NetCrunch OverviewUNIXBusinessApplication

NetCrunch is the #17 ranked solution in our list of top Server Monitoring tools. It is most often compared to PRTG Network Monitor: NetCrunch vs PRTG Network Monitor

What is NetCrunch?

NetCrunch is the complete network monitoring solution for monitoring traffic, topology, devices, systems, logs, and services. It's policy, and template-based configuration makes managing thousands of nodes a breeze. It automatically generates layer-2 maps and manages monitoring dependencies. NetCrunch supports major operating systems, virtualization platforms, and the Cloud. Complete SNMP support with 8,700+ MIBs included and a built-in MIB compiler.

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NetCrunch Customers

AER Kooperation, AON Corpration, Advance Financial services, Airbus SAS, Bauer Net consult, Banco Soal, Bertelsmann, Burke County public, COF training services

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Reginald Pierre
Senior Systems Administrator, Technical Lead at Connectivity Wireless
Real User
Top 10
A network monitoring platform with a useful reporting feature, but permission-based options could be better

What is our primary use case?

It's basically used for network monitoring. It lets you know what's happening on a network at all times. For example, it lets you know if there's an intrusion or anything like that. I know you typically have a firewall to deal with that, but sometimes you'll find certain solutions that show that there's plenty of activity happening on this port or this IP,

Pros and Cons

  • "Reporting on NetCrunch is pretty good. It's very similar to SolarWinds. It's just a different interface. The majority of everything there was beneficial."
  • "I didn't care for the role-based, permission-based options, which were not the best."

What other advice do I have?

I would tell potential users that it's great for the SMB market. I'm not sure about the enterprise market because I haven't tested it on a larger scale. For a small company looking to monitor a couple of sites, a couple of network devices, and a couple of servers, it'll definitely fit the bill. On a scale from one to ten, I would give NetCrunch a seven.