Auvik vs. SolarWinds ipMonitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Auvik
Score 8.4 out of 10
N/A
Auvik's cloud-based network management and monitoring software gives users insight into the networks they manage, and automates complex and time-consuming network tasks. Real-time network mapping and inventory mean users know what's where, even as users move. Automated config backup and restore on network devices means the user can mitigate network risk with no manual effort. And Auvik TrafficInsights shows who’s on the network, which apps they’re using, and where their traffic is going.N/A
SolarWinds ipMonitor
Score 8.3 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds ipMonitor is a lightweight performance monitoring tool. It enables monitoring from a single console and out-of-the-box visibility, with some automation available.
$1,570
installation
Pricing
AuvikSolarWinds ipMonitor
Editions & Modules
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ipMonitor - 500 Monitors
$1570
installation
ipMonitor - 1000 Monitors
$2620
installation
ipMonitor -2500 Monitors
$5770
installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
AuvikSolarWinds ipMonitor
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
AuvikSolarWinds ipMonitor
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Auvik
7.7
106 Ratings
6% below category average
SolarWinds ipMonitor
6.8
24 Ratings
19% below category average
Automated network device discovery9.5105 Ratings6.710 Ratings
Network monitoring8.8106 Ratings7.924 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation7.783 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts8.4105 Ratings8.223 Ratings
Network capacity planning7.683 Ratings00 Ratings
Packet capture analysis7.265 Ratings00 Ratings
Network mapping8.4104 Ratings6.619 Ratings
Customizable reports4.678 Ratings4.223 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring7.485 Ratings00 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring7.696 Ratings00 Ratings
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User Ratings
AuvikSolarWinds ipMonitor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.4
(118 ratings)
8.8
(24 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.8
(2 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
7.3
(1 ratings)
8.2
(6 ratings)
Availability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Performance
8.2
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
9.6
(4 ratings)
8.8
(7 ratings)
Product Scalability
9.1
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
10.0
(1 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
AuvikSolarWinds ipMonitor
Likelihood to Recommend
Auvik Networks Inc.
Auvik is well suited for managed service customers and small-scale SMB customers who do not have enough technical resource to manage and monitor their network. Also for customer who has distributed networks spreaded across worldwide or nation wide, Auvik is well suited since it does not need any on-premise setup at each site except for a collector. For customer who has already adopted and used cloud network and hosting services, Auvik is better as Auvik is also fully cloud based offering
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SolarWinds
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.
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Pros
Auvik Networks Inc.
  • Auvik is the big pic tool of choice for network diagramming, helps layout of our network infrastructure, and we'll know immediately the status of the devices that are successfully communicating, and those that may have, for example, credentials issues.
  • Auvik's "Traffic Insights" are key accelerators for intuitively isolating and resolving traffic-related issues quickly and easily, and the historical information makes it simpler to deduce what aspects may need replacement, capacity improvement, or possibly even re-architecture.
  • Auvik integration tools are excellent solution enhancers - that are of particular interest to our company, as we make use of MS Teams and Connectwise products; we would like to see some features to integrate to ServiceNow as well.
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SolarWinds
  • Both network devices and servers may be easily located on the network.
  • It notifies the user whenever any network device undergoes a change in status.
  • Powerful reporting capabilities that provide vital data about your network's devices (uptime, space, utilization of resources on your devices)
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Cons
Auvik Networks Inc.
  • The map is not easy to quickly zoom in and out of or pan around. Usually requires a lot of filter toggling. Keyboard shortcuts for this would be nice.
  • Better global settings that can be pushed to multiple client organizations
  • Security groups/RBAC for user permissions across multiple clients
  • Ability to change the URL
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SolarWinds
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
Auvik Networks Inc.
Because it's an amazing product.
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SolarWinds
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
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Usability
Auvik Networks Inc.
The program can be a bit unwieldy at times, however the majority of information is displayed in a readable and friendly way. The maps and popup information box from the bottom can be harder to use on a smaller screen but on a 1080p+ display tends to work fine.
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SolarWinds
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.
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Reliability and Availability
Auvik Networks Inc.
We have never had a major outage or impact that was noticeable.
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SolarWinds
No answers on this topic
Performance
Auvik Networks Inc.
Pages can be slow to load on larger sites but tends to be fine for most clients.
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SolarWinds
No answers on this topic
Support Rating
Auvik Networks Inc.
Fast response and knowledgeable. If the technician does not know, they will look for the information and get back to you.
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SolarWinds
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Auvik Networks Inc.
Auvik can stand up against any of the big network management and monitoring solutions on the market. I've implemented and used SolarWinds at many organizations for over 15 years. The paradigm that SolarWinds, PRTG, Prime, etc., work under is completely different than Auvik. It's apparent that Auvik was aiming to solve a different problem and built that solution from the ground up. For any organization responsible for multiple other organizations' infrastructure, Auvik is invaluable in comparison to the other products listed.
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SolarWinds
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.
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Scalability
Auvik Networks Inc.
Auvik has worked on sites with 15+ offices connected with VPN's and we have not encountered any issues with the monitoring. On larger sites the map can be a bit cumbersome to read however it can be cleaned up easily with device filters.
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SolarWinds
No answers on this topic
Return on Investment
Auvik Networks Inc.
  • the ROI for Auvik comes from the time it saves in updating documentation and onboarding, new clients. We no longer have to spend a day investigating a network and documenting it, this is life and up to date so you always have true information for reporting and troubleshooting.
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SolarWinds
  • 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.
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ScreenShots

Auvik Screenshots

Screenshot of Displays the big network picture to narrow down possible devices to investigate. Auvik pulls data from sources like CDP, LLDP, and forwarding tables to meticulously model the Layer 1 network diagram. Layers 2 and 3 are built from ARP tables, IP assignments, and VLAN associations to show what’s on the network, where it is, and how it’s connected.Screenshot of Auvik’s automated inventory uses network protocols to detect and capture full details for every device on the network including make and model, serial number, IP address, and the physical switchport the device is connected to. If the device is known but not its location, Auvik can e find the device and every other device it’s connected to.Screenshot of Auvik pulls lifecycle data from supported  devices to show whether they’re on current or expired support contracts, whether there are more up-to-date software versions available, if devices are eligible to receive critical security updates, and if devices are still available for purchase.Screenshot of As soon as it’s deployed, Auvik begins monitoring the network with over 50 pre-configured alerts tuned to industry best practices and ranging from informational to emergency. And pre-configured alerts can be tweaked, add to, and how often notifications are sent can be changed.Screenshot of Auvik TrafficInsights leverages machine learning and traffic classification to show which applications—like Dropbox, Netflix, or Slack—or protocols are using up the bulk of the network’s bandwidth.Screenshot of Auvik centralizes syslog for all network devices and they can be viewed directly from the device dashboard for more context, to more quickly troubleshoot network issues.

SolarWinds ipMonitor Screenshots

Screenshot of Screenshot of Screenshot of Easy to navigate GUI interfaceScreenshot of Remediation FunctionalityScreenshot of Network Discovery Wizard