PRTG Network Monitor Alternatives and Competitors

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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
Network Engineer at a government with 51-200 employees
Dec 16 2019

What is most valuable?

The topology of the solution is the most valuable feature. We can not only have a list of the devices, but we can also build the topology of some nodes. It's an action that is very easy to perform… more»

What needs improvement?

The licensing model could be improved. Right now, the levels are too far apart. This causes the solution to be more expensive than it needs to be. For us, the change of interface in the newer versions… more»

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

For us, the tool is free to use as it is at the end of life and we don't pay for technical support.

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

We previously used HP OpenView and also work with CiscoWorks. We switched from HP because OpenView was too hard to manage and use. We have a lot of monitoring experience with other tools (PRTG… more»

What other advice do I have?

We use an older version of WhatsUp Gold. The change of the interface of the tool was too hard for some people of our team and they didn't want the new interface. We have all of the infrastructure on… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did look at other HP options. We liked the ease of use and the interface as well as the price of WhatsUp, however.
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Real User
Network Administrator at Libyana Mobile Phone
Apr 04 2019

What needs improvement?

There is a customization feature, but it is not a good feature. While it's somewhat good, it is too complicated. The aesthetic widgets should be dynamic widgets, so the customization can be even more customizable.

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

The pricing is very expensive for SolarWinds. That's a huge disadvantage for it.

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

I previously used PRTG, but PRTG is now forbidden in Libya. So, we switched to using SolarWinds and ManageEngine OpManager.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for something which is very customizable for the customization of your network, then you should go with SolarWinds. However, overall, the customization feature is also a disadvantage because it can be very complicated.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

PRTG is easier to use, but SolarWinds is more customizable. SolarWinds also has more features, but they are complicated to use. We are just trying the demo. I am not going to recommend this to my company because PRTG is much easier. We're… more»
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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