Monitoring large to small, NPM will not disappoint.
September 24, 2018

Monitoring large to small, NPM will not disappoint.

Tony Martin | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

We use NPM to monitor our network traffic and to help us trend data and diagnose spikes is traffic and then help track down those sources. It is used mainly in the IT department of our company.
  • Current state of nodes in the organization.
  • Amount of data transferred by certain processes and applications.
  • Availability or up time of devices.
  • For me managing alert status notifications could be a little easier to setup.
We did not have NetPath fully utilized and currently are rebuilding our server and moving it to a virtual one. With this are the discussions to better use the system overall but to use netpath for our WAN and virtualization routes.
We have not used this one yet.
Yes, the out of the box alerts have worked well with very little customization.
  • This has saved us on time and resources when tracking down offending apps that were for example using to much data and bandwidth from a certain SQL server.
  • The only negative would be that we are a small organization and with so many features and lack of resources there is so much more we could utilize given the time and staff.
The product is used with the operations team and network teams, they give a great stoplight view of the network and systems for the operations team to follow. Also this view helps our network team more quickly pinpoint issues. Getting advanced notifications outside of a switches own alert functions are very helpful and quick. Also the charting is a nice graphical view that can easily get a point across to other executives.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
9
Network monitoring
10
Baseline threshold calculation
7
Alerts
10
Network capacity planning
Not Rated
Packet capture analysis
7
Network mapping
6
Customizable reports
8
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
2
Hardware health monitoring
9