Compare Icinga vs. PRTG Network Monitor

Icinga is ranked 25th in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews while PRTG Network Monitor is ranked 1st in Network Monitoring Software with 27 reviews. Icinga is rated 7.0, while PRTG Network Monitor is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Icinga writes "Very basic and causes additional issues which we have to work around". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PRTG Network Monitor writes "Tells me when things are about to fall over, allowing me to preempt, preventing downtime". Icinga is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios Core, Centreon, Nagios XI and Splunk, whereas PRTG Network Monitor is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix, Centreon, ManageEngine OpManager and Fortinet FortiSIEM. See our Icinga vs. PRTG Network Monitor report.
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Pros
This solution has a self-healing handler where if the service is down, it is automatically restarted.An affordable solution for small organizations to do basic network monitoring.

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Good compilation of the system's information.The feature I like is that it can easily do a lot of mapping.It is a central solution in terms of how to actually use it. It has a very easy dashboard. Everything is concise. We are able to create custom sensors. For different parts of the business, we have many products across many environments, and it works for everything.The fact that I can use custom MIB files to customize my sensors for the things that are not there as a default is a good feature.The most valuable feature is the ability to span multiple technologies and multiple vendors.We can see trends for a lot of different things, such as hard drive space and bandwidth usage. We can see and plan for the future by knowing, "We're sort of at 75% capacity now. In three months time, we know we're going to be up to 90%,so we need to plan ahead for it, getting upgrades booked in place." Since things like this take time and effort, it's handy to see trends into the future of where our company is going.The solution provides us with needed feedback on our IT infrastructure. It gives us really good quality of service when it comes to monitoring of available space and available resources. It allows us to preempt issues before they become a problem for the business.It is easy to use and intuitive, which is really important. It does what it says on the box by giving you a visual of the state of what is going on at any one time.

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Cons
One of the areas that are frustrating is remote monitoring for more than one machine.The solution lacks many features important to higher-level IT management and network support.

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Can be slow in the way it polls the different engines.They could improve the process of updating the license.With custom sensors, there is a lot of work which needs to be done in the background, just for it to be tailor-made for the specific thing that we are actually monitoring. We take a lot of time with the custom sensors. I would like to see the customer sensor be more robust and a bit more varied.I have an issue with DFS, distributed file services... there isn't one by default. Taking into account the difference between DFS and DFSR as well would be great.The dashboarding definitely needs improvement.The only sort of limitation is the actual probes. So, if you don't have enough probes on there, you can over flip them and cause the WMI sensors and SNMP sensors to sort of overload. Sometimes, they might timeout for a minute, but they do come back.The desktop app is the one area where it do with some improvement. From a user's perspective, I would like to be able to get more out of the desktop app as opposed to where we are now with it.While the desktop app is good, they could slightly improve it. We would like it to be a single pane of glass. At the moment, you can only see certain portions of information. You have to scroll through to make it more granular. We want them to develop the desktop app to be more user-friendly.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
This is an open-source solution with paid support.The product is inexpensive compared to other DBM products.

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We used a product called SolarWinds in the past, and its cost was high. Whereas, PRTG came in at a third of SolarWind's cost.Cost was a factor when selecting this solution, but it just did everything we wanted it to do.Our licensing costs are 10,000 euros over three years.At the moment I'm only using 500 sensors. I pay yearly, so it's a cost that's easily swallowed.We have an unlimited perpetual license, so we just pay support costs and it can scale throughout the organization.We looked at PRTG and SolarWinds. From a cost side perspective, compared to PRTG, and from what you get back from it, PRTG was sort of a hands down the winner.While I am not the person who deals with pricing, I would say that we pay around 1000 pounds a year.It is about £4,500 for the first year, then about another 15 to 20 percent annually after that. So, we are looking at about £1000 running costs a year. When you think about how much an outage costs per minute, it's negligible.

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Overview
Icinga monitors infrastructures of all sizes with the integrated cluster system secured by SSL, Integrates with DevOps tools and uses an object based configuration or provision on users' monitoring code through the REST API. Icinga has a lightweight and extensible web interface to keep an eye on your environment and provides modules that extend the functionality of Icinga Web 2. Additionally, it offers a fully preconfigured monitoring stack or just add an external perspective.

PRTG Network Monitor runs on a Windows machine within your network, collecting various statistics from the machines, software, and devices which you designate. PRTG comes with an easy-to-use web interface with point-and-click configuration. You can easily share data from it with non-technical colleagues and customers, including via live graphs and custom reports. This will let you plan for network expansion, see what applications are using most of your connection, and make sure that no one is hogging the entire network just to torrent videos.

To monitor a large IT environment, it's important to be able to scale PRTG up. Paessler PRTG Enterprise Monitor includes all the proven capabilities of PRTG Network Monitor, which are enhanced by exclusive ITOps Board for a service-oriented, central overview of multiple PRTG servers.

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Sample Customers
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Top Industries
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company6%
Government6%
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Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm12%
Construction Company8%
Health, Wellness And Fitness Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government7%
Media Company6%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise29%
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Small Business32%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise38%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise53%
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