Nagios vs PRTG: What are the differences?
What is Nagios? Complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services. Nagios is a host/service/network monitoring program written in C and released under the GNU General Public License.
What is PRTG? A powerful & easy network monitoring software. It can monitor and classify system conditions like bandwidth usage or uptime and collect statistics from miscellaneous hosts as switches, routers, servers and other devices and applications.
Nagios can be classified as a tool in the "Monitoring Tools" category, while PRTG is grouped under "Network Monitoring".
Some of the features offered by Nagios are:
- Monitor your entire IT infrastructure
- Spot problems before they occur
- Know immediately when problems arise
On the other hand, PRTG provides the following key features:
- FLEXIBLE ALERTING
- MULTIPLE USER INTERFACES
- CLUSTER FAILOVER SOLUTION
Nagios is an open source tool with 60 GitHub stars and 36 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Nagios's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Nagios has a broader approval, being mentioned in 223 company stacks & 309 developers stacks; compared to PRTG, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.
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