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Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    8.0

    SolarWinds ipMonitor

    80%

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    SolarWinds ipMonitor ranks higher in 5/5 features

    Automated network device discovery

    8.2
    82%
    10 Ratings
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    Network monitoring

    8.7
    87%
    23 Ratings
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    Alerts

    8.7
    87%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
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    Network mapping

    7.9
    79%
    19 Ratings
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    Customizable reports

    6.7
    67%
    23 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      7.8

      SolarWinds ipMonitor

      78%
      23 Ratings

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      Likelihood to Renew

      8.2

      SolarWinds ipMonitor

      82%
      1 Rating

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      Usability

      8.2

      SolarWinds ipMonitor

      82%
      6 Ratings

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      Support Rating

      8.8

      SolarWinds ipMonitor

      88%
      8 Ratings

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      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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      Pros

      SolarWinds

      • 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
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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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      Pricing Details

      SolarWinds ipMonitor

      Starting Price

      $1,570 installation

      Editions & Modules

      SolarWinds ipMonitor editions and modules pricing
      EditionModules
      ipMonitor -2500 Monitors$57701
      ipMonitor - 1000 Monitors$26202
      ipMonitor - 500 Monitors$15703

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      1. installation
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      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

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        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        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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        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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        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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        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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        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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