Network Performance Monitor, Monitor your performance, TODAY
January 25, 2019

Network Performance Monitor, Monitor your performance, TODAY

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

Our IT department uses it for monitoring and alerting. It allows us to view the almost real-time statistics in order to better gauge an understanding of our network and server infrastructure.
  • Performance reports based on usage statistics.
  • Managing devices, whether they're servers or network components, is relatively easy.
  • Real-time monitoring would be the ultimate goal, but that would be resource intensive. Currently, SolarWinds only does it in intervals, depending on what you set.
  • Sluggish interface based on older development platforms. Needs to be modernized and updated.
  • Overall, SolarWinds is beneficial, but the cost is exorbitant. I think that money could be more appropriately spent elsewhere, while also leaving room in the budget for other necessary infrastructure and operations upgrades.
For the most part, SolarWinds products work great 95% of the time. They have great functionality, but since SolarWinds is an application that has been developed for several years, there is plenty of bloat, which causes some severe slowness. If you can deal with the slowness, the modules are great and are incredibly beneficial.
SolarWinds NPM is fantastic for monitoring and viewing historical data. However, it is not a product you would install for real-time traffic and utilization scenarios. NPM monitors devices in intervals, which is beneficial for certain business reasons.

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