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Alexandre Pérez Jorge
Real User
User
Oct 22 2019

What is most valuable?

What I value most about Pandora FMS is the simplicity of working with it. The speed of locating problems and to be able to solve them quickly, so that it affects our… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Thanks to Pandora FMS, we have greatly improved our client's network supervision. It helps us to detect problems very quickly. We can see where the problem is and it gives… more»

What needs improvement?

The free version capable of monitoring more than 10,000 nodes and covers (without limitations) a monitoring network, servers (based on agents or remotely) and… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This product is more expensive.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used SolarWinds before switching to this solution.

What other advice do I have?

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We only evaluated this solution, as well as SolarWinds.
Real User
User
Jul 15 2019

What is most valuable?

We use the alert system a lot, with several actions per configured alert. These include actions like sending a Pushover notification, email, or even start a new EC2 instance. The good thing about this… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Thanks to Pandora FMS, we've been able to adapt to every new monitoring challenge over the past seven years. That's a LOT of time in the industry. Moreover, its powerful alarm and event systems turned… more»

What needs improvement?

Pandora FMS is an overall great monitoring solution, but it does not have a community that is as large as Zabbix or Nagios.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We use the Open Source edition, but I've worked with the Enterprise edition in the past. My rule of thumb would be that if you need more than thirty agents, and you lack an automation tool such as… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

We used Zabbix in the past and deprecated it because its interface lacks usability. The reporting & alerting capabilities were just inferior.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated Nagios, New Relic, Datadog, and AWS Cloudwatch. All of them were great in certain topics (more than Pandora FMS), but they weren't as good in the general sense, and comparably inflexible… more»
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Jimmy Olano
Real User
Developer at a software R&D company with 1-10 employees
Aug 19 2019

What is most valuable?

Enterprise version is for big business (100 devices or more); we use Community version (GNU General Public License) , both versions let us make own "details", always under… more»

How has it helped my organization?

Pandora FMS provides us with a general report (graphical) about all of the connected devices, which helps with planning new stations and tracking them. This solution also… more»

What needs improvement?

Pandora FMS is currently very focused on monitoring so they have left out the issue of cloud deployment. After discussing it with support and in the forums, I have seen… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Growing the solution or migrating to the Enterprise version is easy, and various plans are available -if you have one hundred devices or more-. This is an open-source… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have not previously used a monitoring tool beyond one that we designed in-house.

What other advice do I have?

There is a community of users at pandorafms.org where you can see errors that other people have experienced, in addition to a blog with technical articles. It is all very… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

There were no other options evaluated before choosing this solution.
Carlos Nunes
Real User
Telecomunicações at a software R&D company with 51-200 employees
Jul 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features in this solution are: * Large Hispanic community * Self-detection system for host or terminals * System of alarms or notifications * SLA… more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have it installed in virtual machines and I simulate possible scenarios. In any organization, it is very important to have a notion of what happens in the network. This… more»

What needs improvement?

I find that this software is resource heavy, and demands a lot of processing capacity. I would like to see it lightened. The somewhat long configuration means that the… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is a personal issue, everyone has different needs.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I have used OpenNMS and Zabbix. I switched to Pandora because it is more intuitive and there is more documentation in Spanish.

What other advice do I have?

I like this solution a lot because it has a very large Hispanic community and the platform looks very friendly. Given the need for organizations to monitor their networks… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In choosing this solution I evaluated prices, platforms, the alert management system, alarm system, and reports.
Luis (Abe) Ibrahim Delgado Pláter
Real User
User
Aug 18 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of this solution are the WMI integration for the agents, being able to execute personalized scripts, and the default implementation of Tentacle… more»

How has it helped my organization?

We were able to monitor the whole infrastructure, which allowed us to identify some glitches and adjust the schedules of some tasks to improve the execution of multiple… more»

What needs improvement?

When it comes to the definition of local Software Agents for the first time in the open-source version, it can become very tedious. However, when using the Enterprise… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The open-source version offers 100% functionality and the hardware requirements for a solution like this one are very modest.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I used to use different software for my previous job. I didn't switch software, rather I just switched jobs.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for a really complete monitoring solution then you should consider this one.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I did not evaluate other options, as I had already heard/read about this solution.
JaJavi
Real User
Network Manager at Adora Walau
Jul 15 2019

What is most valuable?

The features that I find most valuable are: * Flexible network administration * Monitors service availability and response times * Graphics system, exportable to PDF *… more»

How has it helped my organization?

The job of monitoring is to prevent and save on costs, and that's what Pandora does well. It has helped my company in this regard. Thanks to its flexibility, I have been… more»

What needs improvement?

What could you say on this subject? I sincerely believe that Pandora needs new ideas for functionality closer to advanced device security monitoring.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

In terms of money, the Enterprise version is the cheapest that I have found after a market study. The best ratio of quality and price, I want to think.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

This is my first time with monitoring software.

What other advice do I have?

This is the best solution if you don't want to get in trouble. Their project department has helped me at all times by adapting the software to the needs of my business… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I mostly read about other options but did not evaluate them.
Real User
User
May 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that it is an all-in-one monitoring system. It handles a server, network devices, log management, and remote connections. Some other features we find valuable are: * Easy… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution has improved our organization because we gain time by simplifying the root cause analysis. We can easily operate monitoring activities, which decreases operational costs. The features… more»

What needs improvement?

The automation for remediation needs to be improved. Improvements are needed for server and network discovery, including service-based discovery. I would like to see the following features in the next… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Pandora FMS is easy to implement and the pricing of licenses is competitive.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I changed solutions because Pandora FMS is an all-in-one solution that is cost-efficient.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated several products including Nagios XI, HP OpenView, Zabbix, and ManageEngine.
Verena Merian
Real User
User
May 01 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features are its intricate alarm system and the simplicity of the license.

How has it helped my organization?

Thanks to this software and to the work of the support team, we have everything under control. It was simple and easy.

What needs improvement?

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.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The license part is the best. Only one payment and it includes support, updates, new versions, and access to the complete library of plugins except for SAP and z/OS. I love the simplicity of the… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

I've never worked with another tool. We saw the information about this product on its blog, and we decided to take the risk and started using it.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated a couple of other solutions before settling on this one. They were Nagios and Zabbix, and they were too complicated at first sight.
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What is Pandora FMS?

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.

Pandora FMS customers

Rakuten, Prosegur, Repsol, Teléfonica, Allianz, Ottawa Hospital, Hughes

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