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"The value of Icinga is that it has hundreds of plugins, so it's really easy to monitor pretty much anything."

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"The most valuable feature of PRTG Network Monitor is real-time monitoring.""Technical support has been very helpful so far.""The initial setup is very simple.""The most valuable features of PRTG Network Monitor are bandwidth utilization, user-friendliness, all past report simple retrievals, and timeout features. Additionally, if the solution does go down it is simple to bring it back.""Stable solution for monitoring networks and bandwidth, with multiple functions and features such as NetFlow Collector, graphical monitoring, etc.""The most valuable features of PRTG Network Monitor are user-friendly, and the graphical interface is good for all the network devices that are mapped in this organization. It's very easy to find reports for any devices that we are looking for.""It is easy when it comes to dependencies of devices, so if your router goes down, the three or four switches behind it will automatically be paused so that you don't get multiple alerts.""We have asked questions of their technical support and they have a very good response time."

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Cons
"In general, the product does not look good. However, it does what it is supposed to do. So, the improvements should focus on usability and UI."

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"PRTG Network Monitor can improve by adding prevention and detection features.""PRTG Network Monitor could improve by having descriptions for the tab usages. The dashboards or interface could be easier to understand.""Other monitoring tools that I have used are easier to use.""When using PRTG Network Monitor it is beneficial if you have prior experience with it, the user interface could improve.""PRTG Network Monitor should improve the NetFlow dashboard, there is no flexibility, and the NetFlow is not meeting the business needs. Additionally, they are missing part of the configuration management.""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.""More training videos for installing and configuring this software would have been nice, especially when working with a lot of devices.""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."

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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 value of Icinga is that it has hundreds of plugins, so it's really easy to monitor pretty much anything.
    Top Answer:The user experience – in terms of the usability of the application – could be improved. Another important thing is to work on a better tactical overview. Icinga should also be updated with the latest… 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 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
    Icinga monitors infrastructures of all sizes with the integrated cluster system secured by SSL, Integrates with DevOps tools and uses an object based configuration or provision on users' monitoring code through the REST API. Icinga has a lightweight and extensible web interface to keep an eye on your environment and provides modules that extend the functionality of Icinga Web 2. Additionally, it offers a fully preconfigured monitoring stack or just add an external perspective.

    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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    Puppet Labs, Audi, Spacex, Debian, Snapdeal, McGill, RIPE Network Coordination Centre
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    Computer Software Company21%
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    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Construction Company10%
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    Government10%
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    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise40%
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    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise61%
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    Small Business48%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise33%
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    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Icinga is ranked 46th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 1 review while PRTG Network Monitor is ranked 6th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 43 reviews. Icinga is rated 7.0, while PRTG Network Monitor is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Icinga writes "Huge spectrum of plugins enable the monitoring of different technologies but UI/UX could be improved". 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". Icinga is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios Core, Nagios XI, Centreon and Checkmk, whereas PRTG Network Monitor is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, SolarWinds NPM, Centreon and Auvik.

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