NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs PRTG Network Monitor comparison

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We performed a comparison between NETSCOUT nGeniusONE and PRTG Network Monitor 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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"The most valuable feature of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is it helps customer to understand what risks are in their network. For example, if a customer has some wrong configurations. It could cost them some critical services to slow down.""The installation process is straightforward.""The stability of this product is ok.""The product is very good. We have very few problems.""The ability of the dashboards is useful for discover, mapping and understanding of application behaviour."

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"We have asked questions of their technical support and they have a very good response time.""Network Discovery is a feature that our customers like a lot.""The most valuable features of PRTG Network Monitor are user-friendly, and the graphical interface is good for all the network devices that are mapped in this organization. It's very easy to find reports for any devices that we are looking for.""The initial setup is pretty easy.""Stable and scalable network monitoring tool. Installation is simple and straightforward.""I think net flow is PRTG's most valuable feature because it doesn't cost much for us because the net flow sensor is already included in the PRTG license. We can monitor our traffic in our proxy and router.""The most valuable feature of PRTG Network Monitor is real-time monitoring.""The most valuable features of PRTG Network Monitor are the threshold notification when certain traffic increases and goes beyond the defined threshold. The up and down status email notifications and other notifications are useful. Additionally, it is user-friendly, and customizable, and there are many features available."

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"The initial deployment is tedious and requires a lot of build, deployment and configuration time. Experience is key to a successful deployment.""NETSCOUT nGeniusONE can improve the detection of what area of the infrastructure could be having an issue, such as an application, server, or network. It needs to find evidence of a fault.""Initial setup was complex.""The solution could do more for security. It should offer more security-related features.""here is a big issue with the special way they use InfiniStream to store data."

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"I know we're going to move to Docker applications and I understand that PRTG does some monitoring regarding this. I do not know if it is complete. If it's not yet complete, it's something they should consider improving.""PRTG Network Monitor can improve by adding prevention and detection features.""There is room for improvement in this solution for the performance and third-party monitoring protocols. They need to be updated to the latest ones.""PRTG Network Monitor could improve by having a feature to allow uploading of preset standard network switch configurations and the ability to monitor the SLA configuration, such as uptime for the switches or internet connectivity. This would be very useful.""In the next release, PRTG Network Monitor should add a backup solution.""The technical support could respond a little bit quicker.""I would like to have a VM version that can be installed on a cloud such as Azure. We're using Azure, and we're eliminating on-premise servers. It would be helpful to have a PRTG version that can be installed on the Azure cloud.""The product could be improved by being cross-platform friendly."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I rate the price of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE a four out of five."
  • "The price is only for acquisition; it's not a licence."
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  • "It is expensive."
  • "It's an annual license that is based on the number of endpoints that we're tracking and using."
  • "All monitoring system is close to the same pricing scheme."
  • "The price is pretty comparable."
  • "The pricing is okay and it is cheaper than some competing products."
  • "We are using the basic PRTG that we can download for free. For now, we only need to monitor less than 100 devices. For more than 100 devices, we would need to buy a license. PRTG is much cheaper than SolarWinds."
  • "We have an unlimited license for this solution."
  • "I'm paying something like €1000 per year for the maintenance. I've got unlimited sensors."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I would say if it’s an ISP that will build a scrubbing center, Netscout/Arbor is a good solution. In all other solutions, Imperva is a great choice.
    Top Answer:The product is very good. We have very few problems.
    Top Answer:I don't know exactly how the licencing works. I think it's about the ports from InfiniStream. For example, if you have five InfiniStreams, each InfiniStream has four ports, so I think you need to… more »
    Top Answer:PRTG network monitor is one of the best tool i have ever used for the monitoring. It have auto discovery option. it avoid the configuring the device in PRTG. It automatically discover the device and… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature of PRTG Network Monitor is the dashboards. We can check to see the resources and the uptime.
    Top Answer:We are mostly using PRTG Network Monitor for monitoring servers, and switches. For example, we monitor uptime on critical resources.
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    Also Known As
    NETSCOUT nGenius, nGeniusONE
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    The nGenius Real-Time Monitor software provides you with tools to monitor and display information about your network both historically and in real time. The nGenius Real-Time Monitor software allows you to understand your current network usage and to plan for future needs. It also allows you to proactively troubleshoot problem areas in your network.

    PRTG Network Monitor runs on a Windows machine within your network, collecting various statistics from the machines, software, and devices which you designate. PRTG comes with an easy-to-use web interface with point-and-click configuration. You can easily share data from it with non-technical colleagues and customers, including via live graphs and custom reports. This will let you plan for network expansion, see what applications are using most of your connection, and make sure that no one is hogging the entire network just to torrent videos.

    To monitor a large IT environment, it's important to be able to scale PRTG up. Paessler PRTG Enterprise Monitor includes all the proven capabilities of PRTG Network Monitor, which are enhanced by exclusive ITOps Board for a service-oriented, central overview of multiple PRTG servers.

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    Sample Customers
    Cerner Corporation
    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
    Top Industries
    Comms Service Provider41%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Construction Company9%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Educational Organization5%
    Company Size
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise2%
    Large Enterprise84%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise32%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise54%
    Buyer's Guide
    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. PRTG Network Monitor
    November 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. PRTG Network Monitor and other solutions. Updated: November 2022.
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    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is ranked 35th in Network Monitoring Software with 5 reviews while PRTG Network Monitor is ranked 6th in Network Monitoring Software with 43 reviews. NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is rated 7.0, while PRTG Network Monitor is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE writes "Has the ability to give insight into assigning the problem, with relevant information, to the correct team". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PRTG Network Monitor writes "Good even for beginners, and cost-wise, it isn't that expensive, but its sensors and web GUI need improvement". NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is most compared with Gigamon, SolarWinds NPM, Ixia Network Packet Brokers, Dynatrace and Alluvio AppResponse, whereas PRTG Network Monitor is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, SolarWinds NPM, Centreon and ManageEngine OpManager. See our NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. PRTG Network Monitor report.

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