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Pros
"A reliable, time-saving tool for providing accurate layer 2 and layer 3 network mappings.""Chain management is a good feature. I don't get it on other solutions.""Enables maps to be drawn out."

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"We can proactively fix historical issues, so we won't face those problems in future.""The set up was very easy. We didn't have any problems with the setup. The deployment took less than an hour.""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."

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"Support needs to improve for the installed product and some of the reporting could be more flexible to provide more complete cataloging.""It would be nice if the setup was a little simpler. Also, if the solution could provide more training materials for new people coming into our company so they can quickly learn how to use the functionalities.""The IP interface brief isn't consistent."

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"It is not that stable. As a Windows software, I have seen issues with SolarWinds. The performance is slow.""The aesthetic widgets should be dynamic widgets, so the customization can be even more customizable.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The product is expensive, but less expensive than some of the competition and worth the price."

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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.""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."

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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 »
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Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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Overview

Managing today’s networks with yesterday’s manual processes is no longer a viable solution. NetBrain’s network automation platform provides actionable insights into your network to help you make better and faster decisions - particularly when you’re troubleshooting, securing, and making changes to the network.

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
CompuCon, TD Ameritrade, Move Inc. Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Healthcare Company15%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise55%
Find out what your peers are saying about NetBrain vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
456,719 professionals have used our research since 2012.

NetBrain is ranked 5th in Network Troubleshooting with 3 reviews while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 3rd in Network Monitoring Software with 25 reviews. NetBrain is rated 7.0, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of NetBrain writes "Some inconsistencies which have improved recently; ability to draw out maps is a big time saver ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". NetBrain is most compared with LiveAction LiveNX, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Ansible, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer and Zabbix, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, ManageEngine OpManager, Wireshark and Datadog. See our NetBrain vs. SolarWinds NPM report.

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