Nagios XI vs PRTG Network Monitor comparison


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Executive SummaryUpdated on Jul 29, 2023

Categories and Ranking

Juniper Mist Premium Analytics
Ranking in Network Monitoring Software
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Nagios XI
Ranking in Network Monitoring Software
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Ranking in other categories
Server Monitoring (5th), IT Infrastructure Monitoring (9th), Cloud Monitoring Software (10th)
PRTG Network Monitor
Ranking in Network Monitoring Software
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IT Infrastructure Monitoring (6th), Cloud Monitoring Software (7th)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Network Monitoring Software category, the mindshare of Juniper Mist Premium Analytics is 0.4%, down from 0.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Nagios XI is 4.6%, down from 4.9% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of PRTG Network Monitor is 4.5%, down from 6.2% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Q&A Highlights

it_user82725 - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 16, 2016

Featured Reviews

Shiva_Prasad - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 25, 2024
A cloud solution for warehousing with a troubleshooting feature
The initial setup is straightforward. It's based on user requirements. We also conduct heat mapping using a couple of tools. The only requirement is to understand the technical or configuration aspects from the user's end and then configure it. Mist takes no more than 15 to 20 minutes for a particular deployment. You need to understand the end user's environment and have a concrete plan on whether it's a greenfield installation or an existing one, considering the density and height. Based on that, we need to develop a passive heat map. Then, you need to discuss with the user to understand exactly what needs to be configured and what they require in their environment. Based on that, you can proceed with the installation. Additionally, you can perform post-installation heat mapping to ensure it matches the earlier heat map. I rate the initial setup an eight out of ten, where one is difficult, and ten is easy.
Aug 1, 2022
The product allows me to monitor a phone with address IP on a desk to very big servers of any company
We have installed  Nagios Core and Nagios XI on many customers in Latam successfully. A good use case was one customer with many servers (upper 1000) and many routers and switches (upper 2000), they wanted to monitoring operating systems and switches ports, Nagios worked like to swiss watch With…
Omar_Jaimes - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 24, 2022
Fast to set up, good monitoring, and great health check functionality
If you want to grant access for clients to the MSP service provider, you can use this solution. For example, if the client wants to monitor the net flow and net flow traffic with PRTG, you can analyze this traffic for them If you have a problem with your slow network, you can get visibility on…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"The single dashboard is a valuable feature."
"We can manage the entire system across the network and troubleshoot the pain points."
"The most valuable features of Nagios XI are you can customize it based on your use case and requirements. It is flexible and easy to integrate with our systems. You can customize the solution by adding additional features using code."
"The most valuable feature is the dashboard, where I can have a single screen that provides a summary for hundreds of servers."
"The solution has a lot of plugins and scripts integrated with it."
"Nagios XI helped me to draw the network and check for system failures."
"An excellent solution that is easy and intuitive to implement."
"You want to monitor a specific metric that nobody else has? You can do it even with the most basic of scripting skills, and you can always share it with the vast community of Nagios Exchange."
"I can monitor a phone on a desk to very big servers of any company."
"The most valuable feature is the monitoring of processes."
"The most valuable feature is the notifications. As long as you spend time and think about what and when you want to be notified, it's always accurate. It is always there. I find things out before my Internet provider."
"We can see trends for a lot of different things, such as hard drive space and bandwidth usage. We can see and plan for the future by knowing, "We're sort of at 75% capacity now. In three months time, we know we're going to be up to 90%,so we need to plan ahead for it, getting upgrades booked in place." Since things like this take time and effort, it's handy to see trends into the future of where our company is going."
"PRTG is simple to manage. First, you can create a template for a device, then apply it to hundreds of similar devices. That's a great advantage."
"It is pretty simple to use, which is always a good thing. It's been very reliable in updating us if any issues crop up."
"The up-to-date graphs and the history are very good."
"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."
"Its proactiveness is its most valuable feature. We already know when we come in, in the morning, if a server or site is down, as opposed to someone telling us."
"It is a very stable solution. There are no bugs, glitches and we have not experienced any crashing."


"The Wi-Fi side needs improvement."
"The technical support needs improvement."
"The PNP4Nagios plugin not working easily with XI is an issue for me, because some open source monitoring plugins do not work out of the box. But in the end, you learn to live with it."
"We'd like to see more integration capabilities."
"I would like a much easier GUI so that I can delete events and logs, which will free up a lot of space."
"The reporting part should be made simpler. While we can obtain all the reports we need, we always have to create work-arounds to get them."
"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."
"It can be quite difficult to know which drivers and agents to use when setting up."
"The Configuration Wizard needs improvement, because not all vendors are present."
"The scalability of Nagios XI is scalable. However, it is not easy to do."
"PRTG would be improved if it required less memory to run."
"Performance-wise, PRTG Network Monitor still needs improvement because a large number of SNMPv3 queries reduces tool performance."
"We would like to monitor certain aspects of the user experience. We should be able to analyze the cause of end user experience, bad or good, so we can do some research and development on our own."
"The technical support service should be improved."
"Can be slow in the way it polls the different engines."
"Once you start going above 5000 sensors, things do start to get a bit shaky. There are some best practice out there that you will need to adopt and be aware of."
"We run it in a cluster, so we have two that run together. The cluster behind it is sketchy at times."
"They should work on syncing the solution with Gmail."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution is expensive."
"You can grow into the higher-priced scale as they learn how to utilize the features for Nagios XI."
"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."
"We are using the free version of this solution."
"For the cost of the commercial product and support, and taking into account the open source characteristics of it, I believe it is difficult to a better value."
"The licensing fees for this solution are approximately $3,000 USD per year."
"Nagios XI is open source."
"Licensing costs are reasonable."
"Nagios Core does not have any payment, but Nagios XI requires payment for the license."
"We bought a license for 4000 sensors."
"I rate the price of PRTG Network Monitor an eight on a scale of one to ten, where one is a high price, and ten is a low price."
"It is expensive."
"We've got 1,000 nodes and I believe it's a few hundred quid a month."
"It's an annual license that is based on the number of endpoints that we're tracking and using."
"The pricing for PRTG in our case is reasonable because we have a lot of applications to monitor within PRTG. It is not that expensive."
"One thing I like is that when you buy sensors, it's a perpetual license, so once you buy 2,000 sensors, you've got 2,000 sensors; it's not a recurring cost."
"The pricing is comparable."
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Comparison Review

it_user174738 - PeerSpot reviewer
May 31, 2015
Nagios vs. Zabbix vs. PRTG vs. Spiceworks vs. Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor
I have researched a quite a few network monitoring tools which can be used for various monitoring purposes of not only the servers, but the intermediate routers as well. There are majorly three types of these softwares. Ones which are completely open-source, you can do almost anything you want…

Answers from the Community

it_user82725 - PeerSpot reviewer
Mar 16, 2016
Mar 16, 2016
PRTG is quite basic for this type of application monitoring, it'll give you some general metrics but what you're asking for is better done with Nagios, though its architecture and the information it provides won't give you the best metrics either. In this case your safest bet would be Zabbix, although both Nagios and Zabbix will steal a lot of your time until you can tune them to the detail lev...
2 out of 4 answers
Nov 26, 2014
PRTG is a network monitoring tool that uses SNMP protocol. You can configure weblogic server to use SNMP protocol to communicate with PRTG using agents. The same thing for Oracle ESB, by enabling SNMP traps in the Oracle Servcie bus. I think your business requirement as well as budget, will determine which monitoring tool you can use. I think all network monitoring tools, using SNMP traps, can do the job. Any SW or applications can build an SNMP traps to communicate with the monitoring tool. You can consult Oracle's manuals for more details. I hope this will be helpful. All the best, Ashraf Galal
it_user155127 - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 26, 2014
Hi, I've no experience with PRTG, but you can find that on their site: I used to practice some time ago Nagios, on Linux boxes with web Logic, and it adapted well to our needs. I'm no longer experimenting with supervision tools as i switched to backup and storage. Regards E.Boutang

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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Juniper Mist Premium Analytics?
We can manage the entire system across the network and troubleshoot the pain points.
What do you like most about Nagios XI?
It is an open-source platform with valuable features for performance and stability.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Nagios XI?
I don't deal with the licensing aspect of the product.
What needs improvement with Nagios XI?
The product's stability could be even better.
What is the best network monitoring software for large enterprises?
PRTG network monitor is one of the best tool i have ever used for the monitoring. It have auto discovery option. it a...
What do you like most about PRTG Network Monitor?
The tool is integrated with our email for the alerts.



Sample Customers

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Nagios has over one million users globally, including AOL, DHL, McAfee, MCI, MTV, Yahoo!, Universal, Toshiba, Sony, Siemens, and JPMorgan Chase.
Jameson Bank, Sidnix, RungeICT, MedicalAnimal, Truck-lite, GamingGrids, The Covell Group, Forsythn County Schools, NetMass, Musgrove Park Hospital, Lanes Health, Columbia Southern University, Vodafone, Intrust Bank
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