SolarWinds ipMonitor vs. ManageEngine OpManager

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SolarWinds ipMonitor
Score 8.4 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
ManageEngine OpManager
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
ManageEngine's OpManager is network performance monitoring software.
$245
for 10 devices
Pricing
SolarWinds ipMonitorManageEngine OpManager
Editions & Modules
ipMonitor - 500 Monitors
$1570
installation
ipMonitor - 1000 Monitors
$2620
installation
ipMonitor -2500 Monitors
$5770
installation
Standard Edition
$245
for 10 devices
Professional Edition
$345
for 10 devices
Enterprise Edition
11,545
for 250 devices
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
SolarWinds ipMonitorManageEngine OpManager
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup fee$245 per installation
Additional Details
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Community Pulse
SolarWinds ipMonitorManageEngine OpManager
Considered Both Products
SolarWinds ipMonitor
Chose SolarWinds ipMonitor
The way SolarWinds has clubbed the features and capabilities in SolarWinds ipMonitor is not available in other 3rd party or native tools. Even if they are available then they are very costly. I think SolarWinds is positioning ipMonitor so as to test their footprint on SaaS …
Chose SolarWinds ipMonitor
These are only a few of what we looked at, and at the end of the day it came down to cost, low footprint, and ease of use. I have suggested SolarWinds to anyone who asks what we use.
Chose SolarWinds ipMonitor
IpMonitor is easy to set up and has a clear and easy reading interface. It's user-friendly for entry-level technicians. The price is good.
However, for big enterprises, PRTG Network Monitor might be a better solution.
ManageEngine OpManager
Chose ManageEngine OpManager
While the OpManager interface is a bit barren out of the box it is a much simpler setup and easy to understand even for a novice. This is not the case with many other products that we tested. OpManager is more robust and delivers more reliable data than any other product we …
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Features
SolarWinds ipMonitorManageEngine OpManager
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
SolarWinds ipMonitor
6.7
24 Ratings
20% below category average
ManageEngine OpManager
8.7
36 Ratings
6% above category average
Automated network device discovery6.710 Ratings8.735 Ratings
Network monitoring8.024 Ratings9.133 Ratings
Alerts8.223 Ratings9.536 Ratings
Network mapping6.619 Ratings7.926 Ratings
Customizable reports4.223 Ratings8.334 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation00 Ratings8.932 Ratings
Network capacity planning00 Ratings8.926 Ratings
Packet capture analysis00 Ratings8.321 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring00 Ratings8.424 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring00 Ratings9.236 Ratings
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User Ratings
SolarWinds ipMonitorManageEngine OpManager
Likelihood to Recommend
8.9
(24 ratings)
9.0
(36 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
8.2
(1 ratings)
8.6
(3 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(6 ratings)
8.7
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
8.8
(7 ratings)
8.0
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
SolarWinds ipMonitorManageEngine OpManager
Likelihood to Recommend
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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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
OpManager offers a set of advantages that allow it to adapt to the needs of the company, guaranteeing effective monitoring of the application networks used in our organization. It has an intuitive and easy-to-use interface. The initial setup went smoothly and in a decent amount of time.
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Pros
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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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • 3D NOC Dashboard gives granular visibility on Port in error, which saves Technician time prior to Onsite troubleshooting.
  • Separate modules such as Network Bandwidth, IPAM/SPM, APM, Server Monitoring can be opt-out Individually, huge cost saving for clients.
  • MSP version gives flexibility for Service providers, to offer Uninterrupted Infrastructure services across to their wide clientele.
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Cons
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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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Adding devices to existing groups and applying a group-wide parameter.
  • Email alerts can be a bit challenging depending on how email is managed within a company, sometimes adding ManageEngine OpManager to the allowed relay list for Exchange is necessary to receive any alerts
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Likelihood to Renew
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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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
This product works very well for our organization, and it would be hard to not have a tool like this going forward
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Usability
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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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
All in one solution, easy to deploy and use. Web and mobile access.
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Support Rating
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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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The support is generally good with options of live chat, e-mail, or call-in support. Support inquires via e-mail are responded to quickly and they are good about remoting in to assist if it should come to this without having to jump through hoops
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Alternatives Considered
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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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ManageEngine OPManager has already made its place in the market as compared to other tools available due to following reasons - 1. Monitoring capabilities for almost every infrastructure types such as Network, Servers, Virtualization etc 2. Medium Licensing Cost and not that aggressively increasing every year. 3. Good Support and steady pace of growth and marketing.
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Return on Investment
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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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Better visibility of the network
  • Better visibility of server performance which helps us to take calls on increasing or exact utilization of server
  • Report of ISP link helps us to calculate the exact bandwidth used by location which helps to take a call on fixing the requirements of each site
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ScreenShots

SolarWinds ipMonitor Screenshots

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

ManageEngine OpManager Screenshots

Screenshot of OpManager's DashboardScreenshot of OpManager's realtime graphsScreenshot of Device snapshot page in OpManagerScreenshot of Alarms in OpManager