PRTG Network Monitor Other Solutions Considered

Anton James
IT Manager at Silverstring LTD
I tried out a few of the free solutions, but I just couldn't get on with them. Since going with PRTG, we haven't bothered looking anywhere else because it has done whatever we've needed it to do. View full review »
Anthony Grant-Marston
Network Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
We looked at the market, and it wasn't PRTG at first, which was just something we found from recommendations from other people along with a carrier that we worked with, a partner of ours, they actually used it. That was what sort of led us to it. They were using it for their end users, showing customers PRTG data files, stating, "We can give you all this information." We were like, "We want to do that as well!" So, we sort of stole it from them. We are extensively using its feature set, and there are a load of features in the product that which other solutions don't have. It is abundantly helpful in bringing all our stuff in-house. Another platfrom that we use is SolarWinds Orion, which is a pure network monitoring tool. PRTG is much more reliable, easier to use, and the information is more clear and concise. View full review »
Lewis Stonier
Engineer at Datacentreplus
We looked at SolarWinds. If I remember correctly, it came down to cost. In that regard, PRTG did work out cheaper. In addition, one of our engineers had previously worked with PRTG so he had a bias toward PRTG already. It just made sense to go with it. View full review »
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Callum Williams
Systems Engineer at Converse Pharma Group
We looked at PRTG and SolarWinds. From a cost side perspective, compared to PRTG, and from what you get back from it, PRTG was sort of a hands down the winner. We had read a few different reviews of PRTG and had a few of the colleagues that we'd worked with in the past who now used it at their new businesses and recommending it. These were sort of the main driving factors for going down that route. View full review »
Jon Bowler
Cloud Engineer at Software Cloud Limited
We did trial four solutions, including PRTG. Obviously, we were using Azure, and I can't remember the others. They may have been SolarWinds and Opsgenie but that wasn't really going to do it for us. View full review »
Daniel Cattigan
Infrastructure Team Lead at a leisure / travel company with 501-1,000 employees
Primarily, we use PRTG because I am familiar with it. We have licenses for SCOM, but the complexity in setting up that type of solution put us off. It is very much a big beast of a solution. We needed something quick and simple that we could just throw in and get some good figures out of it quickly. View full review »
Andy Shephard
Information Security Analyst at a financial services firm with 51-200 employees
We had a look at SolarWinds, their network monitoring suite, which was the big player in the market. It's got a price tag to match and that was certainly a factor. Admittedly, it is a much bigger product, it's got broad capabilities and it's got different kinds of integrations. For what we needed at that time, PRTG absolutely suited. View full review »
Shirwan Khan
Infrastructure Engineer at Lookers plc
SolarWinds was something that we re-evaluated. We were also using ManageEngine and Zabbix. I came on board when we were downloading an evaluation of the actual software. We were doing our due diligence across other platforms/software, and PRTG came out top. Part of the pilot phase was to see how much load it would have on our network, and if there would be any sort of bottlenecks. We have been pretty happy with it. It has not had any sort of flow back on us, as a business. View full review »
Tim Deighton
Infrastructure Manager at a logistics company with 10,001+ employees
I don't have any comparison with direct competitors. We have been using PRTG for the better part of possibly ten years now. We haven't found the feature set lacking. Everything that we have tried to do, we have managed to work with PRTG to do it. View full review »
Chris Bentley
Senior Security Engineer at Fletchers Solicitors Ltd.
We didn't really consider anything else because we'd previously used PRTG, before we used our third-party partner. It was very easy for us to come back to it. View full review »
Adam Brown
Network Administrator at a construction company with 201-500 employees
We looked at SolarWinds and we looked at NetManage but went for PRTG in the end. View full review »
Antony Gouldstone
Infrastructure Manager at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
We just considered PRTG when moving away from SolarWinds. View full review »
David Ashcroft
IT Infrastructure Engineer at Runshaw College
PRTG was recommended to us and we went with it on the free basis to start with and then we moved to the paid version, for more sensors. We haven't really compared it to anything else, because it was recommended. Overall it seems very good. View full review »
IT Coordinator at ENGIE Renewables Ltd
I have actually used other solutions, because I do look after four domains. Previously, they had other packages that were already there, and I still find PRTG to be the best. View full review »
Group Information Security Manager at a comms service provider with 201-500 employees
We've had PRTG in place for a number of years, so what we evaluated was in the early days, a lot of open-source solutions: Zabbix, Nagios, Cacti, etc. PRTG is differentiated because it caters to all platforms and endpoints, has features for Windows, and WMI sensors which aren't necessarily available out-of-the-box in the other solutions. That would have been a determining factor. View full review »
Graeme Barratt
Network Engineer
I had previously used PRTG View full review »
Network Engineer at a financial services firm with 201-500 employees
We did look at a couple of other solutions, but partly because we had somebody with in-house knowledge of PRTG and ability in it, they essentially gave it reasonably good reviews from their personal usage. So we chose to go with something that was a known factor. We would have looked at stuff like SolarWinds and some others, but off the top of my head, I can't remember which ones. View full review »
Security Engineer at a health, wellness and fitness company with 5,001-10,000 employees
We also have monitoring with SolarWinds, as well. What we find is that SolarWinds is great for reporting and delving back into logs, but PRTG is better for that instant on knowing what is going on right now. There are quite a wide array of different sensors with PRTG. However, we are only really utilizing SNMP, Ping, and similar functions at the moment. Because our NetFlow data goes into SolarWind, we want that report inside it. We find SolarWinds better for this. Though, we know that we could do this if we wanted and put some NetFlow data into PRTG with its multiple different sensors. We are not using the solution to its fullest capacity. At this point, I don't think we will because we are so involved with SolarWinds. We are getting out of PRTG what we want to get out of it, but we are not getting enough from it that we could ditch SolarWinds and move over to it. View full review »
Paul Farris
Infrastructure Analyst
We evaluated a number of different server monitoring solutions and selected PRTG as the best solution to go forward with. We looked at WhatsUp Gold and Nagios. PRTG was much easier to use, configure, set up, and get running. It provided better information which was very well displayed. We also had downtime previously. That was definitely why we went ahead with a monitoring solution, so we could be alerted quickly to any issues and resolve them before they affected our service and users. View full review »
Craig Williams
IT Manager at a marketing services firm with 51-200 employees
PRTG was the only vendor on the list. I knew what I wanted and knew I could get it. View full review »
Systems Specialist at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We had previous experience with things like HP OpenView, but it's been many years now. Our experience with it was that it was quite sluggish, very expensive. PRTG seemed to be at a very attractive price point, and its speed and the reviews we'd seen about it were really compelling. View full review »
Cybersecurity Engineer at a tech services company
My technical director chose this solution out of all the products that he had a look at, as it stood out straightaway. View full review »
Rod Cushman
Network Manager at Baldwin Family Health Care
It was recommended by our network engineers. Other clients use PRTG and have had a great experiences with it. View full review »
Engineering and Pre-Sales Manager at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We were previously considering Nagios Core, because it is over Linux and an open source solution. However, its problem is you have to do everything from scratch. View full review »
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