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Score 7.2 out of 100
59 Ratings
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Score 7.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Argus

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    81%
    SolarWinds ipMonitor ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    10 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    23 Ratings

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    23 Ratings

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    19 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    23 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Argus is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • SolarWinds ipMonitor is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Argus

    100%
    1 Rating
    7.8

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    78%
    23 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Argus

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    82%
    1 Rating

    Usability

    5.0

    Argus

    50%
    1 Rating
    8.2

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    82%
    6 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Argus

    90%
    1 Rating
    8.8

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    88%
    8 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Argus

    [Argus is] the best property valuation tool on the market but you also can't really do any advanced property valuations without Argus. It's an industry standard and while there are competitors, they do not approach the same feature set or institutional usage the Argus has.
    Robert Lombardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor is well suited in situation where customer do not wants to hold the responsibility of underlying monitoring infrastructure management such as Servers, Database, website and their high availability. And of course when you need Network, Servers, Services fault and performance monitoring. When you have specialized network monitoring requirement such as Configuration backup, netflow traffic analysis then this is not the right tool.
    Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Argus

    • Financial forecasting
    • Property Valuation
    • Improves Decision Making
    Robert Lombardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    • ipMonitor is well suited to use SNMP sources to monitor up states and usage such as network interfaces
    • ipMonitor does a great job of measuring bandwidth usage and delivering a long term 'picture' of usage
    • ipMonitor has an exceptional interface that is easy to use and simple to navigate
    Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Argus

    • Price
    • Only game in town
    Robert Lombardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    • It is a very complete and versatile software, but its price can be somewhat high for small companies.
    • During the analysis of the collected data the process can be somewhat slow, so it takes more time than expected.
    • Its configuration process can be somewhat complex since it requires several configurations so having prior knowledge is helpful.
    Emma Jones Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Argus

    General

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    Argus Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    General

    Free Trial
    Yes
    Free/Freemium Version
    Yes
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services
    Entry-level set up fee?
    No

    Starting Price

    $1,570 installation

    SolarWinds ipMonitor Editions & Modules

    Edition
    ipMonitor -2500 Monitors$57701
    ipMonitor - 1000 Monitors$26201
    ipMonitor - 500 Monitors$15701
    1. installation
    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Argus

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.2
    Based on 1 answer
    I have very few pieces of software, that are specific to IT and IT services, that just work. Honestly, I don't need the support as it never breaks, but I believe in rewarding vendors that make valuable products
    Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    Argus

    Argus 5.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Argus is the type of program that is very difficult to just sit down and figure out. Our analysts must have formal training in order to use it. The standard is a three day classroom course that is offered on a pretty regular basis.
    Robert Lombardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.2
    Based on 6 answers
    SolarWinds ipMonitor is a perfectly decent network mapper and performance metric gatherer, but it is held back by the UI, which can be hard to navigate once you have more than a couple dozen assets in there. It is fairly priced, but it also sometimes takes a really long time before results come in.
    Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    Argus

    Argus 9.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Support is pretty good. The techs are pretty knowledgeable about the product and confident. You don't feel like they are just going through the knowledgebase and they are easy to understand. I have also never been stuck on hold for a long period of time to speak to someone.
    Robert Lombardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.8
    Based on 8 answers
    Although I had not much support ticket with ipMonitor support team but I can share my overall experience with SolarWinds products and support team. I am working with SolarWinds support team since last 7 years and in last 2-3 years I have seen a significant improvement in knowledge documentation which is helping end users to troubleshoot problems by themselves. Apart from this SolarWinds phone call based support is very nice as tickets and emails might take some time but a direct phone call can get your job done quickly comparatively.
    Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    Argus

    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    We were trying to evaluate different providers and ipMonitor suited us because we had on-prem and cloud instances and management decided to check the paid tool. The ipMonitor is a very responsive tool and it served the purpose well but as IT is evolving and needs are changing, we discontinued the ipMonitor and shifted to Zabbix due to the customization which was the need at the time.
    Umair Mehboob | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Argus

    • It is costly
    • But the best tool out there
    • A vital decision making tool.
    Robert Lombardo | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    • We currently use an outside service to monitor critical network nodes. We will do away with that service shortly.
    • We no longer have to wait to hear from our users if there is a network device down. We will be proactively alerted and we can begin to remediate immediately helping to limit downtime.
    • After initial setup and some tweaking, it requires little to no time to maintain.
    Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

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