LogicMonitor vs. SolarWinds NPM

LogicMonitor is ranked 17th in Network Monitoring Software with 5 reviews vs SolarWinds NPM which is ranked 1st in Network Monitoring Software with 29 reviews. The top reviewer of LogicMonitor writes "The real strength of this product for me is the infrastructure device support". The top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "It provides SNMP monitoring and I like the web interface". LogicMonitor is most compared with PRTG, SCOM and ScienceLogic. SolarWinds NPM is most compared with PRTG, Nagios XI and ManageEngine OpManager. See our LogicMonitor vs. SolarWinds NPM report.
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Pros
The dashboards are great.We can give our customers a good overview of their environment and the services they use.They already have templates of what elements to monitor in a device.It is easy to add a device.In terms of support, we are more proactive compared to having no monitoring at all. We are also able to identify quickly what sort of issues have happened or are about to happen, and act on them accordingly.Integration with a wide variety of infrastructure systems is the most valuable feature; most critical to us was VMware integration and Citrix NetScaler integration.Through the use of LogicMonitor's expansive monitoring library and host detection technologies, we are able to monitor hosts without the complexities traditional NMS systems have.The escalation change and API integration are also huge for us, making alerting seamless.

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One of the best features is the reports feature.It gives us a map of the network setup and one console to see the entire network.I believe the ease of setup and use, including everything, from the initial installation to the discovery of devices is the most valuable.I love the GUI. Almost everything is accessible through the web interface. It is very user-friendly. It is easy to drag and drop resources wherever you want them.The SolarWinds NPM framework, upon which most of their flagship products are built, empowers a wide variety of admins and users to quickly find value in their installed products.It combines and presents information from many different sources, giving a corporate-wide vision on a single pane of glass.From web interfaces to custom monitors and alarms, this product has a high level of flexibility that can be molded to suit your business needs, regardless of the size of your organization.With just three modules, I can monitor server performance (whether it’s a VM, in the cloud, or an on-premises server.

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It would be nice to have better looking charts.The current user reporting module is terrible. There is a lot of room for improvement.I much prefer the older UI for managing devices and dashboards. They gave assurances that they would not retire the old UI before making it feature parity with the new UI, but they did not follow through with that.The new/beta web portal and its REST API are a work-in-progress. This transformation for LogicMonitor is an exciting refresh, and is enabling customers like Impulse to provide feedback along the way.I'd like to see the NetFlow reporting get better and the new UI needs some work.

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Consolidation of platforms would provide a smoother experience.A feature I would ask for is for them to have this solution available for Linux systems instead of Windows.The SolarWinds notification and alerting configuration could be simplified as it would be easier to find if it was within the NPM web application instead of in a separate client application.The reporting is good, but I want it to be a little easier when creating custom reports. The reports are all on the website now, but it takes some know how to get some to display the way you would like.Real-time analytics is the major weakness of the SolarWinds NPM platform today. They've done a fantastic job enabling the collection of data. Users are now demanding the ability to generate their own graphs, views, and so on; all of this must be done by an admin today.Time: A worldwide deployment can be confusing for dispersed users with non-local times. Each node should have a local time (with summer offset if appropriate) & each user should view & report in their local time.Better offline license management. I’ve had to get in touch with customer support several times simply to remove an expired license from our NPM servers.If they’re going for a “cover everything” approach, then they need to do so and enable a bit more of the "cover everything approach" within every one of the tools.

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Talk to them about the price. It is probably cheaper than you think.The price is a bit stiff.The per-device licensing is painful for virtual machines.

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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.The price points are more than competitive when compared to other vendors.The licensing model is such that you can purchase only what you need; and then grow into the next level by paying only the difference in price and the associated maintenance costs.I think that the cost has risen, but the functionality and versatility is way above other products.Excluding the costs of running VMs and physical blade servers, our licensing costs run around US$200,000/year for over 60 polling engines.I’d suggest that people be aware that licensing has tiers.

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Overview

LogicMonitor's automated SaaS performance monitoring platform provides IT Ops teams with end-to-end visibility and actionable metrics to manage today’s sophisticated on-premise, hybrid, and cloud infrastructures. Deploy and manage your monitoring faster and automatically with AutoDiscovery™ of devices. Act on infrastructure performance data using built-in and customizable dashboards, performance forecasting, and complete reporting. Use built-in workflow capabilities including alerting routing and escalation management to improve your IT team’s issue response and resolution time. LogicMonitor is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, and has offices in Austin, London, Singapore, and Chengdu. The company is a NetApp, VMware, Dell, HP, Citrix, and AWS technology partner

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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Citrix, National Geographic, JetBlue, Zendesk, iVision, TekLinks Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
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University
25%
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Real Estate/Law Firm
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Consumer Goods
13%
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University
17%
Financial Services Firm
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Non Profit
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Media Company
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19%
Comms Service Provider
11%
Government
9%
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19%
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Healthcare Company
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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