SolarWinds - The Batman of IT
November 07, 2018

SolarWinds - The Batman of IT

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

We use NPM as a means to manage the sites with smaller network pipes and be able to pinpoint exactly what is utilizing the bandwidth. It has been a blessing to have this as a tool, especially in this day and age, where the speed and reliability of a network are paramount.

Pros

  • Track network utilization
  • Pinpoint bottlenecks
  • General overview

Cons

  • NPM needs to be a bit more fluid from a GUI perspective
  • Easier install/upgrade path
  • Quicker backup methods for config.
  • Less Downtime
  • Easier IT Management
  • Instant Alerts
We have not used any other products, as once we tried SolarWinds we stuck to it and thoroughly enjoy using it. We believe that if something works, don't fix it; however, SolarWinds improves itself overtime, so this is definitely the end game. We are extremely happy and will continue to stay a customer.
NPM is well suited in multi site environments with general pipe overviews as a requirement. This is paramount in companies that have sites with network pipes that are not up to par with this day and age. It also could be used in a school environment as a good means of tracking utilization.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
9
Network monitoring
10
Baseline threshold calculation
8
Alerts
10
Network capacity planning
10
Packet capture analysis
9
Network mapping
7
Customizable reports
9
Hardware health monitoring
10

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