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"You can concentrate and orchestrate several other solutions from other vendors. You can consolidate those solutions all in one place, then maintain and monitor from that single point. This creates ease of use. It is a very powerful solution from this point of view.""We have the business activity monitoring, the map, and the MBI modules and they are all very good.""The dashboards are valuable because they ease troubleshooting and viewing. It becomes easier to locate the source of a problem... The dashboards make it easier to communicate with our clients. They don't want to see the alert console, they want to see a beautiful dashboard representing their network and their business and to watch it in case something is wrong in their environment.""The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were looking for a solution, because of the flexibility of the reporting. That's what we found to be most attractive in the solution. You can display the data as you want.""The single-pane view provides us a view of all of our network infrastructure, and it is one of the most important tools that we use to see the status of our customers' networks.""Centreon helps me detect where the problem is quickly. When we resolve a problem quickly, this lowers our overall costs."

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"We like the patching of the window updates in the client's systems. You can automatically do updates with a single click."

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"It's a very good tool and a very stable tool.""The interface is user-friendly, making it easy to use.""Technical support has always been great. They are very responsive. We've been satisfied with their level of support.""The product covers our needs for the basic care and feeding of servers, whether they are physical or virtual.""Being able to easily, and quickly obtain disc space statistics from servers and determine how much was free or used on various volumes.""We don't have any issues with the stability of SolarWinds NPM.""The solution is extremely stable. We haven't had any issues in that regard. We haven't had issues with bugs, glitches, or crashes.""SolarWinds NPM has a colorful UI and many easy-to-use features. It does not need to be configured as much and is also easy to install."

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"Improvements are needed in the area of cloud monitoring, as that's a newer feature.""During the initial setup we faced some issues. Part of it was because we had to become more knowledgeable in the solution. There are some gray areas and if you don't know the product well you may have issues. Another part of it was some bugs that we came across, although that's part of every software solution in IT nowadays. But the initial setup could be easier.""Currently, we have to go through all of the different templates and take a look at how the template is configured, and how specific parameters may change across different templates with different precedents, megatons, etc. It's a lot of work and involves trial and error. I wish they could simplify the process.""Centreon is actually missing an easy way to create a trendline for the metrics. Actually it is possible to create it, but you need a good knowledge of math, Centreon, and RRD.""Opening a ticket on the website of Centreon can be difficult for my colleague, but not for me because my English is good. However, my colleague doesn't speak English well, as our company is in Quebec and our first language is French.""I would like to see more plugins. That is something it needs. There is also room for improvement through dynamic thresholds, or self-discover thresholds. I would also like to see a discovery feature that could map the whole network environment and automatically suggest things."

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"They have good technical support but it's not excellent."

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"We decided that we were no longer going to trust that their products have not been capitalized.""They have had a rather large security breach in the past. It's cost some companies customers.""It has covered everything, so no improvement is required at their end. The only thing is the price.""In terms of scalability, there is room for improvement. When you start monitoring, if you have so many interfaces and you're trying to monitor them at a faster interval, or a shorter interval, you get to a point where you need to request another node.""Complex and overly detailed setup.""The solution could be more secure.""My team has had a lot of issues with support.""It is difficult for stakeholders to translate technical requirements, which results in difficulties selecting a platform or implementing a solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Centreon is always available to develop new plugins when needed. The most important thing is that their maintenance account yearly subscription fee includes the fact that they will maintain the new plugins that you requested them to deliver.""If you need basic monitoring without dashboards, just monitoring, the plugins are very useful and really cheap. If you want a more complete solution with dashboards and reporting, the EMS solution is great and it is not that much more expensive. It's a good value. Really good.""The pricing works out well for us, given our environment and where we are.""Centreon is better than Nagios XI in regards to cost and support response times, when you have a problem. If you have a problem, it costs money to contact the Nagios XI support.""Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other tools where you have to purchase add-ons."

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"The licensing is based on the number of nodes, interfaces, and volumes.""There is a permanent license and also a subscription level which has annual fees. The price of the solution is fair.""The NPM component of the system costs approximately $1,000 USD per year.""It is relatively inexpensive compared to other products in the same category.""USD $15,000 annually for maintenance.""There can be fees in addition to the licensing fees if you add on.""There are a lot of sub-products and it just continued to increase the price.""It is not an expensive product."

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Top Answer: The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were… more »
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Also Known As
Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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Overview
The Centreon solution, based on a free to download Open Source Platform, monitors all critical IT Infrastructure and Applications with real-time dashboards, analytics and insightful alerts that prevent business-impacting downtimes. Since 2005, over 200,000 IT professionals from SMBs and Fortune 500 companies rely on Centreon to guarantee their organization operational performance.
Pulseway’s solution, delivered in a software as a service (SaaS) model, remotely monitors and manages Windows, Linux and OS X systems and any application using the monitoring API from any smartphone, tablet or web browser.

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
Airbus, Bollore, BT, Canal Plus, Kuehne Nagel, Limagrain, LVMH, Oberthur Technologies, Orange, Darty, Addax Petroleum, Plastic Omnium, Auchan, Valeo, Saint Gobin, Clarins, Hugo Boss, JC Decaux, French Government (Defense, Justice, Environment, Agriculture), OptiComm, Thales, Zeiss.
Dell, Canon, Siemens, Harvard University, Northwestern University
Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider23%
Wholesaler/Distributor6%
Government5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider27%
Government8%
Logistics Company4%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company13%
Financial Services Firm11%
Comms Service Provider11%
Computer Software Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise23%
Large Enterprise49%
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Pulseway is ranked 50th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 1 review while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 3rd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 28 reviews. Pulseway is rated 0.0, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Pulseway writes "Shows the real monitoring of the systems and lets us know how much memory is being used". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". Pulseway is most compared with ConnectWise Automate, N-able Remote Monitoring & Management, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Zabbix and Spiceworks, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, ManageEngine OpManager, LogicMonitor, PRTG Network Monitor and WhatsUp Gold.

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