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"This solution allows me to have true visibility for any metrics when it comes to my cloud, and private.""This solution makes it a lot easier to figure out trends within very different data sources, which makes it easy to see why something is misbehaving.""The features I find most valuable is the querying and alerting capabilities.""People are very pleased with the implementation.""The most valuable aspects of the solution are its ease of use and its ease of implementation.""No issues with stability."

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"Thanks to this software and to the work of the support team, we have everything under control.""The most valuable feature is that it is an all-in-one monitoring system.""This product has allowed us to identify and correct certain issues that were affecting our solution.""You can configure several types of architecture for high availability or load balancing.""It provides us with proactive monitoring and is very easy to configure and maintain.""I like this solution a lot because it has a very large Hispanic community and the platform looks very friendly.""This solution has screens that are easy to understand and provide a wealth of information.""The official forum is active enough to answer most of the high-end technical questions that you may have."

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"I really love the activity library. It gives the flexibility to discover data and metrics about my interface and data server.""It improves the status of my infrastructure, from networking devices to real-time machines.""The scalability is good. You can improve a remote host or the clustering. This gives it the flexibility to monitor another infrastructure remotely.""The best feature is that it lets me know what is going on. I need to know if something has gone down, I need to know if something is running very slowly. PRTG tells me that.""Its proactiveness is its most valuable feature. We already know when we come in, in the morning, if a server or site is down, as opposed to someone telling us.""One of its valuable features is the fact that it handles multiple operating systems... And I like the fact that it tells me when things are about to fall over, which means I can preempt it and not have to wake up at three in the morning to fix it.""The sensors and probes are great, nice and lightweight, they don't take up too many resources on the system. We just deploy them out and they start reporting instantly.""Speed of deployment is one of the most valuable features."

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"I would like to see integration with Kubernetes cluster and APIs so that you can manage the entire stack.""I would like to see more out-of-the-box dashboards for in-depth application monitoring of standard products that are out there.""In the new version, I would love to see more prediction capabilities. It would be great if one could see the alerts get a little more enriched with information and become more human-friendly instead of the technical stuff that they put in there. I think those would be really awesome outcomes to get.""The implementation is a long process that should be improved.""They could make it more easy to plug-in data so that a nontechnical person will be able to use it, like accountants or finance people. That way they don't have to ask us.""It could use a URL document server. Everything in the market is moving towards automation and everybody's looking for the single click operations as well relational data locality."

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"In the future, we may have double the number of devices, and we do not want to have any issues with performance in the data display.""Improvements are needed for server and network discovery, including service-based discovery.""An update to the Android app would be appreciated.""A nice feature in the next release would be an automation module to run workflow actions.""I think some improvements to the Android app would be good.""I find that this software is resource heavy, and demands a lot of processing capacity.""I would like to have a dashboard with all assets displayed, with a quick hover-over status.""Pandora FMS is an overall great monitoring solution, but it does not have a community that is as large as Zabbix or Nagios."

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"I would like to see a more robust platform and a new dashboard. In addition, the code is good, but it needs improvement.""There seems to be a big jump from the basic scan to the really thorough scan. There is a big jump in the quantity of sensors it uses for certain things. One minute you might get ten and then the next you get 200. There seems to be a big jump between the two at times.""It probably has this already, but if it had a mobile app that would be helpful. For example, on a day like today when I'm out, if I could just fire it up and see green, green, green, green, green or red, that would be good.""It would be good if there were better graphical interfaces when you have it on multiple monitors... Because we have so many servers, things can get lost in the fog a little bit. Maybe having a better way of showing different geographies, Flash, etc., would help.""When it comes to third-party integration, one of the things we were looking at was putting some sensors onto our firewall, for instance. If there were a little bit more documentation and some step-by-step guides around that, that would be useful for us.""The Desktop app is good but it can be really sluggish at times, especially when you're editing different elements.""In terms of sensors and probes, it would be really cool if PRTG had a purely Azure-based solution. We had to install a probe on one of our cloud servers and then let that probe out from there. It would be really cool if it just monitored Azure without having to install something on the device.""Sometimes, it is difficult to drill down further to get information, e.g., if we saw spike in traffic, then we would want to drill down and find out what is causing that spike in traffic."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Educational pricing is available for this solution.""We were given a year's worth of service. It was included within our ELA. We were trying to do a proof of concept, which is almost over now.""Different locations require different setups. In your terms, around 300 to around 400K USD."

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"Only one payment and it includes support, updates, new versions, and access to the complete library of plugins except for SAP and z/OS.""Pandora FMS is easy to implement and the pricing of licenses is competitive.""You get the license and it includes updates, new versions, and access to the complete library of modules.""My rule of thumb would be that if you need more than thirty agents, and you lack an automation tool such as Chef or Puppet, you will save a lot of time and money going to the Enterprise edition.""In terms of money, the Enterprise version is the cheapest that I have found after a market study.""The open-source version offers 100% functionality and the hardware requirements for a solution like this one are very modest.""Growing the solution or migrating to the Enterprise version is easy, and various plans are available.""The Open Source Community Edition is great to just explore the software, or use it on medium-sized infrastructures."

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"The price was pretty good, very competitive.""The pricing is not too bad. It's not massively expensive, and the ability to upscale or even downscale licenses every year is brilliant for us.""On a yearly basis, I believe it's between £1,200 and £1,500.""We've got 1,000 nodes and I believe it's a few hundred quid a month.""Because we are only on the free version, we have a limited number of sensors. Therefore, we are not monitoring as much as we want to be to obtain historical information.""We are licensed for 2500 endpoints.""We pay for a perpetual license and we have a support fee.""We've got the unlimited package... I believe it was around the £15,000 per year mark."

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Overview

VMware Tanzu Observability provides metrics-driven analytics at massive scale, so you can get the most out of your cloud-native apps.

Pandora FMS Enterprise is the perfect on-premise monitoring software for companies with at least 100 devices. 

Stop wasting your time and resources on complex and silo'd monitoring systems that are poorly integrated.

It’s an all-in-one package offering modern and flexible IT monitoring, replacing the need for multiple, difficult-to-integrate, and more costly monitoring systems.

PRTG Network Monitor runs on a Windows machine within your network, collecting various statistics from the machines, software, and devices which you designate. PRTG comes with an easy-to-use web interface with point-and-click configuration. You can easily share data from it with non-technical colleagues and customers, including via live graphs and custom reports. This will let you plan for network expansion, see what applications are using most of your connection, and make sure that no one is hogging the entire network just to torrent videos.

To monitor a large IT environment, it's important to be able to scale PRTG up. Paessler PRTG Enterprise Monitor includes all the proven capabilities of PRTG Network Monitor, which are enhanced by exclusive ITOps Board for a service-oriented, central overview of multiple PRTG servers.

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Box, Intuit, Workday, Groupon, British Gas, SpaceApe, Marketo, DoordDash, LyftRakuten, Prosegur, Repsol, Teléfonica, Allianz, Ottawa Hospital, HughesJameson Bank, Sidnix, RungeICT, MedicalAnimal, Truck-lite, GamingGrids, The Covell Group, Forsythn County Schools, NetMass, Musgrove Park Hospital, Lanes Health, Columbia Southern University, Vodafone, Intrust Bank
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider19%
Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer5%
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Computer Software Company38%
Healthcare Company25%
Engineering Company13%
Manufacturing Company13%
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Engineering Company42%
Comms Service Provider17%
Computer Software Company12%
K 12 Educational Company Or School6%
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Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm11%
Construction Company11%
Leisure / Travel Company4%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider17%
Government7%
Media Company5%
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Small Business90%
Midsize Enterprise10%
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Small Business98%
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Find out what your peers are saying about PRTG Network Monitor vs. Pandora FMS and other solutions. Updated: November 2020.
447,718 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Pandora FMS is ranked 7th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 15 reviews while PRTG Network Monitor is ranked 2nd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 29 reviews. Pandora FMS is rated 9.4, while PRTG Network Monitor is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Pandora FMS writes "Single-point continuous supervision makes it efficient for detecting and solving problems". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PRTG Network Monitor writes "Tells me when things are about to fall over, allowing me to preempt, preventing downtime". Pandora FMS is most compared with Zabbix, Centreon, Nagios Core, SolarWinds NPM and Icinga, whereas PRTG Network Monitor is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix, Centreon, Wireshark and ManageEngine OpManager. See our PRTG Network Monitor vs. Pandora FMS report.

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