We performed a comparison between Meraki Dashboard and Nagios Core 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.
"The most valuable feature is knowing the wireless and switch are healthy."
"The most valuable features are that it's easy to use and technically very complete. I can configure, do advanced troubleshooting in the dashboard, and reboot access points remotely."
"Meraki Dashboard does not require a lot of maintenance. Cisco tells communicates through the Meraki Dashboard web client, it will automatically send updates to the equipment. They will send you an email on what day the updates will take place. If you want to proceed, you can click on accept, or you can decline them and schedule the updates at another time."
"It's a scalable solution."
"We find that Meraki has all the features you need to be able to enable complex network protocols for AV equipment. We deal with a streaming product over IP, and Meraki is fantastic at that."
"I would say the ease of use is the most valuable feature. It's very easy to set up and get up and running."
"Scalability is one of Meraki Dashboard's strongest features. We have thousands of users if we're counting the end-users on our clients' network, but we have hundreds of clients."
"The ability to view the entire project stack, including the camera, features, and routers, which I believe are the most important or relevant components."
"Nagios Core is stable."
"Provides timely notifications."
"The application performance monitoring feature is valuable."
"Nagios Core is very configurable. Whatever you want, you can do it."
"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 it allows us to develop and add as many plugins as we want."
"The most valuable feature depends on the project. It's great if you need to check to ensure a service is running 24/7. I can use the full solution for free, and it's flexible. If I need to add a dashboard, I can integrate it with Nagios. Cloud synchronization is wonderful."
"The price could be lower because the license for access points is expensive."
"More integration would be an improvement."
"I’d like the product to allow for other solutions to be integrated with the dashboard as well."
"It's a very complex system. Customers have told me that sometimes there are lots of advanced features that are available and that you can change in the dashboard, but sometimes it's very hard to know what they are."
"I would like to see an alert event feature to monitor what users are downloading and how to block some applications."
"I would like to receive decent notification alerts regarding the license's expiry. Or any help on correcting or optimizing licenses, because in certain circumstances you can add a license but it's the wrong licensing. However, the Dashboard adds the license in some way, and you do not utilize it. You can simply extend the license's expiration date."
"For my purposes, I don't need to see any other features added to the Meraki Dashboard. I have no criticisms and I do like the tool. If I had a criticism for it, it would be about the pricing because it could be a little less, but again, for the service that you get, I won't complain about that too much."
"There needs to be more improvement on the device-connected interface."
"The UI is a little outdated and graphics could be displayed in a better way."
"Bandwidth monitoring is the pain point for me because Nagios Core does not monitor bandwidth effectively like Cacti does."
"Nagios Core can improve the graphical interface, it would make things a little easier."
"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 could improve by adding a user interface. If you want the user interface you have to use Nagios XI."
"The dashboard and monitoring features could be improved."
"The initial setup process could be easier."
"I believe Nagios Core will need to provide an option for big data platforms in the future."
The dashboard that hosts all of the information around the Meraki product data.
This is IT infrastructure monitoring's industry-standard, open-source core. Free without professional support services.
Meraki Dashboard is ranked 9th in Network Monitoring Software with 16 reviews while Nagios Core is ranked 10th in Network Monitoring Software with 12 reviews. Meraki Dashboard is rated 8.8, while Nagios Core is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of Meraki Dashboard writes "Incredibly easy to use, great troubleshooting and prevention of malicious events". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Nagios Core writes "Well priced, lightweight and reliable". Meraki Dashboard is most compared with ThousandEyes, Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor and Fortinet FortiSIEM, whereas Nagios Core is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, Centreon, Icinga and Datadog. See our Meraki Dashboard vs. Nagios Core report.
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