8 Years using the product. Have tried others but still recommend it.
February 12, 2020

8 Years using the product. Have tried others but still recommend it.

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

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

NPM monitors all the organization's network assets and datacenter servers. We use it to have insight and real-time status of all the essential devices. It provides us a way to centralize network management and visualization. We also heavily rely on it to analyze traffic trends and traffic patterns. It is also the way we have to prevent issues or be proactively utilizing the advance alerting processes.

Pros

  • Alerting
  • Device health

Cons

  • Custom maps
  • Custom graphs
  • Has saved hours of travel and overtime just with the automation and alert escalations.
  • IT personnel productivity: just not having to focus on individually monitoring a large infrastructure.
NPM/SAM/NTA combo is more advanced and simple compared to others in the market. Nagios XI and NPM are pretty close and to be honest, Nagios is way less expensive. But having the ability to incorporate SAM and NTM and how reliable is. If you have the resources available, I would recommend SolarWinds solutions over any other.
It is well suited for organizations with a mid to large network and servers infrastructure and less dedicated personnel. It is a great tool to focus more on the job more and less on maintenance. It also helps a lot by saving time and resources with after-hours processes and troubleshooting.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
10
Network monitoring
10
Baseline threshold calculation
8
Alerts
10
Network capacity planning
9
Packet capture analysis
9
Network mapping
9
Customizable reports
9
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
7
Hardware health monitoring
10

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