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ITRS Geneos vs. Nagios Core
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about ITRS Geneos vs. Nagios Core and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"The biggest benefit of Geneos is the fact that we can clearly see, if we have an alert, where that alert has come from. We can see the data around that alert and anything that might be relevant is also shown. We can very easily right-click and see why we've received that alert. That's the best part about it, that you've got all the data there with the alerting.""It's also easy to implement. The implementation of Geneos is very easy and interesting. It's not complicated. It's very quick to implement. The installation is very easy. There are many topics about ITRS Geneos that explain more about the features of the function of Geneos.""The solution is used across the entire investment banking division, covering environments such as electronic trading, algo-trading, fixed income, FX, etc. It monitors that environment and enables a bank to significantly reduce down time. Although hard to measure, since implementation, we have probably seen some increased stability because of it and we have definitely seen teams a lot more aware of their environment. Consequently, we can be more proactive in challenging and improving previously undetected weaknesses."

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"Dashboard provides monitor of total assets.""It is fairly easy to set up, and we can monitor pretty much everything we want to.""The solution is quite efficient.""Other products are good but from the configuration point of view Nagios is really very lightweight. The price is really good in my opinion. Another important thing is that my Nagios engine still works with Dual core 8GB ram for the last 10 years.""The most valuable feature of Nagios Core is the ability to check the availability of the server for network connectivity. Additionally, the interface is good.""The most valuable features are the reports and the way it generates the report in a graphical manner.""Nagios Core is stable."

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"Mobile phone integration is probably not as rich as it could be.""One area where there is room for improvement is the log file. I would like to be able to do a pre-run on the log files. When you are testing log files for regular expressions, it would be good to be able to do a quick check up front on that side of things before you release that into production.""There is a part of the rules for monitoring alerts. I want to understand more about how to choose the samples and the requirements for the rules. That is the part that I want to understand better and get better training for."

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"The scalability needs improvement, it's not scalable at this time.""The dashboard and monitoring features could be improved.""We're using the free version, which limits us in terms of the things that we can do. If we had the paid version, a lot of our issues would probably go away. For example, we can't isolate instances that are being built or updated with the production ones. When they're being built, on Nagios, they're showing in red. It'd be nice to be able to partition those off until they're all green, and then we can bring them into the environment. This is probably because we've got the free version and not the paid version. If we went for the paid version, it would probably allow us to do exactly what we want to or remove the restrictions that we have, but if we are able to isolate instances in the free version, it would make life much easier.""Bandwidth monitoring is the pain point for me because Nagios Core does not monitor bandwidth effectively like Cacti does.""It would be nice if the company offered a sales or contract manager that was dedicated to our company so that we would have some sort of link to Nagios, and if we had issues or questions, we'd be able to contact them directly.""Nagios Core can improve the graphical interface, it would make things a little easier.""Would benefit from aggregations if a particular server goes down."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It is expensive. They have to look at the model around when we move to cloud and how that's going to work. The licensing cost does pay off because of the improvements in support to our business."
  • "When I first came in, their pricing was very high. ITRS had a high expectation of what their price should be based on perceived value. I think they have been realizing, more recently, that there are other competitors, so their pricing is a lot better. Licensing for on-premise is okay, however I feel there is quite some work to be done for cloud and containers. We're still working with them to try and work out what that pricing should look like."
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  • "We are using the open-source, unpaid version."
  • "Most the plugin features are free."
  • "We are using the free version."
  • "We are using the free version of Nagios Core."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The biggest benefit of Geneos is the fact that we can clearly see, if we have an alert, where that alert has come from. We can see the data around that alert and anything that might be relevant is… more »
    Top Answer:It is expensive. They have to look at the model around when we move to cloud and how that's going to work. The licensing cost does pay off because of the improvements in support to our business.
    Top Answer:One area where there is room for improvement is the log file. I would like to be able to do a pre-run on the log files. When you are testing log files for regular expressions, it would be good to be… more »
    Top Answer:It is fairly easy to set up, and we can monitor pretty much everything we want to.
    Top Answer:We're using the free version, which limits us in terms of the things that we can do. If we had the paid version, a lot of our issues would probably go away. For example, we can't isolate instances… more »
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    Overview

    ITRS Geneos is a real-time monitoring tool designed for managing increasingly complex, hybrid and interconnected IT estates.

    Built with financial services and trading organisations in mind, it collects a wide range of data relating to server performance, infrastructure, trading, connectivity and applications, and analyses it to provide relevant information and alerts in real time.

    Geneos can give full stack visibility across highly dynamic environments and presents all the information through a single pane of glass and its configurable and customisable dashboards provide end-to-end visibility to both technical and business users.

    For more information, please visit https://www.itrsgroup.com/products/geneos

    This is IT infrastructure monitoring's industry-standard, open-source core. Free without professional support services.

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    Sample Customers
    ITRS Geneos is used by over 170 financial institutions, including JPMorgan, HSBC, RBS, Deutsche Bank and Goldman Sachs. Clients range from investment banks to exchanges and brokers.
    Airbnb, Cisco, PayPal, FanDuel
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm96%
    Computer Software Company4%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm60%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider4%
    Insurance Company2%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Retailer21%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company21%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business11%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise67%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business12%
    Midsize Enterprise5%
    Large Enterprise82%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise47%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business23%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise58%
    Buyer's Guide
    ITRS Geneos vs. Nagios Core
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ITRS Geneos vs. Nagios Core and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    610,518 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ITRS Geneos is ranked 17th in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews while Nagios Core is ranked 15th in Network Monitoring Software with 7 reviews. ITRS Geneos is rated 8.6, while Nagios Core is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of ITRS Geneos writes "You can easily pull data together onto a screen to show business flow". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nagios Core writes "Well priced, lightweight and reliable". ITRS Geneos is most compared with Splunk, AppDynamics, Dynatrace, Zabbix and Nagios XI, whereas Nagios Core is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, Centreon and Icinga. See our ITRS Geneos vs. Nagios Core report.

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