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We performed a comparison between PRTG Network Monitor and Splunk Insights for Infrastructure based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"We like the alerting system, the SNMP monitoring and the customization of the bandwidth.""What I've found most valuable is the custom sensor, which allows you to write scripts or code to monitor a specific metric in your environment.""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 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.""Stable and scalable network monitoring tool. Installation is simple and straightforward.""PRTG gives us true visibility of the downtime of particular circuit functions. So if a circuit is up but not routing traffic, I will know with this tool. I can write a customized script for a sensor to detect specific things.""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."

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"It can monitor, get the data, and then report on the data."

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Cons
"PRTG Network Monitor should improve the NetFlow dashboard, there is no flexibility, and the NetFlow is not meeting the business needs. Additionally, they are missing part of the configuration management.""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.""I would like to see network mapping.""PRTG Network Monitor can improve by having better integration with devices.""The solution has to evolve as an end-to-end monitoring solution. It has to do better at understanding the application at the deepest level.""The database needs improvement.""PRTG Network Monitor could improve by having descriptions for the tab usages. The dashboards or interface could be easier to understand.""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."

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"The deployment can be quite complex."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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: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.
    Top Answer:It can monitor, get the data, and then report on the data.
    Top Answer:It's affordable when you compare it to HPSA - the HP Server Administration. You get the things according to your data - the data that you need to report on. The capacity of the data that you need to… more »
    Top Answer:Overall, I cannot think of any features that are missing. The deployment can be quite complex.
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    Overview

    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.

    Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is a new monitoring product from Splunk that unifies metrics and logs to do performance management and troubleshooting. It takes minutes to set up and for small environments, it's free (up to 200 GB of storage, which is about 50 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.

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    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 Company19%
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    PRTG Network Monitor is ranked 6th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 42 reviews while Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is ranked 52nd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 1 review. PRTG Network Monitor is rated 8.0, while Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is rated 0.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk Insights for Infrastructure writes "Good monitoring and reporting tools with useful dashboards". PRTG Network Monitor is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, SolarWinds NPM, Centreon and SCOM, whereas Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is most compared with BMC TrueSight Operations Management, ServiceNow IT Operations Management, ITRS Geneos, Zabbix and ControlUp.

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