SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) Reviews

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Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer
October 24, 2019

Great web monitor

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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.
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John Predmore | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 03, 2018

Solarwinds WPM-Simple web app monitoring

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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.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 12, 2017

Web Performance Monitor - a nice testing option

Score 7 out of 10
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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.
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SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) Scorecard Summary

Feature Scorecard Summary

Remote monitoring (1)
Multiple Server Monitoring (1)
Automated alerts and notifications (1)
Performance data reports (1)
Customizable reporting (1)
Data visualization (1)
Adinistraor access control (1)

About 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
Categories:  System Monitoring

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) Features

Monitoring Tasks Features
Has featureRemote monitoring
Does not have featureNetwork device monitoring
Has featureMultiple Server Monitoring
Does not have featureMulti-device monitoring
Has featureAutomated alerts and notifications
Management Tasks Features
Does not have featurePatch Management
Does not have featureService configuration management
Does not have featureSoftware and hardware inventory
Does not have featurePolicy-based automation
Reporting Features
Has featurePerformance data reports
Has featureCustomizable reporting
Has featureData visualization
Does not have featureRisk analysis
Security Features
Does not have featureData backup and recovery
Does not have featureAntivirus and malware management
Does not have featureAdinistraor access control
Additional Features
Has featureMonitor Internal, SaaS-Based, and Customer-Facing Web Apps
Has featureEasy-to-Use Transaction Recorder
Has featureApplication Stack Management Dashboard
Has featureWeb-based Application Performance
Has featureDetailed Load-Time Metrics
Has featureMonitor Transactions from Multiple Locations
Has featureTransaction Alerting/Notifications
Has featureWebsite and Web App Performance Reporting

SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) Competitors


  • 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 Web Performance Monitor (WPM) Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
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SolarWinds Web Performance Monitor (WPM) Technical Details

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Mobile Application:No