In the October-release the German magazine Network Computing published a comparison test (realized by Real World Labs) of the network monitoring solutions PRTG Network Monitor 7, WhatsUp Gold 14, Orion NPM 9.5 and OpManager 8.5.

Final Result

"Monitoring suitable for Enterprise Networks does not have to be extremely expensive nor very complicated. Paessler provide, with their PRTG Network Monitor 7.2, a complete, highly scalable and user friendly product at a price one usually associates more with entry level software. However, our test showed that the price is deceptively cheap as, of all the products tested, PRTG Network Monitor 7.2 was in fact the most comprehensively equipped monitoring package and also the simplest to use. A simple and clear pricing scheme does not conceal anything and facilitates product selection..."

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Network Computing has been integrated into Computer reseller news. You can find the test online in German language here

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