SolarWinds NPM
December 04, 2015

SolarWinds NPM

Matt Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

After researching many network monitoring tools, I decided to go with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for our network. The SolarWinds NPM was really easy to set up and I was generating reports almost immediately. The real time band width graphs allow me to monitor the WAN connection to each site and the nodes at those sites. This makes it really easy to spot band width spikes during off peak times and trouble shoot any issues.
  • Top 5 end points tells you where your traffic is going.
  • Real time band width monitors.
  • Covers my entire network.
  • An easier way to build custom reports.
  • I can only get the best views in IE.
  • Easier trouble shooting.
  • Cacti
I like the overall layout and functionality of the SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor. I found the user interface of other software to be lacking the ease of use that SolarWinds offers.
SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor
I think the SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor is great for any company that does any type of networking. I previously worked at a manufacturing plant that could have really used these tools. It may not be appropriate for companies that have only a few computers and a small wired network.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
Network monitoring
Baseline threshold calculation
Network capacity planning
Packet capture analysis
Network mapping
Customizable reports
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Hardware health monitoring