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10 Best Network Monitoring Tools and Software of 2019

Filed in Articles by on March 15, 2019

10 Best Network Monitoring Tools and Software of 2019.

Best Network Monitoring Tools – New software, tools and also utilities are being launched almost every year to compete in an ever-changing marketplace of IT monitoring as well as server monitoring.

I have gone through as many tools as I could find and rounded up the best ones in an easy to read format and I have also highlighted their main strengths and why I think they are the best of tools to use in your IT infrastructure and business.

10 Best Network Monitoring Tools and Software of 2019:

1. Nagios XI

Nagios XI is targeted at a wide audience, from freelancers, SMBs (Small-to-Medium-Business), to large corporations.

It is one of the best tools that allow extreme flexibility (because of its adaptability to plug-ins) on what’s being monitored and also alerted for a low cost.

It focuses on monitoring. The key IT components that Nagios XI monitors are Network, Infrastructure, as well as Database.

Although the software is stress-free to install, it will initially take some time to adjust to your requirements.

This is because Nagios XI does not auto-discover devices. You have to configure each device that needs to be monitored with a configuration file.

 

2. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor is simple to set up and can be ready in no time. The tool on its own discovers network devices and also deploys within an hour.

Its simple approach to oversee an entire network makes it one of the coolest to use and most intuitive user interfaces.

The product is highly customizable and also the interface is easy to manage and change very quickly. You can customize the web-based performance dashboards, charts, and views.

You can design a tailored topology for your whole network infrastructure. You can also create customized dependency-aware intelligent alerts and a lot more.

3. OP5 Monitor

With OP5 Monitor you can monitor applications, networks, servers and also storage, regardless of location, whether that’s on-premise, hybrid or in a private or public cloud.

OP5 Monitor is also Nagios compatible, meaning that it’s very easy to migrate from Nagios and re-use existing agents as well as plugins.

 

4. Logic Monitor

LogicMonitor is an automated Software-as-a-Service IT performance monitoring tool. With LogicMonitor you can get full visibility of the performance and also the health of your network.

This software will automatically discover IT infrastructure devices and also monitor them proactively. Besides extraordinary monitoring abilities, the software also improves the performance and also the health of your network.

LogicMonitor can help identify incoming issues by providing predictive alters as well as trend analysis.

5. Datadog

Datadog is a monitoring service specially designed for hybrid cloud environments. Datadog can also monitor the performance of network, apps, tools, and also services.

One of the highlights of Datadog is that it offers extensibility though many APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) with very good documentation.

The software is very easy to install and can also be up and running in on time. To make it easy, agents can download and also install the software.

The agents are available for various diverse platforms such as Windows, Mac OS, Several Linux distributions, Docker, Chef, Puppet, and more.

6. PRTG Network Monitor from Paessler

PRTG Network Monitor software is popularly known for its advanced infrastructure management capabilities.

All devices, systems, traffic, as well as applications in your network can be easily displayed in a hierarchical view that summarizes performance and also alerts.

PRTG monitors IT infrastructure using technology such as SNMP, WMI, SSH, Flows/Packet Sniffing, HTTP requests, REST APIs, Pings, SQL and much more.

7. ManageEngine OpManager

ManageEngine OpManager is known to be infrastructure management, network monitoring and also Application Performance Management “APM” (with APM plug-in) software.
The product is well balanced when it comes to monitoring and also analysis features.

The solution can manage your network, servers, network configuration, and fault and performance; it can also analyze your network traffic. To run Manage Engine OpManager, it must be installed on-premises.

8. WhatsUp Gold 2017

WhatsUp Gold (WUG) is a network observing software from Ipswitch. It is one of the simplest to use and highly configurable tools in the market. The dashboards are user-friendly and visually attractive.

For daily IT management, WhatsUp Gold is a price and feature a balanced network monitoring tool. It is also completely customizable.

Dashboards can be customized to display your IT infrastructure and alerts to fit your requirements.

9. Zabbix

Zabbix is an exposed source monitoring tool. It is popular for its easy-to-use and also a pleasing Web GUI that is fully configurable.

Zabbix focuses on monitoring and also trending functionality. This software is frequently used for monitoring servers as well as network hardware.

One of the highlights of Zabbix is that it can predict trends in your traffic. Zabbix can forecast future behavior grounded on historical data.

10. Incinga

Incinga is another open source infrastructure and service monitoring tool. Icinga was developed in the year 2009 by the same team of developers that brought you Nagios. It is very easy to use and also a flexible tool for SMB and enterprise networks.

The software focuses strongly on monitoring infrastructure and services. The tool also includes great threshold analysis and report functionalities.

These are the 10 best network monitoring tools & software of 2019

CSN Team

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