Panopta Overview

What is Panopta?

Panopta offers a full-service monitoring solution that covers all your devices and doesn’t compromise on security.

From monitoring your on-prem and cloud instances to providing detailed metrics on the performance of your applications, Panopta creates a true end-to-end view of your infrastructure. With rich, fully customizable dashboards and reports, Panopta makes it easy to track the health and performance of both individual deployments, as well as your environment as a whole.

Coupled with robust incident management and collaboration tools, teams are able to seamlessly identify, triage, and resolve incidents which helps to reduce MTTR and MTTD times. In addition, Panopta’s adjustable thresholds, countless integrations, and automated remediation tools help teams achieve proactive monitoring. Saving time and resources which can be better spent on high-value tasks.

Panopta’s OnSight vCollector and Agent are both lightweight and SaaS-delivered, meaning you won’t need any extra hardware to run them, nor will they put a strain on your resources. Both use a secure, one-way TLS connection to connect back to Panopta’s monitoring infrastructure.

Also, the OnSight provides automated discovery of your infrastructure, making the onboarding process faster and smoother. Panopta’s OnSight vCollector works in any deployment, whether that be on-prem, in the cloud, or within a containerized environment. We even have native machine images for AWS, Azure, and Docker.

The Panopta Agent, working in tandem with the InSight and public monitoring probes, is OS agnostic, meaning you can easily add it to your Unix, Linus, or Windows instances. With many out-of-box features, flexibility for custom plugins, support for all instances types, and the ability to ingest both custom metrics and incidents, the Agent is a powerful tool to have at your disposal.

Panopta Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$6,00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Panopta’s pricing is usage-based, meaning you’ll never pay for more than you need, or make sacrifices for a more affordable price. With unlimited users, alerts, and dashboards, Panopta is an affordable way to track all of your infrastructure, whether you have 5 servers or 500.


Panopta Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, India
Supported Languages
English

Media

Dashboard
Incident Overview Page
Incident Details Page
Monitoring Policy Workflow
Alert Timeline Example
Instance Overview Page
Instance Details Page
Panopta screenshot: Dashboard Panopta screenshot: Incident Overview Page Panopta screenshot: Incident Details Page Panopta screenshot: Monitoring Policy Workflow Panopta screenshot: Alert Timeline Example Panopta screenshot: Instance Overview Page Panopta screenshot: Instance Details Page

Panopta Reviews

Panopta Reviews

Overall rating
4,5
/
5
Excellent
33

Very good
22

Average
3

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,4
Features
4,4
Ease of Use
4,3
Customer Support
4,6
95% recommended this app
Rafe H.

Solid, reliable and configurable monitoring and alerting solution

We started using Panopta over a year ago after having continual problems with some of the other better-known monitoring solutions; continual false-negative reports and convoluted interfaces were causing continual problems for us. Panopta's service has proven to be very reliable, allowing us to configure the points from which our servers are monitored which mean we're getting alerts from regions very close to our users, and we've been able to extend this past simple 'ping' type tests. Their alerting services are easily configurable and adaptable, meaning our staff receives alerts promptly when necessary. We have also had no issues with simple integrations via API to any services we've wanted so far. A couple of times we haven't been able to figure out issues on our own their support has proven to be very fast to respond and diligent with following up on any lingering concerns. Happy to recommend Panopta to anyone looking for a reliable, robust monitoring solution.


Andy F.

Just the right amount of monitoring

We use Panopta as our front-line monitoring system at Nutshell, a SaaS product. In particular, we needed a tool that would notify the team via phone call, for late-night coverage. Panopta made this easy.

We struggled with the iPhone app at first, but they've launched a new version which works great for us. It's nice to get an iPhone notification as a heads-up before we escalate to phone/text.

The UI to attach notification schedules to services is a bit unwieldy, but they've made significant progress. We lean toward a simple configuration, ("Is the app up?"), and put members into several escalation groups (iPhone -> text -> phone). The effort, cost, and overhead of PagerDuty haven't proven necessary.

Panopta's actual core monitoring platform has been bulletproof for us: no false positives, immediate notifications. It helpfully covers things like SMTP, DNS, and SSL expiry, too.

We use other monitoring platforms, but Panopta is the source of truth, for both the operations team and the rest of the company!


Verified Reviewer

Basic Network Monitoring Platform for startups

not so satisfied but I think the amount of money we pay for Panopta is just fair to the benefits we receive


Karl H.

Solid performance, mostly

Overall we're happy - all outages seem to be notified. The issue we do have is false notifications, that tend to wake up engineers in the middle of the night for no reason.


Jonathan D.

Great System Monitoring Solution

Panopta has been wonderful for providing server monitoring for our applications. The ability to add custom dashboards to show key metrics and add alerts when those metrics are out of policy has been key to monitoring our physical infrastructure and has allowed us to focus on running our products vs running our systems. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to monitor public/private cloud and physical systems.


Rafe H.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Solid, reliable and configurable monitoring and alerting solution

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2016/12/15
Review Source: Capterra

We started using Panopta over a year ago after having continual problems with some of the other better-known monitoring solutions; continual false-negative reports and convoluted interfaces were causing continual problems for us. Panopta's service has proven to be very reliable, allowing us to configure the points from which our servers are monitored which mean we're getting alerts from regions very close to our users, and we've been able to extend this past simple 'ping' type tests. Their alerting services are easily configurable and adaptable, meaning our staff receives alerts promptly when necessary. We have also had no issues with simple integrations via API to any services we've wanted so far. A couple of times we haven't been able to figure out issues on our own their support has proven to be very fast to respond and diligent with following up on any lingering concerns. Happy to recommend Panopta to anyone looking for a reliable, robust monitoring solution.

Pros

Ease of use; reliability; configurability; alerting systems; easily integrated with other systems

Cons

They don't have as many 'out of the box' integrations as some of the better-known solutions, however, it hasn't proven to be a big hurdle with a little work.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Andy F.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 11-50 Employees

Just the right amount of monitoring

Used Weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2016/12/06
Review Source: Capterra

We use Panopta as our front-line monitoring system at Nutshell, a SaaS product. In particular, we needed a tool that would notify the team via phone call, for late-night coverage. Panopta made this easy.

We struggled with the iPhone app at first, but they've launched a new version which works great for us. It's nice to get an iPhone notification as a heads-up before we escalate to phone/text.

The UI to attach notification schedules to services is a bit unwieldy, but they've made significant progress. We lean toward a simple configuration, ("Is the app up?"), and put members into several escalation groups (iPhone -> text -> phone). The effort, cost, and overhead of PagerDuty haven't proven necessary.

Panopta's actual core monitoring platform has been bulletproof for us: no false positives, immediate notifications. It helpfully covers things like SMTP, DNS, and SSL expiry, too.

We use other monitoring platforms, but Panopta is the source of truth, for both the operations team and the rest of the company!

Pros

Phone call alerting, bulletproof monitoring, straightforward monitoring of an HTTPS endpoint

Cons

The UI to add a new team member to an existing schedule is a bit kludgy

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Telecommunications
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Basic Network Monitoring Platform for startups

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/09/24
Review Source: Capterra

not so satisfied but I think the amount of money we pay for Panopta is just fair to the benefits we receive

Pros

What I like about Panopta is it is very easy to setup. The other thing is that it has built-in SMS notification system which can be used when there are critical alerts.

Cons

Panopta lacks SNMP polling. It is limited to ICMP monitoring

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Karl H.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Solid performance, mostly

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2016/12/06
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we're happy - all outages seem to be notified. The issue we do have is false notifications, that tend to wake up engineers in the middle of the night for no reason.

Pros

Mostly accurate

Cons

False positives.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Jonathan D.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great System Monitoring Solution

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2016/12/06
Review Source: Capterra

Panopta has been wonderful for providing server monitoring for our applications. The ability to add custom dashboards to show key metrics and add alerts when those metrics are out of policy has been key to monitoring our physical infrastructure and has allowed us to focus on running our products vs running our systems. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to monitor public/private cloud and physical systems.

Pros

- Cheaper than competitors
- More features than competitors of similar price
- Very robust dashboard an alert system

Cons

- Dashboards can be a bit difficult to change
- Not all features are obvious and can take some getting used to

Response from Panopta

Hi Jonathan,
We agree, the current dashboard has some faults. Keep an eye out for our Dashboard revamp coming in the beginning of January! Let us know what you think and send us some feedback so we can continue to make improvements.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

User recommendation
8,8/10
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Panopta Pricing

Panopta Pricing

Starting from
US$6,00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Panopta’s pricing is usage-based, meaning you’ll never pay for more than you need, or make sacrifices for a more affordable price. With unlimited users, alerts, and dashboards, Panopta is an affordable way to track all of your infrastructure, whether you have 5 servers or 500.

Panopta’s pricing is usage-based, meaning you’ll never pay for more than you need, or make sacrifices for a more affordable price. With unlimited users, alerts, and dashboards, Panopta is an affordable way to track all of your infrastructure, whether you have 5 servers or 500.

Value for Money
4,4/5
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Panopta Features

Panopta Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Automatic Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Compliance Management
Data Import/Export
Data Visualization
Drag & Drop Interface
Monitoring
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
User Management
Workflow Management
Features
4,4/5
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Additional information for Panopta

Additional information for Panopta

Key features of Panopta

  • Availability of public reports
  • Cutting edge control panel and dashboard
  • Distributed monitoring network
  • Monitoring every 60 seconds
  • Real-time performance statistics
  • SMS notifications
  • Unlimited notification contacts
  • Variety of outage tools

Benefits

+ On-prem, cloud, and container coverage, making it easy to monitor all of a team’s deployments.

+ OS agnostic with optimized Agents for Linux, Unix, and Microsoft environments.

+ Unlimited dashboards, reports, and status pages, all of which can be customized to a team’s needs.

+ Built-in monitoring, alerting, and incident management allowing teams to consolidate their tools and collaborate smoothly.

+ SaaS-delivery makes with weekly, automatic updates, so Panopta will always be up-to-date.

Panopta FAQs

Panopta FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Panopta.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Panopta offer?

Panopta offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$6,00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Panopta’s pricing is usage-based, meaning you’ll never pay for more than you need, or make sacrifices for a more affordable price. With unlimited users, alerts, and dashboards, Panopta is an affordable way to track all of your infrastructure, whether you have 5 servers or 500.

Q. What are the main features of Panopta?

Panopta offers the following features:

  • Availability of public reports
  • Cutting edge control panel and dashboard
  • Distributed monitoring network
  • Monitoring every 60 seconds
  • Real-time performance statistics
  • SMS notifications
  • Unlimited notification contacts
  • Variety of outage tools

Q. Who are the typical users of Panopta?

Panopta has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Panopta support?

Panopta supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Panopta offer?

Panopta has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Panopta support mobile devices?

Panopta supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Panopta integrate with?

Panopta integrates with the following applications:

AlertOps, BigPanda, Jira, Opsgenie, PagerDuty, PagerDuty, Slack, Twitter, VictorOps, xMatters

Q. What level of support does Panopta offer?

Panopta offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support