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SolarWinds NPM Review: "Want to gain insight into your network and really know what is going on?" Network Performance MonitorUnspecified8.6275101
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January 08, 2019

SolarWinds NPM Review: "Want to gain insight into your network and really know what is going on?"

Score 10 out of 101
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

We use it across the entire organization and it identifies traffic bottlenecks and also helps us identify overloaded access points. That is just a couple of examples.
  • The wireless summary review is really awesome you get a lot of data, how many people are on each access point how many bytes are being transferred etc.
  • The network top 10 summary view is also great you get the top 10 wireless clients by traffic, top 10 interfaces by traffic, top 10 node’s by current response time and much more.
  • Another great future is interfaces with high percent utilization where problems are identified early.
  • The ability to work on a mobile phone and still manage everything with an adaptive website would be great.
  • The mobile admin app starts at $695 it should be included for free.
  • Alert text messages get sent with a different number each time and It would be better if it was the same number.
This feature has not been utilized and I have a little experience with it but what I see shows great potential.
We do not use this feature.
The alert component of solarwinds is amazing you have so much flexibility in how you configure the alerts from receiving text messages to emails completely customizable extremely well-built.
  • The ROI has been great even though solar wins is not the cheapest out there it’s the best.
We have used solarwinds for over eight years and at the time of evaluation they were the best, eight years down the road not sure of the competition; I’m an extremely pleased customer.
The network performance monitor overall gives such a complete picture and helps you keep an eye on everything so it is well-suited for everything. I have not encountered any scenarios where it fell short.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

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