing. This makes it desirable a lot.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

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

Pros

  • 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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  • Nagios is the gold standard for compatibility; there is a community provided plugin for monitoring almost anything.
  • Plugins are easy to write in almost any language - most engineers can put together a Nagios plugin in a short time if they can write a program that runs on a *nix server.
  • Check schedules and notifications are flexible, although complex to configure.
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Cons

  • Navigating the new WhatsUp Gold 2018 is a bit complicated and not user-friendly. The best part about using a software is the user's ability to use it with ease.
  • You cannot click sites being monitored from Map Dashboard View. This feature was previously possible in the older version.
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  • It would be nice to create alerts from the web interface.
  • You need to have some background knowledge of Linux to use this software.
  • The initial configuration is a little tricky.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Nagios8.9
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We're currently looking to combine a bunch of our network montioring solutions into a single platform. Running multiple unique solutions for monitoring, data collection, compliance reporting etc has become a lot to manage.
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Usability

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Nagios4.0
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The Nagios UI is in need of a complete overhaul. Nice graphics and trendy fonts are easy on the eyes, but the menu system is dated, the lack of built in graphing support is confusing, and the learning curve for a new user is too steep.
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Support

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Nagios3.0
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It's good and they are able to answer our questions that we have
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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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I have used both Zabbix and Nagios. Nagios is by far easier to use and configure. I like the layout better and love using it every day. It is my product of choice
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Return on Investment

  • WAN Optimization for multiple sites.
  • Network Capacity Management for site expansion.
  • Early detection and mitigation of network downtime.
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  • This software keeps my hosts running!
  • It allows me to take action before there is a critical event or downtime.
  • I am able to predict when items are going to become an issue.
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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

Nagios

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