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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Forescout

ForeScout CounterACT is well suited for a company looking to strengthen their network security. It has allowed us to be confident that there is not a rogue device connecting directly into our network to gain access to company information. It may not be suitable to a company with a small IT department as it does require time up front to initially configure and on an on-going basis to manage.
Anonymous | 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

Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
8.5
Automated network device discovery
Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
8.2
Network monitoring
Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
9.8
Baseline threshold calculation
Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
8.4
Alerts
Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
9.1
Network capacity planning
Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
8.5
Packet capture analysis
Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
6.4
Network mapping
Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
8.9
Customizable reports
Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
8.1
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
9.0
Hardware health monitoring
Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
9.0

Pros

Forescout

  • Ensure authorized devices only connect to our network
  • Guest registration
  • Endpoint visibility
Mitchell Greenfield | 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

Forescout

  • Grow the Forescout community to help in addressing concern for a larger audience via channels
  • More training and demos for latest FS versions released
  • GUI can be made more interactive and aesthetic in appearance
Harmesh Trivedi | 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

Forescout

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 9.0
Based on 23 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

Forescout

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 9.6
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

Forescout

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

Forescout

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

Forescout

Forescout 8.0
Based on 1 answer
They are prompt in their response with a complete resolution once they have identified the problem. Other OEM's generally give stop-gap arrangements and then later come with new upgrade versions. This gives downtime tasks to customers often, which isn't appreciated. Given the criticality of this software, their support is prompt.
Harmesh Trivedi | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 9.1
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

Forescout

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

Forescout

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

Forescout

CounterACT was the product that was able to do exactly what we were looking to accomplish and that was to block non-company owned devices from connecting to our network based on our criteria. It will allow us to decide if a blocked device should be allowed on our network temporarily
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Forescout

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

Forescout

  • ForeScout has automated the detection of rogue devices
  • ForeScout has enabled us to get a get a better understanding of endpoint compliance
Mitchell Greenfield | 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

Forescout

General

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

Forescout 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

Forescout
9.0
SolarWinds NPM
9.3

Likelihood to Renew

Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
9.0

Usability

Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
9.6

Reliability and Availability

Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
8.2

Performance

Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
5.5

Support Rating

Forescout
8.0
SolarWinds NPM
9.1

Online Training

Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
6.4

Implementation Rating

Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

Scalability

Forescout
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

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