Top 21 IT Monitoring software


IT infrastructure monitoring software allows IT administrators to view entire IT infrastructure in real-time. IT monitoring comprises a broad class of products designed to let analysts determine whether IT equipment is online and performing to expected service levels, while resolving any detected problems.
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We make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone—no matter where it comes from. You see servers and devices, apps and logs, traffic and clouds. We see data—everywhere. Splunk offers the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. It enables the curious to look closely at what others ignore—machine data—and find what others never see: insights that can help make your company more productive, profitable, competitive and secure.
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Monitor & manage your network with unified visibility into fault, performance, availability, traffic, & configurations. Get instant visibility across all system resources that can impact application performance and fix them fast. Find, analyze & resolve your toughest performance issues on SQL Server, Oracle, Sybase, and DB2. Automate 24x7 security monitoring and response to stop threats in their tracks and maintain continuous compliance.
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Spiceworks bundles network monitoring, helpdesk, UPS power management, PC inventory tools, an online community, and much more. All in one spot. All for free.
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Nagios Is The Industry Standard In IT Infrastructure Monitoring. Achieve instant awareness of IT infrastructure problems, so downtime doesn't adversely affect your business. Nagios offers complete monitoring and alerting for servers, switches, applications, and services.
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Business Software for Technology Providers. ConnectWise empowers technology solution providers to reach their goals faster with an award-winning business management software suite & much more.
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Zabbix is a mature and effortless enterprise-class open source monitoring solution for network monitoring and application monitoring of millions of metrics.
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An open-source monitoring system with a dimensional data model, flexible query language, efficient time series database and modern alerting approach.
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PRTG Network Monitor is an agentless network monitoring software. It can monitor and classify system conditions like bandwidth usage or uptime and collect statistics from miscellaneous hosts as switches, routers, servers and other devices and applications.
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ManageEngine crafts comprehensive IT management software for all your business needs. We have complete and easy solutions for even your most difficult IT management problems, from keeping your business safe, to ensuring high availability, to making your users happy. We’re bringing IT together so you don’t have to.
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Datadog is a monitoring service for IT, Operations and Development teams who write and run applications at scale, and want to turn the massive amounts of data produced by their apps, tools and services into actionable insight.
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Kaseya helps MSPs and IT Departments better manage their business with our IT management software suite, IT Complete.
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CloudWatch collects monitoring and operational data in the form of logs, metrics, and events, providing you with a unified view of AWS resources, applications, and services that run on AWS and on-premises servers.
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ELK is the acronym for three open source projects: Elasticsearch, Logstash, and Kibana. Elasticsearch is a search and analytics engine. Logstash is a server‑side data processing pipeline that ingests data from multiple sources simultaneously, transforms it, and then sends it to a "stash" like Elasticsearch. Kibana lets users visualize data with charts and graphs in Elasticsearch.
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Solve Operational Problems Faster. Make all of your logs accessible to everyone in one place. No more logging into individual machines. Use searches, filters and graphs to spot trends and narrow down potential root causes. Set up in minutes. No software or agents to install. Works with all standard logging facilities. Owned by SolarWinds.
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Icinga is an open-source computer system and network monitoring application.
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logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching). Speaking of searching, logstash comes with a web interface for searching and drilling into all of your logs.
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Cacti is an open-source, web-based network monitoring and graphing tool designed as a front-end application for the open-source, industry-standard data logging tool RRDtool. Cacti allows a user to poll services at predetermined intervals and graph the resulting data.
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OpenNMS is a free and open-source enterprise grade network monitoring and network management platform.
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ScienceLogic’s solution is an all-in-one IT monitoring software product, comprehensive and complete in a single, unified platform. Unlike some companies, we do not sell you a la carte, piecemeal selections. To help you understand the many powerful components of our solution, we have broken out descriptions of features and capabilities that other companies call (and sell) as individual products:
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Server Log Monitoring Tool. We built the log monitoring tool we've always wished for. Scalyr is server log monitoring and analysis built for engineers. Turn chaotic logs and system metrics into actionable data.
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Graphite is an enterprise-ready monitoring tool that runs equally well on cheap hardware or Cloud infrastructure. Teams use Graphite to track the performance of their websites, applications, business services, and networked servers. It marked the start of a new generation of monitoring tools, making it easier than ever to store, retrieve, share, and visualize time-series data.

Latest news about IT Monitoring software


2019. Splunk acquired cloud AIOps service SignalFx


Splunk, the data processing and analytics company, has acquired SignalFx for a total price of about $1.05 billion. SignalFx provides real-time cloud monitoring solutions, predictive analytics and more. The acquisition will likely make Splunk a far stronger player in the cloud space as it expands its support for cloud-native applications and the modern infrastructures and architectures those rely on. SignalFx will support Splunk's commitment to giving customers one platform that can monitor the entire enterprise application lifecycle.


2019. Zabbix 4.2 adds built-in support of Prometheus data collection



Zabbix Team announced the release of Zabbix 4.2. The latest release of Zabbix is packed with modern monitoring system for: data collection and processing, distributed monitoring, real-time problem and anomaly detection, alerting and escalations, visualization and more. The new version is able to collect data in many different ways (push/pull) from various data sources including JMX, SNMP, WMI, HTTP/HTTPS, RestAPI, XML Soap, SSH, Telnet, agents, scripts and other data sources, with Prometheus being the latest addition to the bunch. Now the 4.2 release will offer an integration with the exporters using native support of PromQL language. Moreover, the use of dependent metrics will give the Zabbix team ability to collect massive amounts of Prometheus metrics in a highly efficient way: this way they get all the data using a single HTTP call and then just reuse it for corresponding dependent metrics.




2018. SolarWinds acquires log-monitoring service Loggly



IT management company SolarWinds has acquired the cloud-based log-monitoring and analytics service Loggly. According to its marketing materials, about a third of the Fortune 500 use the company’s services, including the likes of Lenovo, Pizza Hut and Dell. SolarWinds argues that this acquisition will expand the company’s engineering and analytics expertise and that it will push the company’s overall strategy of building a full-stack monitoring platform. SolarWinds, which has acquired its fair share of companies (including Pingdom) over the years, will keep the Loggly brand and product alive.


2017. Splunk expands machine learning capabilities across platform



Cloud monitoring provider Splunk is enhancing machine learning capabilities to make it easier to surface the data that’s most critical. The Splunk Machine Learning Toolkit has several new key features designed for the DIYers. First of all, there is a new data cleaning tool to get the data ready for the model. Next, there are machine learning APIs to import open source and proprietary algorithms and apply them in Splunk. Finally, there is a machine learning management component to integrate user permissions directly from Splunk into custom machine learning applications. For those who would prefer Splunk to do some of the work for them, there are also new goodies including Splunk ITSI 3.0, which uses machine learning to help identify issues and prioritize them based on how critical a given operation is to the business.


2016. Splunk unveiled 300 machine learning algorithms for Operational Intelligence



Operational Intelligence platform provider Splunk has expanded in a significant way the early version of machine learning in its platform to deliver new services and capabilities. It has added machine learning to the core of its platform with a machine learning toolkit that can be installed as a free app on top of the Splunk Enterprise platform. This toolkit provides 300 algorithms for machine learning, 27 of which are pre-packaged out of the box and focus on such categories as clustering, recommendations, regression, classification and text analytics. Splunk has also enhanced the machine learning in its IT Service Intelligence (ITSI) platform it introduced this time last year.


2015. Splunk acquired machine learning startup Caspida



Cloud monitoring provider Splunk has purchased Caspida, the startup that uses machine learning techniques to help identify cyber-secruity threats from inside and outside the company. Splunk helps companies deal with the onslaught of machine data coming from IT systems using data science techniques and automation to make sense of it. The company has a security product called Splunk App For Enterprise Security. With this purchase, Splunk is adding a new tool to its security arsenal to beef up the ability to locate threats using the machine learning techniques that Caspida has developed. It can apply data science to look more closely at the usage of every person using the system, even if they appear to be a valid user with proper credentials. Splunk’s general approach is a solution that is data science driven, that provides automated detection and uses machine learning to get smarter over time.


2015. Server log monitoring tool Scalyr raises $2.1M



Scalyr, a log-monitoring service that gives developers more insight into how their applications are performing, has raised a $2.1 million seed round. The idea behind Scalyr, then, is to get all data from server logs, as well as various metrics, error reports and other performance data and run it through a single tool that you can get actionable data from. Services like Splunk and Loggly offer similar log management services, but those tools make it easy to see anecdotes and it’s hard to roll that up into an overview. Scalyr also doesn’t see New Relic as a competitor either because that company’s focus tends to be on performance, while Scalyr focuses more on errors. Log files can quickly grow very large, and analyzing them takes quite a bit of compute power. The team built a new data management engine for its service to handle all of this data.


2015. Hybrid cloud monitoring provider ScienceLogic got $43M



IT monitoring-specialist ScienceLogic just landed $43 million in a Series D funding round. ScienceLogic is banking on the growth of companies adopting a hybrid-cloud strategy, which means that they have both on-premise infrastructure that works in conjunction with outside cloud providers. While companies may have monitoring tools available for their existing infrastructure that can scan log files and spot problems in the data center, when it comes to seeing the big picture of how their infrastructure connects with what they may have running in the cloud, there’s not a lot out there to give them that holistic view. ScienceLogic has a console that can supposedly connect via APIs to the different monitoring tools provided by public-cloud providers like Amazon’s CloudWatch. It can siphon that data from the CloudWatch monitoring tool and then correlate it with the data its own CloudMapper tool is spooling from a company’s on-premise infrastructure and then “intelligently map out these relationships” between the two environments.


2015. Cloud monitoring service Datadog fetched $31M



Datadog, which promises to let companies see how well their various cloud deployments are performing, now has $31 million in fresh Series C funding. The company, which claims Netflix, Spotify, EA, and, Mercadolibre as customers, has 75 employees now, up from 25 last year, and plans to double or triple headcount next year. Datadog faces competitors including Boundary, Server Density and Stackdriver (which was purchased by Google last year).


2014. Nagios launched log management solution



Nagios unveiled Nagios Log Server - a powerful enterprise-class log monitoring and management solution that allows organizations to quickly and easily view, sort, and configure logs from any source on a given network. Log Server extends Nagios' existing network management offerings by providing users with the ability to dive deep into network events, logs, and performance standards. Nagios Log Server greatly simplifies the process of managing network log data. With configuration wizards, users can get up and running quickly to start monitoring their logs in minutes. Log Server provides a central dashboard and management interface to easily oversee and drill down into infrastructure issues, network errors, and log events.


2013. Splunk launches Splunk Cloud



Splunk, the leading software platform for real-time operational intelligence, announced the general availability of Splunk Cloud - a new service that delivers Splunk Enterprise in the cloud. Organizations can now access Splunk Cloud to gain visibility and operational insights into their machine-generated big data in the cloud, as well as correlate this data across their cloud and on-premises environments. With the introduction of Splunk Cloud for large-scale production environments, Splunk Storm, the cloud-based service introduced last year, will significantly expand its free developer offerings to 20GB of total storage per month. Splunk Cloud is powered by Amazon Web Services, includes access to all features of Splunk Enterprise platform including apps, APIs, alerting and role-based access controls..


2009. Zoho launches cloud version of ManageEngine



Zoho is making ManageEngine (its suite of network, systems and security management software solutions) available in SaaS model, beginning with OpManager On-Demand, an integrated network and systems management suite. Throughout the year, ManageEngine will continue rolling-out SaaS versions of its complete family of popular management applications, which today are used by more than 35,000 companies around the world. ManageEngine OpManager On-Demand collects fault and performance data across servers, desktops and applications and displays that information in a business-centric management view, illustrating the way business services are impacted by any disruption in the infrastructure. Because the application is offered as a service, there is no need for administrators to buy and provision servers; no time spent installing and configuring software; and licensing fees are based on a pay-as-you-go model; all of which significantly reduces cost, effort and time-to-value.