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SolarWinds NPM

Overview

What is SolarWinds NPM?

SolarWinds NPM is a monitoring and performance management platform. It provides performance troubleshooting support, auto network discovery, customizable thresholds, and can be rapidly deployed.

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Popular Features

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  • Alerts (228)
    9.0
    90%
  • Hardware health monitoring (215)
    8.9
    89%
  • Network monitoring (231)
    8.7
    87%
  • Customizable reports (212)
    7.9
    79%
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Pricing

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NPM

$1,638

On Premise
per year

Entry-level set up fee?

  • Setup fee optional
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Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting/Integration Services
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Product Demos

Why I Recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

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Features

Network Performance Monitoring

A network performance monitoring system monitors the entire network for performance problems and collects performance data such as network traffic analysis performance bottlenecks, etc.

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Avg 8.3
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Product Details

What is SolarWinds NPM?

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) delivers comprehensive network fault monitoring and performance management that scales and expands with a company's network monitoring needs. Users can collect and view availability, real-time and historical statistics from routers, switches, firewalls, servers, and any other SNMP-, ICMP-, or WMI-enabled devices directly from a web browser.

The vendor states that SolarWinds users can get a full NPM installation up and running the same day they download, and that implementation does not require a team of consultants. NPM provides visibility into the health of network devices and servers on the network, ensuring that users have needed real-time information to keep their network running at peak performance.

Network Performance Monitor helps IT Pros:

  • Detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance issues and avoid downtime
  • Respond to multiple condition checks, correlated events, and device dependencies
  • Automatically calculate capacity exhaustion dates using customizable thresholds based on peak and average usage
  • Streamline network troubleshooting with a Web interface
  • View paths to critical business services hop-by-hop, even into the cloud, with the NetPath™ feature
  • Get deeper visibility into complex network devices with Network Insight™ features for Cisco ASA firewalls, Cisco Nexus switches, and F5 BIG-IP load balancers

SolarWinds NPM Features

Network Performance Monitoring Features

  • Supported: Automated network device discovery
  • Supported: Network monitoring
  • Supported: Baseline threshold calculation
  • Supported: Alerts
  • Supported: Network capacity planning
  • Supported: Packet capture analysis
  • Supported: Network mapping
  • Supported: Customizable reports
  • Supported: Wireless infrastructure monitoring
  • Supported: Hardware health monitoring

Additional Features

  • Supported: Seamless conversion upgrade to AIOps-powered Hybrid Cloud Observability
  • Supported: Multi-vendor device support for any router, switch, firewall, VPN concentrator, wireless access point and other devices that support standard protocols
  • Supported: Intelligent alerts for correlated events, sustained conditions, and complex combinations of device states
  • Supported: Insight on hardware health by monitoring, alerting, and reporting on the state of key device sensors
  • Supported: NetPath for hop-by-hop monitoring of critical business services, on-premises or into the cloud
  • Supported: Network Insight for Cisco Nexus switches, F5 BIG-IP load balancers, Cisco ASA firewalls

SolarWinds NPM Screenshots

Screenshot of Network monitoring software used to reduce network outages and detect, diagnose, and resolve multi-vendor network performance issues.Screenshot of See relationships for routers, switches, interfaces, volumes, and groups, updated automatically without user intervention to maintain the network, not network maps.Screenshot of Reduce visibility gaps into critical network switches, firewalls, and load balancers with Network Insight for Cisco Nexus, Cisco ASA, and F5 BIG-IP.Screenshot of Reduce the flood of unnecessary network alerts. Create alerts based on simple or complex nested trigger conditions, defined parent/child dependencies, and network topology.Screenshot of Identify dead zones and improve wireless coverage. With its network monitoring tool, users can access out-of-the-box wireless reports, including wireless availability and rogue access points.Screenshot of Configure alerts by calculating dynamic baseline threshold data with network performance monitoring software.

SolarWinds NPM Video

Network Performance Monitor overview

SolarWinds NPM Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, Software as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsWindows, Windows® Server 2016; SQL Server 2016 SQL Server 2016 SP1 SQL Server 2017 (including installations on Linux)
Mobile ApplicationNo

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Frequently Asked Questions

SolarWinds NPM is a monitoring and performance management platform. It provides performance troubleshooting support, auto network discovery, customizable thresholds, and can be rapidly deployed.

Reviewers rate Alerts highest, with a score of 9.

The most common users of SolarWinds NPM are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees).
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Community Insights

TrustRadius Insights are summaries of user sentiment data from TrustRadius reviews and, when necessary, 3rd-party data sources. Have feedback on this content? Let us know!

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Users recommend considering the whole stack of Network Modules on the SolarWinds platform instead of NPM as a standalone product. They believe the other modules are valuable additions for monitoring, managing, and analyzing the network. SolarWinds NPM is considered the best network performance monitoring solution on the market. Users suggest using it for network monitoring and exploring other modules for specific infrastructure monitoring. While NPM is a good tool for network monitoring, users advise looking into alternative options for advanced monitoring needs. Some users suggest improving the navigation to make it more fluid and user-friendly. Overall, users recommend SolarWinds NPM for managing and monitoring network infrastructures due to its reliability and cost-effectiveness. They also recommend trying the live action feature and Meraki for enhanced network analytics. Users suggest considering other products with better UI and capabilities. SolarWinds NPM is worth the price if affordable, especially with sponsorship. Working with third-party services or SolarWinds to properly set up the tool is recommended. Using multiple tools in conjunction with NPM provides more visibility. Users recommend signing up for Thwack and utilizing their resources for assistance with SolarWinds products. Trying the demo first before purchasing is advisable. NPM is considered a core module in every company that chooses SolarWinds as their monitoring tool. It is important to ensure that the server can handle the software. Experienced staff maximizes the benefits of the platform. Users suggest downloading a trial copy of NPM to test it out. NPM outperforms other tools according to user opinions. More theme options and additional ways to export data are requested. Other modules from SolarWinds that work well with NPM, such as Server & Application Manager, should be explored. Support team and Thwack community are highly praised by users. Users should not be overwhelmed by features and take advantage of free trial resources. SolarWinds is recommended for enterprise-level monitoring, but Loop1 consulting is advised for complex environments. Initial setup can be time-consuming. The 30-day evaluation of the full product is excellent. Becoming a Thwack member provides access to extensive resources and support. SolarWinds may have a higher cost but is considered worth it. Proper provisioning of hardware, software, and infrastructure is crucial before deploying SolarWinds. Users recommend setting up the trial version first and getting familiar with the product. SolarWinds NPM receives high recommendations from users and is praised for its great dashboards.

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Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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Product features is the most important factor in our decision for SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM). All the required feature were available at the moment of purchasing. After purchasing lots of new features were added which even gave the SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor more powerful tools, in order for us to better operate our infrastructure.
December 15, 2020

SolarWinds NPM

Score 9 out of 10
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Personally, this was my first time using SolarWinds Orion/NPM, but after using it now and learning about its capabilities, it was easy to tell this is great tool. The features offered and fair usability made this an easy decision. The visual aspects provided by the tool also made convincing management to purchase the tool more straightforward.
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Price
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  • Product Reputation
Overall the main importance to a product is what it offers. If it can help save time in the long run, then to a certain point, price isn't as important as it saves money elsewhere. If we can use a product to make a team work more efficiently and affectively and even give the confidence to customers that we are understanding problems they are getting; using the software, then it will be the first thing we consider.
Dwain Erhart | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Incentivized
The entire team uses NPM - DAILY! If I am at lunch, I can count on the fact that someone else will get alerts as well. I like this product and for the most part there are few issues. The only thing I am having trouble with is some of the SMS alerts. The email alerts are great but the visual dashboard (Summary page) is always up on its own monitor.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Product Usability
When we initially demo'd the product, it was readily apparent that it had the features that we needed. NPM does everything you need in a monitoring platform, and it does it exceptionally well. I'm really not sure how I can elaborate on that any more. It's a great product, and I recommend it.
Score 8 out of 10
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For us the biggest decision was the feature set. There is a lot packed into the product and it ends up being everything that you need. The price is very fair and you get a lot for what you pay. Being able to add on items with very low effort makes it a great buy.
Jennifer Aguilar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
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  • Product Usability
  • Analyst Reports
I am an engineer, so the most important factors to me will be much different than someone in Finance. I needed tools to assist in monitoring performance and assisting our organization in becoming more proactive rather than reactive. I have been able to manage and maintain my environment for a number of years, thanks to SolarWinds. I look for product use, support, and reporting abilities; SolarWinds continues to exceed my expectations. SolarWinds also has a great user group called THWACK, which is a extension of support! You can ask of your fellow SolarWinds users absolutely anything, and you can also help your fellow THWACK user by answering their questions. I have never run into a users group quite like THWACK. I can't say enough about the product and the employees of SolarWinds; what a great value for my organization.
Brian Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User
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The single most important factor in choosing SolarWinds NPM was the technical capability. Given the historical presence in this sector, SolarWinds is ahead of other vendors competing in the same space. That said, the interface can feel a bit dated because of this, but the most important thing is that the necessary data is collected.
Score 10 out of 10
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Solar Winds has a very solid reputation and the demo went very well. For us, the usefulness and completeness of the product were most important.
Joshua Smith | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Prior Experience with the Product
  • Existing Relationship with the Vendor
Make no mistake that SolarWinds NPM is probably the best tool as a backbone to any IT org's monitoring and alerting infrastructure. It's versatility and ability to build for future growth is impressive and holds it's value consistently. With that being said, there are 2 pitfalls that I must cite. The lack of a refined API for use with other tools such as PagerDuty and ServiceNow, and also the insanely high cost. If SolarWinds could work on these 2 areas it would be really hard to find bad things to say about these SW tools.
Aaron Oberman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Product Usability
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Product Features is probably the biggest factor as to why we chose to go with SolarWinds as our monitoring tool. Very few monitoring products offer the range of capability under one umbrella as SolarWinds does. We have been specifically impressed with the ease of SNMP monitoring that the tool provides. SolarWinds is not the cheapest solution out there, but this is an example where the benefit will outweigh the cost.
August 27, 2019

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Jason Buttacavoli | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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This product was already purchased when I started in this job however, based off of my experience and the features and functionality I would absolutely purchase again if I had to. Network Performance Monitor is a feature rich tool set, and with the limited staffing we have frees us up for other tasks.
Score 8 out of 10
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The product features and useability we both very important in determining purchase. This product has both amazing features and an easy intuitive interface .
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Product Usability
Great features. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor provided a great way to map out our network and help us determine how everything is was working in conjunction with each other. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor also gave us a big ROI as it saved our IT personnel a lot of time as they did not have to do tedious work of low level network tracing.
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