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Keith Gulledge | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 15, 2020

SolarWinds NPM is the bomb!

Score 10 out of 10
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We've had SolarWinds for over 15 years and can't imagine trying to manage the network without it. The price for support is reasonable for what we get. They continue improving the product so it is a value for us. Plus they have improved updating the product a lot. It is so easy now to update.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 17, 2020

SolarWinds simply works!

Score 8 out of 10
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It meets our needs and has proved reliable and relatively easy to use. The organization has invested in staff to support this product.
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Esam Alaslmy | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 07, 2020

Great product, and I hope they never stop making better.

Score 10 out of 10
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We have utilized SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor more efficiently over time. As we have begun to use more advanced settings, we have required help from SolarWinds support. We need to keep the system updated to comply with the security standards and to benefit from the new features in the updates if any.
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Justin Czachor | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 29, 2019

NPM just works

Score 7 out of 10
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It works really well. It does not have any fancy bells and whistles that can complicate an application. It just works well for the applications that you need it to do. It monitors SNMP traps and bandwidth and it shows you the information you need in a timely manner without issues.
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Jayson E. Conry | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 07, 2018

NPM in PNW!!!

Score 6 out of 10
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NPM is our only enterprise level monitoring tool and we like to keep it that way!!! the last thing we want or need is to try and fix something that isn't broken. No need to try something that won't benefit our needs. We plan on staying put for a long time.
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Bill Rieger | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 16, 2014

SolarWinds, a product that can do all your network management and monitoring.

Score 10 out of 10
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Low maintenance cost and great support on problems and issues. SolarWinds has been used here for over 10 years and we are able to have minimal down time and has been solid on monitoring and alerting on our network setup. They are constantly adding new and improving the product and making it better to use all around.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 20, 2015

SolarWinds Network Monitor Performs

Score 9 out of 10
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We gave it a 10 because there seems to be nothing on the market that comes close to all the features that SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor gives us. All of the features that come with SolarWinds helps to make our IT department more efficient and gives a better ROI for our company.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Automated network device discovery (182)
Network monitoring (202)
Baseline threshold calculation (177)
Alerts (201)
Network capacity planning (159)
Packet capture analysis (113)
Network mapping (167)
Customizable reports (185)
Wireless infrastructure monitoring (132)
Hardware health monitoring (188)

About 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:

  • Quickly 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 an easy-to-use 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

Has featureAutomated network device discovery
Has featureNetwork monitoring
Has featureBaseline threshold calculation
Has featureAlerts
Has featureNetwork capacity planning
Has featurePacket capture analysis
Has featureNetwork mapping
Has featureCustomizable reports
Has featureWireless infrastructure monitoring
Has featureHardware health monitoring
Additional Features
Has featureMulti-vendor device support for any router, switch, firewall, VPN concentrator, wireless access point and other devices that support standard protocols
Has featureIntelligent alerts for correlated events, sustained conditions, and complex combinations of device states
Has featureInsight on hardware health by monitoring, alerting, and reporting on the state of key device sensors
Has featureNetPath for hop-by-hop monitoring of critical business services, on-premises or into the cloud
Has featureNetwork Insight for Cisco ASA firewalls
Has featureNetwork Insight for Cisco Nexus switches
Has featureNetwork Insight for F5 BIG-IP load balancers

SolarWinds NPM Screenshots

SolarWinds NPM Video

Network Performance Monitor overview

SolarWinds NPM Downloadables

SolarWinds NPM Integrations

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor, SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM), SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM), SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA), SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM), SolarWinds Virtualization Manager (VMAN), SolarWinds Storage Resource Monitor (SRM), SolarWinds Web Help Desk (WHD), SolarWinds User Device Tracker, SolarWinds VoIP & Network Quality Manager

SolarWinds NPM Competitors

ManageEngine OpManager, Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold, Nagios Core, DX Infrastructure Manager (formerly CA Unified Infrastructure Management), Micro Focus Network Node Manager i (formerly HP Network Node Manager), Paessler PRTG

SolarWinds NPM Pricing

  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional

SolarWinds NPM Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Video Tutorials / Webinar

SolarWinds NPM Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows, Windows® Server 2016; SQL Server 2016 SQL Server 2016 SP1 SQL Server 2017 (including installations on Linux)
Mobile Application:No