A highly recommended network management tool.
Updated December 09, 2020

A highly recommended network management tool.

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)

We use SolarWinds NPM to monitor our whole borough (200+ sites). We use it on a daily basis to manage, monitor, and audit our entire network infrastructure. It keeps us one step ahead on most days and helps us with great insight into our network. If you're looking to get more visibility, better alerting, or help with general monitoring, SolarWinds NPM will help you 'see' your network; we highly recommend SolarWinds NPM.

Pros

  • Alerting
  • Auditing and Search
  • General Monitoring
  • SNMP Montioring
  • Reporting

Cons

  • Less resource hungry
  • Writing reports could be a little simpler
  • Can get on the expensive side
  • Efficiency
  • Lighter workload
  • Overall cost savings
SolarWinds NPM is great for keeping track of all your nodes and making sure they are online. It can help with deeper insight and give you a great inventory for reporting and auditing. We find it helps with both small and larger networks. You can get what you need out of it as it is highly customizable. On the negative, if you're looking for deeper packet inspection or detailed information for more than a few months, then for us we find it very resource hungry and only limit it to 30 days or so.

SolarWinds NPM Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
9
Network monitoring
9
Baseline threshold calculation
8
Alerts
9
Network capacity planning
Not Rated
Packet capture analysis
3
Network mapping
6
Customizable reports
9
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
7
Hardware health monitoring
7

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SolarWinds NPM ROI Questions

  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Reputation
Overall the main importance to a product is what it offers. If it can help save time in the long run, then to a certain point, price isn't as important as it saves money elsewhere. If we can use a product to make a team work more efficiently and affectively and even give the confidence to customers that we are understanding problems they are getting; using the software, then it will be the first thing we consider.

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