Olin S.Director of Information Security and Technology at a healthcare company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"The interface is in continuous development and improves version by version."
"The managing and monitoring are the solution's most valuable features. They are something I find quite helpful in my work."
"This is a good product and I recommend it."
"I think it's stable, scalable, and flexible."
"I like this solution a lot because it has a very large Hispanic community and the platform looks very friendly."
"This solution has screens that are easy to understand and provide a wealth of information."
"The official forum is active enough to answer most of the high-end technical questions that you may have."
"Thanks to its flexibility, I have been able to adapt the tool to our servers and find out quickly how their console works."
"The solution is so lightweight that with only 4GB of ram, it allows keeping track of up to two hundred agents from a single console."
"Pandora FMS provides us with a general report (graphical) about all of the connected devices, which helps with planning new stations and tracking them."
"It allows me to quickly see the status of all of my printers, switches, computers, and virtual machines to determine if any system has fallen."
"We are able to control our business with this all-in-one monitoring tool."
"Our customers would like to see the price lowered."
"If the solution could provide better integration to make it easier to manage everything on different servers, that would be helpful. Whatever servers a company has, be it IBM, Dell, etc., if the System Management could be a platform that links all of them together, it would make management across different server types easier."
"The return on investment report is too difficult to understand."
"I think that support integration could be improved."
"I find that this software is resource heavy, and demands a lot of processing capacity."
"I would like to have a dashboard with all assets displayed, with a quick hover-over status."
"Pandora FMS is an overall great monitoring solution, but it does not have a community that is as large as Zabbix or Nagios."
"I sincerely believe that Pandora needs new ideas for functionality closer to advanced device security monitoring."
"When it comes to the definition of local Software Agents for the first time in the open-source version, it can become very tedious."
"It would be useful if Pandora FMS included an ISO image (or «software appliance») for each big company that leases virtual private machines (VPS), just like in AWS."
"This solution requires proper training to get 100% out of it."
"Third-party integration should be improved for some commonly used products."
"The support is yearly-based and the license is permanent."
"The price of this product is fair."
"The license was included when we purchased the server."
"My rule of thumb would be that if you need more than thirty agents, and you lack an automation tool such as Chef or Puppet, you will save a lot of time and money going to the Enterprise edition."
"In terms of money, the Enterprise version is the cheapest that I have found after a market study."
"The open-source version offers 100% functionality and the hardware requirements for a solution like this one are very modest."
"Growing the solution or migrating to the Enterprise version is easy, and various plans are available."
"The Open Source Community Edition is great to just explore the software, or use it on medium-sized infrastructures."
"They are very competitive on the pricing side. That's one reason why my manager keeps using it."
Pandora FMS Enterprise is the perfect on-premise monitoring software for companies with at least 100 devices.
Stop wasting your time and resources on complex and silo'd monitoring systems that are poorly integrated.
It’s an all-in-one package offering modern and flexible IT monitoring, replacing the need for multiple, difficult-to-integrate, and more costly monitoring systems.
HPE System Management is ranked 15th in Server Monitoring with 4 reviews while Pandora FMS is ranked 3rd in Server Monitoring with 11 reviews. HPE System Management is rated 8.4, while Pandora FMS is rated 9.4. The top reviewer of HPE System Management writes "Good management and monitoring of servers and very good stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Pandora FMS writes "Super stable, very flexible, feature-rich, competitive price, and does the job". HPE System Management is most compared with Lenovo XClarity Controller, whereas Pandora FMS is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios Core, Centreon, SolarWinds NPM and PRTG Network Monitor. See our HPE System Management vs. Pandora FMS report.
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