Upgrade to the best WhatsUp Gold alternative: ManageEngine OpManager

Network admins need the best monitoring features at their disposal to stay ahead of outages and performance issues. Especially in the face of stringent SLA metrics and increased customer expectations. Many users look for a WhatsUp Gold replacement as it lacks many advanced monitoring features. ManageEngine OpManager comes loaded with features and tools that improve your fault identification and resolution. And the best part? it delivers all of this at a lesser cost than WhatsUp Gold. All of this makes it the best Alternative to WhatsUp Gold.

Users prefer OpManager as the best WhatsUp Gold alternative

Third party review sites like G2, Capterra, and FinancesOnline compile reviews from users like you to rate our monitoring solution. We've compiled a consolidated report to show you why OpManager is the best alternative to WhatsUp Gold (WUG).

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ManageEngine OpManager: The latest 'Champion' in the market | 2022

Info - Tech Research Group announced OpManager as a CHAMPION in software reviews' recent emotional footprint report, with the product winning a net score of 94. And we are the only vendor in the network monitoring market to cross the luring 90 and above category. So, if you see this as just a number, here's why you shouldn't. The score is evaluated based on the verified reviews given by real users from an extensive list of assessing criteria like product impact, feature and service satisfaction, affordability, innovation and overall vendor capability in enterprise network monitoring.

Feature satisfaction

OpManager provides the user with all the features required to administer over the network.


Easy to use in performance monitoring and simple to manage network operations.

Value for money

Nothing can beat OpManager's value for price.

With a composite score of 8.4 out of 10,
OpManager is the top choice for network admins.

Putting customers first has earned us all the love and a significant place on the winning podium. Here's what they feel about OpManager:


Plan to renew OpManager


Say OpManager is critical to their success


Mentioned that they love OpManager

OpManager is a cost-effective WhatsUp Gold alternative

WhatsUp Gold follows a device based licensing where anything with an IP address or a domain is counted along with the licensing. This is similar to OpManager's licensing. However, the pricing for WhatsUp Gold is far more costlier than for OpManager. We've listed an example here to show the difference in pricing for OpManager and WhatsUp Gold.

Parameters OpManager - Alternative to Whatsup Gold WhatsUp Gold Network Monitoring
No. of devices to be monitored 50 network devices (25 routers, 25 switches.) 50 servers. 50 network devices (25 routers, 25 switches.) 50 servers.
Licensing model type Device based Device based
Transparency Completely transparent to everyone Pricing is not transparent and you have to raise a request.
Starting price $245 $1755

MangeEngine OpManager is a WhatsUp Gold alternative that delivers better features at 8 times less the price.

A feature by feature comparison of OpManager and WhatsUp Gold

Having a ton of advanced features in your network monitoring tool helps in more ways than one. The most obvious benefit is the improvement in monitoring. But it also lets you use lesser tools to monitor your network- saving license costs, and the effort of training your employees. OpManager is a unified console packed with features and functionalities that WhatsUp Gold lacks. We've compiled some features here to show you what makes OpManager the best alternative to WhatsUp Gold.

Feature OpManager - Best WhatsUp Gold alternative WhatsUp Gold
Category-based Infrastructure Views   OpManager allows you to create more defined groups based on your requirements.  Not Available
Support for adding custom device types   OpManager allows you to add custom devices out-of-the box  Not Available
Real-time Perf. and Traffic Monitoring via SNMP   OpManager provides comprehensive real-time performance and traffic monitoring using SNMP  Not Available
Hypervisor Monitoring   OpManager uses Hypervisor API to discover, classify and monitor Hypervisor.  Not Available
NetApp Monitoring (SNMP)   OpManager provides monitoring and management of NetApp Primary Storage series System  Not Available
Hyper-V Monitoring Out-of-the-box support   OpManager uses WMI to discover, classify and monitor the Microsoft Hyper-V devices  Not Available
Hop-wise WAN link visibility   OpManager monitors your WAN links' bandwidth, utilization, errors, discards and helps you verify Service Level Agreements(SLAs) with your Internet Service Providers.  Not Available
Alarm Escalation   You can configure OpManager to escalate such unnoticed alarms by sending an e-mail to the person concerned.  Not Available
Bandwidth capacity planning reports   Capacity planning allows organizations to assess future IT requirements based on business forecasts.  Not Available
Traffic reports   Provides detailed reports on incoming and outgoing traffic  Not Available
Forensic reports   OpManager provides Forensic reports which gives you the flexibility to select a particular time period and get required information about your bandwidth usage.  Not Available
API based integration with existing IT management ecosystem   OpManager uses REST APIs for integration with an existing IT management ecosystem.  Not Available
App for iOS and Android devices   OpManager provides mobile apps for both iOS and Android devices. Choose your WhatsUp Gold replacement today!.  Not Available
Integrations between network management modules   OpManager integrates data from various modules such as bandwidth monitoring, network configuration management, firewall management, IP address management, and switch port management and provides a single integrated management.  Plugins Required

To summarize, OpManager delivers superior features at a fraction of the cost of Nagios. In addition, it affords network admins the freedom to start monitoring their devices immediately with its convenient onboarding. Positive user reviews in every metric is testament to this and explains why OpManager is the ultimate alternative to Nagios XI. Look no further for Nagios alternatives, download ManageEngine OpManager.

Customer reviews


OpManager - 10 Steps Ahead Of The Competition, One Step Away From Being Unequalled.

- Network Services Manager, Government Organization

Review Role: Infrastructure and Operations Company Size: Gov't/PS/ED 5,000 - 50,000 Employees

"I have a long-standing relationship with ManageEngine. OpManager has always missed one or two features that would make it truly the best tool on the market, but over it is the most comprehensive and easy to use the product on the market."


Easy Implementation, Excellent Support & Lower Cost Tool

- Team Lead, IT Service Industry

Review Role: Infrastructure and Operations Company Size: 500M - 1B USD

"We have been using OpManager since 2011 and our overall experience has been excellent. The tool plays a vital role in providing the value to our organisation and to the customers we are supporting. The support is excellent and staff takes full responsibilities in resolving the issues. Innovation is never stopping and clearly visible with newer versions"


Easy Implementation With A Feature Rich Catalogue, Support Has Some Room For Improvement

- NOC Manager in IT Service Industry

Review Role: Program and Portfolio Management Company Size: 500M - 1B USD

"The vendor has been supporting during the implementation & POC phases providing trial licenses. Feature requests and feedback is usually acted upon swiftly. There was sufficient vendor support during the implementation phase. After deployment, the support is more than adequate, where the vendor could make some improvements."


Great Monitoring Tool

- CIO in Finance Industry

Review Role: CIO Company Size: 1B - 3BUSD

"Manage Engine provides a suite of tools that have made improvements to the availability of our internal applications. From monitoring, management and alerting, we have been able to peak performance within our data center."


Simple Implementation, Easy To Use. Very Intuitive.

- Principal Engineer in IT Services

Review Role: Enterprise Architecture and Technology Innovation Company Size: 250M - 500M USD

"Manage Engine support was helpful and responsive to all our queries"


IT operations management


Hinduja Global Solutions saves $3 million a year using OpManager

Industry : IT

Hinduja Global Solutions (HGS) is an Indian business process management (BPM) organization headquartered in Bangalore and part of the Hinduja Group. HGS combines technology-powered automation, analytics, and digital services focusing on back office proces

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USA-Based Healthcare Organization Monitor's Network Devices Using OpManager and Network Configuration Manager

Industry : Healthcare

One of the largest radiology groups in the nation, with a team of more than 200 board-certified radiologists, provides more than 50 hospital and specialty clinic partners with on-site radiology coverage and interpretations.

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Netherlands-based real estate data company avoids system downtime using OpManager and Firewall Analyzer

Industry : Real Estate

Vabi is a Netherlands-based company that provides "real estate data in order, for everyone." Since 1972, the company has focused on making software that calculates the performance of buildings. It has since then widened its scope from making calculations

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Global news and media company

Industry : Telecommunication and Media

The company specializes in cable network programming, direct broadcast satellite (DBS), television, new media, and multicultural education.

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Industry : Businesses and Services

Bonita uses OpManager to monitor their network infrastructure and clear bottlenecks

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Thorp Reed & Armstrong

Industry : Government

Randy S. Hollaway from Thorp Reed & Armstrong relies on OpManager for prompt alerts and reports

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