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Score 8.7 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

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    8.1

    SolarWinds NPM

    81%
    SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.1
    81%
    209 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    231 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    201 Ratings

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    228 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    188 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    130 Ratings

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7
    77%
    190 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    212 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.3
    73%
    152 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    215 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

      Likelihood to Recommend

      Line Monitoring Software

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      9.0

      SolarWinds NPM

      90%
      237 Ratings

      Likelihood to Renew

      Line Monitoring Software

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      9.0

      SolarWinds NPM

      90%
      24 Ratings

      Usability

      Line Monitoring Software

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      9.1

      SolarWinds NPM

      91%
      19 Ratings

      Availability

      Line Monitoring Software

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      8.2

      SolarWinds NPM

      82%
      2 Ratings

      Performance

      Line Monitoring Software

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      5.5

      SolarWinds NPM

      55%
      2 Ratings

      Support Rating

      Line Monitoring Software

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      7.2

      SolarWinds NPM

      72%
      42 Ratings

      Online Training

      Line Monitoring Software

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      6.4

      SolarWinds NPM

      64%
      1 Rating

      Implementation Rating

      Line Monitoring Software

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      7.3

      SolarWinds NPM

      73%
      16 Ratings

      Configurability

      Line Monitoring Software

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      9.1

      SolarWinds NPM

      91%
      1 Rating

      Ease of integration

      Line Monitoring Software

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      7.3

      SolarWinds NPM

      73%
      1 Rating

      Product Scalability

      Line Monitoring Software

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      7.3

      SolarWinds NPM

      73%
      1 Rating

      Vendor post-sale

      Line Monitoring Software

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      8.2

      SolarWinds NPM

      82%
      1 Rating

      Vendor pre-sale

      Line Monitoring Software

      N/A
      0 Ratings
      7.3

      SolarWinds NPM

      73%
      1 Rating

      Likelihood to Recommend

      TruePath Technologies

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      SolarWinds

      Solarwinds NPM is well suited for medium to large networks, it may be a bit heavy for the SOHO environment as most of the tools and reports are designed for monitoring KPIs which may not be critical for a small shop. NPM can handle large networks with several sites and mixed technologies ranging from networks, server systems, storage devices and SLA reporting.
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      Pros

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      SolarWinds

      • Out of the Monitoring of almost all Network Devices.
      • Build custom pollers to monitor which is not supported out of the box.
      • Further you can alert on these custom metrics and Out of the box metrics.
      • It provides you great dashboards, Reports features.
      • You can integrate it with any MoM layer tools either using its API or sending out traps.
      • Out of the box Integration with Service Now ITSM Tool.
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      Cons

      TruePath Technologies

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      SolarWinds

      • The software upgrade process is a little hairy and has caused me trouble on occasion.
      • The server that it needs to run is a bit of a resource hog along with the SQL server.
      • Some additional features like the network map are a bit clunky compared to some other products that we use.
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      Pricing Details

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      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      Line Monitoring Software editions and modules pricing
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      Footnotes

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        No setup fee

        Additional Details

        SolarWinds NPM

        Starting Price

        $0 Starting Price

        Editions & Modules

        SolarWinds NPM editions and modules pricing
        EditionModules
        NPM$1,5831

        Footnotes

        1. Starting Price

        Offerings

        Free Trial
        Free/Freemium Version
        Premium Consulting/Integration Services

        Entry-level set up fee?

        Optional

        Additional Details

        Pricing Info

        Likelihood to Renew

        TruePath Technologies

        No answers on this topic

        SolarWinds

        The entire IT staff relies on NPM in its daily operations. It would be impossible for us to maintain our level of service without it. If SolarWinds gets to proud of their product and begins to over charge for it, we would be forced to reconsider and use a different product. But as it stands it is worth the price to renew it.
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        Usability

        TruePath Technologies

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        SolarWinds

        SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is quite an extensive product, covering all our bases and requirements. There are a lot of customizable options and features which you can work with for their alerting which is really useful. I haven't found anything yet which I thought SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) could do, but it actually couldn't so overall it works nicely and does the job.
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        Reliability and Availability

        TruePath Technologies

        No answers on this topic

        SolarWinds

        Has never failed me
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        Performance

        TruePath Technologies

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        SolarWinds

        Pages load slow, especially the bettors map. Could be that my server is old.
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        Support Rating

        TruePath Technologies

        No answers on this topic

        SolarWinds

        In all of the times that we called support, someone at SolarWinds had the answer for us in a timely manner. Through thwack and other internet searching, we have been able to resolve all of our issues that arose to our satisfaction. The support staff have always been knowledgeable of their products or had a fellow support staff member to rely on to get the needed answers.
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        Online Training

        TruePath Technologies

        No answers on this topic

        SolarWinds

        Would like an in person course
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        Implementation Rating

        TruePath Technologies

        No answers on this topic

        SolarWinds

        Make sure your inventory is accurate. Stand up some virtual machines for testing prior to installation. Make sure your database and its credentials are setup. Think about things you want to monitor that may not be obvious - UPS units, Door hardware, PBX systems, Fabric Channel switches, firewalls, routers, switches. Try to setup SNMP on these devices and have an IP that you will assign to the new server. If you do that it will go well.
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        Alternatives Considered

        TruePath Technologies

        No answers on this topic

        SolarWinds

        We selected SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor because of the capabilities of the product versus the price. The tools also work well with their other products and support is fairly good. We have never had a problem when we needed to make a call.
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        Scalability

        TruePath Technologies

        No answers on this topic

        SolarWinds

        From the direction and information I have been given it is very flexible and scalelable
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        Return on Investment

        TruePath Technologies

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        SolarWinds

        • SolarWinds allows us to proactively address hardware issues before they impact the business. We recently had a server that was experiencing issues sporadically and we were able to use the data from SolarWinds to track down and correct the issue before it tanked the server.
        • SolarWinds gives our IT department some piece of mind knowing that they'll be alerted of any issues real time.
        • We can use SolarWinds data to justify needed to replace or upgrade certain equipment that is key to our core business.
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