Compare SolarWinds NPM vs. Splunk Insights for Infrastructure

SolarWinds NPM is ranked 3rd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 16 reviews while Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is ranked 15th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 10 reviews. SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0, while Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Good Performance Analyzer feature, excellent access to knowledge base resources, and very stable". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk Insights for Infrastructure writes "Evaluates the logs in an efficient way which enhances utility and efficiency". SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, ManageEngine OpManager, Wireshark and WhatsUp Gold, whereas Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is most compared with ITRS Geneos, PRTG Network Monitor, ControlUp Real-time, OpsRamp and StackState. See our SolarWinds NPM vs. Splunk Insights for Infrastructure report.
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The alerting and usage tracking notifications on disk space capacity, network and processor utilization.Technical support has always been great. They are very responsive. We've been satisfied with their level of support.The interface is user-friendly, making it easy to use.The solution is extremely stable. We haven't had any issues in that regard. We haven't had issues with bugs, glitches, or crashes.The most valuable feature of this solution is the alerts.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.It is very extensible with 'SWQL' and APIs to where we are beginning to integrate it with network automation.This has helped us to monitor the availability of our routers, switches, servers, and virtual environments.

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We haven't really experienced any glitches or bugs.Great monitoring of network devices.The ability to create custom dashboards is one of the best features and that's typically why most people deploy Splunk. Users can create dashboards for just about anything.The initial setup was straightforward. We didn't find it to be too complex.The product retains a lot of log data for subsequent analysis.The most valuable feature in this solution is the log searching.The feature I find most valuable, is the data integration.The solution's most valuable aspect is its ability to get information about all of the security measurements in my environment.

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Cons
Complex and overly detailed setup.There needs to be more integration of widgets, especially for reporting purposes.Having more technical and support resources available in Saudi Arabia would be helpful.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.It is difficult for stakeholders to translate technical requirements, which results in difficulties selecting a platform or implementing a solution.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.This solution would benefit from expanding on the capabilities within the API.Application Performance Monitoring should be included in this solution.

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They do not have all the features that I expect right now.Splunk would be better if some tools were integrated to be able to take action on security or network concerns.The cost needs to be re-examined. It's extremely expensive to run. It's also expensive to expand. That's the number one complaint all of my customers have when it comes to Splunk. It's way too expensive compared to other solutions.It would be useful if they provided some help pages. If you don't know too much about the tool, there should be more documentation readily available. It would be useful if they had a help button embedded in the solution so you could ask questions and get answers.It does not have a user-friendly interface and it is difficult to use.This solution is difficult to configure and the instructions are complex.I would like to see an improvement and some innovation in the customer interface.The solution should have more sensors regarding fiber intelligence for security measures.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
USD $15,000 annually for maintenance.I find that the pricing is acceptable.It is expensive.Some solutions are open source and free.We have a perpetual license for this solution, and my impression is that this solution is cheap.The pricing is very expensive for SolarWinds. That's a huge disadvantage for it.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.

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This is an expensive solution.The product is a bit expensive considering the competition but the company may negotiate the price.

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Overview

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.

Splunk Insights for Infrastructure is a new monitoring product from Splunk that unifies metrics and logs to do performance management and troubleshooting. It takes minutes to set up and for small environments, it's free (up to 200 GB of storage, which is about 50 servers).

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Sample Customers
Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCardEntrust Datacard
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company15%
Comms Service Provider10%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government8%
Media Company5%
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Computer Software Company28%
Comms Service Provider20%
Financial Services Firm8%
Insurance Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise64%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise36%
Large Enterprise27%
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