The best set of tools for your network monitoring needs.
Mike Mozola | TrustRadius Reviewer
Updated June 17, 2020

The best set of tools for your network monitoring needs.

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

We currently use NPM in addition to other SolarWinds modules to manage all of the devices for the MDOT Intelligent Transportation Systems statewide. It is being used by our staff and other agencies to assist with construction projects, network planning and integration, and reporting to compare against systems utilizing the devices.
  • Ease of identifying network issues
  • Alerting and Notifications
  • Customizable Reporting
  • Cost
  • Hardware Requirements
  • Licensing Renewals
NetPath has been a valuable asset and a good addition to NPM. It has helped save a lot of time to identify connectivity issues visually in a single path which has led to quicker resolution to issues. This has been beneficial for us to identify issues particularly with the ISP's at our remote locations.
Network Insights is part of what makes NPM such a good tool. It provides a great visual representation of the health and performance in addition to being another troubleshooting tool.
The alert manager has been a resourceful tool within NPM for alerting. With the proper dependencies set to the network devices and the ability to set up conditional alerts and trigger actions, it has benefited my email inbox during router outages by reducing the amount of alerts received for all of the devices that sit behind the router during the outage.
  • NPM has had a positive impact on the Network Health.
  • NPM has provided additional visibility into the network traffic.
  • Remote monitoring has cut down on our cost to maintain the devices by identifying the root cause of issues before deploying technicians to the sites.
We have found SolarWinds NPM to be a good solution for our clients with mid to large sized networks with the budget to support managing their assets. We have used alternate (open-source) solutions for some of our clients with smaller networks but find there are a lot less features available compared to NPM.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

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