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"The drafts are easy but what I like about Icinga is that there are many add-ons that you can download.""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 flexible licensing model is one of the solution's most valuable aspects. It really allows for great flexibility for companies.""Zabbix is both stable and scalable.""The best thing about Zabbix is the integration and the APIs that are included are very fast""The integration capabilities and APIs are the best part.""The most valuable feature is the alert and alarm monitoring.""We detect problems before the customer does and before it actually happens using the predictive functions in Zabbix.""The implementation process is very straightforward.""The most valuable feature is the support for monitoring Cisco switches."

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"At this time, the layout of the website is a bit difficult. It should be more user-friendly for changing the background and logos.""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 documentation could be improved.""For us, the initial setup was complex""The only improvement I would suggest, revolves around its AI and ML capabilities.""If Zabbix had a better dashboard then it would be nice.""I would like to see a more flexible mobile client, and better HA out of the box.""The server monitoring could be better.""The main problem with Zabbix is that you have to spend time writing templates for all of the products that you have.""The product delivers false positives during reporting because of flapping. Other reasonably priced alternatives may have better performance."

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"It's an open-source solution.""This is an open-source solution with paid support.""The product is inexpensive compared to other DBM products."

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"We purchased Zabbix for a good price, including support""I was using the free, Community Edition."

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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.

Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices. Zabbix is Open Source and comes at no cost.

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Sample Customers
Puppet Labs, Audi, Spacex, Debian, Snapdeal, McGill, RIPE Network Coordination, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
Top Industries
Computer Software Company39%
Comms Service Provider20%
Media Company6%
Financial Services Firm15%
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Aerospace/Defense Firm8%
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Media Company8%
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Small Business50%
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Large Enterprise25%
Small Business45%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Icinga vs. Zabbix and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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Icinga is ranked 26th in Network Monitoring Software with 4 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in Network Monitoring Software with 13 reviews. Icinga is rated 7.2, while Zabbix is rated 8.0. 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 Zabbix writes "Reasonable network monitoring which works okay if you don't mind the glitches". Icinga is most compared with Nagios Core, Centreon, Nagios XI, PRTG Network Monitor and Splunk, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Centreon, Splunk, Nagios Core, SolarWinds NPM and Pandora FMS. See our Icinga vs. Zabbix report.

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