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Collin Lichtenberger | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 20, 2020

SolarWinds NPM Customer Review

Score 6 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • SolarWinds has definitely helped us find a platform for all of our reporting. Not just network, but also servers and other infrastructure. This is very valuable to our NOC which watches all of the infrastructure.
  • The modular architecture with multiple polling engines, allows us to keep pollers in different locations and also to offer services to the entire university system and not just a single campus.
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Mike Mozola | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 17, 2020

The best set of tools for your network monitoring needs.

Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • NPM has had a positive impact on the Network Health.
  • NPM has provided additional visibility into the network traffic.
  • Remote monitoring has cut down on our cost to maintain the devices by identifying the root cause of issues before deploying technicians to the sites.
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Matthew A. Osmond | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 03, 2020

A mature, customization monitoring solution

Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • We have not yet determined how to calculate ROI from NPM. It's definitely saved us lots of IT Ops time, and threshold-based warnings save us from downtime.
  • It's a stress reducer for IT Operations, once they feel confident in the monitoring solution and implementation.
  • Intelligent alerting helps us effectively categorize alerts as P1 or not, preventing unnecessary off-hours calls.
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Srinivas Reddy | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 24, 2020

My SolarWinds Monitor

Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • There are a lot of positive impacts on my organization regarding saving time while pinpointing issues and taking the right steps to eliminate bottlenecks across the network where various devices are connected which save a lot of money by eliminating and putting a lot of resources toward troubleshooting the same issue which can be easily done with SolarWinds.
  • Our organization has not much benefitted when it comes to using SolarWinds NPM across the nodes for 8 or more connected in different data centers.
  • This reduces the human need to manually troubleshoot issues causing data issues across the network in a big environment.
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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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Return on Investment

  • Our network is very stable, part of that is because NPM helps us see issues that we would never know about.
  • You cannot have a large network without SolarWinds NPM to help having visibility into your network.
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Alessandro Piras | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 28, 2020

An irreplaceable tool for complex networks

Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Capacity planning with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor help to minimize bandwidth cost and to optimize available bandwith. We have calculated, after 3 years of using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor a cost reduction of 15% per year for network links orders.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 14, 2020

SolarWinds NPM is the magic bullet!

Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • This has allowed us to respond quickly to issues and improve the overall appearance [so] that IT knows what's going on in the environment.
  • Allowed us to have the answers when the business asks about performance issues with a particular server.
  • It has allowed us to better plan for upgrades given the historical data of how much a certain service is being used.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 04, 2020

SolarWinds Network Evaluation

Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • SolarWinds vast array of solutions allows us to consolidate the total number of monitoring solutions, network management tools and performance monitoring tools into a single solution saving us money.
  • By combining what were once many different vendor solutions for different usages into a single ecosystem we are able to quickly respond and determine the cause of network-related events.
  • With a single ecosystem for network management and reporting, we are able to drastically reduce our overhead and standardize our alerting and monitoring solutions. Reducing white noise alerts and improving response time.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 17, 2020

SolarWinds simply works!

Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Centrally hosted IT monitoring solution, reducing cost for departments and schools
  • A community based support and learning environment
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
July 14, 2020

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Review

Score 10 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • SolarWinds has a positive impact on our environments business objectives. It allows us to have a better understanding of the overall health our appliances are in and to maximize the lifecycle of these devices.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 09, 2020

SolarWinds NPM Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • We have been able to proactively address network performance issues without waiting for users to report the impact. This has A) found issues that users experience, but fail to report and B) given the networking team a 30-45 minute lead compared to waiting for user reports and ticket escalation.
  • Has helped in the creation of business use cases for network equipment or bandwidth investments. We can focus on areas needing redundancy or additional capacity with actual data.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 07, 2020

NPM for a medium size business

Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Less down time. Time is money.
  • If a site had a slow connection we often were not alerted until at least a day later by a user. Now we can see the problem happen within an hour. This is a full work day or slow productivity that we can now resolve quickly.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
March 06, 2020

SolarWinds NPM: Good, but not great

Score 8 out of 10
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Return on Investment

  • Proactive response to network issues. No longer relying on customers telling us there is a problem.
  • Visibility into the network in general. No more having custom scripts to ping.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Automated network device discovery (171)
8.7
Network monitoring (190)
9.4
Baseline threshold calculation (167)
8.4
Alerts (189)
9.3
Network capacity planning (150)
7.7
Packet capture analysis (105)
7.6
Network mapping (156)
7.7
Customizable reports (174)
8.4
Wireless infrastructure monitoring (122)
7.7
Hardware health monitoring (176)
8.8

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

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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

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

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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