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We performed a comparison between AppDynamics Server Monitoring and PRTG Network Monitor based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two IT Infrastructure Monitoring solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed AppDynamics Server Monitoring vs. PRTG Network Monitor Report (Updated: November 2022).
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"The auto-discovery of the logs is the most valuable feature. It requires minimal configuration, we just need to set up on once and it automatically detects through the code.""What I like most about AppDynamics Server Monitoring is that it's easy to manipulate and easy to implement. All solutions have the same features, but what sets AppDynamics Server Monitoring apart is that it's really quick to implement. AppDynamics Server Monitoring has a great interface. As a developer, it doesn't matter whether it's SolarWinds, Dynatrace, or any APM you're using, but it would matter to the customer. A product must be easy to manipulate or use, for example, AppDynamics Server Monitoring, for the customer, but for developers like my team, there's no pressure, even if a solution requires coding.""The solution offers great visibility that allows you to track where errors originated.""The event alerting feature or the trigger system is what I like most about AppDynamics Server Monitoring. Whenever an issue occurs, the tool automatically generates an even trigger that tells engineers in the company to take action, so it's an essential feature of AppDynamics Server Monitoring. Another valuable feature of the tool is end-to-end monitoring, which means if you need to debug, you can go transaction by transaction, where the issue lies, and how it's linked. For example, if it's a low-performance issue, you can look into it more through AppDynamics Server Monitoring in terms of which area takes too much time to execute. You can also see the SQL queries and the kind of query going on through the tool.""Setting up the monitoring agents was straightforward."

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"The Slack integration is fantastic, and I've actually found it to be very useful recently.""I think net flow is PRTG's most valuable feature because it doesn't cost much for us because the net flow sensor is already included in the PRTG license. We can monitor our traffic in our proxy and router.""I found PRTG Network Monitor very useful for troubleshooting and monitoring the utilization of either the network or server.""Network Discovery is a feature that our customers like a lot.""The solution is very easy to use and the web provides information with ease.""The most valuable feature of PRTG Network Monitor is the dashboards. We can check to see the resources and the uptime.""It is great for service level agreements and can comply fully with internet monitoring or any interface.""It is a very stable solution. There are no bugs, glitches and we have not experienced any crashing."

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Cons
"An area for improvement in AppDynamics Server Monitoring is integration; in particular, it needs a better way to integrate with custom applications such as Siebel CRM. Right now, it's challenging to integrate AppDynamics Server Monitoring with Siebel CRM because it sometimes gives an error and cannot integrate properly.""The solution could be more mobile friendly.""Things are being done differently in the industry now, and many of these problems are being solved with cloud databases.""In the next release, I would like to see the configuration of the data and more support for new applications. It should support new languages.""AppDynamics Server Monitoring has room for improvement in terms of pricing. If the price could be cheaper, it would be great for both the customer and the integrator. What I'd like to see in the next release of AppDynamics Server Monitoring is a better dashboard for the customer. The dashboard should be more interactive."

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"PRTG Network Monitor is okay to use, but you'll need some time to analyze the data. If it can automatically locate or identify the problem area, it would be more helpful to users.""I would like to see network mapping.""The operations dashboard is only available in PRTG's enterprise version, but I wish it could be accessed in the standard licensing. It would also be nice if PRTG had templates for dashboard monitoring, software monitoring, etc. It can help me set up a dashboard because now we don't have a template from PRTG, so we need to create one from scratch.""PRTG Network Monitor could improve by having a feature to allow uploading of preset standard network switch configurations and the ability to monitor the SLA configuration, such as uptime for the switches or internet connectivity. This would be very useful.""The product could be improved by being cross-platform friendly.""Other monitoring tools that I have used are easier to use.""There is room for improvement in this solution for the performance and third-party monitoring protocols. They need to be updated to the latest ones.""In our organization, we encounter performance issues with our PRTG probe service. I saw documentation from the vendor or Paessler mentioning that there are limitations for WMI sensors. Other than that, we are okay with PRTG."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "The pricing for AppDynamics Server Monitoring in Africa and the Middle East is too expensive, so it's very hard to sell it to customers. If there could be different pricing or package for the region, that would be great. My company pays for the license of AppDynamics Server Monitoring on a per-agent, per-server basis. It's $700 to $1000 per server, and it's paid annually. My company is on a subscription model for the solution. On a scale of one to five, where one is expensive and five is cheap, my rating for the price of AppDynamics Server Monitoring is a two."
  • "The solution has a high cost."
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  • "It is expensive."
  • "It's an annual license that is based on the number of endpoints that we're tracking and using."
  • "All monitoring system is close to the same pricing scheme."
  • "The price is pretty comparable."
  • "The pricing is okay and it is cheaper than some competing products."
  • "We are using the basic PRTG that we can download for free. For now, we only need to monitor less than 100 devices. For more than 100 devices, we would need to buy a license. PRTG is much cheaper than SolarWinds."
  • "We have an unlimited license for this solution."
  • "I'm paying something like €1000 per year for the maintenance. I've got unlimited sensors."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The solution offers great visibility that allows you to track where errors originated.
    Top Answer:The solution's features could be more mobile friendly.
    Top Answer:PRTG network monitor is one of the best tool i have ever used for the monitoring. It have auto discovery option. it avoid the configuring the device in PRTG. It automatically discover the device and… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of PRTG Network Monitor is the dashboards. We can check to see the resources and the uptime.
    Top Answer:We are mostly using PRTG Network Monitor for monitoring servers, and switches. For example, we monitor uptime on critical resources.
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    Overview

    Application-centric server monitoring in context of your business transactions to proactively isolate and resolve application performance issues faster with actionable, correlated application-server metrics.

    PRTG Network Monitor runs on a Windows machine within your network, collecting various statistics from the machines, software, and devices which you designate. PRTG comes with an easy-to-use web interface with point-and-click configuration. You can easily share data from it with non-technical colleagues and customers, including via live graphs and custom reports. This will let you plan for network expansion, see what applications are using most of your connection, and make sure that no one is hogging the entire network just to torrent videos.

    To monitor a large IT environment, it's important to be able to scale PRTG up. Paessler PRTG Enterprise Monitor includes all the proven capabilities of PRTG Network Monitor, which are enhanced by exclusive ITOps Board for a service-oriented, central overview of multiple PRTG servers.

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    Sample Customers
    Sony, DirecTV, UBS, The Container Store, The Neta Porter Group, Nasdaq, Cisco, eHarmony, Hallmark, Overstock, Expedia
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    Retailer25%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Transportation Company13%
    Hospitality Company13%
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    Financial Services Firm30%
    Computer Software Company16%
    Comms Service Provider9%
    Government5%
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    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Construction Company10%
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    Computer Software Company19%
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    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise73%
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Large Enterprise54%
    Buyer's Guide
    AppDynamics Server Monitoring vs. PRTG Network Monitor
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about AppDynamics Server Monitoring vs. PRTG Network Monitor and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
    654,658 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    AppDynamics Server Monitoring is ranked 46th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 5 reviews while PRTG Network Monitor is ranked 6th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 43 reviews. AppDynamics Server Monitoring is rated 7.8, while PRTG Network Monitor is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of AppDynamics Server Monitoring writes "Has a straightforward setup, with good alerting and triggering features; technical support was responsive and knowledgeable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PRTG Network Monitor writes "Good even for beginners, and cost-wise, it isn't that expensive, but its sensors and web GUI need improvement". AppDynamics Server Monitoring is most compared with Datadog, Zabbix, ITRS Geneos, vRealize Network Insight and Cisco Intersight, whereas PRTG Network Monitor is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, SolarWinds NPM, Centreon and SCOM. See our AppDynamics Server Monitoring vs. PRTG Network Monitor report.

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