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An easy to-use and affordable network and server monitoring solution trusted by over 1 million IT admins.

OpManager - Single, integrated network monitoring solution.

Network monitoring solutions have become crucial now more than ever because so many companies are relying on these tools to manage their network. However, the market for network monitoring solution is so diverse that the users often end up in a sea of confusion in selecting the ideal solution. They deploy more than one tool for their business and face more difficulty in handling these tools than the network itself. Now, is the time to keep replace these tools with ManageEngine's OpManager - a unified network management solution that includes network and server monitoring, bandwidth analysis, configuration management and fault management.

ManageEngine OpManager VS WhatsUp Gold: One-on-one Evaluation by third part reviewers.

Here's a consolidated report based on the evaluation by third party vendors. Take a look at how users have rated OpManager!

Evaluated by
Category
OpManager
WhatsUp Gold
Capterra
Overall Score
4.5/5
4.5/5
Capterra
Customer Support
4.5/5
4.5/5
Capterra
Features & Functionality
4.5/5
4.5/5
Capterra
Value for money
4.5/5
4.5/5
FinancesOnline
Overall Score
8.8/10
8.4/10
GetApp
Overall Score
4.5/5
4.5/5
GetApp
Overall Score
4.5/5
4.5/5
GetApp
Customer Support
4.5/5
4.5/5
G2
Overall Score
4.4/5
3.6/5
G2
Meets Requirements
9.1/10
8.1/10
G2
Ease of Use
8.2/10
7.9/10
G2
Ease of Setup
8.2/10
7.4/10
G2
Ease of Admin
7.8/10
7.2/10
G2
Quality of Support
8.7/10
8.5/10
G2
Product Direction (% positive)
7.5/10
6.8/10

Licensing: OpManager Vs WhatsUp Gold

WhatsUp Gold follows device based licensing model where a device can be anything with an IP address or a domain (eg: switches, routers, firewalls, workstations, and other network devices). This is similar to the licensing model of OpManager.

Parameters
OpManager
WhatsUp Gold
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

WhatsUp gold has its base price 8 times costlier than ManageEngine's OpManager which makes OpManager more affordable.

How is OpManager better than WhatsUp Gold?

The following table shows a list of all the metrics which are not available in WhatsUp Gold and other shortcomings in the functionalities:

Feature
OpManager
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
Xen Server Monitoring
 
OpManager uses Xen API to discover, classify and monitor XenServers.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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Customer reviews
OpManager - 10 Steps Ahead of the Competition - Network Services Manager
OpManager - Easy Implementation & Excellent Support - Team Lead
OpManager - Easy Implementation with a Feature Rich Catalogue - NOC Manager
OpManager - Great Network Monitoring Tool - CIO
OpManager - Simple Implementation & Easy to use - Principal Engineer

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