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Score 7.9 out of 100

SolarWinds NPM

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer

The capacity planning was a big help in our company as we grew the number of connected locations. Grow or die is pretty much the business model of today but that growth is only as good as the network it travels on. Being able to recommend appropriate network requirements is a big deal in our line of business.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM is well suited for monitoring nodes and mapping them. My only major complaint is that it seems to be too comprehensive for our applications. We have a relatively small network that we are monitoring and the features of NPM are not fully utilized in the application. Also, management of the licenses could be more intuitive.
Brian Rafferty | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

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

Pros

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer

  • Ease of use
Milos Prastalo | 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

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer

  • At this point, I don't have any suggestion for improvements.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

  • Upgrades can be tricky and time-consuming (especially if you have other Orion products installed along with NPM). It seems like SolarWinds is really focusing on improving this.
  • It's Windows-only (which may or may not be an issue for your organization).
  • Some menus don't take advantage of modern screen resolutions (e.g., on a 1080p or higher screen, a particular menu section will be locked at a very small size, wasting a lot of real estate).
Matthew A. Osmond | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 9.2
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

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 8.5
Based on 10 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

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 8.6
Based on 34 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

Alternatives Considered

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer

Easier to use
Milos Prastalo | 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

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer

  • As I mentioned in a previous statement, the capacity planning was the big thing. In our line of business, speed is everything. Customers hate to be slowed down so having the appropriate network connections is a must.
  • Anomaly Detection with the threshold based alerting has made our network team more proactive in stopping things before they can really affect the company.
  • Productivity with the use of monitoring conversations and amount of used bandwidth has helped weed out the works versus the campers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

  • NPM has had a positive impact on the Network Health.
  • NPM has provided additional visibility into the network traffic.
  • Remote monitoring has cut down on our cost to maintain the devices by identifying the root cause of issues before deploying technicians to the sites.
Mike Mozola | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
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

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer
9.0
SolarWinds NPM
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer
SolarWinds NPM
9.2

Usability

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer
SolarWinds NPM
8.5

Reliability and Availability

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer
SolarWinds NPM
8.2

Performance

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer
SolarWinds NPM
5.5

Support Rating

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer
SolarWinds NPM
8.6

Online Training

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer
SolarWinds NPM
6.4

Implementation Rating

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

Scalability

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

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