Best Network Performance Monitoring Tools33SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor1 Network Monitor3 Gold6 Netflow Traffic Analyzer7 NG Firewall8 nGeniusONE11 TruView12 Monitor15 Geneos16 Servergraph17 XG Network Analysis Tablet18 Steelcentral AppResponse19 Performance Vision20 Analyzer22 Platform23 Omnipliance24

Network Performance Monitoring Tools

Best Network Performance Monitoring Tools

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Network Performance Monitoring Software Overview

What is Network Performance Monitoring Software?

A network performance monitoring system monitors the entire network for performance problems and collects performance data such as network traffic analysis performance bottlenecks, network delays, packet losses, crashed servers or other problems.

Network performance management tools also ensure that any problems are mitigated such that the network is restored to optimum operating conditions.

Network Performance Monitoring Software Features & Capabilities

  • Automated network device discovery

  • Network monitoring

  • Baseline threshold calculation

  • Alerts

  • Network capacity planning

  • Packet capture analysis

  • Network mapping

  • Customizable reports

  • Wireless infrastructure monitoring

  • Hardware health monitoring

Network Performance Management Increasingly Important?

The IT network environment is becoming ever more complex with the proliferation of virtualized components, cloud-based services, and BYOD (Bring your own device), and understanding how resources are being consumed and why slowdowns are occurring is critically important.

In addition to standard metrics like response time, availability, and uptime, consistency and reliability are measured against clearly defined performance benchmarks and are becoming the norm.

Network Performance Monitoring Products

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SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

236 Ratings

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, from Austin-based SolarWinds, is a network monitoring option.


Top Rated
102 Ratings

Nagios is an infrastructure and network monitoring offering.

PRTG Network Monitor

64 Ratings

PRTG Network Monitor is the flagship offering from German software company Paessler, for monitoring local and wide area networks (LANs & WANs), servers, websites, apps, and more.


52 Ratings

Zabbix is an open source network and infrastructure monitoring application.


8 Ratings

Intermapper is a network mapping and monitoring software that is designed to help IT and network administrators stay ahead of network outages. With Intermapper, users can monitor all of their physical and virtual equipment with an IP address. From traditional routers and switches to wireless...

WhatsUp Gold

30 Ratings

WhatsUp Gold from Ipswitch in Massachusetts is network performance monitoring technology.

SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer

49 Ratings

Austin-based SolarWinds' Netflow Traffic Analyzer is a network performance monitoring option.

Untangle NG Firewall

7 Ratings

Untangle in San Jose, California offers NG Firewall, a firewall platform with network performance monitoring and web content filtering features.


9 Ratings

ThousandEyes, from the company of the same name in San Francisco, is network performance monitoring technology.


15 Ratings

Icinga is open source network and IT infrastructure performance monitoring.

NetScout nGeniusONE

5 Ratings

NetScout nGeniusONE Platform and nGenius products are network performance monitoring technology, from NetScout Systems in Westford, Massachusetts.

Visual TruView

11 Ratings

Visual TruView is a network monitoring and application performance management offering acquired by NETSCOUT in 2015 from Fluke Networks.


14 Ratings

Nmap is an open source network performance monitoring option.


5 Ratings

AppNeta is a leader in proactive end-user performance monitoring solutions built for the distributed, cloud-connected, digital enterprise. With AppNeta, IT and Network Ops teams can assure continuous and exceptional delivery of business-critical applications. AppNeta’s SaaS-based solutions give IT...

Opsview Monitor

9 Ratings

Opsview Monitor is a scalable IT infrastructure monitoring solution. This solution is designed to help organizations monitor the health and performance of their IT infrastructure and make informed decisions to prevent costly downtime.

ITRS Geneos

4 Ratings

ITRS Geneos, from London-based ITRS, is an IT infrastructure and network monitoring option.

Rocket Servergraph

1 Ratings

Rocket® Servergraph® solutions are designed to make it easy to understand what's happening in a backup environment. Users can automate daily backups and get prioritized real-time alerts, and get insight into heterogeneous backup environments from a single view.The vendor’s value proposition is that...

OptiView XG Network Analysis Tablet

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OptiView XG is network troubleshooting and performance monitoring acquired by NETSCOUT from Seattle-based Fluke Networks in 2015.

Riverbed Steelcentral AppResponse

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Riverbed Technology in San Francisco offers Steelcentral AppResponse, a network and application performance monitoring option.

SecurActive Performance Vision

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French company SecurActive offers Performance Vision, a network and application performance monitoring solution.


We don't have enough ratings and reviews to provide an overall score.

SevOne is network performance monitoring software, from the Philadelphia based company of the same name.

ClearSight Analyzer

We don't have enough ratings and reviews to provide an overall score.

ClearSight Analyzer is network performance monitoring technology acquired by NETSCOUT from Fluke Networks in 2015.

Observer Platform

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The Observer Platform (formerly from Network Instruments) is network performance monitoring technology. Network Instruments was acquired by JDSU in 2015, and then split off into Viavi Solutions.

Savvius Omnipliance

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Savvius Omnipliance, from Savvius in Walnut Creek, California, is network and application performance monitoring technology.


We don't have enough ratings and reviews to provide an overall score.

Netrounds, from the Swedish company of the same name, is network diagnostic, security, and performance monitoring software.