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Find out what your peers are saying about Nagios Core vs. Zabbix and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Pros
"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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"Simple network monitoring that is easy to install and manage.""The most valuable feature is the support for monitoring Cisco switches.""The implementation process is very straightforward.""The most valuable feature is the alert and alarm monitoring.""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.""Zabbix is both stable and scalable.""The flexible licensing model is one of the solution's most valuable aspects. It really allows for great flexibility for companies."

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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 product delivers false positives during reporting because of flapping. Other reasonably priced alternatives may have better performance.""The main problem with Zabbix is that you have to spend time writing templates for all of the products that you have.""The server monitoring could be better.""If Zabbix had a better dashboard then it would be nice.""The only improvement I would suggest, revolves around its AI and ML capabilities.""For us, the initial setup was complex""The documentation could be improved.""Having a more customizable interface and dashboard would be an improvement."

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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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"I was using the free, Community Edition.""We purchased Zabbix for a good price, including support""We are using the free, open-source version.""It's an open-source solution that can be used free of charge.""This solution is completely open-source, so it is quite affordable.""Zabbix is open-source so if one wishes to implement it in-house, they must have qualified professionals to set up and optimize databases, Linux/Unix OS, PHP, Apache, and depending on what is monitored, a full-stack network and systems administrator may be needed.""Zabbix is free but if you use it in production then you have to pay for it."

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This is IT infrastructure monitoring's industry-standard, open-source core. Free without professional support services.

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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Airbnb, Cisco, PayPal, FanDuelBodybuilding.com, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
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Find out what your peers are saying about Nagios Core vs. Zabbix and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
456,812 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Nagios Core is ranked 16th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 6 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 24 reviews. Nagios Core is rated 7.4, while Zabbix is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Nagios Core writes "Improves memory and disc space usage, but is not user friendly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Fabulous flexibility - supporting a vast variety of data sources including IoT protocols. Very stable and well supported. Scalable to many thousands of values per second". Nagios Core is most compared with Nagios XI, Centreon, Icinga, Pandora FMS and SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Centreon, Splunk, SolarWinds NPM, Pandora FMS and Nagios XI. See our Nagios Core vs. Zabbix report.

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