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We performed a comparison between Fortinet FortiSIEM and PRTG Network Monitor based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. PRTG Network Monitor Report (Updated: May 2020).
772,277 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Analytics. It can provide log information from the device. With log information, I can see if there is a threat""Real-time monitoring makes life quite easy for me.""We have many application systems, and I can set up Fortinet FortiSIEM for users to monitor their systems.""We like the integration of all of these Fortinet platforms together. Everything is integrated well, and we are able to sell that as a service to our customers.""FortiSIEM provides a single PIN to monitor SOC and NOC. It's a nice tool for integration and monitoring. It provides multiple categories for monitoring based on security designations like low, medium, and high.""Fortinet FortiSIEM's most valuable feature is the simplicity in handling multi-tenancy and the ability to switch between different clients at the same time. That was handled flawlessly.""We find the solution to be stable.""We're able to get real-timec as well as our customer networks that we're monitoring at all times."

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"PRTG Network Monitor helps us quickly and easily discover a large number of sensors, so we can spend minimal time monitoring customer sites.""I would boldly say that this is the most scalable network monitoring tool that I know of""Good compilation of the system's information.""The most valuable feature of PRTG Network Monitor is its ease of use.""PRTG gives us true visibility of the downtime of particular circuit functions. So if a circuit is up but not routing traffic, I will know with this tool. I can write a customized script for a sensor to detect specific things.""The scalability is good. You can improve a remote host or the clustering. This gives it the flexibility to monitor another infrastructure remotely.""The up-to-date graphs and the history are very good.""What I've found most valuable is the custom sensor, which allows you to write scripts or code to monitor a specific metric in your environment."

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Cons
"There could be more AI features included in the product.""Fortinet FortiSIEM could improve by having better integration and extensions. This would benefit by allowing us to give more rules.""An improvement would be if FortiSIEM's licensing was based on the number of nodes rather than the EPS.""It would be good if the solution offered even more configuration options, especially in relation to the VPN so that it continues to be a very flexible option.""We expect the latest patch from Fortinet FortiSIEM to give the ability to work with signature files.""When our team tried configuring logs for Microsoft SQL, it did not work.""FortiSIEM needs to expand its integration with third-party vendors. I don't know if Forcepoint has been added, but there were limited resources for integrating Forcepoint solutions when we implemented FortiSIEM. It integrates well with other Fortinet products and solutions from established cybersecurity companies like Palo Alto but doesn't integrate with some of the newer vendors.""The reporting feature is not very attractive for the upper management and I am not able to perform complex/nested queries."

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"This product can be improved by updating the net flow interface. The one that is in place works – I can get all the information I need from it – but it is a little bit clunky.""PRTG Network Monitor needs to show bandwidth utilization in proper graphs. It isn't easy to learn.""PRTG Network Monitor can improve by adding prevention and detection features.""The product could be improved by being cross-platform friendly.""While the desktop app is good, they could slightly improve it. We would like it to be a single pane of glass. At the moment, you can only see certain portions of information. You have to scroll through to make it more granular. We want them to develop the desktop app to be more user-friendly.""The solution could be better and faster when it comes to performance.""I would like to have a VM version that can be installed on a cloud such as Azure. We're using Azure, and we're eliminating on-premise servers. It would be helpful to have a PRTG version that can be installed on the Azure cloud.""It probably has this already, but if it had a mobile app that would be helpful. For example, on a day like today when I'm out, if I could just fire it up and see green, green, green, green, green or red, that would be good."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Please be cheaper and more simplified."
  • "We bought the perpetual license, so we own the product, but there is a three-year support renewal fee for that."
  • "Pricing is acceptable for more than 90% of our customers, as they normally get discounts."
  • "Its price can be better. We are Fortinet partners, so we can get discounts, but its price can be an issue at the beginning for others. There is a licensing scheme for every case. There are three licensing schemes that we can choose from."
  • "The price of Fortinet FortiSIEM is a lot less when compared to other solutions."
  • "They have a yearly subscription."
  • "The solution is available for both, perpetual and subscription licenses."
  • "Manageable, however would be better as pay as you go versus CapEX."
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  • "Licenses are very expensive, so I would like to see cheaper licensing."
  • "If you're looking for a cost effective software I’d suggest this product."
  • "Sensors on free version can run out quick."
  • "The ability to use the base version with 100 free sensors is great. The cost on other packages can be very reasonable."
  • "When you buy PRTG, everything comes in one bundle. Licensing is very easy."
  • "The price was pretty good, very competitive."
  • "The pricing is not too bad. It's not massively expensive, and the ability to upscale or even downscale licenses every year is brilliant for us."
  • "On a yearly basis, I believe it's between £1,200 and £1,500."
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    Anonymous User
    I have researched a quite a few network monitoring tools which can be used for various monitoring purposes of not only the servers, but the intermediate routers as well. There are majorly three types of these softwares. Ones which are completely open-source, you can do almost anything you want using these, but they require quite some expertise before you can use them. Then there are the ones that are not open source, the enterprise softwares and cost you some money, but on the other hand, they are extremely easy to set-up and learn. You can have them up and running in a matter of minutes. And then there are those which are completely cloud based. They can be free of cost or charge some money depending on the software. The good thing about these is that you don’t have to install any extra software, and it can be managed completely online but then again these have limited features and you cannot exploit them to the full extent as you can do with the open-source and to some extent the enterprise software, so I won’t suggest you to use these, because these are generally not the complete solutions and require other support software to achieve the same. Below I have listed the outstanding pros and cons of the various Network analyzers that you can look into Nagios Pros: Nagios offers an extensive set of collector plug-ins that allows users to gather performance and availability data from a broad range of operating systems, including  Windows and Netware Nagios… Read more →
    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Fortinet FortiSIEM needs to provide better API integrations to users.
    Top Answer:I don't have the price list of any of the competitors of Fortinet FortiSIEM. I work with the technical part of the tool. There is a need to make yearly payments towards the licensing charges attached… more »
    Top Answer:Fortinet FortiSIEM is a better solution than other products. As a SIEM solution, it can meet all the requirements of customers. The product already offers good integration capabilities with multiple… more »
    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 tool is integrated with our email for the alerts.
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    Also Known As
    FortiSIEM, AccelOps
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    Overview

    FortiSIEM (formerly AccelOps 4) provides an actionable security intelligence platform to monitor security, performance and compliance through a single pane of glass.

    Companies around the world use FortiSIEM for the following use cases:

    • Threat management and intelligence that provide situational awareness and anomaly detection
    • Alleviating compliance mandate concerns for PCI, HIPAA and SOX
    • Managing “alert overload”
    • Handling the “too many tools” reporting issue
    • Addressing the MSPs/MSSPs pain of meeting service level agreements

    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.

    Sample Customers
    FortiSIEM has hundreds of customers worldwide in markets including managed services, technology, financial services, healthcare, and government. Customers include Aruba Networks, Compushare, Port of San Diego, Cleveland Indians, Infoblox, Healthways, and Referentia.
    Jameson Bank, Sidnix, RungeICT, MedicalAnimal, Truck-lite, GamingGrids, The Covell Group, Forsythn County Schools, NetMass, Musgrove Park Hospital, Lanes Health, Columbia Southern University, Vodafone, Intrust Bank
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Media Company10%
    Computer Software Company10%
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    Computer Software Company16%
    Government9%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company9%
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    Educational Organization46%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Government6%
    Financial Services Firm4%
    Company Size
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    Small Business41%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise34%
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    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise52%
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    Small Business47%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise35%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise55%
    Large Enterprise28%
    Buyer's Guide
    Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. PRTG Network Monitor
    May 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. PRTG Network Monitor and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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    Fortinet FortiSIEM is ranked 9th in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 65 reviews while PRTG Network Monitor is ranked 5th in Network Monitoring Software with 96 reviews. Fortinet FortiSIEM is rated 7.6, while PRTG Network Monitor is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Fortinet FortiSIEM writes "It's cheaper than other solutions with the same features but lacks integration with many third-party vendors". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PRTG Network Monitor writes "It's an all-in-one solution, and net flow is included in the licensing ". Fortinet FortiSIEM is most compared with IBM Security QRadar, Splunk Enterprise Security, Microsoft Sentinel, Wazuh and ManageEngine Log360, whereas PRTG Network Monitor is most compared with Zabbix, Centreon, Nagios XI, SolarWinds NPM and Auvik Network Management (ANM). See our Fortinet FortiSIEM vs. PRTG Network Monitor report.

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