SolarWinds NPM Review
December 01, 2019

SolarWinds NPM Review

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

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

SolarWinds is used to monitor the OT side of the network. This includes switches, virtual environment (servers and workstations), RTU's, PCL's, etc across many locations. It monitors devices via SNMP and alerts on issues accordingly. It allows us to do reporting on all our devices and look for historical trends. We can be proactive in the event of issues as we get alerted by SolarWinds rather than users.
  • Ease of installation and monitoring.
  • The customizability of alerts and reports let you design what you're looking for.
  • The bonus of NetPath and PerfStack makes issues that much easier again to work out where the problem may be.
  • The upgrade of how syslogs are handled in the GUI needs more improvement to match the old version it replaced.
  • Without SolarWinds, you really have no idea of what's going on in your network. So in times of issues, you have no idea where to start in certain situations.
  • Network monitoring is a must! You can never be proactive unless you have the right tools.
Solarwinds NPM is well suited for monitoring any size or any type of network. It is very easy to set up and to start monitoring devices in the network. It is very customizable allowing you to set custom dashboards for different departments, NOC, etc. Solarwinds has other products available to cover any type of monitoring that someone is seeking.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

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