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Score 9 out of 100

SolarWinds NPM

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Netwrix Auditor

Netwrix Auditor is well suited to perform audit data collection on many types of servers that require audit data to be collected. It runs fairly quickly and usually informs you if something went wrong in the data collection. They do need to have better documentation and some form of internal documentation to help the users who understand what is happening in their system to help them through the process of figuring out when something went wrong.
Glenn Jones | 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

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

Pros

Netwrix Auditor

  • Netwrix Auditor sends out warnings to users when their passwords are close to expiring. This saves us some headache, because if they have any problems with changing their password, we can help them before they get locked out.
  • The notifications for multiple failed logons is a lifesaver. Very useful for spotting suspicious activity!
  • I love the way that you can create your own custom notifications and reports through the "Search" function. You can pick the "What", "Where", and "When" for the event you want to monitor and set up email email reports for them.
Matt Rogers | 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

Netwrix Auditor

  • They have a screen capture function that I have never been able to get to work properly. However, I have never called their support on this issue so it is not necessarily a big ding against them. I am only mildly interested in this feature. We have enough network monitoring so I already know what my users are doing I don't need a capture.
Jon Gabriel Bolland II | 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

Netwrix Auditor

Netwrix Auditor 8.0
Based on 1 answer
We have renewed already the licensing of the product minus SQL Server and Oracle Database because the organisation believes the modules are very expensive and have identified a different product for auditing DatabasesOther modules are very important like the User Activity monitor, AD queries that we can not get from the native AD itself or you have to run complicated powershell scripts!Easy to use interfacePre-defined ReportsEasy way to subscribe to important alerts e.g Privilege account group membership changes
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Netwrix Auditor

Netwrix Auditor 8.0
Based on 1 answer
The product has user friend pre-defined queries which takes off the stress and horrors of having to query Active Directory with complex Powershell scripts!You can subscribe to certain functions when they are done and you get an alert e.g privileged accounts actions and you don't need to have programming skillsThe product has a desktop version of the software and donot have to login to the server all the time you need to use it.You can see very fast the posture of your environment of the overview screen and deduce what exactly is wrong and what has to be done
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Netwrix Auditor

Netwrix Auditor 8.8
Based on 5 answers
Customer support has always been fast and helpful when we run into any issues. The smaller issues are usually resolved within a day or two. It is great support and I feel like I am in good hands anytime an issue comes up. However, we don't run into many issues
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Implementation Rating

Netwrix Auditor

Netwrix Auditor 7.0
Based on 2 answers
Make sure you trial the software and understand the fundamentals of each module that you are interested inMake sure you get the buy in from both Management and most importantly your team members (the product users) for a successful implementationWatch the webinars of the product from the product website
Junie Johwa | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

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

Alternatives Considered

Netwrix Auditor

Netwrix Auditor is a visibility and governance platform that allows you to monitor changes, configurations and access in IT infrastructure of important IT infrastructure components such as Active Directory, event logs, Exchange, Office 365, SQL Server, and others. Apart from that - what’s wonderful about this tool is that you can view before/after snapshots of your managed data. For instance, you can view Group Policy data as it existed before one of your colleagues made some blocking edits to the domain policy.
Anonymous | 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

Netwrix Auditor

  • Neutral on its effectiveness - Difficult to set up, poor support response from the supplier, but it does the basics well. We might not make the same decision with the benefit of hindsight.
  • If you lack technical skills in AD security and have little other choice for monitoring tools and automated alerts then this may be a good purchase for you.
  • With the stability issues that we are fighting with, I would say currently this has not yet met the business objectives set for this purchase.
Anonymous | 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

Netwrix Auditor

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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

Netwrix Auditor
9.0
SolarWinds NPM
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Netwrix Auditor
8.0
SolarWinds NPM
9.2

Usability

Netwrix Auditor
8.0
SolarWinds NPM
8.5

Reliability and Availability

Netwrix Auditor
SolarWinds NPM
8.2

Performance

Netwrix Auditor
SolarWinds NPM
5.5

Support Rating

Netwrix Auditor
8.8
SolarWinds NPM
8.6

Online Training

Netwrix Auditor
SolarWinds NPM
6.4

Implementation Rating

Netwrix Auditor
7.0
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

Scalability

Netwrix Auditor
SolarWinds NPM
7.3

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