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Score 8.4 out of 100

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

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Score 8.2 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NetBrain

Great for our large global environment. Works well with our legacy and newer equipment. Ease of install was exciting compared to other products we POC'd. Less of a learning curve when training Teams on how to monitor and troubleshoot while in production. Service desk were able to capture the logs and load into our ticketing system with ease.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds SAM is suited to configure custom monitoring. This includes monitoring log files, error messages in logs, running database queries, and executing custom scripts. This data can be displayed in [an] intuitive dashboard for the NOC team. The [SolarWinds] SAM templates can also be used to manage application availability and uptime for all critical applications. Alerts can be defined for monitoring the [SolarWinds] SAM templates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Application Performance Management

NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.3
Application monitoring
NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.8
Database monitoring
NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.9
Threshold alerts
NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5
Predictive capabilities
NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.7
Application performance management console
NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
Collaboration tools
NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.5
Out-of-the box templates to monitor applications
NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
7.7
Application dependency mapping and thresholding
NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1
Virtualization monitoring
NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.9
Server availability and performance monitoring
NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
9.2
Server usage monitoring and capacity forecasting
NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7
IT Asset Discovery
NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.1

Pros

NetBrain

  • Network Issues Troubleshooting
  • Visualizing the root cause using color coding
  • out of the box runbooks available
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • The layout and feel of the product first and foremost. You can have a product which can do everything under the sun, however if it's lacking visually or hard to navigate, it's not very useful.
  • Seamless integration of assets between the various modules of SolarWinds, makes it a breeze to monitor or report on the environment.
  • Customisation - All aspects of the software is customisable, whether its reporting or when it comes monitoring configuration, SolarWinds SAM allows you to customise it fully to your environment so you achieve the best outcomes when it comes to monitoring and alerting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

NetBrain

  • Not all devices are integrated with the same quality.
  • Not all steps are self-explaining.
  • The updates were difficult (but thanks to the help of support no real problem).
Christoph Neulinger | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • Support aspect of the operation could be better in terms of assisting new customers to get up and running quickly.
  • Some of the options can be simplified, broken up into simple vs. advanced properties.
  • More access to knowledge is always useful whether that is a knowledge hub or easy access to support engineers for guidance with specific requests.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NetBrain

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.5
Based on 10 answers
We are heavily invested in Solarwinds products for a reason. They are generally easy to setup and run with, requiring only some interfacing with support or help articles on rare occasions. They do what we bought them to do and we can't ask for more.
Derek Benson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

NetBrain

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.7
Based on 30 answers
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor is quite easy to use and super versatile. It allows you to do just about anything you can through premade templates or through scripting. You can use an agent on the servers if you want to, or you can monitor through WMI or SNMP credentials. You can customize thresholds for alerting quickly, and you can configure alerts to be as complex or as simple as you want.
Drew Hood | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

NetBrain

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 3 answers
I only use dpa
Joe Parlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

NetBrain

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 3 answers
Takes time to load
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

NetBrain

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 8.5
Based on 31 answers
I think there was only a couple times I had to open a support case for SAM and one time they got multiple engineers on the phone to get a better idea what I was trying to monitor and was able to point me in the best direction to monitor that system.
Ryhlen Schoeberl | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

NetBrain

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 1 answer
It was sufficient to read their documentation and watch videos.
Joe Parlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

NetBrain

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 5 answers
Make sure SNMP and WMI are configured ahead of time
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

NetBrain

The others were cumbersome, slow and there is a huge learning curve for the installation, configuration and just daily monitoring. NetBrain was the easiest of all to setup then let it run and build our network and map it out. Once it was complete, we immediately identified several circuit issues that we were unaware of within our network. With the maps and information gained, we were able to present to [management] and prove a case that we needed larger circuits in several areas.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

I have tried and researched many products including Cacti, Zabbix, Dynatrace, as far as I have read the best crafted product among them is SolarWinds. [Already], SolarWinds company is the most successful company that has proven itself in issues such as monitoring and logging.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

NetBrain

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor 4.5
Based on 2 answers
It is hard to find the recommended SQL setup and convince others that is the way you should configure the server when you set it up
Joe Parlett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

NetBrain

  • Enhanced Network troubleshooting for our Network tea
  • Out of the box pre-build runbook reports with all required details
  • Additional cost for troubleshooting feature
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

  • We are working to minimize the number of tools in our environment. SolarWinds is helping with that. However, we may be looking at moving some monitoring away from SolarWinds to other services because they either do a better job than the comparable Orion module, or the Orion module isn't justifiable for the price.
  • The SAM module pricing went from getting an unlimited license for $40k to a 2000 node license for 5 times that amount. Quite a jump in price without adding to the benefits.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

NetBrain

General

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

Starting Price

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor

General

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

Starting Price

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

NetBrain
8.9
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.9

Likelihood to Renew

NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5

Usability

NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.7

Reliability and Availability

NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5

Performance

NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5

Support Rating

NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
8.5

Online Training

NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5

Implementation Rating

NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5

Scalability

NetBrain
SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor
4.5

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