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We performed a comparison between Meraki Dashboard and Nagios XI 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.

To learn more, read our detailed Meraki Dashboard vs. Nagios XI report (Updated: September 2022).
634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"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.""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.""It is very stable and we have been using it for five years.""It's a scalable solution.""I like that Meraki Dashboard is a user-friendly product.""What I found most valuable in the Meraki Dashboard is straight monitoring of the different devices, as well as the ability to easily set up VPNs, for example, both Meraki client VPNs and non-Meraki VPNs for different organizations that work with my company. I also like that the tool is a really good firewall.""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 dashboard itself is very simplified and easy to navigate."

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"I can monitor a phone on a desk to very big servers of any company.""Nagios is a custom API manager, and we can expose custom APIs for our integration. This is a great feature.""Nagios XI is stable.""Nagios XI is a simple monitoring tool with performance management.""Nagios XI helps us monitor the bandwidth of the internet connection, HTTP, DNS, active directory services, and exchange data availability. We have multiple servers to monitor databases, availability of servers, and ping.""The dashboard allows you to see what's going on in the overall system.""The installation is no problem. I've installed Nagios several times.""Nagios is stable and it's easy to use the monitoring software, which is why we chose this product."

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Cons
"More integration would be an improvement.""There needs to be more improvement on the device-connected interface.""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.""When users are trying to roam from one location to another location, geographical tracking would be helpful.""There are some issues with the NAT configuration, it is now impossible to some operations with the solution.""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’d like the product to allow for other solutions to be integrated with the dashboard as well.""The wait time to speak with a Meraki support engineer is always long, but they get the job done."

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"I would like to be able to extend it to all of our data centers, whether they are in the cloud or not. It would be helpful if I could connect everywhere.""Open-source software is usually not user-friendly.""It can be quite difficult to know which drivers and agents to use when setting up.""The technical support is variable - sometimes I get answers, but most of my tickets go unanswered.""The scalability of Nagios XI is scalable. However, it is not easy to do.""The way Nagios displays information isn't easy for a new user to understand. It's not intuitive enough. You need to read some tutorials or be trained to understand what it's displaying. Also, I think it needs more features to improve network visibility because there are some things you can't detect.""It is really difficult to integrate Nagios XI with another system to generate logs and alert our management of failures in security infrastructure.""We'd like to see more integration capabilities."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "My view is that it's expensive, but it's the best."
  • "The price of Meraki Dashboard is not expensive because knowing that it is a cloud-based solution has its benefits."
  • "Licensing for Meraki Dashboard is paid every year, and it's on a per-device model that costs roughly $300 to $400 per device, but that comes with full support and troubleshooting, etc. Compared to similar products, Meraki Dashboard is quite high-end, but the costs you pay are all-in."
  • "I’m not sure of the exact cost, however, it’s my understanding the Meraki WiFi is around $800. That’s for a three-year license. It’s about $150 a year."
  • "The Meraki Dashboard has more competitive pricing."
  • "You don't have to pay for the dashboard."
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  • "Nagios Core does not have any payment, but Nagios XI requires payment for the license."
  • "For our country in North Africa, it's expensive and we could purchase another solution for that price. But it's a reasonable price if we're speaking in international terms."
  • "Nagios XI is open source."
  • "Licensing costs are reasonable."
  • "It is good to contact experts for advice about what is the best solution for your specific infrastructure and enterprise."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Some of the features I have found valuable are the ease of access, simple configuration, and monitoring.
    Top Answer:Typically, the license model is for one, three, and five years. They can just be a bit more flexible around it and look into providing an option for 24 months.
    Top Answer:There are some issues with the NAT configuration, it is now impossible to some operations with the solution. I would like to see a VPN feature in a future release that supports tunnelling.
    Top Answer:It's great for monitoring IT services infrastructure.
    Top Answer:I don't deal with the licensing aspect of the product.
    Top Answer:For some, it may be difficult to deploy. The process could be simplified. We'd like to see more integration capabilities. There's a bit of complexity in the product in general. It could be simplified… more »
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    Overview

    The dashboard that hosts all of the information around the Meraki product data.

    Nagios XI provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, systems metrics, and network infrastructure. Hundreds of third-party addons provide for monitoring of virtually all in-house and external applications, services, and systems.

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    Sample Customers
    Coop eG, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Priefert Manufacturing, Century Care Management, Clifton College, Zürs Ski Resort, Capital FM Arena, MAXI Autohöfe
    Nagios has over one million users globally, including AOL, DHL, McAfee, MCI, MTV, Yahoo!, Universal, Toshiba, Sony, Siemens, and JPMorgan Chase.
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Retailer12%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Computer Software Company6%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Retailer5%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider29%
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Retailer8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business38%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise38%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise58%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise34%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    Meraki Dashboard vs. Nagios XI
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Meraki Dashboard vs. Nagios XI and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
    634,325 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Meraki Dashboard is ranked 8th in Network Monitoring Software with 14 reviews while Nagios XI is ranked 9th in Network Monitoring Software with 13 reviews. Meraki Dashboard is rated 9.0, while Nagios XI is rated 8.0. 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 XI writes "Easy to use and deploy with helpful technical support". Meraki Dashboard is most compared with ThousandEyes, Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas Nagios XI is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios Core, Centreon and SolarWinds NPM. See our Meraki Dashboard vs. Nagios XI report.

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