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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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NVCSolarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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Overview

Kentik's AIOps Network Traffic Intelligence platform unifies network operations, performance, security, and business intelligence. 

With a purpose-built big data engine delivered as public or private SaaS, Kentik captures a high-resolution view of actual network traffic data and enriches it with critical application and business data, so every network event or analysis can be tied to revenue & costs, customer & user experience, performance & risk.

Niagara Visibility Controller (NVC) is an Enterprise-wide unified manager for network visibility. Whether you are an administrator looking for an overview of all of your visibility nodes (network packet brokers, network taps, network bypasses) for your virtual data center, or an engineer studying the configuration details, the key to addressing the evolving and dynamic needs of the network visibility layer is best described as being seamless.

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
Pandora, Yelp, Neustar, Box, University of Washington, Zoom, Tata, and Cogent. 
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Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider43%
University14%
Computer Software Company14%
Music Company14%
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Comms Service Provider32%
Computer Software Company22%
Government5%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Healthcare Company15%
Financial Services Firm10%
Comms Service Provider10%
Government7%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government8%
Media Company4%
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Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise73%
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Small Business28%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise53%
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Niagara Visibility Controller is ranked 91st in Network Monitoring Software while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 4th in Network Monitoring Software with 26 reviews. Niagara Visibility Controller is rated 0.0, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". Niagara Visibility Controller is most compared with , whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, ManageEngine OpManager, Wireshark and Nagios XI.

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