Kentik vs. SolarWinds NPM

As of June 2019, Kentik is ranked 51st in Network Monitoring Software vs SolarWinds NPM which is ranked 3rd in Network Monitoring Software with 14 reviews. The top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "It's nice that out of the box it includes customizable dashboards, alerting, reporting, and Active Directory integration. ​". Kentik is most compared with ThousandEyes, Arbor DDoS and SolarWinds NPM. SolarWinds NPM is most compared with PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix and Nagios XI.
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We used a product called SolarWinds in the past, and its cost was high. Whereas, PRTG came in at a third of SolarWind's cost.Cost was a factor when selecting this solution, but it just did everything we wanted it to do.Our licensing costs are 10,000 euros over three years.We looked at PRTG and SolarWinds. From a cost side perspective, compared to PRTG, and from what you get back from it, PRTG was sort of a hands down the winner.While I am not the person who deals with pricing, I would say that we pay around 1000 pounds a year.It is about £4,500 for the first year, then about another 15 to 20 percent annually after that. So, we are looking at about £1000 running costs a year. When you think about how much an outage costs per minute, it's negligible.If you are not too sure about it, try the free version. Then, if you like it, you can go to the paid version and roll it out.In my company now, we are using the free version.

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We have a perpetual license for this solution, and my impression is that this solution is cheap.The pricing is very expensive for SolarWinds. That's a huge disadvantage for it.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.You have to license it per year, for the support. You don't really need to have support once you've already set it up. Once you install SolarWinds, you can skip on the licensing. It will still work.I believe the original setup cost was around $3500 with an annual cost of around $1200-$1500 to renew the support license. This would bring the average day-to-day cost of around $5-$6 over three years.

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PRTGSolarwinds Network Performance Monitor
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Overview
PRTG Network Monitor runs on a Windows machine within your network, collecting various statistics from the machines, software, and devices which you designate. PRTG comes with an easy-to-use web interface with point-and-click configuration. You can easily share data from it with non-technical colleagues and customers, including via live graphs and custom reports. This will let you plan for network expansion, see what applications are using most of your connection, and make sure that no one is hogging the entire network just to torrent videos.

Kentik Detect is the big data platform that's purpose-built to turn network data - NetFlow, sFlow, IPFIX, BGP, and performance metrics - into valuable real-time intelligence for digital operations. Unbounded ad-hoc analytics and anomaly detection help you improve operations, optimize capacity, resolve anomalies, automate DDoS defense, and protect your applications and service performance.

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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Sample Customers
Jameson Bank, Sidnix, RungeICT, MedicalAnimal, Truck-lite, GamingGrids, The Covell Group, Forsythn County Schools, NetMass, Musgrove Park Hospital, Lanes Health, Columbia Southern University, Vodafone, Intrust BankNeustar, Box, OpenDNS, Yelp Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
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Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Construction Company9%
Marketing Services Firm4%
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Financial Services Firm14%
Pharma/Biotech Company10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
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Healthcare Company18%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm8%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Comms Service Provider15%
Healthcare Company12%
Manufacturing Company11%
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