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Score 9.1 out of 100

SolarWinds NPM

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Intermapper

Intermapper is a light weight, quick and easy to use monitoring application. It will get you up and monitoring key infrastructure devices with a simple management interface and effective alert system that doesn't generate a lot of noise. It provides mobile device access through a web interface and is relatively inexpensive.
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

Intermapper
8.4
SolarWinds NPM
8.4
Automated network device discovery
Intermapper
7.7
SolarWinds NPM
8.3
Network monitoring
Intermapper
10.0
SolarWinds NPM
9.6
Baseline threshold calculation
Intermapper
6.4
SolarWinds NPM
8.2
Alerts
Intermapper
10.0
SolarWinds NPM
9.2
Network capacity planning
Intermapper
7.0
SolarWinds NPM
8.0
Packet capture analysis
Intermapper
8.0
SolarWinds NPM
7.2
Network mapping
Intermapper
9.4
SolarWinds NPM
8.3
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Intermapper
6.8
SolarWinds NPM
8.0
Hardware health monitoring
Intermapper
10.0
SolarWinds NPM
8.9
Customizable reports
Intermapper
SolarWinds NPM
8.1

Pros

Intermapper

  • The best thing about Intermapper is that it is map-based. You start by building your map, which is done completely automatically. I've used many different monitoring software packages, Solarwinds, Nagios, Opmanager, and it is a royal PITA to create live maps with those.
  • Another great feature is that it shows you, visually, the bandwidth utilization of your network by using "ants" and color codes. Incredibly useful.
  • Alarms are very easy to setup, again much easier than the packages mentioned above.
Jim Cobb | 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

Intermapper

  • Setting up probes in bulk can be difficult, so it can take a long time to get the system set up correctly to start.
  • Sometimes the probes can be sensitive and report false positives.
  • Interface can be a little clunky and non intuitive at times.
Anonymous | 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

Intermapper

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

Intermapper

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 9.2
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

Intermapper

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

Intermapper

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

Intermapper

Intermapper 9.0
Based on 1 answer
The product works well and is very easy to maintain. As such, we haven't had many occasions to use support. When we have called them they were easy to contact and responsive to our questions. We have had the product for years and it may have been a year or better since the last time we contacted them.
Anonymous | 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

Intermapper

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

Intermapper

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

Intermapper

Intermapper is a cross between WhatsUp Gold and Nagios. WhatsUp Gold being for a less technical end-user and Nagios doing more than just SNMP scans and up down monitoring.
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

Intermapper

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

Intermapper

  • Ability to provide real time alerting has proven to save our necks multiple times, since polling intervals could be set at a very low intervals.
  • Real time monitoring of links provided ability to identify bottlenecks in real time!
  • Writing custom probes, saved us thousands.
Anonymous | 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

Intermapper

General

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

Intermapper Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details
Intermapper pricing is based on number of devices monitored. Intermapper is free for 5 devices or less. Subscription pricing starts at $303 for 25 devices. Device-based pricing starts at $765 for 25 devices.

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

Intermapper
8.7
SolarWinds NPM
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Intermapper
SolarWinds NPM
9.0

Usability

Intermapper
SolarWinds NPM
9.2

Reliability and Availability

Intermapper
SolarWinds NPM
8.2

Performance

Intermapper
SolarWinds NPM
5.5

Support Rating

Intermapper
9.0
SolarWinds NPM
8.9

Online Training

Intermapper
SolarWinds NPM
6.4

Implementation Rating

Intermapper
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

Scalability

Intermapper
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

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