SolarWinds Network Monitor Review
November 25, 2018

SolarWinds Network Monitor Review

Dale Witt | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

We used SolarWinds for the purposes of monitoring our networking infrastructure. It allowed us to keep track of our servers and switches within our domain. It was primarily used to help keep track of network performance and utilization as well as notifications of outages.


  • Allows for monitoring of network traffic and utilization.
  • Customized alerts and notifications.
  • Allows you to inventory all devices on the network.


  • It can be difficult to set up initially.
  • Better initial documentation and on boarding would be very useful.
  • Allows for us to respond much more quickly to network issues through out the company.
They each have their place, but SolarWinds allowed us more and better features and alerts than the implementations of the other two that we were using.
It provides as much or as little information as you need to the right people once the tools have been installed and configured. Once configured correctly the alerts are very useful in keeping the network up and healthy.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
Network monitoring
Baseline threshold calculation
Network capacity planning
Packet capture analysis
Not Rated
Network mapping
Customizable reports
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Not Rated
Hardware health monitoring


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