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"Auvik automatically updates network topology. Since it automatically updates the topology, we proactively know what is happening in a country or our branch offices. It also alerts us if there is a topology change, e.g., if it discovers anything new in that country. So, it has reduced the number of failures in our operations. We went from being reactive to proactive. So, we are no longer reacting to what is happening and others are doing. This has saved us about two to three hours a day. We used to spend two to three hours every morning checking the firewall and router logs for malicious behavior."

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"We have visibility on all our network devices, through this tool, which gives me immediate alerts or notifications when some devices fail."

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"This has helped us to monitor the availability of our routers, switches, servers, and virtual environments.""I can do everything remotely, including running PowerShell scripts or performing standard updates.""It is very extensible with 'SWQL' and APIs to where we are beginning to integrate it with network automation.""We had some interfaces where the SFP Ports were having some problems after a while. We found which of the SFP Ports was having the error and changed it, so the bandwidth become okay.""All the features are very good. The monitoring of the equipment, the configuration manager, and the IP address monitoring are great.""The connectivity of the solution is very good.""A product that is well-tested and trusted in demanding situations.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the alerts."

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"They need to improve the reporting system. They still don't have a proper reporting system in Auvik. They have built a dashboard in Power BI using APIs, but they should build some sort of report within Auvik itself. If Auvik fixes the reporting or comes up with a good reporting module, it will change the game."

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"The only thing I can say needs improvement is in how they present the data to the end users. End users are looking for a dashboard with an attractive view. The current dashboards we have are sufficient for our needs, but not attractive for the business users at the upper management levels."

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"Application Performance Monitoring should be included in this solution.""I would like to see integration with antivirus or other security endpoint solutions.""This solution would benefit from expanding on the capabilities within the API.""We are looking to change away from this solution because of the documentation and the solution doesn't have enough integration in our country. The documentation is too weak.""Scalability is a bit tricky because it requires more gateways in order to get the performance you may need. It also requires a lot of licensing.""My team has had a lot of issues with support.""The only thing that can be improved is to continually add to the existing capabilities of the product.""It is difficult for stakeholders to translate technical requirements, which results in difficulties selecting a platform or implementing a solution."

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"Compared to other products, Auvik's pricing is more feasible since you get all its features. You pay for licenses on a per network device basis. It monitors hypervisors, but does not bill for that. There are no additional costs, which is something that I like."

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"The price is reasonable for the services and different products we have.Compared to others, it's reasonable."

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"We have a perpetual license for this solution, and my impression is that this solution is cheap.""The cost is based on the number of nodes, so it is expensive when you have a lot of them.""It is expensive.""Some solutions are open source and free.""It is relatively inexpensive compared to other products in the same category.""It's expensive and there are costs in addition to the standard licensing.""The price is more expensive than some other products, such as ManageEngine.""I find that the pricing is acceptable."

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Also Known As
Network Management Center, HPE Network Management Center
Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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Overview

Auvik is cloud-based software that simplifies and automates network monitoring and management to give you complete network visibility and control.

Designed to deploy in minutes, you’ll resolve problems faster than ever with real-time network mapping and inventory, powerful troubleshooting features, deep network traffic insights, automated config backups and restore, and more. https://www.auvik.com/get-free-trial

Network Management Center is represented by automated network management solutions to reduce cost and overhead, and avoid unplanned network interruptions to deliver the availability and performance that your business demands.

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
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Retegal, KMC Technologies, NEC Australia
Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government5%
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REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company15%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm5%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise51%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise59%
Find out what your peers are saying about Zabbix, Datadog, SolarWinds and others in Network Monitoring Software. Updated: May 2021.
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Micro Focus Network Management Center is ranked 50th in Network Monitoring Software with 1 review while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 3rd in Network Monitoring Software with 21 reviews. Micro Focus Network Management Center is rated 7.0, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Micro Focus Network Management Center writes "Monitors network devices, switches, and servers but the current dashboards need improvement ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". Micro Focus Network Management Center is most compared with ManageEngine OpManager, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, ManageEngine OpManager, Wireshark, PRTG Network Monitor and WhatsUp Gold.

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