SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

Powerful, Affordable IT Management Software

4.57/5 (58 reviews)

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor overview

What is SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor?

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitoring software makes it easy to quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve performance issues before outages occur. SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor is an affordable, easy to use tool that delivers real-time views and dashboards that enable you to visually track and monitor network performance at a glance. Plus, using dynamic network topology maps and automated network discovery, you can deploy and keep up with your evolving network without breaking a sweat.
www.solarwinds.com

Pricing

Starting from
€2180
Pricing options
One time license
Free trial
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, Japan, Germany

Supported languages

English, Chinese (Simplified), French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
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SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor reviews

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Andre Furtado

Excellent system for monitoring

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-05-05
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
This has to be by far the best networking and services monitoring tool I have ever used. It is rich in features and it just works.

Cons
It is an amazing system and I would recommend to anyone. It is however a little time consuming to set it up, for some people even a little challenging.

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fazal azeem

Solarwinds npm

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-10-02
Review Source: Capterra

I have used multiple network monitoring softwares and there is no comparison with the support and quality of software with SolarWinds. A perfect monitoring tool with out of the box reporting and alerting with extreme customizations.

Pros
I have been using this software for a very long time and its graphical representations and reporting is so top notch and its very easy to install, configure, and troubleshoot and interact with highly skilled individuals on its Thwack Community and share and discuss new ideas and look for guidance/assistance and documentation with labs and we can collect points to exchange with gifts and certification vouchers.

Cons
Its a bit costly and fortigate firewalls are not supported completely to provide its site to site vpn details like it shows for cisco asa. It would be great to be able to monior our vpn and who gets in and out of our network.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Works well overall but can get slow over time

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-04-01
Review Source: Capterra

We use this software to monitor our network equipment and servers and for the price it works well for doing that.

Pros
Was easy to setup and maintain and their support seems to be great to work with.

Cons
Over time it gets really slow and the server needs rebooted. Nothing I've tried including putting it on a new server seems to rectify this.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7/10

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Anonymous

Solarwinds NPM Review

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

This product is great when tuned and customized properly. We use it for alerting via email and for NOC (Network Operation Center) setups. For those not familiar - this is when you set up a large monitor in a "monitoring " room to view network conditions in real time. Custom NOC views allow you to present pretty much any monitored information on a screen. It also allows you to configure a single display monitor (perhaps a 70 inch TV/Display) that scrolls through multiple screens of valuable information.

Pros
Allows for customized views and alerts to really lock down your essential requirements. (The problem is most users do not customize)

Cons
I do not like that they promote how easily you can roll out this software to start monitoring your network. What they do not tell you that by doing a non customized quick roll out you will receive unlimited number of alerts to the point they will be ignored. By default the system shows you too much irrelevant information and it alerts on way too many general conditions. BE Warned - without tuning the alerts you will get many false positive alerts.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Larry Scott

network management in minutes

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-26
Review Source: GetApp

Pros
SolarWinds NPM (Network Performance Manager) is one of the most gratifying products to use. After installing on a server, you can literally in minutes begin collecting actionable network performance if you have previously configured SNMP on your network equipment. Most of the products integrate, building on each other and adding more value. I have always been impressed with how their new versions add significant features and value for just paying maintenance on the product. Their online training is also very valuable.

Cons
More advance features will take more effort to configure and generate actionable results. You can easily be overwhelmed by alerts and syslog if you do not make an effort to manage what you really need to see.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor pricing

Starting from
€2180
Pricing options
One time license
Free trial

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor features

Monitoring

API (412 other apps)
Access Control (174 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (230 other apps)
Activity Tracking (124 other apps)
Alerts / Escalation (119 other apps)
Auditing (122 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (172 other apps)
Collaboration Tools (111 other apps)
Compliance Management (126 other apps)
Data Import/Export (163 other apps)
Data Visualization (121 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (124 other apps)
Real Time Data (115 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (146 other apps)
Reporting & Statistics (195 other apps)
Search Functionality (115 other apps)
Third Party Integration (231 other apps)
User Management (108 other apps)
Workflow Management (138 other apps)

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Additional information for SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

Key features of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

  • Network Availability and Performance Monitoring
  • Automated Network Device Discovery
  • Intelligent Network Alerting
  • Multi-Vendor Device Support
  • Quick, Do-It-Yourself Deployment
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