All the information you need to diagnose your network in one place.
April 07, 2020

All the information you need to diagnose your network in one place.

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

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

We use SolarWinds NPM to monitor our radio and fiber infrastructure. We have a wide range of equipment and have been impressed by the ease with which we have been able to add most of these to the NPM environment. We monitor interface status for connectivity and usage, with alarms being monitored by in-house engineers, who have been able to pick up on changes in trends and escalate as needed.
  • The clarity of the NPM interface is unparalleled in the level of information displayed. This is often a challenge on other monitors when there is such a variety of equipment being monitored.
  • Adding a node to be monitored is generally a stress-free process, with a lot of configuration available, but only the bare minimum being compulsory.
  • The graphing provided for nodes provides us with enough knowledge to prevent noticeable failures in many cases. No need to click too many buttons.
  • I have found the configuration of alerts to be somewhat confusing at times. I like to have as few required fields as possible to start with, and tailor the alert from that.
  • We see ROI via the number of people that need to have access to various systems to be able to clear a fault. If we can do that in one place we have a winner.
SolarWinds NPM has a much more simplified configuration process for nodes, and navigation to required information of far easier.
NPM gives a great overview of the goings-on in a network. The amount of information we want to see is easily found, and when we find we are missing some detail, that is also added with a minimal amount of effort. The mapping options are also great and allow us to see when different areas may be affected by localized power or other issues.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

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