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Network Performance Monitor

Powerful, Affordable IT Management Software

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Network Performance Monitor Pricing

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2180

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Pricing starts at $2995.00 perpetual/$1,583 subscription with a free trial.

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Excellent product that provides greater value for the money.

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Hughes W.

Many things are interesting but comes at a huge cost.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Works well overall but can get slow over time

Reviewed 3 years ago

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 recommend10/10

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network management in minutes

Reviewed 4 years ago
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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Pricey but worth its weight in (insert item here)... Must have tool.

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Complete network monitoring tool. Allows you a near single pane of glass approach to you network. You have details and i mean details about every server, switch, I even have my consumable good inventory vending machines monitored with NPM. Detailed level for switch ports and routers, Cisco UCS, HP, DELL, and the list goes on and on. When there is no identified MIB, you can create your own. You can label your undefined items so they mean something to you. The Agent for servers installs on Windows and Linux and is SO EASY. It offers WMI, SNMP and ICMP monitoring as well as the agent which gives you several flavors to monitor equipment. Ease of use is good, interface is above average, and saving my score is 1000 out of 10

Cons

For me there is only one real things that gets me with NPM. Licensing. SolarWinds has a great set of products, but the licensing costs are really high. Even a small company needs this software but its hard to justify. The way they count nodes against your license total is in my opinion unfair. I think of a server as a node, and everything on that server should be covered as 1 node, but they see everything down to seems like the vlans on a switch port, but to be clear it is not counting vlans. However if you have 2 48 port switches, that is 96 nodes, you want to monitor, guess how fast your 100 node license gets used up. But the price to jump up is super crazy expensive. They need to rework that.

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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Good, Solid Network Monitor

Reviewed 5 years ago

Timely alerts and warnings that keep our network and server infrastructure running smoothly.

Pros

Once it's set up, NPM is pretty easy to configure and monitor just about anything with a network adapter/connection. We purchased the SLX version which means we can monitor as many nodes/elements as we want. Email alerts are timely and help us stay on top of outages and server capacities. Been using this for 5 years now and it just doesn't the job. Can't forget about the customer SQL alerts either. Great job here!

Cons

You need SQL server for this. If not using an Express version, that's more costs. The SLX version is expensive compared to other solutions.

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Excellent Network Monitor, Very Intuitive

Reviewed 4 years ago

You can trust this software to watch over the network while you perform other tasks. If there is an issue, you will be alerted immediately

Pros

Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor gives you in-depth details about every server and switch. Once it is installed and configured, you just sit back, relax and engage in worry free monitoring of your network (unless of course it gives you an alert)

Cons

It is very expensive. The company that I worked for that used SolarWinds had no issue spending the money though, so after I left it was like leaving a family member behind.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

This tool helps prevent major Server downtimes with a great alert system. Every System Administrator should have this. I can't count the number of times it has saved me.

Pros

The features I like the most about this tool are the fast and easy deployment and the high-quality monitoring and alerting. Very nice UI, also very scalable.

Cons

The element base pricing is very expensive, can quickly escalate.

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NPM - A Power Horse

Reviewed 5 years ago

The ability to constantly monitor the health of my network.

Pros

What's not to love? Deep, Reliable, and an absolute monitoring beast. I use this daily - DAILY - to monitor my company's environment. The awareness that it gives you is bar none the best around.

Cons

Cost can get hefty depending on how many modules you use. If your company is in a lucky enough position to accept the price, then you are in for a treat.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Network Monitoring Tool

Reviewed 3 years ago
Pros

A)It is user friendly, Can monitor all kind of network device B) We can extract the daily, monthly reports as per our need. C) Generate alerts which can help us to trace the issue.

Cons

A) It is highly expensive compare to it's compititior. B) The customer service response time was highly lathergic. C) it's graphics were not as satisfactory

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Networking monitoring made easy

Reviewed 3 years ago

Solarwinds NPM is an amazing network monitoring solution with a high level of automation. It comes with reasonale standard options and it's very easy to setup and get running.

Pros

Clean and intuitive user interface Flexible and adaptable visualizations and dashbords Automated discovery for network devices and topology Large collection of monitoring options Wireless heat maps Great reporting

Cons

Pricing can become an issue for large networks Some modules (like NetFlow) are optional and come at an extra cost

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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Looks and works great

Reviewed 4 years ago

Got us through a transitional period where we were short on IT staff.

Pros

It is a really clean solution that was easy to install and use. It is aesthetically appealing and I can better visualize my own network.

Cons

It does not really do anything that I could not do on my own, so it is really 100% bells and whistles. I would not recommend this software unless you are new to networking and you do not have the knowledge or manpower to manage/monitor an existing enterprise network. That being said, it is incredibly expensive for what you really get, but can be helpful if your use-case is a good fit.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Maserati of network monitors.

Reviewed 2 years ago

We all were much impressed with the product but after getting the quote, idea was dropped to continue with NPM.

Pros

An excellent, easy to deploy product with tons of features and great customer support.

Cons

It is not good for smaller networks as it is way expensive and they may not use it at the fullest.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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An affordable yet powerful monitoring tool

Reviewed 3 years ago

Centralized network monitoring and troubleshooting portal that meets expectation

Pros

The in-depth analysis to a detected fault helps remedial ease resolution timelines. I like its 30 day full functional trial period, that helps one fully understand what he / she is buying.

Cons

The cost of the product can get hefty if not careful with the choice of modules you require. so to get the best deal, one need to have exact use case

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Many things are interesting but comes at a huge cost.

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

The details that it provides are huge and so many little intricate details to monitor and take care about. Gives peace of mind once installed properly for sure.

Cons

For a network monitoring tool, a little too expensive. Huge customization are needed at some step but not necessary that you might need to too.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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The best one in business

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

1) Real time health report and a microseconds difference is the competence i was looking for in the monitoring tools out there.

Cons

1) Prices could be cheaper but whatever keeps my servers afloat i can go for it, without much ado.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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An effective tool to monitor almost everything on your network

Reviewed 3 years ago

This has been a great NPM tool and it our primary source to seek any network specific metrics.

Pros

Efficient dashboards and alerting system. Best network tracing capabilities.

Cons

Price. This price should be more reasonable, especially for smaller businesses to come on board.

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Excellent product that provides greater value for the money

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

Ease of installation. Product Support in clubs I've of upgrades. Great online training and folllowup

Cons

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Love the product!

Reviewed 5 years ago

Being able to forget about the network 24/7 and rely on it to notify us when something is wrong.

Pros

Ease of install, ease of customization, and easy to learn based on the interface. Without training, I was able to pick it up and run with it.

Cons

The cost is the only concern I have. You buy modules based on what you need, and I think one package with all would make life easier.

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Great Network Monitoring tool which is always coming out with new features

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

This is just one of the many suite of applications that SolarWinds offers to help manage the Network. Ease to use and helps diagnose / troubleshoot issues. Easy to automate alerts to notify you of problems afterhours. Great graphical interface as well.

Cons

Is more costly than other tools but worth the cost as SolarWinds will take less time to manage over time.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Great tool to manage your network

Reviewed 9 months ago

The experience is excellent because we buy the modules for servers and network monitoring and help us a lot to see what is happening in our network and historic reports from an specific services or server

Pros

NPM is an excellent tool to manage your netwotk includind services and hardware. The implementation is easy and it have default templates and report that help you to start and see the information out of the box without do extra work

Cons

If you nee to see information like network traffic you need an extra license that is additional cost or if you need to see databases performance is other license, so to see the entire picture you will need pay more

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Easy Network Monitoring tool

Reviewed 5 years ago

Overall good tool

Pros

It is able to monitor every device in your company and check for high cpu utilization, low memory, failures and errors. As well as make backups of all your devices. Works with almost all network products and can be customized using universal pollers to handle almost any imaginable product.

Cons

Slow performance on web interface. I think they should work on the overall look of the program, integrate more features into the SolarWinds NPM suite.

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SolarWinds Review

Reviewed 6 years ago

SolarWinds is what you expect from a legacy SNMP monitoring and management system... it's great for managing network devices. The rest of it is not so good. Its IPAM solution has a Read only API, meaning you can't modify records with your existing automation. Worse yet, they have no plans to fix it. It can do a lot of things, just not well. You will end up needing to fill the gaps with other tools.

Pros

Network device management Price

Cons

Lackluster API that's partially implemented. Interface is clumsy and requires a lot of redundant clicking.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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NPM is great

Reviewed 2 years ago

Monitoring our network. Making sure there is no latency or downtimes.

Pros

It is really easy to find what is causing issues especially when coupled with NTA. Without a tool like this there could be really long down times. It is basically out of the box ready, very little set up.

Cons

There is nothing that I dislike about it. There was some difficulty getting budget approved because of the cost but for me it is totally worth it.