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Pros
"Nagios is a custom API manager, and we can expose custom APIs for our integration. This is a great feature.""Nagios is stable and it's easy to use the monitoring software, which is why we chose this product.""The solution is pretty stable."

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"One of the most valuable features are the reports. They're pretty good. Also, the ease of installation and customization for the client is another feature that we value. SolarWinds has a lot of features but these are the ones I like the most. We also like that the KPIs have the ability to be preset.""The more valuable feature of this solution is the Exchange feature.""I'd rate technical support at eight out of ten. They are helpful and fast.""Solarwinds has an open database that allows you to do serious integrations. It doesn't matter which service desk you have, you can implement and integrate it with SolarWinds.""This product can monitor application environments no matter where they reside and provides capabilities for deep insight into infrastructure.""The solution is great for monitoring. If something is going wrong, we can immediately find the root cause.""The most valuable feature is the Access Rights Manager.""The most valuable feature is application monitoring."

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Cons
"We often need to develop custom plugins to get Nagios to work the way we want it to work because the features we need are not always available in Nagios.""The installation and monitoring need improvement.""The pricing has recently risen. I know they've changed what is covered under the license, however, it doesn't change the way we use it and adds nothing to our experience, and yet we now have to pay more."

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"They should incorporate more artificial intelligence. There should also be more predictive features.""Some custom applications cannot be monitored, and a lot more applications need to be included.""It would be helpful if the solution could integrate more with the security compliances, like this IDSS, etc.""When you implement SolarWinds on a larger scale my customers complain about the speed.""This product has no real downside unless they fail to continue development of its capabilities.""The templates could use improvement. Currently, they are quite complex. They should have drag-and-drop functionality instead. It would make it easier to use.""Support for the IBM Mainframe is needed.""I would like to see support for non-Windows or non-Microsoft domains, especially Apache and other non-Windows servers."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Nagios Core does not have any payment, but Nagios XI requires payment for the license."

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"The product might cost you $30,000 USD to buy, but scaling this solution requires the purchase of additional polling engines at $20,000 USD each.""The licenses start from USD 3000.00 and go up to USD 20,000.00 for the year. It's a perpetual license. Nothing is free in SolarWinds, anything that you need is an additional cost.""Pricing is inexpensive, starting at 2440 euros. For that, you get the ability to monitor a couple of nodes and one year of maintenance and support.""I like the pricing for this SolarWinds product.""Price can always be lower. It is neither on the expensive side nor on the cheap side. We have worked with them for a lot of years, so we get a discount due to the size of the installation."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is pretty stable.
Top Answer: There is the Nagios Core, which is free. Then, of course, you have the Nagios XI, which is paid. I found that lately when we went to renew the license, the difference was a little bit higher. It was… more »
Top Answer: The pricing has recently risen. I know they've changed what is covered under the license, however, it doesn't change the way we use it and adds nothing to our experience, and yet we now have to pay… more »
Top Answer: The solution has good alerts. Notifications are sent via email to technicians. You can filter the kinds of alerts you want to receive as well. It's excellent.
Top Answer: The cost should be a bit less. It's high right now, or higher than it should be.
Top Answer: In terms of the dashboards on offer, they should work to improve them. The types of dashboards that you get in terms of the graphs on offer aren't ideal right now. The pricing of the solution should… more »
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Overview

Nagios XI provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, systems metrics, and network infrastructure. Hundreds of third-party addons provide for monitoring of virtually all in-house and external applications, services, and systems.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) delivers powerful application and server monitoring capabilities for IT pros, enabling them to diagnose and troubleshoot performance issues faster. Do not let slow applications and downtime impact your end-users and business services. Pinpoint the root cause of application issues across various layers of the IT stack. SolarWinds SAM is affordable and easy to deploy, use, and customize. You can automatically discover your system's environment and start monitoring in about an hour. No professional services or consultation needed.

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Sample Customers
Nagios has over one million users globally, including AOL, DHL, McAfee, MCI, MTV, Yahoo!, Universal, Toshiba, Sony, Siemens, and JPMorgan Chase.
Andr. L. Riis AS, NetSuite
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider28%
Manufacturing Company22%
Financial Services Firm11%
Cloud Provider6%
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Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company26%
Government7%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Financial Services Firm27%
Construction Company18%
Recruiting/Hr Firm9%
Energy/Utilities Company9%
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Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business27%
Midsize Enterprise41%
Large Enterprise32%
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Midsize Enterprise45%
Large Enterprise31%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise20%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Nagios XI vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor and other solutions. Updated: July 2021.
523,535 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Nagios XI is ranked 6th in Server Monitoring with 3 reviews while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is ranked 7th in Server Monitoring with 11 reviews. Nagios XI is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Nagios XI writes "Easy to use and deploy with helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor writes "A Performance Monitor, Control Virtual Environments, and helps you build your CMDB". Nagios XI is most compared with Zabbix, Centreon, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios Core and SolarWinds NPM, whereas SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor is most compared with Dynatrace, Azure Monitor, AppDynamics, SCCM and SCOM. See our Nagios XI vs. SolarWinds Server and Application Monitor report.

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