Network Monitoring Software Questions
Shibu Babuchandran
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery at ASPL Info Services
Sep 11 2021

Hi community professionals,

In your opinion, what would be the key attributes and capabilities of the Network Operation Center in the future?

David CollierThe past 18 months have taught us that the ongoing operation of business… more »
Abdulla PathanIn the Future, Network Operation Center ( NOC) will work toward unifying IT… more »
Shibu Babuchandran
Regional Manager/ Service Delivery at ASPL Info Services
Aug 10 2021

Hi peers,

Which application integration do you expect to have with Zabbix to help you effectively monitor your infrastructure and receive alerts?

Thanks for your inputs!

Faustine ChisasaPersonally, I have new requirements day by day.  Started with Grafana for… more »
Co-Founder at Xmartic
Jul 13 2021


I'm working at a Tech Services company and I would like to understand the competitive advantages of Nagios XI vs other Network Performance Monitoring
(NPM) tools.

Can you share your expertise on this topic?

Dario Leon Hi, Nagios is great because the tool has a lot of plugins, customizable.… more »
systemse738The biggest question is how much work do you want to do?  With Nagios you have… more »
Tjeerd SaijoenIn Nagios you have to build from templates so more development work and you need… more »
Platform and Cloud Architect at Department of Finance (ServiceNet)
Aug 07 2021

I'm working for an organization with ~1000 employees and I'm exploring the two monitoring solutions for cloud services: Azure Monitor and PRTG Network Monitor.

Please share your personal experience on the pros and the cons of each product. What would be your choice and why?


Bernd HarzogSo a couple of questions and considerations to help you make a good decision… more »
Sergiy UstenkoHi to all. On my view, the PRTG would be the better decisionт as external… more »
Vijay Karadi
User at Karadi
Aug 07 2021


I'm looking for alternatives to SolarWinds NPM as it is expensive for my budget and has poor performance.

Please share your suggestions and why you recommend choosing another solution.

Shibu Babuchandran H5 has developed a solution that provides to the network administrators a… more »
User at MyBank

Hi peers,

Can you share your recommended SW product to secure LAN? Specifically, how to secure user activities?

Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Aug 07 2021

With the security issues associated with SolarWinds - are people switching to other vendors?   Which ones are you switching to and why?

RobertUllmanThousand Eyes acquired by Cisco, interesting synergies with AppDynamics APM.
chamepicartWe’ve switched from Solarwinds to Centreon even before the issue occurred. It’s… more »
Darryl TheronHi Henry, Infosim, Stablenet is a very good alternative. Regards, Darryl… more »
Network security at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

I am looking for a tool or device that can be used to measure upstream bandwidth utilization. Any recommendations?


systemse738One I am looking closely at is AppNeta. They have an appliance that can… more »
reviewer775476PRTG is a nice tool to monitor performances of a wide kind of network devices… more »
reviewer775476Only for bandwidth, you can use MRTG. You can also copy all the trafic to a… more »
IT Central Station
Sep 15 2021

Hi community,

There are many network monitoring tools out there - some free, most paid. What software do you think is best for a large enterprise? 

reviewer775476It actually depends on the exact purpose or kind of devices (network devices… more »
MauriceWhiteWe just did an assessment for our 47 datacenters around North America. The top… more »
Abhirup SarkarIt actually depends on the exact purpose or requirements. Some tools are better… more »
IT Central Station
Aug 09 2021

Why should businesses actively monitor network traffic?

What benefits are there to network monitoring?

Any suggestions for where to start with setting up effective network monitoring?

reviewer1122879Start with an open-source no-cost solution like Nagios for Network Monitoring to… more »
Raymond De RooijAs already said Network monitoring is just one type of monitoring, and you… more »
David CollierThese are the 3 fundamental questions all businesses should answer before… more »
Miriam Tover
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
Sep 03 2021

Hi community,

What questions should one ask before purchasing a network monitoring tool?

Help your peers ask the right questions so that they'll make a better decision.

reviewer459630Network monitoring is a broad topic with many different sub-topics that may or… more »
reviewer1195575Monitoring means data collection, so identifying the alerts metrics and their… more »
William Linn- How scalable is it - Does it integrate with other tools to provide a full… more »
Ariel Lindenfeld
Sr. Director of Community
IT Central Station
Aug 17 2021
Let the community know what you think. Share your opinions now!
CEC-1157307Expectation setting and network segment focus are two of the most important… more »
it_user3421291. able to monitor the CPU, Memory, Response Time, latency, packet loss… more »
it_user236772Cost, how many feature supported by the tools and complexity to maintain