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  • "PRTG is now available as PRTG Enterprise Monitor, and the price varies depending on the total number of sensors the customer buys"
  • "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."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Nmap is easy to use. It's a command-line interface, and the output is quite good.
    Top Answer:Nmap is an open-source solution.
    Top Answer:Nmap is a tool for analyzing perimeter security and application output.
    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 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… more »
    Top Answer:We are using the premium version of PRTG Network Monitor. The price of the solution is a bit higher than competitors but it is worth the extra money. However, it would be helpful if the price was… more »
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    Overview

    Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts. Nmap runs on all major computer operating systems, and official binary packages are available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. In addition to the classic command-line Nmap executable, the Nmap suite includes an advanced GUI and results viewer (Zenmap), a flexible data transfer, redirection, and debugging tool (Ncat), a utility for comparing scan results (Ndiff), and a packet generation and response analysis tool (Nping).

    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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    With PRTG Network Monitor you can identify and solve potential issues before it affects anyone. Download a free 30-day trial today and experience the benefits of 24-hour IT Infrastructure Monitoring.

    Sample Customers
    Lockheed Martin, Eastern Bank Boston, Perspecta, Harris Corporation, Discovery Communication
    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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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider20%
    Government8%
    Manufacturing Company5%
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    Comms Service Provider14%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Construction Company9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Computer Software Company23%
    Comms Service Provider22%
    Government9%
    Educational Organization4%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise67%
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    Small Business50%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise30%
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    Small Business26%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Nmap is ranked 38th in Network Monitoring Software with 1 review while PRTG Network Monitor is ranked 6th in Network Monitoring Software with 35 reviews. Nmap is rated 9.0, while PRTG Network Monitor is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Nmap writes "It's an easy-to-use security solution with a simple command-line interface ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of PRTG Network Monitor writes "If there is an incident, it not only tells you that there is an incident, it will also tell you the root cause". Nmap is most compared with Azure Network Watcher, SolarWinds NPM, ExtraHop Reveal(x) for IT Operations, OmniPeek and Zabbix, whereas PRTG Network Monitor is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, SolarWinds NPM, Centreon and SCOM.

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