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15 Ratings

SolarWinds NPM

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Score 8.1 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    8.1

    SolarWinds NPM

    81%

    Tivoli

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    8.2
    82%
    208 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    9.0
    90%
    230 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    7.9
    79%
    200 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts

    8.9
    89%
    227 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    7.9
    79%
    187 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    7.3
    73%
    129 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network mapping

    7.7
    77%
    189 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    8.5
    85%
    211 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    7.4
    74%
    151 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    8.7
    87%
    214 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.0

    SolarWinds NPM

    90%
    236 Ratings
    8.0

    Tivoli

    80%
    3 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    9.0

    SolarWinds NPM

    90%
    24 Ratings

    Tivoli

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Usability

    9.2

    SolarWinds NPM

    92%
    19 Ratings

    Tivoli

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Availability

    8.2

    SolarWinds NPM

    82%
    2 Ratings

    Tivoli

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Performance

    5.5

    SolarWinds NPM

    55%
    2 Ratings

    Tivoli

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.3

    SolarWinds NPM

    73%
    42 Ratings

    Tivoli

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Online Training

    6.4

    SolarWinds NPM

    64%
    1 Rating

    Tivoli

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    7.3

    SolarWinds NPM

    73%
    16 Ratings

    Tivoli

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    7.3

    SolarWinds NPM

    73%
    1 Rating

    Tivoli

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    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

    Tivoli

    For either DB2 or zLinux, Tivoli is hands-down the best solution. For Oracle and other operating systems, there are more advanced solutions available. Some of these features are considered "game-changing" by our Sys Admins. Of the three solutions I've dealt with, Tivoli ranks right in the middle with cost, features, and complexity. A nice solution (and the best for the options I listed above), but not cutting-edge.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    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

    Tivoli

    • Fully customizable
    • Automate various portions of various applications
    • Great at Access Management (but also Release, Change, Event, etc)
    Shaun Houshmand | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    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

    Tivoli

    • Tivoli is not manageable from the GUI console and I believe it needs a dedicated resource to manage the software.
    • Tivoli (TSM) configuration is complex, granular, and scalable with customizable configuration features, but it requires a good administrator that has a strong knowledge of the product.
    • It needs additional agents or plugins for administration; for example, I have to use an MMC plug-in on the servers.
    Naveen Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    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

    Tivoli

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Tivoli Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    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

    Tivoli

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Usability

    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

    Tivoli

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Reliability and Availability

    SolarWinds NPM

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

    Tivoli

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Performance

    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

    Tivoli

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Support Rating

    SolarWinds NPM

    SolarWinds NPM 7.3
    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

    Tivoli

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Online Training

    SolarWinds NPM

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

    Tivoli

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    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

    Tivoli

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Alternatives Considered

    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

    Tivoli

    Tivoli sits right in the middle of these two products, all things considered. Each has its own strengths (Cohesity has bells and whistles, CommVault works well with Microsoft). Tivoli is a nice blend and rock-solid once implemented.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    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

    Tivoli

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Return on Investment

    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

    Tivoli

    • Single sign on and web-threat protection
    • Cutting down time to enter multiple usernames and passwords
    • Cutting support call times across multi apps
    Shaun Houshmand | TrustRadius Reviewer

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