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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Colasoft Capsa

Capsa is highly recommended to be used in small dense areas of a network where it makes sense to be able to run analytics off of a mirror port to gain insight into traffic trends. It is a costly product to install in branch locations, and requires a decent spec hardware to run appropriately
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds ipMonitor

I have been using ipMonitor for the past 10 years to successfully complete small to mid-size network projects by providing visibility of the network and the devices in addition to reporting to the client throughout the acceptance process. It has also proven to be a valuable resource when it comes to identifying network problems and improving overall network performance
Mike Mozola | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Colasoft Capsa
SolarWinds ipMonitor
7.2
Automated network device discovery
Colasoft Capsa
SolarWinds ipMonitor
7.7
Network monitoring
Colasoft Capsa
SolarWinds ipMonitor
7.9
Alerts
Colasoft Capsa
SolarWinds ipMonitor
7.2
Network mapping
Colasoft Capsa
SolarWinds ipMonitor
7.0
Customizable reports
Colasoft Capsa
SolarWinds ipMonitor
6.0

Pros

Colasoft Capsa

  • Robust Application. Able to handle traffic that most businesses will throw at it.
  • Easy to use. Easy to setup captures and filter down to specific traffic types.
  • Relatively cheap for what it's able to accomplish.
Anonymous | 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

Colasoft Capsa

  • Needs options to scale to 10Gb/s networks. The cutoff for performance looks to be around 3Gb/sl
  • Needs API access to trigger capturesl
  • Needs Agents for remote capturesl
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds ipMonitor

  • The interface could be more intuitive.
  • Alerts could be less dry.
  • Rebooting the ipMonitor host seems to trigger every monitor you've selected to send an email.
Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Colasoft Capsa

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

Support Rating

Colasoft Capsa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds ipMonitor

SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.2
Based on 1 answer
There are very few pieces of software or equipment that I use on a daily basis that just work. This is one of them.
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Colasoft Capsa

Colasoft performs more like the traditional wireshark as opposed to other solutions that tend to focus on graphs instead of giving you the raw data. I personally prefer the raw data, and then the ability to build graphs upon this (which Capsa can do). This allows for quicker analysis and makes it easier to relate to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds ipMonitor

I feel that ipMonitor does not provide the granularity or level of configuration we require for our teams. We actually are looking at other means of customizing our monitors using the products listed, which I think will provide my teams with the ability to create better alerts that can be customized easier and can provide more depth of monitoring and alerting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Colasoft Capsa

  • While the product doesn't detect malware, it has helped track down malware infected machines by using data from other applications to run filters to look for known traffic destinations for that malware. For me this is a huge ROI since malware can be the great unknown.
  • Relatively cheap compared to the feature set.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds ipMonitor

  • We experienced a network issue that our provider stated was us generating more traffic that our allotted bandwidth. Solar winds allowed us to identify and traffic actual flow of traffic and quantitatively prove we were not saturating our bandwidth connection.
  • We used the log summary to identify an employee that had more access than they should have and were access information they should not have had access to.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Colasoft Capsa

Pricing Details

Colasoft Capsa

General

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

Colasoft Capsa 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

SolarWinds ipMonitor Editions & Modules

Edition
ipMonitor - 1000 Monitors$24951
ipMonitor - 2500 Monitors$54951
ipMonitor - 500 Monitors$14951
  1. installation
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Colasoft Capsa
9.0
SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.0

Likelihood to Renew

Colasoft Capsa
SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.2

Support Rating

Colasoft Capsa
SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.2

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