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Pros
"I have found the AppResponse, which is a packet capture solution, very good. It gives you the ability to drill down back in time. You've got all the packets there. You can troubleshoot it later, not immediately. It's very interesting.""The most valuable feature is performance monitoring.""We really like the scalability capabilities."

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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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"The initial setup is straightforward, but you have to know a little about the product. It's not for everybody to just plug and play. If you know how the solution is implemented then it is straightforward.""Technical support needs to be more responsive.""The pricing is on the higher side of things. If they could lower it, that would be ideal."

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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 price is a little bit high, especially because we have to pay an import tax."

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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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Also Known As
OPNET SteelCentral AppResponse, ACE Live, OPNET, AppResponse XpertSolarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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Overview

AppResponse Xpert is a unique application performance management, monitoring and troubleshooting solution that approaches performance from the end-user's perspective. The solution is a Riverbed OPNET product, and gives a proactive, in-depth analytical view of any application performance issues, whether web-based or non-web based.

AppResponse Xpert is flexible, customizable and fully automated, enabling network users to focus on the bigger IT picture, giving business users maximum productivity, and providing end-users with an optimal application experience.

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
Gartner, Swiss Post, WestLB, Turner, Samlink, RGIS, NetJets, SITA, Mobistar, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Trafigura. Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider18%
Insurance Company9%
Government8%
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Healthcare Company15%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company4%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise50%
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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 Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse is ranked 38th in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 3rd in Network Monitoring Software with 25 reviews. Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse is rated 8.0, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse writes "Has modules to troubleshoot web applications, database transactions, and unified communications, all in one". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse is most compared with Dynatrace, Cisco Stealthwatch, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, AppDynamics and Splunk, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, ManageEngine OpManager, Wireshark and WhatsUp Gold. See our Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse vs. SolarWinds NPM report.

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