Artica Soluciones Tecnologicas

Pandora FMS


5 / 5
12 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Every single large company concerned by its technological infrastructure along with its business processes. Wanted to know how is your business going?


Average Ratings

12 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $110.00/month
  • Pricing Details
    Final prices depend on the number of devices.
  • Free Version
    Yes
  • Free Demo
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Cloud, SaaS, Web
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Mobile - Android Native
    Mobile - iOS Native
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    24/7 (Live Rep)

Vendor Details

  • Artica Soluciones Tecnologicas
  • pandorafms.com
  • Founded 2005
  • Spain

About Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS is the most flexible monitoring solution. It is ideal for medium and big-sized environments with at least 100 devices. With just one tool, you can monitor any device, infrastructure, application, IT and business processes and services. Its use goes beyond the purely technical aspect since it allows the business layers to obtain information from their concerns in real time, visualizing the data in a direct way from a single tool.


Pandora FMS Features

  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Baseline Manager
  • Dashboard
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • IP Address Monitoring
  • Network Diagnosis
  • Network Resource Management
  • Server Monitoring
  • SLA Monitoring
  • Uptime Monitoring
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Device Auto Discovery
  • Hierarchical Mapping
  • Location-Based Mapping
  • Map Exporting
  • On-Demand Mapping
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Self-Updating Maps

Pandora FMS Reviews Recently Reviewed!


PandoraFMS in a proactive environment

Apr 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: As our business grew, we took on a number of products to allow us to monitor, report and alert on the devices we supply and manage. over time we have outgrown each. when we looked at PandoraFMS we were impressed that we could deploy many servers in layers with a common central dashboard, making management easy.

We also recognised that 'out of the box' monitoring didn't always meet our needs, in a lot of cases systems monitor many things that are irrelevant to us which ties up resource and storage to collect and keep this data that never gets looked at. PandoraFMS allows us to select the items we want to monitor and keep the data focused to our needs.

Cons: Deployment was very manual, however once we'd gone through setting this up for our needs using plugin server, it allows us to keep adding more and more monitored devices, each the same as the last.

Overall: I've spent a lot of time working with and discussing our needs for monitoring, functionality and reporting with support and development, we've always been able to add to the software functionality to meet our needs whilst keeping the functionality useful to all. Support and Development have been very keen to discuss needs.

review

Feb 08, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: in comparison with most monitoring software the software is incredibly easy to use. It does 95 % of what we want it to and the remainder is currently waiting on new features which have been added to the road map.

Cons: The software has a tendency to introduce tiny bugs each release. None of them are breaking in any way. but it feels like there is always 1 tiny thing which is not working as expected. most of them are fixed within 1 release which takes about 3 weeks.

Overall: The best thing about working with pandora FMS is the amazing support. if there ever is a game breaking bug introduced. or a feature not working as expected the support team is able to make a hot-fix within hours of filing the bug. Most of the time the fix is pushed within 2 hours.

Vendor Response

by Artica Soluciones Tecnologicas on February 25, 2019

Thank you very much Siemen for your review.

Best regards,
Pandora FMS team

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Great to control everything that is online

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: It is easy and covers a full range of rules

Cons: Sometimes it can be a bit overfunctional

Overall: We can detect every posible problem before it happens

Vendor Response

by Artica Soluciones Tecnologicas on January 21, 2019

Ibor thank you for your feedback, and for taking the time to review our software.

Best Regards
Pandora FMS team

Excelent for monitoring my lan

Oct 19, 2016
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Comments:

I did very well to monitor my network infrastructure. Quickly see the status of all my printers, switch, computers, virtual machines to know if any system has fallen. I recommend this software for all systems administrator.

Vendor Response

by Artica Soluciones Tecnologicas on October 20, 2016

Jordi, thanks for your feedback and comment. We are happy to know you are using and doing the best with our software.

Thanks so much for taking your time to review our product.
Best Regards
Javier

Keeping it flexible and looking good.

May 18, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: Recently, as a self taught programmer, I've been dabbing into the thought of setting up a personal server, and sooner or later starting to monitor my (ever-growing) infrastructure. During my research on the software side of things for this process, I've come across many monitoring solutions. The one that has most drawn my attention would probably be Pandora FMS. Firstly because they offer the chance to decide wether you'll need to pay for their Enterprise Edition, or if you'll stick with the open source Community Edition. That to me is a big factor since my infrastructure doesn't have the size and doesn't generate the need to pay in order to keep it monitored for now. In this sense, Pandora FMS has a very large edge over others.

Furthermore, the fact that the developers are from Spain, and although I know English, make any possible language barrier in general easier to surpass for me,considering I'm from Perú. I know this may sound as a silly thing to rescue on a product review, but being able to receive support in your own language is always something that I'm very grateful for.

Don't get me wrong, their support mainly replies and communicates in English, but in case you're a Spanish speaker, this might appeal to you as well.

Pandora FMS and how is necessary to be informed about your machines

Jan 18, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The "Recon Server" makes a quick and clean work; after a week the "Prediction Server" takes advantage!

Cons: For Debian/Ubuntu maybe a little tricky; the configuration interface maybe hard at glance because is for general purpose along all the program.

Overall: Really cool, makes me grow in my knowledge with a lot of topics all necessary for Local Area Network administration (and remote too).

Vendor Response

by Artica Soluciones Tecnologicas on February 07, 2019

Thank you Jimmy for your review, and for taking the time to write about us on Capterra.

Best Regards
Pandora FMS team

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Amazing software for small businesses

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Amazing software for small businesses. I am a consultant dedicated to install Lync and Skype for Business over large companies. But this product has nothing to envy over those big names companies. Performance is seriously good specially when you discover that it can run even over a VM. I highly recommend the use of this product for small businesses.

SOme of the features are not even available on other more expensive products.

Cons: Support for old versions is not the best. And the life cycle seems to be very short. But you get what you pay.

Overall: I was able to obtain interesting information about machines and mobile devices. I am impressed

Highly recommendable monitoring solution

May 18, 2016
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I just recently discovered Pandora FMS a few years back and am surprised how far its come along in terms of development and integrations. In its latest version we can see how its ease of use and general development have been improved upon largely. It's always been about pure flexibility and customisation, and it just keeps growing in that aspect. You're never going to have to see information about your infrastructure that you consider you don't need. As an IT consultant for medium and large businesses I always recommend it as a less costly alternative to Zabbix or Nagios, since it provides the same features and more at a much lesser price.

Apart from this, I'm very glad to have had the chance to be in touch with the team behind this software and now that they are very willing to help make a company's work as easy as possible with their product. Apart from that, their general customer service is very efficient and has a very special way with customers which always proves to be helpful.

A really complete toolkit

May 18, 2016
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As a self employed sysadmin, I manage infrastructures for third parties on a daily basis. After trying to monitor efficiently with other solutions, I have come to the conclusion that in terms of price and practicality, Pandora FMS just has very little competition.

Basically they're offering a better service and more customisation options than any other monitoring solution out there, for basically a fraction of the price. Plus they still offer their Open Source Community Edition, which is great to just explore the software or use it on medium sized infrastructures. Really, even if it's open source it's quite powerful.

I personally use the Enterprise Edition because of some additional features it has compared to the Community version, but I'd still recommend any of both as solutions for your everyday monitoring. Pandora FMS helps me keep a more organised dashboard configuration for each of my customers, and makes me be more efficient when completing processes for them.

Great class example and even better find!

May 18, 2016
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: As a teacher at an University I use Pandora as part of a group of software examples when explaining networks and their monitoring. I'm really glad to be able to use this software, it's one of the rare few monitoring solutions that doesn't resort to being based on Nagios code and actually proposes a lot of new things to challenge students with. As a personal user, I agree that it's a great monitoring solution in general it includes a more than decent amount of features and integrations, even in its community edition.

In general, I would recommend it for large infrastructures because of the possibilities it offers.

Pandora FMS made my day

May 11, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Customer Support

Comments: I was looking for a monitoring solution to monitor more than 50 databases (different brands such as Mysql and Oracle), after a while I found a complete solution to add to the same dashboard every single application (CRM, Ticketing System, ...) of the infrastructure along with key performance indicator like RAM, CPU, Disk memory, bandwidth, etc

It took me one day to handle the product and start adding other components to the monitoring dashboard.

Quite flexible and easy to adapt.

Cons: I miss some templates by default to start monitoring as soon as possible

Use the software for monitoring internal networks.

May 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Pandora FMS is a flexible and highly scalable monitoring system ready for big environments. It doesn't matter what network you are using.

Cons: The software tends to overwork the system and overload the core. In doing so it slows the network and operating systems of the computers being monitored.

Overall: Allows me to see potential future issues with the network.