The Most Detailed Comparison Chart on the Web

Finding the perfect network monitoring software for keeping track of your network infrastructure and services might be one of your most important decisions you make. To make you the decision easier, we compared the most popular (and in our opinion best) network monitoring tools. The following detailed comparison chart includes all necessary information you will need for your decision.

What can the solutions monitor?


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Applications
Cloud Services
Databases
Disk Usage
Environments
Firewall
LPWAN devices
Memory Usage
Packets
Ports
Traffic
Uptime
Virtual Environments
Web Services
Smart Home
Bandwidth (SNMP/WMI/Flow)
Printer
Traffic Switches
Power Systems (IP based)
VoIP/SIP
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Which vendor application or devices
can be monitored in depth?


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Apache
Azure
Buffalo
Cisco
Dell
Docker
Exchange
Fujitsu
HP
IBM
NetApp
Oracle
Sharepoint
Sonic Wall
SQL/MySQL
Synology
Meraki
Unix
Juniper
Allnet
PaloAlto
Mongo DB
3Com
VMWare
HyperV
Citrix
Windows
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How do the various solutions monitor?


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API
Batch Scripting
DLL
Jflow
sFlow
Netflow
IPFIX
Ping
Powershell
Python
Rest/Json/XML
SNMP
SNMP RMON
SNMP Trap
SNMP Syslog
SSH
WMI
SOAP
WBEM
HTTP/HTTPS
IMAP
POP3
SMTP
FTP/FTPS
Dicom
HL7
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What are some additional
features the solutions offer?


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Agentless
Auto Discovery
Custom Dashboards
Custom Reporting
Multi Platform Agent/Probe
On-Premises
Push Notificiations
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General Information about the tools


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"Transparent" Pricing
Clear License Structure
Operating SystemsWindowsWindows, LinuxMac, Windows, LinuxWindowsLinux
Maintenance Support
Subscription Pricing available
Price/Performance Ratio
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