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We performed a comparison between Azure Network Watcher and Nmap based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Monitoring Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Azure Network Watcher vs. Nmap Report (Updated: March 2024).
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  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "Price-wise, I have no information on how much Azure Network Watcher costs."
  • "Azure Network Watcher is a little bit expensive."
  • "The pricing is good. It's not too expensive."
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  • "The solution is open source so it is free."
  • "Nmap is open source software, which suits us well because we are a manufacturing company and not an IT company, for example. If we were an IT company, we would probably need to pay for extra support or instead go for another software solution. But as it is, we don't have any need for high-end troubleshooting tools."
  • "I am using the standard free version of Nmap."
  • "The solution is free of cost, but there are specific services that we have to buy."
  • "The solution is free of cost."
  • "It's an open-source product, and I haven't seen any premiums. Options are available for those who purchase, but for my use case, everything I need is available in the community and forums."
  • "Nmap is an open-source and free product."
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    Juniper Mist Premium Analytics is a comprehensive network analytics solution that provides organizations with valuable insights into their network performance and user experience. The primary use case of this product is to enable IT teams to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize their network infrastructure.

    The most valuable functionality of Juniper Mist Premium Analytics is its AI-driven insights and recommendations. Leveraging machine learning algorithms, it analyzes vast amounts of network data to identify anomalies, predict potential issues, and suggest remediation actions. This proactive approach helps organizations minimize network downtime, improve user experience, and optimize network performance.

    By providing real-time visibility into network performance, Juniper Mist Premium Analytics helps organizations quickly identify and resolve network issues. It offers detailed analytics on network traffic, application performance, and user behavior, allowing IT teams to pinpoint the root cause of problems and take immediate action. This not only reduces troubleshooting time but also enhances overall network reliability.

    Furthermore, Juniper Mist Premium Analytics enables organizations to optimize their network infrastructure. It provides insights into network capacity utilization, application usage patterns, and user behavior, allowing IT teams to make informed decisions about network design, resource allocation, and capacity planning. This helps organizations to ensure that their network is efficiently utilized and can support the growing demands of their users.

    Azure Network Watcher is a comprehensive network monitoring and diagnostic service offered by Microsoft Azure. It provides a range of tools and capabilities to help users monitor, diagnose, and gain insights into their Azure network infrastructure. With Network Watcher, users can capture and analyze network traffic, monitor network performance, troubleshoot connectivity issues, and gain visibility into network topology. It also offers features like packet capture, flow logs, connection monitoring, and VPN diagnostics to ensure the smooth operation of Azure networks. Network Watcher enables users to proactively identify and resolve network issues, optimize network performance, and enhance the overall reliability and security of their Azure network environment.

    Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts. Nmap runs on all major computer operating systems, and official binary packages are available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. In addition to the classic command-line Nmap executable, the Nmap suite includes an advanced GUI and results viewer (Zenmap), a flexible data transfer, redirection, and debugging tool (Ncat), a utility for comparing scan results (Ndiff), and a packet generation and response analysis tool (Nping).

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    Lockheed Martin, Eastern Bank Boston, Perspecta, Harris Corporation, Discovery Communication
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Manufacturing Company22%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Outsourcing Company11%
    Mining And Metals Company11%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Educational Organization10%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business44%
    Large Enterprise56%
    Small Business21%
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    Large Enterprise64%
    Small Business47%
    Large Enterprise53%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Azure Network Watcher is ranked 35th in Network Monitoring Software with 7 reviews while Nmap is ranked 19th in Network Monitoring Software with 14 reviews. Azure Network Watcher is rated 7.8, while Nmap is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Azure Network Watcher writes "Beneficial monitoring, useful application insight, and reliable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nmap writes "Effective and strong in terms of its functionality but absence of cloud features ". Azure Network Watcher is most compared with Microsoft Network Monitor, PRTG Network Monitor, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, ThousandEyes and Meraki Dashboard, whereas Nmap is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, Zabbix, Domotz and Cisco Secure Network Analytics. See our Azure Network Watcher vs. Nmap report.

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