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Score 7.4 out of 100
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Score 9 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

I believe that SolarWinds Network Device Monitor is well suited for any business that needs to monitor critical infrastructure to provide high availability. Small business with non critical equipment that can afford to be down for a few hours I would say that it would be less appropriate.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThousandEyes

ThousandEyes works well for BGP monitoring (e.g. watching for hijacks, monitoring external reachability, etc.). If you are already using a tool to perform these functions like BGPmon, going with ThousandEyes can absorb a lot of those features and save on OpEx compared to running two different tools. ThousandEyes also does a great job with reports. A great example of this is tracking availability/uptime. You can build reports including information like "what percentage of time was I not down" and put together reports about how many nines you had last month and pat yourself on the back. If you didn't have a great month, it's possible to isolate incidents that may have led to that reduced uptime, and help yourself find leverage for upgrades or enhancement. As with any tool, ThousandEyes is not going to be a good fit for your organization if only one or two individuals are ever going to use it. At its core, it really shines as a collaborative troubleshooting tool; if you're the only one troubleshooting through ThousandEyes and other people or departments are using other tools, its usefulness starts to fade a bit.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
ThousandEyes
8.3
Network monitoring
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
ThousandEyes
8.7
Baseline threshold calculation
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
ThousandEyes
8.6
Alerts
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
ThousandEyes
9.1
Network capacity planning
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
ThousandEyes
7.6
Network mapping
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
ThousandEyes
9.1
Customizable reports
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
ThousandEyes
8.6
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
ThousandEyes
6.7

Pros

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

  • Hardware health status
  • Power supply status of the Network Devices
  • Transmit/Discard errors
  • High Latency
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThousandEyes

  • Agent to Agent testing. Full round trip test. Have a customer using a Server Side API that is having an issue. Loan a Nuc, or have them install the ThousandEyes agent in their network. You'll find the issue guaranteed.
  • Device Layer vision - ability to see from the server, through the Firewall, switches Proxy and internet. Measure jitter, latency, response time, load time and see the path your packet takes.
  • Share your tests live. Provide the customer a link to a live test, they can see what you do, review your metrics and verify your tests. They can also use it as a tool to better their service. Build the trust and stickiness with your customers' most difficult users - the IT Operations team.
  • Validate your QOS and routes for VOIP, video conferences, and data traffic. Highly flexible and configurable complete with transaction-based testing, custom headers, calls and tools to mimic any scenario you need.
Kevin Duffey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

  • Vulnerability Management
  • Vulnerability Patching
  • Hardware firmware recommendation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThousandEyes

  • pricing model is complicated and mysterious.
  • There is a bit of a learning curve to understanding how tests and alerts work.
  • Would like more ability to organize and view test results. Using account groups helps, but a master view across account groups would be very useful.
  • would like more cloud agents inside eyeball networks.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

ThousandEyes

ThousandEyes 9.5
Based on 3 answers
You have online support from the tool itself 24/7 and they are very responsive. We also have a specific account manager and specific engineer assigned to help us with very specific questions for our environment. The level of response to our requirements is always super high. We have requested specific features to be added and these have been developed and introduced very quick tot he product (within weeks). Their DevOps and agile approach seems to pay off.
Manuel Ayala | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

I selected SolarWinds Network Device Monitor for 2 main reasons, functionality and support
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThousandEyes

ThousandEyes stands out from its competition on the below points:1) Their endpoint stability and robustness are better than other tools, which ensures that we detect even minor disruption in our services.2) Reporting & Alerting in ThousandEyes is far better than its competitors. 3) ThousandEyes' gui is web-based, with an easy to use design.4) It can integrate well with other interfaces, hence making it adjustable to your current setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

  • Return on Investment
  • Quick and informative alerts on new issues
  • Alerting is the main key for a quick remediation on unexpected issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ThousandEyes

  • We use the product to monitor our servers/hardware and added an APM tool to measure application specific performance. Between the two products we were able to save money over a previous solution.
  • ThousandEyes has a fast and efficient sales force and it is easy to get started with the product. You get to ROI faster with the tool because there is less overhead up front and the company is easy to contract with.
  • We are able to get real time hardware data on our environment that we can TRUST! Overall this product has already paid for itself.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

Pricing Details

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

General

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

ThousandEyes

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
8.0
ThousandEyes
9.2

Support Rating

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor
ThousandEyes
9.5

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