PRTG Network Monitor vs SCOM comparison


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Juniper Mist Premium Analytics
Ranking in Network Monitoring Software
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PRTG Network Monitor
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IT Infrastructure Monitoring (6th), Cloud Monitoring Software (7th)
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Event Monitoring (3rd)

Market share comparison

As of June 2024, in the Network Monitoring Software category, the market share of Juniper Mist Premium Analytics is 0.4% and it decreased by 34.8% compared to the previous year. The market share of PRTG Network Monitor is 4.5% and it decreased by 26.2% compared to the previous year. The market share of SCOM is 2.7% and it decreased by 13.3% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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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.
Mourice Guya - PeerSpot reviewer
Sep 21, 2022
Useful dashboards, stable, and easy implementation
We are mostly using PRTG Network Monitor for monitoring servers, and switches. For example, we monitor uptime on critical resources The solution has benefited our organization by showing us when devices are up and when you are down, and we can do an analysis on the availability of the resources.…
Hussein Taha - PeerSpot reviewer
Dec 13, 2022
We can monitor all the VMs in our environment and access full insight reports for all the VMs, but the solution is not stable
There is no room for update or enhancement in SCOM because Microsoft has retired it as an on-prem solution and moved it to the cloud. The current version will be the last on-prem given Microsoft's push to move all their solutions to the cloud. The GI is difficult to work with and the reporting servers are also difficult. Another dimension that makes SCOM difficult is the number of components. The reporting server, the database, and the two components of the database (operational and warehouse) are all difficult to work with. This is why SCOM is a difficult solution to implement, configure, and troubleshoot.

Quotes from Members

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


"We can manage the entire system across the network and troubleshoot the pain points."
"The single dashboard is a valuable feature."
"One of the valuable features is the diversity of metrics available to us to monitor. It's all there, it's all in the box. It's all made very easy, by virtue of it being pre-configured."
"The up-to-date graphs and the history are very good."
"Stability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten."
"Ability to create a dashboard inside software monitoring."
"It allows us to directly add individual VMs independently."
"The bandwidth monitoring is a very attractive feature, it can tell you the bandwidth utilization while it is attempting to connect to the host for feedback."
"The most valuable feature of this solution is being able to see things graphically."
"From a network point of view, we can see the state of the network, as well as bandwidth usage and downtime."
"The product’s auto-remediation feature helps with automation."
"I like the historical reporting of observer metrics."
"This solution satisfies all of the requirements that we need for our Windows-based systems, so if you are using the Windows platform then this is an easy solution."
"This solution allows us to standardize all of the reports for monitoring the network, so it helps a lot for auditing purposes."
"The most valuable features for us are the monitoring, the health explorer, and the console."
"The most valuable feature is the monitoring of Windows and Linux servers."
"SCOM's most valuable features are the network path feature, reporting, and integration with business intelligence."
"It is very good at monitoring Microsoft Server."


"The Wi-Fi side needs improvement."
"The technical support needs improvement."
"I would like to see network mapping."
"It probably has this already, but if it had a mobile app that would be helpful. For example, on a day like today when I'm out, if I could just fire it up and see green, green, green, green, green or red, that would be good."
"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."
"The desktop app is the one area where it do with some improvement. From a user's perspective, I would like to be able to get more out of the desktop app as opposed to where we are now with it."
"The only sort of limitation is the actual probes. So, if you don't have enough probes on there, you can over flip them and cause the WMI sensors and SNMP sensors to sort of overload. Sometimes, they might timeout for a minute, but they do come back."
"Its price can be better. Its price is a problem for us because it is in dollars, and there is a high conversion rate. In terms of new features, it can have BGP monitoring. It should also have a dashboard and maps editor."
"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."
"I would like to see a more robust platform and a new dashboard. In addition, the code is good, but it needs improvement."
"The console feature is very poor, and it would be very good for us if this were improved."
"The solution should be more user-friendly and offer a better user interface."
"Regarding certain issues in the solution, it can be difficult to generate reports if we have a program that is not user-friendly for reporting. While this is not necessarily negative, we may need to use another solution."
"On-prem network monitoring is something that could be improved drastically."
"The price could be improved."
"There could be more integration of SIM in the solution."
"SCOM needs to improve its usability."
"The initial setup should be easier to complete."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution is expensive."
"The price of PRTG Network Monitor is more expensive than other solutions, such as OP Network Manager."
"Cost was a factor when selecting this solution, but it just did everything we wanted it to do."
"At the moment I'm only using 500 sensors. I pay yearly, so it's a cost that's easily swallowed."
"On a yearly basis, I believe it's between £1,200 and £1,500."
"The ability to use the base version with 100 free sensors is great. The cost on other packages can be very reasonable."
"Our licensing costs are 10,000 euros over three years."
"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."
"The pricing and licensing are fair."
"We have an enterprise agreement that includes this product as part of it."
"It is the cheapest product available in the market."
"We have to pay for a license and the price is fine for us."
"SCOM is part of the System Center suite and I am satisfied with the pricing."
"If you have a Microsoft Enterprise Agreement, then this is part of the agreement."
"Our Enterprise Agreement includes the price."
"Two customers bought the enterprise agreement with Microsoft and paid for Software Assurance. But few customers don't buy it for Software Assurance. They just buy it and deploy it, and they think that we will be using it for the next five years."
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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…

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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 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.
What do you like most about SCOM?
The tool helps to monitor Windows servers. It offers alerts from a central location.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for SCOM?
It is the cheapest product available in the market. I rate the pricing a one out of ten.
What needs improvement with SCOM?
SCOM needs to improve its usability.

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