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Dwain Erhart | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We do use this feature. However, we do not use it as an "always on" feature - rather, when we need to know something, it is VERY helpful. We do run a consistent NetPath service when we have recurring issues - this helps us determine issues with some of our cloud services.
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Aaron Oberman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We really havn't found an opportunity yet to utilize this feature as we believe it is intended. I can see where it might be useful in scenarios where there might be a network device that was installed any not documented properly (not on our network :) ). I love the idea of NetPath and I'm sure there will come a time when it will be of use to out team.
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Jason Buttacavoli | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 27, 2019

SolarWinds for K-12

Score 8 out of 10
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We use NetPath to monitor the route of our Office 365 cloud as well as our hosted SIS. It keeps us informed of a clean path to essential services and alerts us right away if there are potential issues. This allows us to get ahead of an issue before it becomes a major problem for end users.
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Derek Dolan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

I've used this feature a little, but I've found its usefulness limited. It's ICMP-based, so if you're filtering traceroute on your firewall (which we are), you won't have an accurate picture of paths traversing the Internet.

In all honesty, it's probably another NPM feature that I would use more if I actually sat through the free training they provide for all their products.
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Jennifer Aguilar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We don't use NetPath at this time. We have a really refined/defined operation that does not go outside! I could have used NetPath when troubleshooting my remote 7 or 8 years ago! We have not benefited from the capabilities of NetPath yet; I do plan on better leveraging this tool in the very near future.
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Nicholas Drexel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

Haven't used it, it was a WIP when I went to CiscoLive and discussed with them, it also was not very intuitive to start and was just beginning to be developed. I likely wouldn't recommend it until they get some time to work out the usability issues with it.
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Justin Czachor | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 29, 2019

NPM just works

Score 7 out of 10
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We have not used NetPath and it might be something worth looking into. However, we don't have a ton of hybrid or cloud environments. So it's really not something we would likely use heavily. So we enjoy using Network Performance Monitor and don't see any need to expand it out into further monitoring with NetPath.
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John Prather | TrustRadius Reviewer
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We have used NetPath on occasion to help troubleshoot an issue with network performance; it is very easy to set up and users are generally impressed with the amount of data they are able to obtain from a free product. I think it is a great addition to the NPM environment.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 15, 2020

SolarWinds simply works!

Score 8 out of 10
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

I don't think our organization uses this feature. But the feature sounds attractive and could help us diagnose technical problems from a network point of view.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

  • Generally speaking, NPM does alerting very well. It has a lot of flexibility in how to build and deliver the alerts.
  • Being able to do HTTP POST on alerts helps integrate it with modern tools like Slack and OpsGenie, even if it's not a baked-in integration.
  • The ability to get all relevant device data from one page (and a couple of tabs) is nice, and there is customization available within that view.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We have used NetPath for visual analysis in our organization. Depending on the issue (and the level of access granted to SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor), the analysis feature can be quite helpful -- if not the most helpful tool available. SolarWinds has used the "Show them it's not the network" approach for a long time, and with this tool you can show where the failure takes place.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 30, 2019

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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

Netpath is very beneficial when monitoring links that transverse over devices and links that are not part of our organization. In my current environment, all links are owned by us. In previous roles, not all links were owned by us, so seeing the multiple paths traffic could take was very handy when troubleshooting remote links.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

NetPath is awesome. A great feature that they added a year or so ago. When users complain of application performance issues, lots of IT teams start pointing fingers because there are so many possible causes. Performance troubleshooting is complicated! But what NetPath does is it gives you a "visual traceroute" that helps prove out the network. You can see every single possible hop from the user all the way to the application server over time. If the network is the issue, you're going to see exactly where in the network it is and when it happened. If NetPath is "green and clean" the whole way across, all day every day, then you know that the network is not the issue.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 07, 2019

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Score 9 out of 10
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SolarWinds NPM NetPath

We have tried using NetPath services, but the way it was set up the service was no accurate and didn't give a very good detail trace route of critical paths out for our F5/Cisco devices.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Automated network device discovery (150)
8.7
Network monitoring (167)
9.4
Baseline threshold calculation (146)
8.4
Alerts (166)
9.1
Network capacity planning (133)
7.8
Packet capture analysis (95)
7.3
Network mapping (134)
8.1
Customizable reports (152)
8.3
Wireless infrastructure monitoring (105)
7.7
Hardware health monitoring (154)
8.9

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 Competitors

ManageEngine OpManager, 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

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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