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"The pricing needs to be improved. It is too high. One full engine costs around $10 000, which is why we don't have high availability right now.""The pricing is very expensive for SolarWinds. That's a huge disadvantage for it.""We have a perpetual license for this solution, and my impression is that this solution is cheap.""It is expensive.""Some solutions are open source and free.""I find that the pricing is acceptable.""USD $15,000 annually for maintenance.""It is not an expensive product."

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cStorSolarwinds Network Performance Monitor
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Overview

Kentik's AIOps Network Traffic Intelligence platform unifies network operations, performance, security, and business intelligence. 

With a purpose-built big data engine delivered as public or private SaaS, Kentik captures a high-resolution view of actual network traffic data and enriches it with critical application and business data, so every network event or analysis can be tied to revenue & costs, customer & user experience, performance & risk.

cPacket’s cStor appliance is a cost-effective solution for recording high speed traffic at critical network links, and for retrospective analysis of operational and security issues. cStor captures packets on a modular disk array at line rate which enables network operators to retrieve any piece of data on-demand by simply using a web GUI or automated scripts. The historical recording enables forensic examination of critical issues that is required to make corrective actions. Ingress traffic to the cStor appliance is derived from cPacket’s cVu monitoring device. The cVu’s smart ports are real time sensors that inspect all incoming traffic instantaneously to extract key performance indicators and proactive alerts about unusual activity

Check the health and performance of your entire network for easier troubleshooting and faster results using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor. NPM lets you quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Now with built-in deep packet inspection and analysis you can immediately determine the impact of network or application latency on user experience.

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Pandora, Yelp, Neustar, Box, University of Washington, Zoom, Tata, and Cogent.  Vodafone Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
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Comms Service Provider43%
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cPacket cStor Forensic Storage Arrays is ranked 81st in Network Monitoring Software while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 4th in Network Monitoring Software with 19 reviews. cPacket cStor Forensic Storage Arrays is rated 0.0, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". cPacket cStor Forensic Storage Arrays is most compared with , whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, ManageEngine OpManager, Wireshark and WhatsUp Gold.

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