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Score 7.1 out of 100

SolarWinds NPM

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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Argus

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.1

    SolarWinds NPM

    81%
    SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    208 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    230 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    200 Ratings

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.9
    89%
    227 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    187 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    129 Ratings

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    189 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    211 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    151 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    214 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Argus is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating
    • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is rated higher in 1 area: Usability

    Likelihood to Recommend

    10.0

    Argus

    100%
    1 Rating
    9.0

    SolarWinds NPM

    90%
    236 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Argus

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    SolarWinds NPM

    90%
    24 Ratings

    Usability

    5.0

    Argus

    50%
    1 Rating
    9.2

    SolarWinds NPM

    92%
    19 Ratings

    Availability

    Argus

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    SolarWinds NPM

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Performance

    Argus

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    5.5

    SolarWinds NPM

    55%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.0

    Argus

    90%
    1 Rating
    7.3

    SolarWinds NPM

    73%
    42 Ratings

    Online Training

    Argus

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.4

    SolarWinds NPM

    64%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Argus

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds NPM

    73%
    16 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    Argus

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3

    SolarWinds NPM

    73%
    1 Rating

    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

    NPM is well suited for small to medium-sized organizations. It does the basic functions of a network monitoring suite very well however some of the more advanced features aren't as straightforward. Basic up/down email alerts work well but there are obviously many solutions that do this as well. I wouldn't recommend NPM for very large organizations because the server needed to support that many devices.
    Curt Sminkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Argus

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

    SolarWinds NPM

    • Out of the Monitoring of almost all Network Devices.
    • Build custom pollers to monitor which is not supported out of the box.
    • Further you can alert on these custom metrics and Out of the box metrics.
    • It provides you great dashboards, Reports features.
    • You can integrate it with any MoM layer tools either using its API or sending out traps.
    • Out of the box Integration with Service Now ITSM Tool.
    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

    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 NPM

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $0 Starting Price

    SolarWinds NPM Editions & Modules

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

    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 9.2
    Based on 19 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 7.3
    Based on 42 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

    We selected SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor because of the capabilities of the product versus the price. The tools also work well with their other products and support is fairly good. We have never had a problem when we needed to make a call.
    Anonymous | 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

    • The impact is largely on the positive side as ROI figures are on the rise.
    • The licensing model is appropriately designed to meet every need. We have an XLS license and with the addition of an APE license, we can easily extend our scope.
    • SolarWinds has helped in the creation of business use cases for network equipment or bandwidth investments. With capacity planning, we can accurately size our Infra.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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