Robust piece of software
April 19, 2019

Robust piece of software

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

We are using SolarWinds to monitor our network across 17 different locations. We get notified when switches and routers are rebooted all the way to the devices overheating. We also use it to geo-map our buildings so we know where our equipment is as well as all of the IPs and configuration of the devices. It's a very robust piece of software.

Pros

  • Alerting
  • Mapping
  • Reporting

Cons

  • Setup support team
  • Easier access to tools
  • Cleaner web Interface
  • VM monitoring
  • We paid a monitoring company to monitor our network. No longer doing that.
  • The company charged us to customize the SW software, we no longer use them.
  • The software is ours and we own it.
Cost savings and ease of setup and configuration. LanSchool was a yearly fee for us and we wanted to get away from that. We want to own the software and choose when we want to upgrade to the latest version not have it forced upon us when a 3rd party monitoring company wanted is to upgrade.
If you have a large network and a lot of equipment and you need a central point of management, this is the software for you. If you need to be alerted after business hours and do not have a call center to notify you, then this will work for you. Fairly budget friendly.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

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

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