SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)

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SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)


What is SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)?

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitoring (WPM) is a website and SaaS application performance monitoring tool. It utilizes synthetic and real user monitoring for proactive issue detection and performance reporting. WPM is designed to be scalable with business needs.
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What is SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)?

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitoring (WPM) is a website and SaaS application performance monitoring tool. It utilizes synthetic and real user monitoring for proactive issue detection and performance reporting. WPM is designed to be scalable with business needs.

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What is SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM)?

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) is a web and SaaS application performance monitoring tool. It uses synthetic monitoring and user transaction monitoring for full-stack visibility, enabling proactive issue detection and performance reporting. WPM offers multiple monitoring metrics and diagnostics, including latency issues, infrastructure performance, and server health. It is designed to be scalable in application workload and location accessibility. SolarWinds also advertises rapid deployment, with monitoring enabled within an hour and out-of-the-box and customizable reporting functionality.

Web Performance Monitor helps IT pros:
  • Know when users can’t get to your site or web app, or are giving up because it’s too slow
  • Track Web Service/SaaS application performance for both internal and external solutions
  • View website and infrastructure performance from a single view
  • Monitor user experience from multiple access locations
  • Automatically alert with configurable thresholds at each step of a transaction

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) Features

Monitoring Tasks Features

  • Supported: Remote monitoring
  • Supported: Multiple Server Monitoring
  • Supported: Automated alerts and notifications

Reporting Features

  • Supported: Performance data reports
  • Supported: Customizable reporting
  • Supported: Data visualization

Additional Features

  • Supported: Monitor Internal, SaaS-Based, and Customer-Facing Web Apps
  • Supported: Easy-to-Use Transaction Recorder
  • Supported: Application Stack Management Dashboard
  • Supported: Web-based Application Performance
  • Supported: Detailed Load-Time Metrics
  • Supported: Monitor Transactions from Multiple Locations
  • Supported: Transaction Alerting/Notifications
  • Supported: Website and Web App Performance Reporting

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October 25, 2019

Great web monitor

Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User
We monitor several internal and external web sites and generate alerts when sites are slow or down. We monitor a number of public sites to measure general Internet performance and availability at our primary location.
  • Very detailed step performance monitoring.
  • Easy-to-use graphs and charts.
  • The recorder is clunky and must be run on a local machine.
  • It does not support frames.
Solarwinds Web Performance Monitor is good for monitoring the performance and availability of websites and web interfaces. It does need consistency so any change in the web site can break the monitor.
Monitoring Tasks (3)
Remote monitoring
Multiple Server Monitoring
Automated alerts and notifications
Management Tasks
Reporting (3)
Performance data reports
Customizable reporting
Data visualization
Security (1)
Administrator access control
  • We can be proactive in addressing down sites or slow links. Not easily measured with ROI but keeps our users happy.
  • We can use historical access and performance data to justify (or not) using on-premise vs cloud services.
  • Nagios
While free, Nagios was limited and hard to use on a Red Hat platform where we don't have the skillset.
Solarwinds support is top-notch, and while we rarely have to call them, they are always very helpful when we do.
John Predmore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use WPM for web application monitoring and alerting across multiple departments. It has permitted us to proactively monitor and alert on critical web apps 24*7 where we used to have to just wait for users and customers to alert us of issues. This combined with details of what steps have problems gives us critical information to get the problem resolved sooner.
  • Since WPM builds on Orion its alerting capabilities are very good. We've always been able to generate alerts parameters to meet user needs.
  • WPM's web app monitoring capabilities were exactly what we needed. We've been able to write detailed transactions to monitor very specific app functions.
  • Occasionally we run into issues with sites that use cookies. We'd like to see improvement in handling these.
  • We sometimes struggle with sites that open new browser tabs.
We've found WPM to be a fit for every web application that we wanted to monitor. If you have a web app that you'd like monitoring/alerting for then WPM may work for you. So far our only struggles have been when after logging in the app launches a new tab.
  • WPM alerting has permitted us to get faster alerts of issues with critical web apps such as online banking. Faster alerting means we can resolve issues sooner and increase uptime.
At the time we purchased WPM we were not aware of alternatives and therefore did not compare them.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Web Performance Monitor is used within our organization to test our web applications via workflow. It allows us a real view into each step of the transaction by producing print screens and error alerting. Web Performance Monitor is only managed by the IT organization and creates monitors at the request of engineering.
  • Testing web applications
  • Ability to log in to secure sections of websites in order to test user authentication
  • Provides a detailed history of steps taken and provides print screens of each step. If an error occurs you can see the web page to better diagnose issues.
  • The creation of tests can take some time as you are recording actions taken on web sites.
  • Ability to edit already created tests typically results in deleting steps and recreating
  • Require to create multiple iterations of similar tests in order to test individual app servers behind a load balancer
Web performance monitor is well suited if you are looking for extremely granular view into your web applications. This application allows you to go as deep as you want in testing your web application and provides history and screen shots of the sites that it monitors. It also allows for alerting based on certain thresholds of latency or failure categories.
  • Better reporting of down states to allow for SLA reporting
  • Better alerting during certain failure conditions which allows the IT org to respond faster
  • More thorough history to review past errors and see screenshots of the errors.
We did not review other alternatives.
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