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Score 8.6 out of 100

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Lansweeper

Lansweeper I believe is well suited for any environment - its low cost and small footprint make it an easy addition to any organization, big or small, that is looking for an asset inventory solution that can either replace or supplement existing asset management systems. It may not be well suited for situations where a lot of customization is necessary, such as pulling in custom fields or details from equipment that don't reside in a registry.
Brandon Patton | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

We have four facilities across two states. The number of network devices we have is constantly increasing and quite volatile. Users and their devices jump between facilities frequently. We also rotate manufacturing equipment, most of which has an IP address. I cannot overstate how difficult it would be to track all of these devices manually. IT cannot count on users keeping us informed of all this movement. SolarWinds IPAM does it for us.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

Lansweeper
9.3
SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)
Software and hardware inventory tracking
Lansweeper
9.5
SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)
License management
Lansweeper
9.1
SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)
Asset relationship management
Lansweeper
9.5
SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

Pros

Lansweeper

  • Inventory - LANSweeper scans the network for devices - anything with an SNMP trap or using AD or local credentials. We can get an in-depth look at devices.
  • Reporting - LANSweeper can generate just about any report you can imagine. We can check RAM in groups and determine where upgrades are needed. We can find local printers (which aren't allowed on our network) and address that issue with the user. We can check CPU type to help determine end of life without our network.
  • Printers - It's nice to have a quick look at printer statuses. Toner levels, out of paper, and service errors are all reported via LANSweeper.
Michael Metalios | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

  • Tracks actual IP address subnetting use in real time
  • Correlates DNS with DHCP in effective views and charts
  • Spots issues with IP Conflicts and DNS mismatches
  • Identifies devices not managed by SolarWinds by MAC vendor
  • Provides a workflow for IP assignment for non DHCP scopes
James Kanora | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Lansweeper

  • Can only scan what it sees. Doesn't show every item on the machine. Patches are also absent.
  • Software Recognition is OK with Microsoft. It is dire within our network of multiple products. Recognition is at about 35% with constant manual work needed to baseline for each manufacturer in each network
  • Datacenter compliance is a manual project. We used Excel extensively.
  • License optimization is limited to installations v surplus licenses. We need to know who's using what and how.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

  • The user experience is not as intuitive as other products. We have to be more restrictive around level 1 help desk access compared to NCM or NPM in SolarWinds.
  • Making and enforcing changes, not just monitoring, has been hit or miss in some instances.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Lansweeper

Lansweeper 10.0
Based on 1 answer
The price to function scale is so far towards function it would be stupid to get rid of it
Mike Hempel | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) 8.6
Based on 3 answers
We are heavily invested in SolarWinds. We currently own Network Performance Monitor, Netflow Traffic Analyzer, User Device Tracker, Server Application Monitor and Network Configuration Manager. We have NOC mode setup for deskside support for monitoring any down devices that may effect our network across the globe. This application gives us the information we need when we need it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Lansweeper

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) 7.5
Based on 5 answers
It's easy to use, but if you experience any issues, it isn't (or wasn't to me) intuitive to discover why right away. Once you get it down and learn how to navigate through the interfaces and menus, there really isn't anything difficult about using this software. If you've used other similar programs before, you'll recognize some parallels and common functions. The full IPAM (not the free tracker tool) has tons of useful features.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Lansweeper

Lansweeper 9.8
Based on 5 answers
Lots of info online there are tons of SQL Reports you can copy from the web as Lansweeper and users post many of them. They also send out alerts that pop up on Lansweeper, letting you know of an update that you need for certain software and provide an SQL report so you can scan your system to see what PCs need this update.
Mike Bursack | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) 8.1
Based on 55 answers
I have not contacted customer support and therefore have no experience in this area. I know we have some issues with our VAR support at this time for Orion, but I don't know if the IPAM falls into the same support structure. Perhaps others in the organization may know more regarding the support area.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Lansweeper

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) 7.3
Based on 3 answers
Know the full scope of what you will be installing. Solarwinds can be a very complex installation. IPAM is just one fairly simplistic piece.
Steve Jenovai | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Lansweeper

Though Lansweeper isn't designed as a live network management tool, it's intended as a static Networked Asset Inventory Manager. It does share many functions with other applications, and the reporting tool in Lansweeper is much easier to use and to customize (create your own SQL queries to extract information) as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) has easy to use, clean, and intuitive user interface. SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) does not require extensive training and does not have a steep learning curve, unlike some of its competitors. SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) easily integrates with the rest of the SolarWinds networking toolbox, such as SolarWinds Orion monitoring suite.
Paul Lerner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Lansweeper

  • We actually saved a decent amount of money by switching to Lansweeper.
  • The way we have Lansweeper currently setup is on a local machine but if that machine goes offline, we have no access to it. Easy to remedy but just something to note.
Matthew James | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

  • Super easy to track down a missing End point device.
  • IPAM has saved us hundreds of hours of tracking down devices and their location within our building and without it, we would probably be in trouble from our higher-ups.
  • IPAM provides such an easy to use interface that despite the up-front cost it is always worth the investment when trying to save time keeping track of all kinds of devices (Linux, Windows Server, Windows 10 Pro, etc.).
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Lansweeper

General

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

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Lansweeper
9.1
SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)
7.8

Likelihood to Renew

Lansweeper
10.0
SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)
8.6

Usability

Lansweeper
SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)
7.5

Support Rating

Lansweeper
9.8
SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)
8.1

Implementation Rating

Lansweeper
SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)
7.3

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