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ControlUp vs. WhatsUp Gold
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about ControlUp vs. WhatsUp Gold and other solutions. Updated: May 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."

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"NetFlow monitoring, real-time monitoring, and surveys have been the most valuable features for our business.""The most important features of WhatsUp Gold are the server health and uptime it provides. Additionally, WhatsUp Gold is a Windows-based solution which is a benefit.""Auto scanning is most valuable. It looks for rogue devices on your network.""The user interface is good enough.""WhatsUp Gold is very easy to deploy.""It handles the basics of monitoring.""It is stable."

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"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.""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."

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"The new release cadence needs to be improved. It takes a while for them to add new features and functionality. There should be a quicker turnaround with new versions.""The initial setup of WhatsUp Gold is a medium range of difficulty levels. However, if it is your first time it could be difficult.""We can never achieve or get a good picture of the network topology.""The product is old and not updated.""You have to invest a few days to become an expert in this solution.""The technical support does not bother to respond.""The interface needs some work.""The point system is not clear and clarity around this would improve our understanding of the system."

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  • "It is per device, per year. The pricing is very clear. If you have a service agreement, you get all of your major upgrades and minor upgrades. It was under $10,000 to go all-in with all of the different add-ons for it."
  • "The most valuable feature is the cost compared to other solutions."
  • "This is a well priced solution."
  • "The price of WhatsUp Gold is good."
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    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:The most important features of WhatsUp Gold are the server health and uptime it provides. Additionally, WhatsUp Gold is a Windows-based solution which is a benefit.
    Top Answer:The point system is not clear and clarity around this would improve our understanding of the system. In a future release, we would like our SAP-related applications to be monitored under a single… more »
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    Overview
    ControlUp Real-Time enable you to get the end-user’s perspective through a panoramic view of your environment - all hosts, virtual and physical servers, desktops and users, including sessions and processes.

    Easily monitor and manage performance through ControlUp Real-time's actionable dashboard to resolve issues more quickly. And then analyze real business activity and the health of your VDI environment through automated reports and industry insights.

    Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold's a layer 2/3 discovery results in a detailed interactive map of your entire networked infrastructure. One affordable license lets you monitor any mix of networks, wireless controllers, servers, virtual machines, applications, traffic flows and configurations across Windows, LAMP and Java environments. It Manage networks, traffic, physical servers, VMs and applications with easy-to-use and customizable maps, dashboards and alerts. WhatsUp Gold streamlines workflows by letting you initiate management tasks directly from the interactive map. Additional Features include: Application Monitoring, Network Traffic Analysis, Configuration Management, Discovery & Network Monitoring, Cloud Monitoring, Virtual Environment Monitoring, Distributed Monitoring and Failover Manager.
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    Sample Customers
    B/E Aerospace, North Carolina SECU, Vancouver Island Health Authority, University of Florida
    Artoni Trasporti, Austin Independent School District, Banca Marche, Burke County North Carolina, Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine, Clayco, Community Integrated Care, Desca, Deutsche Bergbau, Flexi-Van, Gropper, Hamleys, Hammonds Furniture, Knowledge IT, Idras S.P.A., Sibeg, Swann Engineering, Trivium Lindenhof
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government10%
    Healthcare Company9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Government21%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Non Profit7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company23%
    Government14%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise62%
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    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise40%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Buyer's Guide
    ControlUp vs. WhatsUp Gold
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ControlUp vs. WhatsUp Gold and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,045 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ControlUp is ranked 22nd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 3 reviews while WhatsUp Gold is ranked 21st in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 6 reviews. ControlUp is rated 9.4, while WhatsUp Gold is rated 7.2. The top reviewer of ControlUp writes "Makes us leaner through automation and optimization of processes ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WhatsUp Gold writes "Old, clunky, and with unresponsive support, this product touches the basics but not in style". ControlUp is most compared with eG Enterprise, Goliath Performance Monitor, vRealize Network Insight, SolarWinds NPM and Datadog, whereas WhatsUp Gold is most compared with PRTG Network Monitor, SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix, Nagios XI and Splunk. See our ControlUp vs. WhatsUp Gold report.

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