Compare Icinga vs. WhatsUp Gold

Icinga is ranked 25th in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews while WhatsUp Gold is ranked 16th in Network Monitoring Software with 10 reviews. Icinga is rated 7.0, while WhatsUp Gold is rated 8.2. 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 WhatsUp Gold writes "Great interface but has no end to end monitoring from a user perspective". Icinga is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios Core, Centreon, Nagios XI and Zenoss Service Dynamics, whereas WhatsUp Gold is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix and Splunk. See our Icinga vs. WhatsUp Gold 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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The documentation is very good.The installation and configuration process are easy.The most valuable features are network bandwidth monitoring and monitoring device health.I use it on premises to monitor my network database. We monitor the link up/down and use the SNMP traps as well.This is a good, stable network monitoring solution for devices.The interface in the last few years it has been a lot greater, they are much more user-friendly. I like the interface.We no longer have to manually search for problems because we are alerted when something in the network goes down.The most valuable feature is the monitoring of resources.

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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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The licensing model could be improved. Right now, the levels are too far apart. This causes the solution to be more expensive than it needs to be.Users want SMS available via Whatsapp Gold. They don't want to go through third party SMS servers. The solution should work to make this possible.Integrations with other devices. I want to have a product that has full integration with my active directory so I can track user activity. I want to track my complete user activity, so I'm looking for a product to implement in the near future, which will have full integration with my network and active directory users. It became very difficult to track user activity.I think there are a few bugs now. Although they give some resolution for this, we cannot share the network remotely because of our company policy.Adding on services increases the cost and on the version we have there is no option for ATM monitoring.One of the biggest things that made us start to look at another product is we're not able to have an end to end monitoring from a user perspective throughout the system and back to the user. All the monitoring is from inside out, we need something that also can give us from outside in.The pricing for this solution has gone up quite recently, which has led some of our customers to buy an alternative product.I would like to see better integration with switches so that you can see what is connected to each port, what the traffic is, and have a network map automatically generated.

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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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There are some subscription charges that are quite heavy. I need to pay for support every year and these charges can be quite expensive. Aside from the initial cost for the tool, you need to pay additionally for support.The pricing can be on the expensive side when considering competing products.The choice of version depends on the number of points, or devices, that you want to monitor, and this makes the product expensive.I'm not sure, but it's expensive. We don't pay any additional fees.Pricing is reasonable compared to other products.

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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.Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold's a layer 2/3 discovery results in a detailed interactive map of your entire networked infrastructure. One affordable license lets you monitor any mix of networks, wireless controllers, servers, virtual machines, applications, traffic flows and configurations across Windows, LAMP and Java environments. It Manage networks, traffic, physical servers, VMs and applications with easy-to-use and customizable maps, dashboards and alerts. WhatsUp Gold streamlines workflows by letting you initiate management tasks directly from the interactive map. Additional Features include: Application Monitoring, Network Traffic Analysis, Configuration Management, Discovery & Network Monitoring, Cloud Monitoring, Virtual Environment Monitoring, Distributed Monitoring and Failover Manager.
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Puppet Labs, Audi, Spacex, Debian, Snapdeal, McGill, RIPE Network Coordination CentreArtoni Trasporti, Austin Independent School District, Banca Marche, Burke County North Carolina, Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine, Clayco, Community Integrated Care, Desca, Deutsche Bergbau, Flexi-Van, Gropper, Hamleys, Hammonds Furniture, Knowledge IT, Idras S.P.A., Sibeg, Swann Engineering, Trivium Lindenhof
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company6%
Government6%
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Financial Services Firm25%
Government25%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
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Computer Software Company27%
Government13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Comms Service Provider12%
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