ManageEngine OpManager vs. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
ManageEngine OpManager
Score 7.8 out of 10
N/A
ManageEngine's OpManager is network performance monitoring software.
$245
for 10 devices
SolarWinds NPM
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds NPM is a monitoring and performance management platform. It provides performance troubleshooting support, auto network discovery, customizable thresholds, and can be rapidly deployed.
$1,638
per year
Pricing
ManageEngine OpManagerSolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
Editions & Modules
Standard Edition
$245
for 10 devices
Professional Edition
$345
for 10 devices
Enterprise Edition
11,545
for 250 devices
NPM
$1,638
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
ManageEngine OpManagerSolarWinds NPM
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup Fee$245 per installationOptional
Additional Details
More Pricing Information
Community Pulse
ManageEngine OpManagerSolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
Considered Both Products
ManageEngine OpManager
Chose ManageEngine OpManager
Main reason to select ManageEngine was price/performance ratio. Another reason was great coverage of monitoring of different technologies and modules: network devices of various vendors, network modules like NCM, NFA, support for monitoring of vmware virtualisation , citrix …
Chose ManageEngine OpManager
ManageEngine OPManager has already made its place in the market as compared to other tools available due to following reasons -
1. Monitoring capabilities for almost every infrastructure types such as Network, Servers, Virtualization etc
2. Medium Licensing Cost and not that …
Chose ManageEngine OpManager
The other competing products in functionality stack up pretty good but pricing is always a lot higher for what you get with the other solutions for small/medium sized companies use.
SolarWinds NPM
Chose SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
Have used both ManageEngine and OpManager and both had many bugs. We were always asked to upgrade to new version. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor is more stable.
Chose SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
SolarWinds NPM is easy to use, user-friendly, more cost-effective compared with other vendor products, and has very good software product support.
Chose SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
The support is amazing. They are there to help you in any way possible. The OOB is a little tough but it's enough to get you going. SolarWinds comes out with plenty of updates and bug fixes frequently so any bug fix gets addressed. It is very highly customizable not like others …
Chose SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
I regularly seek out and evaluate alternatives because we would prefer to use an open-source operating system and database. All the other products I have reviewed are lacking features we depend on from SolarWinds. Many products use an inferior graph-rendering package and are …
Chose SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
The community and end-user support are much better with SolarWinds. We also had issues with ManageEngine updates where they would send us custom packages with dll to replace and they couldn't keep up with which build they were running.
Chose SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
SolarWinds is better and has more features. Regular updates and support have been excellent when we need them. SolarWinds is easier with more options to configure or change, with better results.
Chose SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
SolarWinds was very competitive from a function and feature standpoint, but was the most cost effective solution. Support has been great and the Solarwinds team has always been available for any questions that we have.
Chose SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
It has more features and more customizable, and easier to use.
Chose SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
OpManager was the product we used before acquiring SolarWinds, and was the one stop shop for our network operations center before SolarWinds NPM was installed. NPM is a more enterprise ready product and we don't have the number of issues to debug like we used to have with OpMgr.
Chose SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
Solar Winds is usually high rated by most users. Pricing is all over the board and depends on the day of the month. It has the main features we were looking for. They are always adding things to it.
Chose SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor was selected for its ease of use, relatively low price, and great functionality.
Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
ManageEngine OpManagerSolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
ManageEngine OpManager
7.1
19 Ratings
15% below category average
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
8.1
231 Ratings
2% below category average
Automated network device discovery7.119 Ratings8.1210 Ratings
Network monitoring8.018 Ratings8.9231 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation7.117 Ratings7.8201 Ratings
Alerts8.419 Ratings8.8228 Ratings
Network capacity planning6.914 Ratings7.8188 Ratings
Packet capture analysis8.110 Ratings7.3130 Ratings
Network mapping5.513 Ratings7.5190 Ratings
Customizable reports6.419 Ratings8.4212 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring6.212 Ratings7.2153 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring7.119 Ratings8.6215 Ratings
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Medium-sized Companies
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 8.9 out of 10
Enterprises
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User Ratings
ManageEngine OpManagerSolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
Likelihood to Recommend
7.1
(19 ratings)
8.9
(237 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.1
(2 ratings)
9.3
(27 ratings)
Usability
8.2
(3 ratings)
9.0
(21 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(7 ratings)
7.9
(44 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(17 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(3 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
ManageEngine OpManagerSolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
Likelihood to Recommend
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
Organizations are more wanting to have a Hybrid model, few organizations are moving to a 100% Cloud model. Doing so, Infrastructure monitoring i.e. ensuring Performance and Availability is catering to Internal/External client SLA is the utmost priority. OpManager captures Performance and Availability regardless of Hybrid and/or Cloud.
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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
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Device uptime and status is clearly visible in the dashboard
  • Notification Profiles allow us to be immediately notified when any monitored devices are in an error state or exceeding thresholds
  • Installation, configuration, and deployment of this solution are straightforward and well documented
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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
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Improve the reporting module, which allows for a better cross-checking of information
  • Greater flexibility when building dashboards
  • Improve the scope of the NFA add ons, since it is integrated into the Opmanager and provides fewer options than the one installed independently
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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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Likelihood to Renew
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
This product works very well for our organization, and it would be hard to not have a tool like this going forward
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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
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
All in one solution, easy to deploy and use. Web and mobile access.
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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
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
Always available. Always is important to plan the software available during the machine/application setup.
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Performance
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
Pages load slow, especially the bettors map. Could be that my server is old.
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Support Rating
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The support is generally good with options of live chat, e-mail, or call-in support. Support inquires via e-mail are responded to quickly and they are good about remoting in to assist if it should come to this without having to jump through hoops
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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
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
The training is good but during the implementation, you can get situations not learned during the training. The trainer was very open to hearing the questions about use cases and always sharing his experience. I really recommend having official training to take advantage of all features that the NPM can bring.
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Implementation Rating
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ManageEngine OPManager has already made its place in the market as compared to other tools available due to following reasons - 1. Monitoring capabilities for almost every infrastructure types such as Network, Servers, Virtualization etc 2. Medium Licensing Cost and not that aggressively increasing every year. 3. Good Support and steady pace of growth and marketing.
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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
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
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
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • If you provide OpManager with the device credentials, it will take care of the rest. This lessens involvement in setup and decreases time to turn up.
  • OpManager is a tool that keeps you informed at any time of the day or night about the status of any device included in the library.
  • OpManager is scalable and fits perfectly to any small business or large enterprise.
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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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ScreenShots

ManageEngine OpManager Screenshots

Screenshot of OpManager's DashboardScreenshot of OpManager's realtime graphsScreenshot of Device snapshot page in OpManagerScreenshot of Alarms in OpManager

SolarWinds NPM Screenshots

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