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Pandora FMS is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Server Monitoring tools. It is most often compared to Zabbix: Pandora FMS vs Zabbix

What is Pandora FMS?

Pandora FMS Enterprise is the perfect on-premise monitoring software for companies with at least 100 devices. 

Stop wasting your time and resources on complex and silo'd monitoring systems that are poorly integrated.

It’s an all-in-one package offering modern and flexible IT monitoring, replacing the need for multiple, difficult-to-integrate, and more costly monitoring systems.

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Pandora FMS Customers

Rakuten, Prosegur, Repsol, Teléfonica, Allianz, Ottawa Hospital, Hughes

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What users are saying about Pandora FMS pricing:
  • "They are very competitive on the pricing side. That's one reason why my manager keeps using it."

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Systems Analyst at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
Top 5
Super stable, very flexible, feature-rich, competitive price, and does the job

What is our primary use case?

We use its latest version to monitor all our Windows and Linux servers.

Pros and Cons

  • "It is easy to create your own custom modules if you just know a little bit of scripting. If you have unique requirements, you can just make your own modules. You can even grab checks from other vendors. There are open-source checks for various things such as SMTP, etc. There is a long list of different ones from Nagios. You can just use them, and within seconds, you get yourself a check that is monitoring whatever you need. It is really flexible. I guess that's why they call it Pandora Flexible Monitoring System (FMS). It is reliable. It does the job, and it alerts. It is also surprisingly feature-rich. Our network guy just recently asked about a particular protocol to monitor the bandwidth on the network, which is not a common protocol. When I looked it up, and I found that they cover it. It is very mature for a not-so-known product."
  • "Their support is good, but it is just online communication. It would be great to be able to just call someone and talk to them instead of always writing. It works well for me because I am a decent communicator in email, but some people might find it difficult to describe in a written fashion and communicate with them that way. There is a learning curve to the interface, but once you get used to it, it is actually very powerful. They have a lot of options, but people struggle with the interface. They've improved it though, and it is getting better. They need to keep improving the learning curve to help buy-in. I'm the guy that manages it, so I'm comfortable with it. They can refine the upgrade agents to be easier. They can also do more refinement in end-user usability because not everyone is strong technically, and people who aren't strong technically might be averse to the product, even though it has come a long way. It has a complete GUI and everything."

What other advice do I have?

You should definitely look at it. It is good so far, and it does the job for a mid-size organization like ours. I would rate Pandora FMS a nine out of ten.
Alexandre Pérez Jorge
User
Real User
Top 20
Single-point continuous supervision makes it efficient for detecting and solving problems

What is our primary use case?

My primary use case is the daily monitoring of all the network traffic for my bank client. With it, I supervise and monitor more than one hundred nodes and servers of all kinds, such as print servers, file servers, etc. From Pandora, I can have everything controlled and under continuous supervision. I supervise maintenance and optimization of the network infrastructure from Pandora. When we want to monitor a new server or a new machine installed in the pandora network, it detects it automatically and we already have it monitored. It is very easy and practical to work with this tool and is very… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "What I value most about Pandora FMS is the simplicity of working with it."
  • "The price for Pandora FMS is expensive."
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Juan Manuel Gonzalez
Services Desk Manager at Asociacion Peravia de Ahorros y Prestamos
Real User
Top 20
Auto-discovery and auto detection have helped us to resolve problems more expediently

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to monitor our institutional network.

Pros and Cons

  • "The most valuable features are auto-discovery and automatic detection of the network topology and network monitoring."
  • "It would be helpful to include the generation of reports for times that the network was out of service."
Ralp
IT Consultant at Duosis
Consultant
Top 20
A single point of monitoring helps to identify and resolve issues before they become critical

What is our primary use case?

Our primary use case is the monitoring and control of IT infrastructure.

How has it helped my organization?

Pandora FMS is a powerful monitoring system that has enabled us to identify and resolve IT infrastructure problems before they affect critical business processes.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the single monitoring solution. We are able to control our business with this all-in-one monitoring tool.

What needs improvement?

Third-party integration should be improved for some commonly used products such as Universal CMDB.

For how long have I used the solution?

six months.
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