SolarWinds NPM Review

Helps Administrators To Identify And Fix Bandwidth Issues Faster


What is most valuable?

  • It is centralized with a dashboard.
  • Global network device availability
  • Availability alerts via emails and dashboard
  • Alerts you when an IP conflict occurs
  • Identifies the culprit by MAC address, device type, switch port, and Wi-Fi SSID
  • Isolates the offender using a remote port shutdown
  • Provides a centralized view on alerts, state, health and performance of the network devices.
  • Real time network updates and easy to use
  • Monitors packet loss, response time, and performance of devices
  • In-depth traffic reports to pinpoint bandwidth issues before it affects end-users.
  • Helps administrators to identify and fix bandwidth issues faster.
  • Aids in capacity planning
  • Auto discovery of devices

How has it helped my organization?

The old version was a proprietary system, had limited device visibility, no centralized SysLog, SNMP v2, had per campus monitoring system, no Wi-Fi visibility, and had limited licenses compared to the new version, which is multi-vendor, has a customized dashboard, centralized SysLog, SNMP v3, Centralized Monitoring System, Wi-Fi visibility, and Enterprise Licensing.

What needs improvement?

We need to investigate technology changes everyday.

For how long have I used the solution?

Since 2014.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Always stable.

How is customer service and technical support?

100%. It shows all incidents.

Which solutions did we use previously?

Yes. We still use those as backup: SCOM and Omnivista.

How was the initial setup?

Straightforward, no training needed.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we did: PRTG and Observer.

What other advice do I have?

The free trial is there to test the product.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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