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WhatsUp Gold lets you find and fix network problems fast – usually before end users notice. Its unique, interactive mapping...

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitoring software makes it easy to quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve performance issues...

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

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1100

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  • Free trial available
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2180

One-time payment

  • Free trial available
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User reviews

4.4

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would recommend this app

4.6

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
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100%
would recommend this app

Pros

The software has free updates which is awesome and the community board is very helpful. I would recommend this product to any IT environment that is looking for network monitoring solution.

KH

Kristina H.

Ease of use for WhatsUp Gold is great. The product does what is advertised and provides a great system for notification and analysis.

AH

Austin H.

Great monitoring and alerting systems. Easy viewing and great for displaying on a monitor.

JF

JAMES F.

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.

RF

Randi F.

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

MI

Mohammad I.

Perfect for solving your network issues and live monitoring is awesome.
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Devon F.

Cons

Sometimes when organizing items on the screen I accidentally move wrong and then all my server/website objects end up in strange places on the screen.

CK

Carl K.

Bulk editing is cumbersome and import from lists does not work well.

HT

Hunter T.

The biggest problem with this product is the performance/capacity of the product to generate graphs. Using java to fetch data from the database to paint pages is slow.

JD

Jim D.

Cons

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.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Sometimes the user interface seems less than intuitive and can be a little confusing.

JB

Jerry B.

Unfortunately, some of the alerting can be very vague. There are templated alerts, however, they do not fit the needs of our business.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

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Key features

  • Total features58
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Automatic Configuration
  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Bandwidth Troubleshooting
  • Baseline Manager
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Capacity Analytics
  • Capacity Management
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configuration Management
  • Connectivity Management
  • Content Caching
  • Cost Management
  • Credential Management
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Monitoring
  • Device Auto Discovery
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Monitoring
  • Event Logs
  • For MSPs
  • Full Transaction Diagnostics
  • Health Monitoring
  • Hierarchical Mapping
  • Historical Audit
  • IP Address Monitoring
  • IT Asset Management
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • Inventory Management
  • Location-Based Mapping
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Map Exporting
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Cloud Management
  • Network Analysis
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Resource Management
  • On-Demand Mapping
  • Patch Management
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Policy Management
  • Predefined Protocols
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Alerts
  • Redundancy Checking
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • SSL Offload
  • Scheduling
  • Self-Updating Maps
  • Server Monitoring
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Supply Monitoring
  • Threshold Alerts
  • Uptime Reporting
  • Version Control
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Web Traffic Reporting
  • Total features44
  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Automatic Configuration
  • Bandwidth Monitoring
  • Bandwidth Troubleshooting
  • Baseline Manager
  • CPU Monitoring
  • Capacity Analytics
  • Capacity Management
  • Color Codes/Icons
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configuration Management
  • Connectivity Management
  • Content Caching
  • Cost Management
  • Credential Management
  • Customizable Dashboard
  • Customizable Reports
  • Dashboard
  • Data Visualization
  • Demand Monitoring
  • Device Auto Discovery
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Email Alerts
  • Email Monitoring
  • Event Logs
  • For MSPs
  • Full Transaction Diagnostics
  • Health Monitoring
  • Hierarchical Mapping
  • Historical Audit
  • IP Address Monitoring
  • IT Asset Management
  • Internet Usage Monitoring
  • Inventory Management
  • Location-Based Mapping
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Map Exporting
  • Mobile Access
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Cloud Management
  • Network Analysis
  • Network Monitoring
  • Network Resource Management
  • On-Demand Mapping
  • Patch Management
  • Performance Analysis
  • Performance Management
  • Performance Metrics
  • Performance Monitoring
  • Policy Management
  • Predefined Protocols
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real-time Alerts
  • Redundancy Checking
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Resource Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • SSL Offload
  • Scheduling
  • Self-Updating Maps
  • Server Monitoring
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA) Management
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
  • Supply Monitoring
  • Threshold Alerts
  • Uptime Reporting
  • Version Control
  • Virtual Machine Monitoring
  • Web Traffic Reporting

Integrations

  • Total integrations5
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Twitter
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations10
  • Bitbucket
  • Datadog
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • GitLab
  • Google Drive
  • Jenkins
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Azure
  • NetSuite
  • PagerDuty
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • ServiceNow
  • Shopify
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Twitter
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

User reviews that mention these apps

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WhatsUp Gold

Network Monitoring made simple

Reviewed 6 months ago
Pros

Simple visualization of network element status (stop light approach) and alerts. Application reporting and monitoring. Network discovery, performance monitor and traffic monitoring

Cons

Better involvement in the support communities

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WhatsUp Gold

The complete visibility of physical and virtual infrastructure

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Basically No agent installation required. Visually appealing dashboards with good data presentation. Additional functionality available through the installation. Customization can be done according to our requirement and the Application Provides a wealth of information and great dashboard with drill-down competence. Easy to implement and we can connect to all wan sites in a seconds matters. Alarm color can change for easy recognize and Mapping, Dashboards, Monitors, Actions, NTA, APM and CM Latest version is reliable

Cons

No support for Microsoft Hyper-V. Everything must be installed on-premises. No monitoring of any cloud services. it has 8 Alternatives to Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold(PRTG,NetFlow Traffic Analyzer,Intermapper,ManageEngine OpManager,NetCrunch,SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor and etc)

Vendor response

Thanks for the 5 Star review! Just an update that a few releases ago we added support for Hyper-V and now support the full APIs for and monitor performance and availability of AWS and Azure deployments as well.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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WhatsUp Gold

Reviewed 2 years ago

Great!

Pros

The ease of deployment and assurance of network performance is quality

Cons

organizational capabilities, cleaner look

Vendor response

Thank you for the review and for being a valued customer.

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WhatsUp Gold

Great software for network monitoring!

Reviewed 8 months ago

It's great to monitor the network and get the notifications, but we really miss the scrolling maps.

Pros

We've been using What's Up Gold for almost 2 decades and it works well. It helps keep our users happy and less unexpected service calls.

Cons

We don't like that it doesn't offer the scrolling maps like we had prior. We upgraded from an older version that we used to have the scrolling maps on a large LCD monitor in our NOC so our techs could identify faults easily. The newest edition of this software doesn't have it. Seems rather resource intensive too (server side).

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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WhatsUp Gold is great to alert on all types of devices

Reviewed 4 years ago

Benefit of proactively maintaining the full network

Pros

It allows me to monitor all of the network remotely. I'm able to monitor switches, websites, computers, temperature, etc. I just need to only look at my email to be able to see down statuses of devices

Cons

Taking the time to research how to configure monitoring takes up a lot of my time. Wish there were more instructional videos.

Vendor response

Hi and thanks so much for the kind words! We¿re delighted that you¿re enjoying WhatsUp Gold and we love hearing about how you¿re using it. Please note that we do have a number of videos on Youtube that go into detail on our most recent release WhatsUp Gold 2018 as well as a Quick Tips series of how-to videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS2lCWFrs4paSSNpe1JnTnQ If you have further questions about using WhatsUp Gold please feel free to contact us directly or visit our online Community at commmunity.ipswitch.com for more help. Thanks again for using WhatsUp Gold.

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Great software for monitoring network devices. Easy to use interface that provides a great dashboard

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

Email and dashboard provide a quick overview of your network devices at a glance. We utilize multiple dashboards to monitor network switches, interface statistics, server statistics, hard drive and memory usage, our virtual infrastructure, and even netflows.

Cons

Adding a single device seems clunky - you can't just add a device by ip - must be done by network scans.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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WhatsUp Gold

It's a very good App

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

WhatsUp Gold is a very good software to help us monitor all network components. It can receive SNMP traps as well. The GUI looks attractive.

Cons

The price is high. Sometimes it is not easy to find the required features. And the setup is not so easy.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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WhatsUp Gold Replaces Monitoring Service

Reviewed 2 years ago

WhatsUP gold is monitoring the same things, if not more, than an IT services company was doing for about $500/mo. This saved us a huge amount of money in the long run and was totally worth the configuration issues we had.

Pros

Customizable to monitor only the network parts/components that we wanted monitored. Able to set it to send email and SMS (via email) alerts to multiple users.

Cons

Network discovery was a bit slow and clunky. After a network change we had to delete the current monitors and do a complete re-scan or it doubled up the devices.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Using it for years.

Reviewed 2 years ago

We've use this product for the past several years. Very stable application, very enterprise level monitoring and alerting.

Pros

Very easy to setup and upgrade. Easy to use interface. Netflow and performance monitoring interfaces are clear to read. Network graphics maps are pretty neat.

Cons

Do not like the current phone/table app offering. Need much. Interface could be a tad bit more responsive.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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WhatsUp Gold

Very Impressive

Reviewed 3 years ago

Quite an impressive tool, highly recommended

Pros

WhatsUp Gold helps to monitor network traffic for branches in remote location. It can easily notify on a particular network issue in a remote area which can be quickly attended to to prevent downtime. WhatsUp Gold also allows the easy monitoring of servers and applications.

Cons

- As helpful as this tool is, it should be modified to provide more details on issues identified

Vendor response

Thank you for the review and for being a valued customer.

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WhatsUp Gold

Excellent

Reviewed 4 years ago

We were able to set everything up and have not had to make many changes after the initial setup to get what we were trying to out of the product

Pros

I have only use one other product to monitor our network and I have found that WhatsUp Gold is a better product by far and easier to use.

Cons

I wish that the price was a little cheaper but overall not a very expensive product to begin with when compared to others.

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Provides Well Rounded View

Reviewed a year ago

We are currently enjoying the benefits of using WUG.

Pros

Scanning ping-able assets to monitor for status, uptime, performance is extremely helpful to the IT team and allows us to be proactive instead of reactive.

Cons

I would like to see or learn how I can more easily configure multiple assets with performance, active, and passive monitors.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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WhatsUp Gold as a Monitoring Tool

Reviewed 2 years ago

I enjoyed using the Windows application view and took a while but I'm now comfortable with the web interface. It provides a critical part of our monitoring environment.

Pros

The ability to easily monitor various items such as Services, Logs (via syslog), SNMP, WMI. Sending periodic reports via email to get snapshots of the system and network statuses.

Cons

Exchange application monitoring is thorough but almost too thorough. I had to adjust quite a few monitors to get a more simplified view.

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Thank you for the review and for being a valued customer.

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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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WhatsUp Gold is a great product!

Reviewed 2 years ago

It aids us in troubleshooting our network when a device like a switch or router goes down.

Pros

I like that it sends us notifications when a device goes down on the network. It allows us to be able to start troubleshooting before we get a call from a customer. The Network Traffic Analysis tool also helps us to monitor traffic and find potential problems.

Cons

I don't really have any complaints about the product.

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Thank you for the review and for being a valued customer.

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We have used what’s up for over a decade

Reviewed 2 years ago

We have tried other event notification softwares but for how familiar we are with wug and we’ll it works we will always trust it over anything else in our most sensitive networks.

Pros

What I like most is while there are many features that can be implemented the option to easily setup a ping monitor on a large part of the network quickly is easy.

Cons

Since being a long time customer we really miss the admin console.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Long time User

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

WUG is simple to install. I have created devices I want to monitor quickly and easily. I can tell at one glance if I have a device down or not. Great for diagnosing network issues.

Cons

No cons that I can think of. This is a great product that any network administrator should use.

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Thank you for the review and for being a valued customer.

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WhatsUp Gold Features

Reviewed 2 years ago

I have this on all my switch and SCADA network, on the switch I can break to see performance monitoring Switch interfaces, Utilization, Memory and CPU pretty simply, grouping is also a nice feature.

Pros

This product was easy to setup and scan your network, with a few clicks you are off and running monitoring your devices. Another nice feature is the up and down dependency which stops 100's of alerts firing off all at once. The mapping is a nice feature to see all of your network in one glance.

Cons

I wish this product was cloud based and a mobile app

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WhatsUp Gold best Network Monitoring System

Reviewed 11 days ago

Excellent experience, I can't complaint. It's a must have tool for every organization to perform a better approach in advance and to have a full network visibility.

Pros

It is easy to implement and use. It enables you to map all of your network devices and access them thru it. It helps you to have a full visibility of all of your network. You can also set the performance alerts at your critical devices as servers, switches, routers and firewalls. It helps you to get the bandwidth monitoring by devices and applications.

Cons

It will be great to have a full library of MIBs for all network security devices and not having to look by each brand site.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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WhatsUp Gold

Great for monitoring network equipment

Reviewed 4 years ago

Provides great monitoring for network issues and machines connected to the network

Pros

The ability to monitor critical machines and connections to observer performance, switching, and other issues. We use email alerts which reach the IT team via email which we can get at our desk or on our mobile phone cuts down on the response time to resolve any issues. The backup configurations and archiving in WhatsUp performs very well. the application is used for both Cisco routers and switches.

Cons

Web interface functionality could be improved and will need to get additional training to fully utilize all the features available in What's Up for maximum usage.

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We have been using Whats Up Gold for 17 years and love it!

Reviewed 4 years ago

We live in a very mobile world! I can travel anywhere and get text messages whenever something fails! I am always the first to know when something is down!

Pros

I have worked with many other platforms and the setup and configuration takes many weeks to perform. What's Up Gold can be set up in a day! It is extremely easy to work with. We monitor over 200 switches on our network. The notifications we get are very reliable!

Cons

Loved look and feel of Version 16.5. We are staying on that for awhile. The newer versions are much different and I am not ready to change.... my problem.

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What's Up Gold

Reviewed 2 years ago

i really love the bandwidth utilization information on our network equipment and that also goes for our wifi network.

Pros

We mainly use WUG for SNMP monitoring of our network. This tool is quite useful for our operations team to use off hours. We have WUG setup to page the network team and/or our operations team can page when devices are down.

Cons

I would say my network map but I haven't spent a lot of time organizing it.

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