Good network mapping software held back by some outdated design choices
April 30, 2021

Good network mapping software held back by some outdated design choices

Dylan Eikelenboom | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds ipMonitor

SolarWinds ipMonitor is a monitoring tool for all devices in your internal network. We use it for checking the performance of the devices, as well as monitoring for unknown/rogue devices in the internal network. Any new device in the network will be added to our ipMonitor tool.
  • Gives quite some in-depth information about computer performance (CPU, disk, memory)
  • Shows known issues with critical processes on desktops
  • Easy to use and set up
  • The user interface is quite outdated
  • Scans sometimes take a very long time
  • It has a bit too many configuration options
  • It allows us to immediately detect rogue devices in our network
  • It allows us to verify computer performance with any problems our employees encounter
Both alternatives were great offerings, but were too extensive for our business needs. We needed something that had very low set-up costs, was easily usable, and did all the basics we need; performance metrics analysis, rogue IP detection, network mapping. In the end, along with the reasonable price point, SolarWinds offering won out.

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SolarWinds ipMonitor is a perfectly decent network mapper and performance metric gatherer, but it is held back by the UI, which can be hard to navigate once you have more than a couple dozen assets in there. It is fairly priced, but it also sometimes takes a really long time before results come in.
I have had no experience with SolarWinds support team. All information I needed was readily available online.
SolarWinds ipMonitor is very easy to set-up and use, but can be quite slow to execute. Therefore, I don't think it will work in a medium-to-large organisation. Also, the interface is not suited for 100s of devices. The customisibility could also be better, so enterprises that require strict branding rules need to look elsewhere.

SolarWinds ipMonitor Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
Network monitoring
Network mapping
Customizable reports