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"One of the most valuable features is that it can be configured by non-developers. It doesn't require development expertise to configure it.""It enables us to monitor application processes, to do log-monitoring on a 24/7 basis, to do server-level monitoring - all the hardware parameters - as well as monitor connectivity across applications to the interfaces.""The Netprobe is so lightweight compared to the agents that most monitoring tools use. It's really superior to the competition. The agent that is used by almost every competitive tool takes a lot more system resources. It's slower and it requires a greater effort and more compromises in terms of security to install on the monitored servers. With Geneos, because it lives outside the code, it is far easier and far less taxing on the monitored systems.""The filtering in the Active Console is exceptional. Depending on the user base, some people don't want to see server-level errors, so we have filters set up in the Managed Entities view, which allow us to filter out things that certain groups don't want to see, while allowing them to see other things. It's a great real-time monitoring solution. And you can draw graphs immediately, right from the Active Console, whether they're current graphs or historical graphs.""One thing we're utilizing in Geneos is the Gateway-SQL. That's really helpful for us. Using Gateway-SQL, we are able to merge two different views into one. Suppose we have to check something in the log and that we have to check something in the database and do a comparison before publishing a result. We can achieve that using Gateway-SQL.""It's also easy to implement. The implementation of Geneos is very easy and interesting. It's not complicated. It's very quick to implement. The installation is very easy. There are many topics about ITRS Geneos that explain more about the features of the function of Geneos."

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"Nagios monitors our servers, so we know if anything goes wrong and can solve the problem before it happens.""I like the way the solution sends alerts and how it keeps on escalating them.""The most valuable feature is the performance parameters of the system.""The most valuable features are the reports and the way it generates the report in a graphical manner.""The solution is quite efficient."

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"The ITA, the post-incident analytics, could be improved.""Sometimes, if there is a lot of data coming onto the servers, we have observed a little bit of slowness on the gateway servers which are doing the ITRS dashboard monitoring.""One thing that could be improved in terms of rapid scaling would be more ability to clone aspects of an implementation. It seems like there are opportunities in this area, where we have repetitive tasks to do when it comes to implementing things on new servers or on new gateways. It would be great if there was an easy way to clone something that had already been done.""They have the Webslinger solution where you can see when something is alerting. It's a little bit cumbersome.""I would really like to see something from the Geneos side to set up automated reporting from ITRS. We have to send reporting to management every day. To do that we have to check the dashboard and then we have to report whether everything is fine or not. In the future, I want something, some reporting kind of feature in ITRS, where it can collect all the data and mention what is green, what is amber, what is red in a report.""There is a part of the rules for monitoring alerts. I want to understand more about how to choose the samples and the requirements for the rules. That is the part that I want to understand better and get better training for."

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"It's not that easy to install the product itself. Also, the UI is a bit hard for regular users to navigate through.""I would like to see more training videos.""The core version is no match for the XI version.""The scalability needs improvement, it's not scalable at this time.""It would be nice if the company offered a sales or contract manager that was dedicated to our company so that we would have some sort of link to Nagios, and if we had issues or questions, we'd be able to contact them directly."

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"The licensing cost may seem expensive upfront. However, the service is outstanding, the tool does things that no other tools can do, and the customizability more than makes up for the cost of licensing.""Pricing is the touchy subject, even here. Upper management always wants us to find a cheaper solution. But we have so much integrated with ITRS... It's expensive, but it does its job very well. And you set it and go."

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"Nagios Core is free to use.""Lessening the price point would be an improvement.""We are using the open-source, unpaid version."

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Top Answer: The filtering in the Active Console is exceptional. Depending on the user base, some people don't want to see server-level errors, so we have filters set up in the Managed Entities view, which allow… more »
Top Answer: Pricing is the touchy subject, even here. Upper management always wants us to find a cheaper solution. But we have so much integrated with ITRS. For example, in one of our environments we have… more »
Top Answer: They have the Webslinger solution where you can see when something is alerting. It's a little bit cumbersome.
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ITRS Geneos is a real-time monitoring tool for managing increasingly complex and interconnected IT estates. Built for financial services and trading organisations, it collects a multitude of data relating to the performance of servers, infrastructure, connectivity and applications, analyses it to provide fresh information, and presents it in relevant, intuitive visualisations. For more information, please visit: https://www.itrsgroup.com/

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ITRS Geneos is used by over 170 financial institutions, including JPMorgan, HSBC, RBS, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Clients range from investment banks to exchanges and brokers.Airbnb, Cisco, PayPal, FanDuel
Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm96%
Computer Software Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Financial Services Firm50%
Computer Software Company24%
Comms Service Provider9%
Educational Organization2%
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Financial Services Firm20%
Retailer20%
University10%
Manufacturing Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company26%
Manufacturing Company5%
Government5%
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Small Business12%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise65%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise50%
Find out what your peers are saying about ITRS Geneos vs. Nagios Core and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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ITRS Geneos is ranked 15th in Network Monitoring Software with 6 reviews while Nagios Core is ranked 22nd in Network Monitoring Software with 6 reviews. ITRS Geneos is rated 9.0, while Nagios Core is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of ITRS Geneos writes "Enabled us to consolidate all our monitoring applications, allowing our NOC to see everything more clearly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nagios Core writes "Improves memory and disc space usage, but is not user friendly". ITRS Geneos is most compared with Splunk, AppDynamics, Dynatrace, AppDynamics Server Monitoring and Zenoss Service Dynamics, whereas Nagios Core is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, Centreon, Icinga and Splunk. See our ITRS Geneos vs. Nagios Core report.

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