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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds ipMonitor

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.
Rekha Yadav | TrustRadius Reviewer

TruView

Netscout’s TruView monitoring system gives your IT department the perfect view of your network landscape. With the pulse hardware app, you can perform VoIP or HTTP network monitoring tests from specific remote locations and it will populate the analysis results into your console. This will give you perspective on how your sites are performing and detect any out of Service Level Agreement (SLA) performance even before users report it.
Claudio Hoffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.2
TruView
9.5
Automated network device discovery
SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.5
TruView
10.0
Network monitoring
SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.9
TruView
10.0
Alerts
SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.5
TruView
10.0
Network mapping
SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.1
TruView
10.0
Customizable reports
SolarWinds ipMonitor
7.2
TruView
5.1
Baseline threshold calculation
SolarWinds ipMonitor
TruView
10.0
Network capacity planning
SolarWinds ipMonitor
TruView
10.0
Packet capture analysis
SolarWinds ipMonitor
TruView
10.0
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
SolarWinds ipMonitor
TruView
10.0
Hardware health monitoring
SolarWinds ipMonitor
TruView
10.0

Pros

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

TruView

  • The app monitoring gives you the details to set different filters and do a quick identification of the root cause of the problem.
  • Remarkable ability to store details of performance to analyze baselining, run advance troubleshooting, error detection and catalog by trends.
  • The ability to sync with a device/interface whether is physical or virtual gives me the standpoint to set analysis upon network traffic across LAN or WAN and also get the insight of Cloud segments, setting the triggers to find out where the behavior changes to non-production traffic.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SolarWinds ipMonitor

  • SolarWinds ipMonitor tool is good for small to medium-size applications but it has some drawbacks for large and busy applications on busy servers.
  • [It] may not able to provide accurate results for applications or servers which work on high loads and busy environments.
  • In our Organization it has been observed on the Clustered environment with always-on technology, and iPMonitor cannot pinpoint the network traffic and performance which servers were switched between the servers. While switching between Active node to passive node in a clustered environment, it cannot pinpoint application web servers issues.
Srinivas Reddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

TruView

  • Product features are sometimes overwhelming if the IT team is not used to this technology. For a small and mid-size company, the number of settings and work that is needed to implement the solution could be a long and exhausting process.
  • A "lite" version of Visual TruView could help a lot to small sized environments looking to develop the solution.
  • I would like to add some mitigation tools for simple/common problems that could be easily managed by a monitoring tool like Netscout TruView.
Claudio Hoffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

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

TruView

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

SolarWinds ipMonitor

SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.1
Based on 8 answers
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.
Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer

TruView

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

SolarWinds ipMonitor

SolarWinds ipMonitor 8.6
Based on 10 answers
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.
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

TruView

TruView 10.0
Based on 2 answers
As mentioned before, our deployment success depended on their expertise. Recommendations and overall response from their support engineers was out of this world. We, as supporters ourselves, are very critical in regards to the response times and knowledge of support services representatives. Often they just want to resolve your ticket not caring about the result, or focus only on the performance review we could give them. That's a standard behavior in most overseas support centers. The TruView engineers and management cared about us, our needs, and how they delivered the help we needed.
Claudio Hoffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SolarWinds ipMonitor

We have run Zabbix in the past and while it is a great and very flexible tool (much more than SolarWinds), it is also an Open Source tool that depends heavily on the community. When it comes to more complex environments and global implementations with business critical applications, we could not rely on the community to support us.SolarWinds is a leader on monitoring industry and has a great support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

TruView

Visual TruView is a solid competitor with solutions such as SolarWinds NPM, Nagios, PRTG, or SolarWinds NTA. Why we chose TruView was because it goes straight to what we were looking for, no hidden modules or subscriptions to secondaries licensing terms, to get the results that we were expecting. TruView takes it to another level.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SolarWinds ipMonitor

  • 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.
Paul Cheng | TrustRadius Reviewer

TruView

  • Tool consolidation, an amazing GUI that shows the most from the very beginning helping the IT Teams to set their own dashboards according to their needs.
  • When they meant one price tag, that's it! You won't get a headache after the purchase process is done.
  • Better be ready to set the scales your organization requires because if you miss something in the design you could get an application size that overrides your initial budget.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

TruView

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 -2500 Monitors$57701
ipMonitor - 1000 Monitors$26201
ipMonitor - 500 Monitors$15701
  1. installation
Additional Pricing Details

TruView

General

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

TruView Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.0
TruView
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.2
TruView

Usability

SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.1
TruView

Support Rating

SolarWinds ipMonitor
8.6
TruView
10.0

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