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SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor

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What is SolarWinds Network Device Monitor?

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor is a network diagnostic tool, from Austin-based SolarWinds.

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Users have found great value in using SolarWinds Network Device Monitor for various network monitoring tasks. The product allows users to …
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Love my job!

8 out of 10
June 21, 2022
We use it for monitoring each of the nodes in our environment, including premise as well as the cloud. I monitor the various MSSQLSERVER …
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What is SolarWinds Network Device Monitor?

SolarWinds Network Device Monitor is a network diagnostic tool, from Austin-based SolarWinds.

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Product Details

What is SolarWinds Network Device Monitor?

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Users have found great value in using SolarWinds Network Device Monitor for various network monitoring tasks. The product allows users to continuously monitor and report on network device configuration adherence to hardened baseline standards, ensuring compliance with industry best practices. Through email alerts and integration with Jira, users can create tickets on the network team's service desk when a device becomes out of compliance, enabling prompt action and issue resolution.

The product also offers a central console that provides a single-screen view of all network devices, allowing users to easily monitor WAN links, network appliances, and measure performance and uptime. Users have appreciated the option to plot devices on a map, providing a visual representation of their network infrastructure. Additionally, the ability to group devices by site or type makes it convenient for users to quickly identify and address site-specific issues if needed.

For small businesses with low data generation, SolarWinds Network Device Monitor has proven to be a suitable tool. However, some users have reported issues when reaching the data limit after 12 months. Navigation becomes slower, and the database may require fixes and the implementation of a data retention policy. Despite these limitations, the product continues to provide valuable visibility into network resources, helping teams mitigate bottlenecks and troubleshoot issues effectively.

Easy Module Configuration: Many users have found the module configuration to be straightforward and user-friendly, even for those who are new to the software. The ease of setting up and configuring modules has been praised by multiple reviewers.

Flexible Device Grouping: Numerous reviewers appreciate the flexibility offered by the system in terms of grouping devices into different categories. This feature makes it easy for users to organize their network devices and reference reports efficiently. It provides a customizable and intuitive way to manage device groupings.

Customizable Reports: The ability to customize reports has received praise from many users. They find it beneficial as it allows them to generate tailored reports that provide valuable insights into network performance over specific time periods. Users can easily select relevant metrics, timeframes, and presentation formats according to their needs.

Sluggish and Non-Intuitive GUI: Several users have found the GUI to be sluggish and not very intuitive, suggesting that it could benefit from improvement and polishing. The slow performance in the GUI requires significant computing power, leading to frustration among some users.

Unstreamlined Creation of Compliance Policies: Some users have mentioned that the creation of compliance policies is not streamlined and lacks a smooth flow. This lack of efficiency can make the process more time-consuming and cumbersome for users.

Lack of Linux Version: A few users have expressed a desire for a better Linux version of the product. They believe that having a dedicated version for Linux would enhance compatibility and provide a smoother experience for Linux-based environments.

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Keeps our relative investment low enough to easily afford in an industry that's very cost sensitive.
  • Extended visibility outside of our network operations team to include other IT groups with a strong interest in overall status and issue resolution.
  • Easy to bring along new hires as most already have at least base level, functional experience with SW.
June 21, 2022

Love my job!

Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • I was not involved in any ROI evaluation so I cannot assist in this question
  • Ease of training new staff in using
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Many hours saved by the security and network team during external audits.
  • Many hours were saved by the network team not needing to find and correct config deviations from the standard.
  • Many hours were saved by the security team not having to work through the network team to get config information.
Jesse Bridgelal | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
  • Reduced site visits and recurring issues by 25 to 35%
  • Enables proactive warning, thereby reducing downtime caused by unforeseen issues
  • Provides a central panel for monitoring the entire network at a glance
  • Allows for SLA management thereby increasing accountability by 50%
  • Reduced time to repair by 35% as techs are more informed of root cause
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
ResellerIncentivized
  • We have a lot of Banking and financial customer, even a short outage can cause a huge financial loss and NPM helps to avoid such outages and save dollars and improve customer experience
  • It did affect negatively when supply chain attach happened, few of our customers decided to move out of the Solarwinds, however, post that incident I could see vendors bounce back aggressively and overshadow the incident
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