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"Centreon is better than Nagios XI in regards to cost and support response times, when you have a problem. If you have a problem, it costs money to contact the Nagios XI support.""Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other tools where you have to purchase add-ons.""The pricing works out well for us, given our environment and where we are.""If you need basic monitoring without dashboards, just monitoring, the plugins are very useful and really cheap. If you want a more complete solution with dashboards and reporting, the EMS solution is great and it is not that much more expensive. It's a good value. Really good.""Centreon is always available to develop new plugins when needed. The most important thing is that their maintenance account yearly subscription fee includes the fact that they will maintain the new plugins that you requested them to deliver."

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"My manager is very happy because it doesn't cost anything.""We were searching for an open source solution and Zabbix fit the bill because it is free and open source under the GPL license.""We purchased Zabbix for a good price, including support""Zabbix is free but if you use it in production then you have to pay for it.""It is reasonable.""We are using the free, open-source version.""The solution is free. However, many open-sourced tools start out free but eventually start charging.""Its licensing is fair. It seems to be much cheaper than others."

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Top Answer: The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were… more »
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Overview
The Centreon solution, based on a free to download Open Source Platform, monitors all critical IT Infrastructure and Applications with real-time dashboards, analytics and insightful alerts that prevent business-impacting downtimes. Since 2005, over 200,000 IT professionals from SMBs and Fortune 500 companies rely on Centreon to guarantee their organization operational performance.

Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts. Nmap runs on all major computer operating systems, and official binary packages are available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. In addition to the classic command-line Nmap executable, the Nmap suite includes an advanced GUI and results viewer (Zenmap), a flexible data transfer, redirection, and debugging tool (Ncat), a utility for comparing scan results (Ndiff), and a packet generation and response analysis tool (Nping).

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
Airbus, Bollore, BT, Canal Plus, Kuehne Nagel, Limagrain, LVMH, Oberthur Technologies, Orange, Darty, Addax Petroleum, Plastic Omnium, Auchan, Valeo, Saint Gobin, Clarins, Hugo Boss, JC Decaux, French Government (Defense, Justice, Environment, Agriculture), OptiComm, Thales, Zeiss.
Lockheed Martin, Eastern Bank Boston, Perspecta, Harris Corporation, Discovery Communication
Bodybuilding.com, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider25%
Wholesaler/Distributor5%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Computer Software Company17%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm7%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company24%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
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Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise30%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise50%
Large Enterprise37%
Find out what your peers are saying about Zabbix, Datadog, SolarWinds and others in Network Monitoring Software. Updated: November 2021.
554,873 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Nmap is ranked 54th in Network Monitoring Software while Zabbix is ranked 1st in Network Monitoring Software with 39 reviews. Nmap is rated 0.0, while Zabbix is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". Nmap is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Azure Network Watcher, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, PRTG Network Monitor and Meraki Dashboard, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Nagios XI, Splunk, Nagios Core, SolarWinds NPM and PRTG Network Monitor.

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