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Score 8.5 out of 100

SolarWinds NPM

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Score 8.6 out of 100

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 NPM

Network devices are the backbone of any organization, so I can say with confidence, to make sure the network is up and functional 24*7, you can deploy SolarWinds which is easy to install and manage. It provides rich sets of metrics and alerts out of the box. The cool thing about this is it is very easy to install and manage.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Argus
SolarWinds NPM
8.3
Automated network device discovery
Argus
SolarWinds NPM
8.2
Network monitoring
Argus
SolarWinds NPM
9.7
Baseline threshold calculation
Argus
SolarWinds NPM
8.2
Alerts
Argus
SolarWinds NPM
9.1
Network capacity planning
Argus
SolarWinds NPM
8.0
Packet capture analysis
Argus
SolarWinds NPM
7.0
Network mapping
Argus
SolarWinds NPM
8.4
Customizable reports
Argus
SolarWinds NPM
8.1
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Argus
SolarWinds NPM
8.0
Hardware health monitoring
Argus
SolarWinds NPM
8.8

Pros

Argus

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

SolarWinds NPM

  • The UI is dashing, user-friendly, yet powerful enough to do almost all the administrative tasks with the click of a button.
  • The deployment and configuration is made simple thanks to the step-by-step guiding wizards.
  • Reporting and KPI have the flexibility to run both simple and complex queries to get the intended output.
  • Sonar discovery is an easy and efficient method for on-boarding devices.
  • Dashboards and maps efficiently exhibit the entire topology and metrics.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Argus

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

SolarWinds NPM

  • Configuring thresholds for your alerts can be a little cumbersome.
  • Getting additional details onto the alerts is not as easy as it could be.
  • You need to have two servers to run SolarWinds NPM, one for the service and a separate one for the database.
Matthew Harper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Argus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 9.0
Based on 24 answers
The entire IT staff relies on NPM in its daily operations. It would be impossible for us to maintain our level of service without it. If SolarWinds gets to proud of their product and begins to over charge for it, we would be forced to reconsider and use a different product. But as it stands it is worth the price to renew it.
Dwain Erhart | 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 NPM

SolarWinds NPM 9.3
Based on 17 answers
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is quite an extensive product, covering all our bases and requirements. There are a lot of customizable options and features which you can work with for their alerting which is really useful. I haven't found anything yet which I thought SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) could do, but it actually couldn't so overall it works nicely and does the job.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Argus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Has never failed me
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Argus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Pages load slow, especially the bettors map. Could be that my server is old.
Anonymous | 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 NPM

SolarWinds NPM 8.9
Based on 40 answers
In all of the times that we called support, someone at SolarWinds had the answer for us in a timely manner. Through thwack and other internet searching, we have been able to resolve all of our issues that arose to our satisfaction. The support staff have always been knowledgeable of their products or had a fellow support staff member to rely on to get the needed answers.
Jim Arendt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

Argus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Would like an in person course
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Argus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 7.3
Based on 16 answers
Make sure your inventory is accurate. Stand up some virtual machines for testing prior to installation. Make sure your database and its credentials are setup. Think about things you want to monitor that may not be obvious - UPS units, Door hardware, PBX systems, Fabric Channel switches, firewalls, routers, switches. Try to setup SNMP on these devices and have an IP that you will assign to the new server. If you do that it will go well.
Dwain Erhart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Argus

No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

I haven't had a lot of experience with SEM, though the dashboard is very similar to NPM insofar as one can add, delete, and arrange the widgets to their liking. It helps that there are commonalities in the GUIs between the two applications. Kudos to the developers for making it relatively easy to switch between applications.
Brian Rafferty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Argus

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 7.3
Based on 1 answer
From the direction and information I have been given it is very flexible and scalelable
Anonymous | 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 NPM

  • SolarWinds vast array of solutions allows us to consolidate the total number of monitoring solutions, network management tools and performance monitoring tools into a single solution saving us money.
  • By combining what were once many different vendor solutions for different usages into a single ecosystem we are able to quickly respond and determine the cause of network-related events.
  • With a single ecosystem for network management and reporting, we are able to drastically reduce our overhead and standardize our alerting and monitoring solutions. Reducing white noise alerts and improving response time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Argus

General

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

Argus Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

SolarWinds NPM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

SolarWinds NPM Editions & Modules

Edition
NPM$1,5831
  1. Starting Price
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Argus
10.0
SolarWinds NPM
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Argus
SolarWinds NPM
9.0

Usability

Argus
5.0
SolarWinds NPM
9.3

Reliability and Availability

Argus
SolarWinds NPM
8.2

Performance

Argus
SolarWinds NPM
5.5

Support Rating

Argus
9.0
SolarWinds NPM
8.9

Online Training

Argus
SolarWinds NPM
6.4

Implementation Rating

Argus
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

Scalability

Argus
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

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