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Score 9.5 out of 100

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Attribute Ratings

  • MxToolBox is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.6

MxToolBox

96%
15 Ratings
8.4

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

84%
21 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

MxToolBox

We had a scenario where one company could not send us an email, our spam filter was unable to resolve and therefore deemed it greylisted. With MXToolBox I was able to determine their DMARC was not set up correctly with their provider causing this and helped them see the reason for failure with a short report from MXToolBox, giving them some guidance as to how to resolve it themselves.
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SolarWinds

On its own, it's a solid choice for an SMB or Mid-size Enterprise if you're price sensitive and looking primarily for core functionality. SolarWinds has a large family of products that can also be leveraged in conjunction with SWNDM. Turning the product loose on a very large environment for discovery and mapping should be done with care and concern for a number of reasons but including the performance of the product for this task. If you're looking for an all-in-one product with some presumed supporting features built in (config manager, etc.) you'll need to look elsewhere.
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Pros

MxToolBox

  • Easy to use
  • Solves diagnosing DNS issue
  • Solves domain/web related networking issues
  • Free to use
  • Easy to identify blacklists for domains
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SolarWinds

  • Monitor for and record network device configuration changes.
  • Allow for the creation, or modification, of hardening standards for multiple vendors' network devices.
  • Automate the creation of alerts that can be sent to owners for correction of compliance violations.
  • Allow you to organize a visualization of your network devices.
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Cons

MxToolBox

  • The free features work as designed, for a free service
  • It would be nice if they provided a partnering program for MSPs
  • The web interface hasn't been updated in some time
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SolarWinds

  • More security put into the product, the Orion hack was not good news.
  • More frequent releases to address small bugs rather than big releases that are rare.
  • More IPv6 related features to make it easier for people familiar with IPv4 to learn IPv6.
  • Ability to edit dashboards using JSON or another similar language.
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Pricing Details

MxToolBox

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MxToolBox editions and modules pricing
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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

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    SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SolarWinds Network Device Monitor editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Alternatives Considered

      MxToolBox

      While I do not use other tools as this one provides everything i need. I find that MXToolbox provides a better experience through their clean UI, there is not a flood of popups, or other unrelated information that impacts the trustworthy nature of the web site. Other Solutions could learn from these guys on how to keep a tool clean and efficient.
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      SolarWinds

      MS is meant for windows monitoring and up/down for mostly everything else. Moved away from MS System Center. Now we have better visibility and management can get reports. The other teams have added Linux to Solarwinds and also see improvements in monitoring. Whether you use snmp (v3), wmi or some other credentials to connect to you system, Solarwinds will more than likely be able to manage and monitor it.
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      Return on Investment

      MxToolBox

      • On many occasions we have noticed problems and reported then to a client before they knew it was a problem. Customers really appreciate that
      • Keeps our customers coming back to us as they know we help keep an eye on their uptime and availability
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      SolarWinds

      • Reduced site visits and recurring issues by 25 to 35%
      • Enables proactive warning, thereby reducing downtime caused by unforeseen issues
      • Provides a central panel for monitoring the entire network at a glance
      • Allows for SLA management thereby increasing accountability by 50%
      • Reduced time to repair by 35% as techs are more informed of root cause
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