October 11, 2013 - Source: funkschau

Comparison Test:
Nothing Comes without a Price

From the Funkschau Lab


by Dirk Jarzyna, Journalist and freelancer at funkschau

"...do companies really save money using open source products instead of a commercial package? We've compared the popular network monitoring product Paessler PRTG Network Monitor (commercial) with Nagios Core (open source) in order to answer this and other questions."


"It quickly became obvious that this was a comparison like ‘Dacia Logan vs. Mercedes S-Class'. [...] PRTG takes the lead not only for installation and the startup configuration but also for configuration changes, user management and report creation. [...] A world of difference lies between the graphical user interfaces of the two products: on one side a fast, modern, complete and optically pleasing interface - on the other a rather archaic, rudimentary interface. [...] Despite my love for open source software, I have no choice but to name PRTG Network Monitor as the clear winner of this comparison."