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"We like that this solution is in real-time, it gives us real-time monitoring.""The network device is a good feature. In a place where you need to monitor your firewall switches, you can add an RMM tool and monitor it on the same screen on the same setup for the same client. Network devices are very good.""I'm really happy with the background remote access, which allows me to easily change system internals such as registry keys and silently execute commands using the command prompt in the background. This kind of remote access makes it easy for us to do our jobs without getting in the customer's way.""Remote support has been very handy. It also lets us know if there are failing hard drives or Windows issues.""The solution provides an administration panel where we can see what is happening on our client's stations, such as events, alerts, and all the software installed."

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"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.""The biggest thing for me is that it provided enough information for me to monitor. It alerts and provides you with the information you need.""I like SolarWinds support because it's 24/7. You describe your issues, your situation and maybe two or three hours later you can discuss a solution with a technical engineer."

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"I would like to see notifications sent with SMS.""Kaseya is a similar product and they have easier scripts. If you want to deploy one software to 100 machines, we need to dig into it and then we need to create the script and work with the support team and then we can deploy that particular script. The pre-built scripted is the one thing that I would definitely like to have improved.""There is quite a bit of delay on the portal where we receive monitoring information from the endpoint agent on the remote device. Sometimes it gets stuck with no live response from the device, and you have to refresh the portal just to make sure that it's projecting the right information.""The alerts and reporting could be done a little more clearly. They are quite cryptic, and quite often, we seem to get a lot of reports just for a computer rebooting or going offline for a couple of minutes, which doesn't seem like it's that big of a deal. Reporting could be refined and improved, and they can make it easy to decipher the reports.""The solutions could improve by adding more features."

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"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.""Sometimes there are issues when upgrading to a new version of the product.""It would be nice if SolarWinds added some technical protocols like Modbus. The market needs a simple solution for monitoring a technical device."

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"It's expensive and out of our budget.""We use SolarWinds RMM on a pay-as-you-go monthly basis, so the cost can be highly variable because it depends on a few factors such as how many devices you need to support and what extra features you want to use. The more devices you have, the more you'll pay, and the same goes for extras.""There is a license required for this solution."

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"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.""USD $15,000 annually for maintenance.""It is not an expensive product."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The solution is used to monitor and manage networks remotely.
Top Answer: The solution provides an administration panel where we can see what is happening on our client's stations, such as events, alerts, and all the software installed.
Top Answer: It actually depends on the exact purpose or kind of devices (network devices, servers, something else). Some tools are better for only network devices while others are better for a cloud monitoring or… more »
Top Answer: From my point of view, SolarWind is the best tool.
Top Answer: We are partners with SolarWinds and we sell a lot of Network management to large enterprises also because of scalability, products like Network Performance Monitor & Netflow Traffic Analyzer are… more »
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Also Known As
SolarWinds MSP Remote Monitoring & Management, MSP RMM, SolarWinds RMM, SolarWinds Remote Monitoring and Management
Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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Overview

With out-of-the-box remote monitoring, management, patching, and automation, it’s easier than ever to support, manage, and protect your customers with N‑able RMM.

  • Onboard in record time.
  • Multiply your team’s impact and profitability.
  • Identify and remediate issues automatically before they do harm.
  • Add the features you need, when you need them.
  • Expand your service offering and grow your customer base at your own pace.
  • Get access to exclusive resources, such as the MSP Institute, Automation Cookbook, boot camps, and office hours.

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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NetSys Network Systems
Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider24%
Financial Services Firm6%
Media Company5%
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Healthcare Company14%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm11%
Government7%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise51%
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Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise24%
Large Enterprise50%
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N-able Remote Monitoring & Management is ranked 5th in Remote Monitoring and Management Software with 5 reviews while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 3rd in Network Monitoring Software with 22 reviews. N-able Remote Monitoring & Management is rated 8.4, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of N-able Remote Monitoring & Management writes "Has been helpful during the pandemic because you can dial in from any location". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". N-able Remote Monitoring & Management is most compared with N-able N-central, ConnectWise Automate, Zabbix, Kaseya VSA and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, ManageEngine OpManager, Wireshark, LogicMonitor and WhatsUp Gold.

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