PRTG Network Monitor Alternatives and Competitors

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Andrew Ntuyo
Real User
Senior Network Engineer at Element Critical
Jun 17 2020

What is most valuable?

The "Performance Analyzer" feature is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's able to do the bounded graphs of all the interface stats, from errors to broadcasts and to current traffic. With a click of a button you're able to, in one… more »

What needs improvement?

The idea that you can automatically trigger alerts from the TRAPS received is still something that still hasn't really taken off or worked properly. We have to manually go into the database and create SQL queries or SQL queries, to be able… more »

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

I no longer work at the company that uses Solar Winds, so I don't have information about what they were paying or what they pay now. The current package I'm using myself is a free package as I do a comparison between PRTG and SolarWinds.

What other advice do I have?

At my old company, we were always using the current version of the solution. We'd like to keep up to date with the latest releases. The company even changed over when there was a move from a 2012 Windows server to an updated version of… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We're in the process of doing a comparison between SolarWinds and PRTG.
Real User
Network Engineer at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 13 2020

What is most valuable?

* Being able to monitor VPN user traffic has been nice. * Being able to monitor interfaces, in general. * We do a little bit of reporting, but we're just getting into… more »

How has it helped my organization?

It helps us determine what is going on with our Internet and who is hogging it all up. If we get a real high throughput or a throughput that's going over and getting… more »

What needs improvement?

I wish the reporting side was easier to work with, but it does a decent job. I also wish the reporting side was a little more intuitive or they offered more reporting… more »

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

There are no extra costs. It's about $8,000 a year. The bang for the buck (cost) is definitely a plus. They gave us a 30-day license. We did a 30-day demo. We installed… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have Splunk, but Splunk doesn't give us the type of info that this does. Splunk is really clunky and hard to use. We still have Splunk, but we use it more as a security… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would rate it an eight (out of 10).

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

The solution has been around for a while. The monitoring of our firewalls was the driving concept for choosing it. They did well with demonstrating that ability. We… more »
Real User
IT Senior Systems Administrator at a tech consulting company with 501-1,000 employees
Sep 12 2020

What is most valuable?

Probably the only sorta valuable part of the product is that it is stable, easy to work with, and covers the basics. But there is a lot more downside to it in my opinion than up.

What needs improvement?

Honestly, I do not particularly like WhatsUp Gold. I think we should get rid of it. It is so old. It has not been upgraded in about six years. The interface looks like something from the nineties. I am quite used to using the Paessler AG product. That is PRTG (Paessler Router Traffic Grapher) and… more »

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have used a few of the different monitoring solutions at different companies. PA Server Monitor was one that I used and that was by Power Admin. I used to work with PRTG (by Paessler AG). It is quite a good product. Spiceworks is another one I used. If we are talking about a comparison between the… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would not recommend WhatsUp Gold to people who were considering it as a solution. On a scale from one to ten where one is the worst and ten is the best, I would rate WhatsUp Gold as a four or five. Really, it is a four-out-of-ten.
Real User
Team Leader System Administration at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Nov 13 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable aspect of the solution was the ability to see how the connection quality is between the sites and get an alert if it was turning bad.

What needs improvement?

We didn't use the solution for that long, so it's hard to remember what we didn't like about the solution. It would be nice if the solution covered other areas like server monitoring.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I've previously used PRTG and Zabbix, among others. They are a little bit different because this solution is really focused on network quality.

What other advice do I have?

We used the public cloud deployment model. I'd recommend the solution and advise others to check to see if it fits with their environment even if they're using some other monitoring solution. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
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