"It is good for giving an overview of the systems and for tracking long-term trends. It is handy for root cause analysis, e.g. it can eliminate whether storage is the cause of an issue."
"Cloud Secure is definitely the most valuable feature and being able to see file level activity. It gives real-time alerting on possible ransomware attacks and provides file security review. It helps us to see if something abnormal is happening on the system before it's too late."
"Among the most valuable features are the queries and reporting that allow us to look at the utilization of resources, at how well the storage is performing, and to report on which resources are being used by which business units. We can track usage across the entire environment, across applications, business units, cost centers, etc."
"Its ability to quickly inventory our resources, figure out interdependencies across them, and assemble a topology of your environment is brilliant. There is a price associated with it. Whenever you target a NetApp environment, it is included in the price but whenever you want to add different vendors, like VMware and Cisco, the price greatly spikes. Inventorization helps us a lot to visualize the environment."
"Nagios XI helps us monitor the bandwidth of the internet connection, HTTP, DNS, active directory services, and exchange data availability. We have multiple servers to monitor databases, availability of servers, and ping."
"The solution is pretty stable."
"Nagios is a custom API manager, and we can expose custom APIs for our integration. This is a great feature."
"Nagios is stable and it's easy to use the monitoring software, which is why we chose this product."
"The initial setup was straightforward. We deployed the solution from new and completed the upgrades."
"The people in technical support are very good."
"The most valuable features are language support and technical support."
"The interface is user-friendly, making it easy to use."
"I like SolarWinds support because it's 24/7. You describe your issues, your situation and maybe two or three hours later you can discuss a solution with a technical engineer."
"The product is scalable."
"The biggest thing for me is that it provided enough information for me to monitor. It alerts and provides you with the information you need."
"We don't have any issues with the stability of SolarWinds NPM."
"In a perfect world we would have something built, right out-of-the-box, that can identify what we call "noise," and reduce the amount of data. You're presented with so much data when you first start the data collectors. For example, it brings back a lot of change rates that happen just because of standard computing, like profile changes and that sort of thing. Being able to identify things like that and categorize them and strip it down—and it probably can do that, I just haven't gotten there yet—would be very beneficial."
"When I did need support because I was having problems with the solution, the first or the second line just didn't understand it. They were providing this only on a software as a service basis. So, they were asking all the wrong questions."
"Their pricing model needs improvement."
"There is room for improving the creating and managing or modifying of reports. That is still a difficult task to do and requires knowledge beyond the storage itself. I would love to see reporting improved so that we can create reports by dragging and dropping pieces into a report form and publish a report that way."
"The pricing has recently risen. I know they've changed what is covered under the license, however, it doesn't change the way we use it and adds nothing to our experience, and yet we now have to pay more."
"The installation and monitoring need improvement."
"It is really difficult to integrate Nagios XI with another system to generate logs and alert our management of failures in security infrastructure."
"We often need to develop custom plugins to get Nagios to work the way we want it to work because the features we need are not always available in Nagios."
"They have had a rather large security breach in the past. It's cost some companies customers."
"The only thing that can be improved is to continually add to the existing capabilities of the product."
"The solution could improve in many areas, such as the marketing and description of the products, providing areas of improvement, cloud capabilities, and being able to be more streamlined with the current integration points with other applications."
"My team has had a lot of issues with support."
"An area for improvement would be the use of modular licenses, which are not practical for big clients."
"The interface could be made more user-friendly."
"The reporting module that got integrated into the system itself, used to be a standalone solution and I preferred that."
"We decided that we were no longer going to trust that their products have not been capitalized."
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Nagios XI is ranked 9th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 4 reviews while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 4th in Cloud Monitoring Software with 31 reviews. Nagios XI is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Nagios XI writes "Easy to use and deploy with helpful technical support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". Nagios XI is most compared with Zabbix, Centreon, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios Core and SCOM, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, ManageEngine OpManager, LogicMonitor, PRTG Network Monitor and DX Spectrum. See our Nagios XI vs. SolarWinds NPM report.
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