NinjaOne vs. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NinjaOne
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
NinjaOne (formerly NinjaRMM) is a security-oriented remote monitoring and management platform. It allows for manual customization as well as scripting and automation.N/A
SolarWinds NPM
Score 8.3 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
NinjaOneSolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
Editions & Modules
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NPM
$1,638
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NinjaOneSolarWinds NPM
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsNinjaOne is a subscription service with a charge rate per month. For more detailed pricing information, contact NinjaOne directly to request a demo or to start 14-days free trial.
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Community Pulse
NinjaOneSolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
Considered Both Products
NinjaOne
Chose NinjaOne
Datto RMM is a good product. However, I feel through the evaluation process that it was easier for me to use NinjaOne. NinjaOne is also a more cost effective solution compared to Datto RMM. Both are very good products, however, cost and ease of use were the two main factors …
Chose NinjaOne
NinjaOne has the potential to replace all of the products that I was previously running. However, the information displayed in the NinjaOne console is not as intuitive and does take time to get used to. For example, one of my previous endpoint products could search one keyword, …
SolarWinds NPM

No answer on this topic

Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NinjaOneSolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
NinjaOne
9.2
33 Ratings
21% above category average
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
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Ratings
Remote monitoring9.430 Ratings00 Ratings
Network device monitoring7.830 Ratings00 Ratings
Activity Monitoring9.116 Ratings00 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
NinjaOne
8.7
32 Ratings
16% above category average
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
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Ratings
Patch Management9.231 Ratings00 Ratings
Policy-based automation9.232 Ratings00 Ratings
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
NinjaOne
-
Ratings
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
8.0
231 Ratings
3% below category average
Automated network device discovery00 Ratings7.8210 Ratings
Network monitoring00 Ratings8.7231 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation00 Ratings8.1201 Ratings
Alerts00 Ratings9.0228 Ratings
Network capacity planning00 Ratings7.8188 Ratings
Packet capture analysis00 Ratings7.2130 Ratings
Network mapping00 Ratings7.1190 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings7.9212 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring00 Ratings7.3153 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring00 Ratings8.9215 Ratings
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Small Businesses
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Score 9.4 out of 10
NinjaOne
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Atera
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Score 8.9 out of 10
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Score 9.5 out of 10
Enterprises

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Nmap
Nmap
Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
NinjaOneSolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.4
(39 ratings)
8.6
(237 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.3
(27 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(21 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
9.1
(5 ratings)
8.0
(28 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(7 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.0
(2 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
NinjaOneSolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
Likelihood to Recommend
NinjaOne
If you are looking for an affordable solution to RMM that just works, you should consider using NinjaOne. Their platform allows you to lock down the installation and prevent uninstallation by end users, it allows for direct ticket integration within the sys tray icon, and it is a very consistent product that will stay running when it is in use. That is not always the case with RMM solutions and for the price, NinjaOne is great.
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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
NinjaOne
  • Remote connections: the NinjaRemote client is spectacular and very easy to use and navigate. It quickly connects to customer systems so my engineers are able to work. As a bonus, they also offer a really good mobile app to connect to client systems.
  • Antivirus: Bitdefender Endpoint Protection is built directly into the NinjaOne portal. This makes deploying and maintaining AV very easy.
  • OS Patching: NinjaOne makes it very easy to handle patching across multiple clients and locations. It is very easy to use and doesn't take long to set up.
  • Support: NinjaOne support is always very prompt and helpful.
  • Documentation: the NinjaOne Dojo is a one-stop shop for all of your FAQs, guides, and forum needs. You can find almost anything here to help you deploy and maintain NinjaOne.
  • Automation Library: NinjaOne comes preloaded with a large number of ready-to-go automations. They also provide you with a scripting module to create your own.
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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
NinjaOne
  • NinjaOne does support Mac, however I would like to have more options for automation and scheduled task on Mac devices.
  • I would like it if NinjaOne also provided an MDM solution.
  • It would be nice is NinjaOne could integrate a PAM solution as well.
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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
NinjaOne
I have not had any real issues with NinjaOne and as long as it keeps doing what it is meant to do, I do not plan on looking elsewhere. I need software to be stable and NinjaOne is stable.
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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
NinjaOne
Ninja's interface is clean and simple. Overall usability from an interface perspective is good. Some items, policies and scripting for instance, are a bit cumbersome and it's really not clear how to implement with a best practice mind-site. Ninja RMM got the job done for us but as we pushed our needs more into automation and efficiency we felt it wasn't keeping up with our speed of growth. There is definitely usability in the product, and it will get the job done, but there are other RMM's out there that fit better in our business.
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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
NinjaOne
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
NinjaOne
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
NinjaOne
Support has been very responsive and my account rep Brian K. has communicated with me continuously making sure we had everything we need. Not like other MDMs where they sign you up and that's the last you hear from them. NinjaOne makes sure you use the product to its best application and you are successful and continue as the product features grow.
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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
NinjaOne
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
NinjaOne
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
NinjaOne
NinjaOne has more overall features than these competitors bundled in their package. Both of these other products have separate add-ons that will accomplish the additional features that NinjaOne bundles in. While it seems that both may be slightly more powerful when it comes to the overall RMM software, NinjaOne has a much cleaner UI and makes it much easier to work in. NinjaOne also seems to always be growing and implementing solutions that customer ask for, without any additional up-charges. These competitors seem to have their finished product and additional add-ons like ticketing are completely separate offerings that are both separate charges and a completely different product all together
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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
NinjaOne
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
NinjaOne
  • Seeing as how we are a remote/hybrid workforce, using NinjaOne has saved us hundreds of hours in remote management.
  • If we did not use Ninja and then migrated to using Ninja, it would pay for itself in one or two months for a whole years worth of costs!
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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

NinjaOne Screenshots

Screenshot of NinjaRMM DashboardScreenshot of NinjaRMM Mobile AppScreenshot of NinjaRMM AutomationScreenshot of NinjaRMM Device DetailsScreenshot of NinjaRMM Network Monitoring - NetFlowScreenshot of NinjaRMM Virtual Machine Monitoring

SolarWinds NPM Screenshots

Screenshot of Network monitoring software used to reduce network outages and detect, diagnose, and resolve multi-vendor network performance issues.Screenshot of See relationships for routers, switches, interfaces, volumes, and groups, updated automatically without user intervention to maintain the network, not network maps.Screenshot of Reduce visibility gaps into critical network switches, firewalls, and load balancers with Network Insight for Cisco Nexus, Cisco ASA, and F5 BIG-IP.Screenshot of Reduce the flood of unnecessary network alerts. Create alerts based on simple or complex nested trigger conditions, defined parent/child dependencies, and network topology.Screenshot of Identify dead zones and improve wireless coverage. With its network monitoring tool, users can access out-of-the-box wireless reports, including wireless availability and rogue access points.Screenshot of Configure alerts by calculating dynamic baseline threshold data with network performance monitoring software.