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ControlUp vs. Nagios XI
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about ControlUp vs. Nagios XI and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"Integration with Netscaler and Scoutbees can provide a proper end-to-end analysis of the user's experience and give us a real ROI.""Security, uptime, and reduced capital expenditures are the main reasons we use ControlUp. So basically, the money that we consume is based on the amount of time we are using a service.""The script-based actions have allowed us to extend the core reporting capabilities.""The most valuable features in ControlUp are endpoint monitoring and the many features that are available.""The most valuable feature is the granularity of visibility into the resources that are in use by our applications."

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"Nagios XI helps us monitor the bandwidth of the internet connection, HTTP, DNS, active directory services, and exchange data availability. We have multiple servers to monitor databases, availability of servers, and ping.""Nagios is a custom API manager, and we can expose custom APIs for our integration. This is a great feature.""The solution is pretty stable.""Nagios XI is stable.""The dashboard allows you to see what's going on in the overall system.""Nagios allows us to configure any device so that we can send pager alerts when people don't have access to emails. It also allows us to schedule downtime and maintenance.""Nagios XI is a simple monitoring tool with performance management.""The installation is no problem. I've installed Nagios several times."

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"The most common complaint that I have heard, at least within our organization, is about reporting. They have their own reporting. It's just that it doesn't yet include everything that you can look at within the application. You can only report on specific metrics or collections.""Integration is always a problem, and we feel that we are doing our best and the service provider thinks they are doing their best. I guess if ControlUp's system could be more capable or if people could understand the integration part, that would be better.""We'd like to see the mobile app working again so that we can get alerts 24/7. This is especially useful for the person on call.""Solve is a quick and intuitive tool for quickly mapping data together, however, once you have the view of the data that you like, it is difficult to share this with colleagues.""ControlUp could improve the integration. Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop monitoring has better integration."

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"It can be quite difficult to know which drivers and agents to use when setting up.""The installation and monitoring need improvement.""The pricing has recently risen. I know they've changed what is covered under the license, however, it doesn't change the way we use it and adds nothing to our experience, and yet we now have to pay more.""Open-source software is usually not user-friendly.""We often need to develop custom plugins to get Nagios to work the way we want it to work because the features we need are not always available in Nagios.""The technical support is variable - sometimes I get answers, but most of my tickets go unanswered.""The way Nagios displays information isn't easy for a new user to understand. It's not intuitive enough. You need to read some tutorials or be trained to understand what it's displaying. Also, I think it needs more features to improve network visibility because there are some things you can't detect.""I would like to be able to extend it to all of our data centers, whether they are in the cloud or not. It would be helpful if I could connect everywhere."

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  • "We are satisfied with the price compared to other solutions."
  • "Personally, I would say that the only thing I could compare it to is another monitoring tool that we use, Nagios."
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  • "Nagios Core does not have any payment, but Nagios XI requires payment for the license."
  • "For our country in North Africa, it's expensive and we could purchase another solution for that price. But it's a reasonable price if we're speaking in international terms."
  • "Nagios XI is open source."
  • "Licensing costs are reasonable."
  • "It is good to contact experts for advice about what is the best solution for your specific infrastructure and enterprise."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The script-based actions have allowed us to extend the core reporting capabilities.
    Top Answer:I have found ControlUP to be more than competitive in terms of value.
    Top Answer:Solve is a quick and intuitive tool for quickly mapping data together, however, once you have the view of the data that you like, it is difficult to share this with colleagues. Being able to send a… more »
    Top Answer:Licensing costs are reasonable. It's approximately $6,000.00. It's good value for the money. There were no additional fees in addition to the standard licensing fee. We used the enterprise version; we… more »
    Top Answer:It can be quite difficult to know which drivers and agents to use when setting up.
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    Overview

    ControlUp is a digital experience monitoring management platform that makes it possible for IT teams to deliver a work-from-anywhere experience for employees. The solution makes fixing and preventing issues easy, enabling IT teams to make smarter decisions. It also provides monitoring performance, availability, and useful productivity metrics.

    The ControlUp platform supports:

    • Any digital workstyle
    • Physical endpoints
    • Virtual desktops
    • Apps
    • SaaS
    • Web apps
    • Unified communications tools

    ControlUp Features

    ControlUp has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Out-of-the-box device and performance metrics
    • Custom metric and device data collection
    • Non-intrusive, secure agents with offline mode
    • Custom reporting
    • Easy-to-use dashboards
    • Scalable SaaS infrastructure
    • Built-in troubleshooting & remediation actions
    • Remote assist
    • Custom script actions
    • Multiple scripting languages
    • Automation and alerting

    ControlUp Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing ControlUp. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Wide range of platform options: ControlUp offers multiple platform options including Windows, macOS, Linux, and IGE, independent of device location.
    • Powerful analytics: With ControlUp, you can analyze across your entire infrastructure or you can collect detailed individual device performance.
    • Optimizes performance: The solution enables you to remediate issues and optimize performance with its support of both manual and automated actions.
    • Minimize user downtime: ControlUp helps you catch common issues that lead to workflow interruptions. Self-correcting capabilities and comprehensive early-warning systems address issues before they impact employee productivity.
    • Resolve issues faster: The solution enables you to spend less time on support calls and more time driving value via its real-time troubleshooting and remediation solutions.
    • Increased visibility of remote environments: Gain real-time visibility across your entire network and find new ways to deliver the best end-user experience possible.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the ControlUp solution.

    A Chair, IEEE Consumer Technology Society - Dallas,Texas, USA at a non-profit says, “In terms of the public cloud, ControlUp's features make us feel very secure. Security, uptime, and reduced capital expenditures are the main reasons we use ControlUp. So basically, the money that we consume is based on the amount of time we are using a service. ControlUp offers a return-on-investment type of approach that helps us.”

    A VP Virtualisation and Citrix Engineer at BlackRock mentions, “Solve is quickly becoming one of the most-used features. Its interface allows us to connect to all 54,000 monitored endpoints in real-time. The script-based actions have allowed us to extend the core reporting capabilities. Combined with the triggers, we have been growing their usage to fix things before they become an issue. Lastly, the controller view allows us to compare the configurations of settings side-by-side which is extremely helpful when tracking down the RCA of an issue.”

    A Senior Citrix Remote Access Engineer at Rabobank comments, “The high-level view of the estate coupled with powerful administration tools has been great. We can see real-time performance and trends and can create triggers for common issues with associated scripts that can automate a lot of the previous manual remediation steps.”

    Nagios XI provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, systems metrics, and network infrastructure. Hundreds of third-party addons provide for monitoring of virtually all in-house and external applications, services, and systems.

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    Sample Customers
    B/E Aerospace, North Carolina SECU, Vancouver Island Health Authority, University of Florida
    Nagios has over one million users globally, including AOL, DHL, McAfee, MCI, MTV, Yahoo!, Universal, Toshiba, Sony, Siemens, and JPMorgan Chase.
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government10%
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    Manufacturing Company26%
    Comms Service Provider26%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Retailer9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider24%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    Small Business29%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise57%
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    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise31%
    Large Enterprise35%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    ControlUp vs. Nagios XI
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ControlUp vs. Nagios XI and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    622,358 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ControlUp is ranked 19th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 5 reviews while Nagios XI is ranked 10th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 11 reviews. ControlUp is rated 9.2, while Nagios XI is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of ControlUp writes "Makes us leaner through automation and optimization of processes ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nagios XI writes "Easy to use and deploy with helpful technical support". ControlUp is most compared with eG Enterprise, Goliath Performance Monitor, vRealize Network Insight, Splunk Insights for Infrastructure and StackPath Monitoring, whereas Nagios XI is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios Core, Centreon and SolarWinds NPM. See our ControlUp vs. Nagios XI report.

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