PRTG Network Monitor vs Zabbix comparison

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Executive SummaryUpdated on Apr 3, 2024
 

Categories and Ranking

Juniper Mist Premium Analytics
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Ranking in Network Monitoring Software
60th
Average Rating
8.0
Number of Reviews
2
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
PRTG Network Monitor
Ranking in Network Monitoring Software
5th
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
96
Ranking in other categories
IT Infrastructure Monitoring (6th), Cloud Monitoring Software (7th)
Zabbix
Ranking in Network Monitoring Software
1st
Average Rating
8.2
Number of Reviews
101
Ranking in other categories
Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability (10th), Server Monitoring (1st), IT Infrastructure Monitoring (1st), Cloud Monitoring Software (2nd)
 

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 PRTG Network Monitor is 4.5%, down from 6.2% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Zabbix is 12.5%, up from 11.9% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Network Monitoring Software
Unique Categories:
No other categories found
IT Infrastructure Monitoring
4.2%
Cloud Monitoring Software
9.3%
Application Performance Monitoring (APM) and Observability
3.4%
Server Monitoring
20.5%
 

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.
SH
Dec 6, 2022
Good monitoring services with good reliability and the capability to expand
We are using the latest version of the solution. We've deployed both on the cloud and on-premises. Users need to know the solution to work with it effectively. They need to update and need to know all the specifics, including the features. Also, users need to know what to monitor and what they need to monitor. They need asset management. They need to know the critical services that they want to monitor so that it can be clear for the tool. Before the implementation before the installation, they need to do that - all the configurations. I'd rate the solution eight out of ten.
FA
Oct 19, 2020
Open-source, reliable monitoring that helped solve my connection problems
The primary use case is to resolve connection issues for my YouTube access I am still exploring all of the features that this solution offers. At this time, I have only downloaded the system log and scripts.  During my testing, the features that I like the most are that it can be integrated with…

Quotes from Members

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

Pros

"We can manage the entire system across the network and troubleshoot the pain points."
"The single dashboard is a valuable feature."
"I would boldly say that this is the most scalable network monitoring tool that I know of"
"The feature whereby it shows when my hard drives are moving towards thresholds that would be considered outages, before they reach that point - that is valuable."
"The most valuable feature is the ability to span multiple technologies and multiple vendors."
"I really love the activity library. It gives the flexibility to discover data and metrics about my interface and data server."
"The initial setup is pretty easy."
"I like the mobility of the PRTG Network Monitor and ITOps Dashboard."
"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."
"It has made our infrastructure more reliable."
"Its overall flexibility is most valuable. When our customers have some custom applications that are not necessarily covered by the community or a standard monitoring tool, we use Zabbix to build our own modules with our own templates. This feature has been useful in using Zabbix for infrastructure and IT monitoring. It has also been useful for industrial equipment monitoring. Zabbix is very lightweight. It is efficient in terms of performance because it doesn't use a lot of resources."
"They've already added extra features, such as noise-canceling and facial recognition, which is great."
"We like the user-interface for this solution, which makes it an easy to use tool."
"The calculations part is the most valuable."
"The features I found most valuable are the user interface and a wide range of network devices that are easy to configure."
"In terms of customization and integration, we have more flexibility. We can automate configurations, define deletion rules, and customize based on the needs. The client interface allows for further configuration, making it quite comprehensive."
"Every new asset placed in the environment can be automatically detected, predicting human failures."
"We are able to do problem determination on runaway processes."
 

Cons

"The Wi-Fi side needs improvement."
"The technical support needs improvement."
"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."
"Performance-wise, PRTG Network Monitor still needs improvement because a large number of SNMPv3 queries reduces tool performance."
"The product could be improved by being cross-platform friendly."
"PRTG could use reporting tools and mobile alert tools. It should be easier to diagnose and respond to problems from a mobile device on the go."
"Scalability is the only major sticking point for me. There is a recommended number of sensors, which is around 10,000 and we're double that... The only option we have to scale is to buy another core, which would be a separate, stand-alone instance..."
"PRTG Network Monitor could improve by having descriptions for the tab usages. The dashboards or interface could be easier to understand."
"The operations dashboard is only available in PRTG's enterprise version, but I wish it could be accessed in the standard licensing. It would also be nice if PRTG had templates for dashboard monitoring, software monitoring, etc. It can help me set up a dashboard because now we don't have a template from PRTG, so we need to create one from scratch."
"The licensing policy needs more flexibility."
"When we have a problem, we have to do a lot of research to solve it."
"Implementation is always tailored to the customer and the kind of information we need from the client to carry it out can make them very uncomfortable. Sometimes the clients are not ready to share it."
"We would like to see the addition of automatic push functionality to this product. This would save time when monitoring our servers and networks as, at present, we have to manually install the Zabbix agent on any hardware to be monitored."
"My company wanted to do an exercise command to access IT from Cameroon. They wanted to access an FSS to a second host with second equipment that was on another coast but it is not possible on Zabbix to do it. They want to directly access from the front-end of Zabbix to access a prompt in Zabbix to an access terminal. In the front-end, there is no way to do that. That would be an important improvement."
"Zabbix isn't very good at automation just yet."
"The stability could be better."
"If Zabbix had a better dashboard then it would be nice."
"There are areas of improvement. The database grows really fast. So, when you install Zabbix, you have to deal with some issues, like the database. We become pretty big very fast."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution is expensive."
"I would like better pricing models for smaller businesses. The free version is fantastic, but it's too restrictive. If they could just get up to 200 sensors for a reasonable fee for on-premise, I would give PRTG my credit card right now."
"The price of PRTG Network Monitor is reasonable."
"Because we are only on the free version, we have a limited number of sensors. Therefore, we are not monitoring as much as we want to be to obtain historical information."
"The pricing is reasonable for the features provided."
"The pricing is very low compared to other solutions."
"It's an annual license that is based on the number of endpoints that we're tracking and using."
"Licenses are very expensive, so I would like to see cheaper licensing."
"The price was pretty good, very competitive."
"This solution is completely open-source, so it is quite affordable."
"This is an open-source solution that can be used free of charge."
"There are no licenses."
"It is open source. If you want to have a subscription or official support, you can pay for it. They have different plans, which are not that expensive. The plans are based on per monitoring server, not per monitored equipment. So, it is not at all expensive, and you can also live without the support if you want a cheaper option."
"Zabbix is an open-source tool, and it's free to use."
"Zabbix is a free solution but the support contact costs money."
"It is a true open-source solution, so there are no licensing costs."
"We were searching for an open source solution and Zabbix fit the bill because it is free and open source under the GPL license."
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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…
 

Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
18%
Financial Services Firm
12%
Manufacturing Company
9%
Government
8%
Educational Organization
47%
Computer Software Company
9%
Government
6%
Financial Services Firm
4%
Educational Organization
35%
Computer Software Company
12%
Financial Services Firm
6%
Government
6%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
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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 Zabbix?
The template system in Zabbix is very beneficial as it saves time in configuration.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Zabbix?
Zabbix's licensing and pricing are good for our needs.
What needs improvement with Zabbix?
To improve Zabbix, adding more features to support the monitoring of modern workloads like containers would be benefi...
 

Overview

 

Sample Customers

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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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