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Score 8.6 out of 100

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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Score 8.2 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 Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is well suited for the environment where we need to monitor infrastructure architecture and applications purchased from other vendors. It is not suitable to monitor the applications made by the organization itself as it doesn't give full stack trace and is unable to monitor business transactions.
Devbrath Pant | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

IT Asset Management

Lansweeper
9.4
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Software and hardware inventory tracking
Lansweeper
9.5
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
License management
Lansweeper
9.1
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
Asset relationship management
Lansweeper
9.5
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

Application Performance Management

Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
Application monitoring
Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6
Database monitoring
Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.9
Threshold alerts
Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5
Predictive capabilities
Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.7
Application performance management console
Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
Collaboration tools
Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.1
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.9
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.6
Virtualization monitoring
Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3
Server availability and performance monitoring
Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
9.1
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5
IT Asset Discovery
Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3

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 Server & Application Monitor

  • It integrates with MS Windows, so you can keep track of services, processes or nic utilization/bandwidth.
  • You can also view the history of a lot of the monitor you choose. It can be helpful to isolate an issue if it's happening at a regular interval.
  • Linux and non-Windows OSs are supported using SNMP and even an agent if want to take advantage of other Solarwinds features.
  • It plays nice with other software, so you won't have conflicts with monitoring. Always a plus if more than one team is looking at data on the host.
Fernando Villamil | 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 Server & Application Monitor

  • I would much like to see the modules sold in categorically grouped bundles, such as a networking bundle which would include all modules relating to the network.
  • Would love to see an addition of an API or something like that to connect to VMware Vcenters.
  • Found that if you acknowledge alerts, it makes it very difficult to remediate them inside of the program.
John-John Reyes Figueroa | 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 Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.7
Based on 10 answers
Easy to use and they keep expanding on its functionality. We also have a good relationship with them. Rarely have issues or need to contact support.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Lansweeper

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.4
Based on 16 answers
What makes this product great is that it is easy to setup and configure. Many products are very time consuming to get setup and implement. This leads to a delay in their use, and slow adoption. Because of the ease of use of Solarwinds we have gotten a lot of use out of it.
Ryan Andrus | 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 Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.2
Based on 12 answers
I didn't ever have to reach out to support but the team members that implemented SolarWinds didn't seem to have any issues working with SolarWinds support at any time. They were always able to get their issues resolved in a timely manner or receive more help at any time. I think training could have been better but that may have been on our team, more than it was on SolarWinds support.
Mandy Ferguson | 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 Server & Application Monitor

The tool does what it says, and gives you great insight into your environment. Out of all the SolarWinds products that I have used over the years, my top two are SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor and N-Able. Depending on your business needs, either will do the job, but it depends on your use case. For me, I like to work remote, be able to diagnose issues quickly, and fix issues from anywhere that I have an internet connection.
Daniel Stinson | 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 Server & Application Monitor

  • One of the biggest areas of ROI is for our DBA, with the combination of SAM and DPA we have been able to streamline the maintenance and troubleshooting of applications. On several instances, it has taken us probably less than 5 minutes to tell supervisors where the issue lies when something is not working.
  • The second area that it helps is helping us see trends on our servers to know if we need to address specific areas of growth to ensure continued productivity and smooth operations.
  • Initially this was not part of our "initial" purchase with SolarWinds, however, now it is definitely one of the core SolarWinds modules that are used on a daily basis to assist in monitoring our network.
Nate Nettrouer | 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 Server & Application Monitor

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Lansweeper
9.2
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.6

Likelihood to Renew

Lansweeper
10.0
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7

Usability

Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.4

Reliability and Availability

Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
5.5

Performance

Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
5.5

Support Rating

Lansweeper
9.8
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.2

Implementation Rating

Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
6.4

Scalability

Lansweeper
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.3

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