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We performed a comparison between LogicMonitor and WhatsUp Gold based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Monitoring Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"LogicMonitor added AI technology to help understand what's normal and that has helped quite a bit, so that's the feature I found most valuable in the product. The product is also doing quite well with identifying devices and customizing a particular Cisco version or model number. LogicMonitor continues to be active in updating what is available to be monitored, and it's been very good with keeping those things current, so that's another valuable feature of the product.""We get full visibility into whatever the customer wants us to monitor and we get it pretty rapidly. That is very important. Only having certain metrics that other platforms will give you out-of-the-box means you only get a small picture, a thumbnail picture. Whereas with LogicMonitor, you get the entire "eight by 10 picture", out-of-the-box. Rather than some availability metrics, you get everything. You get metrics on temperature, anything related to hardware failure, or up and down status.""It is easy to set up and monitor an entire facility. This is crucial because we have around 80 facilities that require monitoring. LifePoint is a hub-and-spoke environment, so it is essential to understand all of the WAN interfaces.""It's the depth of data that it gathers that I find really useful because there's nothing worse, when you're trying to find information about something or dig deeper into something, than hitting the bottom of the information really quickly and not having enough information to work with. With LogicMonitor, there is a load of information to dig through. It's a really good solution for that.""One thing that's very valuable for us is the technical knowledge of the people who work with LogicMonitor. We looked at several products before we decided to use LogicMonitor, and one of the key decision-making points was the knowledge of the things that they put in the product. It provides real intelligence regarding the numbers that you see on the product, which makes it easy for us technical people to troubleshoot. Other products don't provide you with such information. You see a value going up, but you don't know what it means. LogicMonitor provides such information. For instance, if a value goes up, it says that it is probably because your disk area was too low.""We only have one monitoring tool, and that is LogicMonitor. It does pretty much everything we need under one roof. They are very good at rapidly releasing new features. It's not like we have to wait six months or a year between new features and data sources. There is very quick development. If there is something that doesn't do it for us, I know I can just raise it with support or our delivery representative, and there is a good chance that that will be looked at. If it's not too much effort, we will see it released in the next few months. So, the solution is very good from that perspective. We have everything in LogicMonitor.""The concept of developing a dashboard template for ourselves, then cloning it for every single customer, and only having to change one piece of information, is a godsend. That's one of the strengths. We can develop a template that fits every customer and just change the information that is presented.""LogicMonitor saves time in terms of its ability to proxy a connection through a device. For example, if you are troubleshooting a device, which you may want to connect to, you can proxy this connection through the platform. As a support resource, I don't need to use multiple platforms to connect to a device to further investigate the issue. It is all consolidated. From that perspective, it saves time because a resource now only needs to use one platform."

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"The most valuable feature of WhatsUp Gold is NetFlow and the virtualized maps.""NetFlow monitoring, real-time monitoring, and surveys have been the most valuable features for our business.""Auto scanning is most valuable. It looks for rogue devices on your network.""The user interface is good enough.""The product is reasonably priced.""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.""WhatsUp Gold is very easy to deploy."

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Cons
"LogicMonitor can easily easy to pull data from one item at a time. I have yet to find a good way to get LogicMonitor to show me all the WAN devices and how they're doing in terms of capacity.""There are some very specific things that need improvement in LogicMonitor. One is the lack of formatting for customized alerts, particularly the delivery of them to our email channel. We'd also like to see further customization of dashboards. Finally, something that is specific to us as an MSP that uses LogicMonitor, is white-labeling or skinning of the product, so we can make it look more customer-focused for our customers.""Role-based permissions could be better and updating modules could be smoother.""Their Logs feature is quite new. It is not as feature-rich as we would like it to be. There have been a couple of conversations internally around other log management tools, like Splunk, which may do more for us than LM Logs. The benefit of LogicMonitor is that our staff know how to use it, so we don't really want to move away from it, if we don't have to. I fully expect there to be more development in this area. It is their newest feature, so it is understandable that it hasn't evolved as some of the other stuff. It would be good to see a bit more development in this area, but I think the monitoring side of things is spot on.""LogicMonitor should always improve AI because we are always striving for real intelligence. An additional feature we'd like to see in the next release of LogicMonitor is more in the area of identification of when the dominant workload is working. There are certain devices and applications that have cycles of their own. Some are used primarily during prime time, and some are used during the overnight timeframe, and better identification and classification of those workloads would be helpful. For example, we could then do some more planning about, for this particular set of devices, as it has a prime time environment, and we don't want to see a 24-hour average, as we want to see what is the 75th or 90th percentile utilization during the prime time when it is being used, whenever that prime time is.""The only functional area I can think of that has room for improvement would be the dashboards. They could use a refresh. It would be nice if there were more widgets and more types of widgets.""We are working with LogicMonitor to get flexibility to see the absolute running numbers, rather than doing an average. They can keep the average for customers who want it, but there should be a way to at least show the real numbers, which are coming every second on the screen.""One of the areas that I sometimes find confusing is the way that the data is presented. For example, a couple of weeks back I was looking at bandwidth utilization. That's quite a difficult thing to present, but they should try to dumb down how the data is presented and simplify what they're presenting."

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"We can never achieve or get a good picture of the network topology.""The point system is not clear and clarity around this would improve our understanding of the system.""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.""WhatsUp Gold should work on real-time monitoring and configuration management. If they succeed in doing this, the solution will cover all the network troubleshooting aspects and will be a benefit.""The initial setup of WhatsUp Gold is a medium range of difficulty levels. However, if it is your first time it could be difficult.""I might like to see a better interface in the future.""You have to invest a few days to become an expert in this solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's an enterprise-grade solution and competitively priced compared to the other solutions that are out there... Our organization is not huge, but LogicMonitor is worth every penny that we pay for it. I've never heard anyone say, "I'm not sure that we're getting good value for money from this product." It's integral to our business."
  • "LogicMonitor is competitively priced at the same level as other vendors, like Datadog."
  • "We are on an enterprise license plan, we are paying $7.75 per device a month. That is for a commitment of 350 devices. Anything that is over the 350 is charged at 1.2 times the rate; 1.2 times $7.75 would be the overage charge. We are looking at increasing our commitment to either 450 or 500 devices. It changes our pricing if we go to 450 devices, bringing it from $7.75 down to $7.70. If we go for 500 devices, it brings it from $7.75 down to $7.50. We will probably factor in the volume discount drop from $7.75 to $7.50 in our decision of whether we uplift or not. We also have some cloud monitors, which are about $500 a month."
  • "The features were very valuable to us because we could consolidate them into one platform and have a good user experience with the platform, our accounts, and the support team. That was the key driver for us. That was what we were looking for. We looked for a comprehensive solution that could provide advanced features all in one platform, and LogicMonitor was the solution that we chose. It definitely has a premium price. However, you are getting what you pay for in a very effective way. That was important in our decision-making.The features were very valuable to us because we could consolidate them into one platform and have a good user experience with the platform, our accounts, and the support team. That was the key driver for us. That was what we were looking for. We looked for a comprehensive solution that could provide advanced features all in one platform, and LogicMonitor was the solution that we chose. It definitely has a premium price. However, you are getting what you pay for in a very effective way. That was important in our decision-making."
  • "We've had customers who have reduced their costs by not having multiple platforms for monitoring. That said, especially with super-large environments, the cost model for LogicMonitor is the one area where we run into issues."
  • "It is pretty expensive, but we now need one less full-time engineer. With on-prem, we used to have one more engineer in our department. That engineer has now moved to another department. Our capacity is better with this product than the previous one. It is easy for us to manage the sites. You have to choose between the standard account and the premium account. With the premium account, you get a lot more than the standard one, and you can also buy some extra features. It is a good thing to look at them because you would probably want to buy them. You should take your time and negotiate the price. They are easy. Like all cloud providers, they are able to discuss the price and if necessary, change the price."
  • "In terms of pricing, I would rate LogicMonitor four out of five."
  • "They are expensive for the cloud."
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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."
  • "There is a license needed to use WhatsUp Gold."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:It actually depends on the exact purpose or requirements. Some tools are better for only network devices while others are better from a cloud monitoring or APM monitoring perspective.  You can check… more »
    Top Answer:Whenever we reach out to our customers, we give LogicMonitor as a dashboard to them so they don't need to monitor the hardware side separately. For example, if my service is running on their hardware… more »
    Top Answer:LogicMonitor is competitively priced at the same level as other vendors, like Datadog.
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of WhatsUp Gold is NetFlow and the virtualized maps.
    Top Answer:WhatsUp Gold should work on real-time monitoring and configuration management. If they succeed in doing this, the solution will cover all the network troubleshooting aspects and will be a benefit. We… more »
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    Overview

    LogicMonitor, a unified observability platform, brings together comprehensive monitoring capabilities and enables observability across data centers, public/private clouds, and applications. LogicMonitor provides correlation, context, and clarity to understand the business impact and causes of complex IT incidents.

    LogicMonitor is a SaaS-based unified observability platform that enables today’s digital enterprises to adopt a cloud-ready operating model for effectively meeting key business demands. The solution provides clarity across hybrid enterprise IT, and brings diverse IT and development teams together to solve complex problems. In addition, it enables IT to innovate faster while improving operations efficiency to the critical IT services they deliver. 

    LogicMonitor unifies IT teams around a single platform that allows for the collection, analysis, contextualization, and exploration of observable data in hybrid settings.

    LogicMonitor Features

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

    • A single source of truth for data onboarding, management, and exploration across infrastructure, apps, and IT stacks.
    • A robust ecosystem of community-supported LM modules to accelerate onboarding.
    • Provides an intuitive interface with dashboarding, reporting, and data exploration to regularly and effectively monitor and troubleshoot.
    • AIOps capabilities enable anomaly detection, early warning detection, and rapid root cause analysis for services, applications, and infrastructure.
    • Monitors across networks, systems, storage, and other IT infrastructure.
    • OpenTelemetry-based application microservices with business context and vendor independence.
    • Logging to aid infrastructure monitoring, anomaly identification, and troubleshooting.

    LogicMonitor Benefits

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

    • Instantly resolve issues across DevOps and ITops teams with a single source of truth. Anticipate and discover problems early, eliminate dead ends in troubleshooting, and deploy more frequently with the confidence that hybrid IT is under control.

    • By evaluating IT data in real time for anomaly detection, you can gain predictive insights. Identify potential flaws by analyzing billions of metrics and data points from hundreds of IT devices and resources.

    • Consolidate monitoring across IT infrastructure and apps to save money and reduce risk. By replacing several point products, you can save money on licensing and maintenance.

    • Consolidate enterprise-scale and innovative capabilities into a single platform.

    • To enhance productivity, the solution offers complete visibility across the technological stack with insights, context, and correlation.

    Reviews from Real Users

    LogicMonitor stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its robust root cause analysis and its event correlation tool. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews: 

    Valentine C., Technical Service Delivery Manager at Sparx Solutions, writes of the solution, “As a support resource, I don't need to use multiple platforms to connect to a device to further investigate the issue. It is all consolidated. From that perspective, it saves time because a resource now only needs to use one platform.” He adds, “I will rate it as a solid nine out of 10.”

    Robert V., Teamlead at i-LEVEL ICT Solutions, notes, “One thing that's very valuable for us is the technical knowledge of the people who work with LogicMonitor. We looked at several products before we decided to use LogicMonitor, and one of the key decision-making points was the knowledge of the things that they put in the product. It provides real intelligence regarding the numbers that you see on the product, which makes it easy for us technical people to troubleshoot.”

    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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    Kayak, Zendesk, Ted Baker, Trulia, Sophos, iVision, TekLinks, Siemens
    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
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    Midsize Enterprise24%
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    Buyer's Guide
    LogicMonitor vs. WhatsUp Gold
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    LogicMonitor is ranked 3rd in Network Monitoring Software with 11 reviews while WhatsUp Gold is ranked 24th in Network Monitoring Software with 7 reviews. LogicMonitor is rated 9.0, while WhatsUp Gold is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of LogicMonitor writes "Being a single pane of glass, a lot of metrics and alerts can all be grabbed from one place". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WhatsUp Gold writes "Feature-rich with a good user interface". LogicMonitor is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Splunk and Datadog, whereas WhatsUp Gold is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios XI and SCOM. See our LogicMonitor vs. WhatsUp Gold report.

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