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Likelihood to Recommend

LogicMonitor

Prior to using LogicMonitor we used multiple tools to fit all our monitoring needs, with no individual tool being able to achieve that. After reviewing LogicMonitor against our other tools we found it could do the job of all these tools on its own. We then proceeded to consolidate our toolset into LogicMonitor migrating all devices away from our other tools and have had no problems since.As stated in cons, one of the current let downs for LogicMonitor is how strict the RBAC is. Some changes have been made recently to make this more flexible but one of the main things I think is needed which currently does not exist is to allow access to a limited set of data sources, as currently when you give access to logic modules the role will get access to them all.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM works well for us as we are a relatively small shop with a limited number of servers/interfaces to monitor. If you were a larger shop the licensing for SolarWinds would get very expensive because they license it per "node" or item you want to monitor. If you want to monitor hardware and network on a single device, that's 2 nodes
Matthew Harper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.5
Automated network device discovery
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.8
Network monitoring
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
9.5
Baseline threshold calculation
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.5
Alerts
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
9.4
Network capacity planning
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
7.9
Packet capture analysis
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
7.9
Network mapping
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
7.8
Customizable reports
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.5
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
7.9
Hardware health monitoring
LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.9

Pros

LogicMonitor

  • LogicMonitor data sources allow you to monitor practically anything. If you can convert it to data, LogicMonitor can be modified to ingest and alert on it. There are a large number of out of the box data sources that cover pretty much everything standard you want to monitor, there is a large community of users who have also published their data sources and there is the flexibility to create your own. Data sources are limited only by your imagination.
  • LogicMonitor offers the ability to monitor a broad range of devices and environments with great detail and precision. We struggled to find a software package that offered the ability to monitor both our Cloud and on-prem environments, with the detail we were looking for and at the price that we were offered. We have grown by acquisition so we are in all the Clouds as well as running a diverse set of hardware and software environments and LogicMonitor was out of the box ready to handle a vast majority of our environments.
  • LogicMonitor customer support is very responsive and willing to work on any issues that we are experiencing. Their first level support handles most of our questions and is able to quickly escalate directly to the developers for any bugs that are discovered.
William Guertin | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

  • Using SNMP to automatically discover my network devices, while collecting the network information to produce a detailed network inventory.
  • The automatic discovery of the connection between L2 and L3 devices.
  • Using NetPath across the hybrid clouds is a time saver and pinpoints where to focus resources to fix issues.
JAMEY TITONE | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LogicMonitor

  • It's not "easy", but it's the "easiest" of all the tools we've used
  • One of our main products, Ubiquit Unifi, wasn't supported out of box like others were
  • No integrations with IT Glue, AutoTask Configuration Items, Warranty Master or other MSP Tools
Chad Lauterbach | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

  • The map editor select rectangle needs to be improved on as when you drag it it can get out of control.
  • Need a more intuitive way to configure interfaces between nodes in map editor.
  • Acknowledging and erasing node warnings should be more intuitive.
Brian Rafferty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

LogicMonitor

LogicMonitor 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The only reason we would leave logicmonitor would be price. Everything else has been really really good
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 9.1
Based on 22 answers
Low maintenance cost and great support on problems and issues. SolarWinds has been used here for over 10 years and we are able to have minimal down time and has been solid on monitoring and alerting on our network setup. They are constantly adding new and improving the product and making it better to use all around.
Bill Rieger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LogicMonitor

LogicMonitor 9.0
Based on 2 answers
It's very good. One area for improvement is the ability to group large quantities of objects together more quickly or disable alerts for specific instances completely very quickly.Alert Tuning is one of the more complex, but entirely necessary parts of the product to use keeping me from rating usability a 10.
Chad Lauterbach | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 8.5
Based on 11 answers
It's easy to use at first. But, when you would either like to go technical OR trying to add a custom monitor the ease of use goes out the door and requires a lot of time to learn its SDK / Back-end tools.Way too much emphasis on user to user support via their Thwack site. Skimping on support cost much? It's slightly disheartening to get better support from other customers then from the "success center" or calling support. Really hurts the ease of use for the product, because its fine until things don't work out of the box, then it gets frustratingly difficult.
Greg Richards | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LogicMonitor

LogicMonitor 9.9
Based on 20 answers
I have only had to reach out to them a few times, but it has been a great experience every time. They do not have access into your environment until you enable support access, which is for a set amount of time. This is great because I know that my customers have data privacy unless there is a problem that needs to be addressed. When I am working on developing a new datasource they provide a sandbox account that I am able to do my work in. This allows support as needed in the sandbox environment so I do not need to allow access to production data for that process.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 8.6
Based on 35 answers
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.
Jim Arendt | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

LogicMonitor

LogicMonitor 10.0
Based on 2 answers
Pretty straight forward. Not much to say except to speak to Logicmonitor about planning your collector sizes to begin with.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 7.3
Based on 10 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

Alternatives Considered

LogicMonitor

LogicMonitor is head and shoulders above anything we have used before. Traverse was the most feature-rich, but the back-end was cumbersome and problem-prone. But it was not extensible, support was lacking, and product updates were inconsistent.
James Deaton | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

Other products I've used (Spiceworks, Mikrotik's The Dude) are good at their jobs but ultimately don't have the scalability of NPM or the more advanced network visibility features that make NPM so great. Other products (like Spiceworks especially) are also built as several products shoved into one -- an asset management platform, ticketing system, a network monitor, etc. -- and can be slow in performance or limited in their potential as a result.
Ted Sadler | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LogicMonitor

  • It is great the pricing model is very flexible so it is easy to scale up and down as requirements change and fluxuate. It is also simple (less than it used to be) so fairly easy to calculate costs - no complexity around interface counts or whatnot - just number of monitored hosts.
  • Very fast to deploy so it is easy to go from a problem one day to a solution the next day - proactively identifying issues instead of responding to end user complaints.
  • LogicMonitor added a killer feature (possibly to compete with Auvik) of configuration management. However it costs a fairly substantial amount just to turn it on whether you have one device or 100. I don't get it - I think a nominal fee per device would align better with the service and customer expectations of the product.
Jason Emery | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

  • We have not yet determined how to calculate ROI from NPM. It's definitely saved us lots of IT Ops time, and threshold-based warnings save us from downtime.
  • It's a stress reducer for IT Operations, once they feel confident in the monitoring solution and implementation.
  • Intelligent alerting helps us effectively categorize alerts as P1 or not, preventing unnecessary off-hours calls.
Matthew A. Osmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

LogicMonitor

General

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

SolarWinds NPM

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LogicMonitor
9.9
SolarWinds NPM
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

LogicMonitor
8.0
SolarWinds NPM
9.1

Usability

LogicMonitor
9.0
SolarWinds NPM
8.5

Reliability and Availability

LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
8.2

Performance

LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
5.5

Support Rating

LogicMonitor
9.9
SolarWinds NPM
8.6

Online Training

LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
6.4

Implementation Rating

LogicMonitor
10.0
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

Scalability

LogicMonitor
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

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