Daniel ShineSystems and Data Warehouse Supervisor at MMSD
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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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Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts. Nmap runs on all major computer operating systems, and official binary packages are available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. In addition to the classic command-line Nmap executable, the Nmap suite includes an advanced GUI and results viewer (Zenmap), a flexible data transfer, redirection, and debugging tool (Ncat), a utility for comparing scan results (Ndiff), and a packet generation and response analysis tool (Nping).
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.
Nmap is ranked 56th in Network Monitoring Software while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 4th in Network Monitoring Software with 22 reviews. Nmap 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". Nmap is most compared with SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, Meraki Dashboard and Azure Network Watcher, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, ManageEngine OpManager, PRTG Network Monitor, Wireshark and WhatsUp Gold.
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