SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset Review
May 10, 2021

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset Review

Tom Shepherd | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

I am using SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset in our organisation for automated network discover, and real time monitoring alerting. It helps us as an organisation to be proactive rather than reactive with issues on our network. We love the powerful diagnostic capabilities and the enhanced network security. It's a great solution.
  • Compatibility
  • In depth monitoring
  • Well known solution
  • Its one of the more expensive solutions
  • Quite difficult to understand as a beginner
  • Name has been tarnished due to the password leak
  • MAC Address Scanner
  • Subnet Calc
  • Traceroute tool
  • Allows IT to be proactive rather than reactive
  • Decreases downtime
  • Achieve SLAs
I have used both LogicMonitor and Dynatrace and they perform a similar job, they have many of the same basic tools, but where SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset really stands out is in some of the more advanced tools like config compare for switch and router configs, this is not something the other competitors offer.

Do you think SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset's feature set?

Yes

Did SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset again?

Yes

The Engineer's Toolset has over sixty tools in its product suite including DNS Name resolution, subnet calculator, traceroute tool, open port scanner and config compare. These are some of the most useful tools I have found in my experience and is well suited to any network professional that is managing a medium to large environment. It's not so well suited to basic networks or networks that are managed by a third party as these tools would not be required.