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Score 8.7 out of 100

SolarWinds NPM

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Feature Set Ratings

  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) ranks higher in 1 feature set: Network Performance Monitoring

Network Performance Monitoring

8.0

Pandora FMS

80%
8.1

SolarWinds NPM

81%
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) ranks higher in 6/10 features

Automated network device discovery

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.2
82%
208 Ratings

Network monitoring

8.2
82%
1 Rating
9.1
91%
230 Ratings

Baseline threshold calculation

6.4
64%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
200 Ratings

Alerts

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.9
89%
227 Ratings

Network capacity planning

7.3
73%
1 Rating
7.9
79%
187 Ratings

Packet capture analysis

7.3
73%
1 Rating
7.3
73%
129 Ratings

Network mapping

7.3
73%
1 Rating
7.7
77%
189 Ratings

Customizable reports

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.5
85%
211 Ratings

Wireless infrastructure monitoring

7.3
73%
1 Rating
7.4
74%
151 Ratings

Hardware health monitoring

9.1
91%
1 Rating
8.7
87%
214 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Pandora FMS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.1

Pandora FMS

91%
1 Rating
9.0

SolarWinds NPM

90%
236 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Pandora FMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SolarWinds NPM

90%
24 Ratings

Usability

Pandora FMS

N/A
0 Ratings
9.2

SolarWinds NPM

92%
19 Ratings

Availability

Pandora FMS

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

SolarWinds NPM

82%
2 Ratings

Performance

Pandora FMS

N/A
0 Ratings
5.5

SolarWinds NPM

55%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

9.1

Pandora FMS

91%
1 Rating
7.4

SolarWinds NPM

74%
42 Ratings

Online Training

Pandora FMS

N/A
0 Ratings
6.4

SolarWinds NPM

64%
1 Rating

Implementation Rating

Pandora FMS

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

SolarWinds NPM

73%
16 Ratings

Product Scalability

Pandora FMS

N/A
0 Ratings
7.3

SolarWinds NPM

73%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS adjusts to the client's need, from a simple configuration of a single server to a complex scenario with high availability support without additional licensing costs.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

NPM is well suited for small to medium-sized organizations. It does the basic functions of a network monitoring suite very well however some of the more advanced features aren't as straightforward. Basic up/down email alerts work well but there are obviously many solutions that do this as well. I wouldn't recommend NPM for very large organizations because the server needed to support that many devices.
Curt Sminkey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Pandora FMS

  • All-in-one software
  • Flexible and easy configuration
  • Multi-platform
  • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Pandora FMS

  • Community version small features
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

  • Configuring thresholds for your alerts can be a little cumbersome.
  • Getting additional details onto the alerts is not as easy as it could be.
  • You need to have two servers to run SolarWinds NPM, one for the service and a separate one for the database.
Matthew Harper | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Pandora FMS

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Starting Price

$2,990 100 nodes

Pandora FMS Editions & Modules

Edition
NMS Edition$2,9901
Enterprise Edition$4,2501
  1. 100 nodes
Additional Pricing Details
Licensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.

SolarWinds NPM

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Starting Price

$0 Starting Price

SolarWinds NPM Editions & Modules

Edition
NPM$1,5831
  1. Starting Price
Additional Pricing Details

Likelihood to Renew

Pandora FMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 9.0
Based on 24 answers
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.
Dwain Erhart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Pandora FMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 9.2
Based on 19 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Reliability and Availability

Pandora FMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 8.2
Based on 2 answers
Has never failed me
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

Pandora FMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 5.5
Based on 2 answers
Pages load slow, especially the bettors map. Could be that my server is old.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Pandora FMS

Pandora FMS 9.1
Based on 1 answer
The support team answers very quickly. They are always willing to find a solution to any need that is required by us or one of our clients.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 7.4
Based on 42 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

Online Training

Pandora FMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 6.4
Based on 1 answer
Would like an in person course
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

Pandora FMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 7.3
Based on 16 answers
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.
Dwain Erhart | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Pandora FMS

Before using Pandora FMS, tests were carried out with all these tools:
  • Nagios
  • Zabbix
  • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • IBM Tivoli
  • PRTG
  • SolarWinds
Pandora FMS allows simple customization by making adjustments to text files, developing agent add-ons without the need to be a programmer, there is no scenario where we could not take data and save it in PandoraFMS, IoT, industrial products, and everything that any client needs to monitor.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Pandora FMS

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NPM

SolarWinds NPM 7.3
Based on 1 answer
From the direction and information I have been given it is very flexible and scalelable
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Pandora FMS

  • It is a tool with an appropriate cost that allows to have results in a very limited time.
  • Having a health dashboard and alerts of important business in the company is an important differential with any other monitoring solution on the market.
  • Monitoring can be adjusted to the business, considering service SLAs and adjusting the platform according to the needs of each department of the company.
Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NPM

  • The impact is largely on the positive side as ROI figures are on the rise.
  • The licensing model is appropriately designed to meet every need. We have an XLS license and with the addition of an APE license, we can easily extend our scope.
  • SolarWinds has helped in the creation of business use cases for network equipment or bandwidth investments. With capacity planning, we can accurately size our Infra.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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