Compare SolarWinds NPM vs. Symantec Network Performance & Optimization

SolarWinds NPM is ranked 3rd in Network Monitoring Software with 13 reviews while Symantec Network Performance & Optimization is ranked 79th in Network Monitoring Software. SolarWinds NPM is rated 7.8, while Symantec Network Performance & Optimization is rated 0. The top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "It is very flexible, and the reporting is quite nice". On the other hand, SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor and ManageEngine OpManager, whereas Symantec Network Performance & Optimization is most compared with Gigamon, Zabbix and Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse.
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At the moment I'm only using 500 sensors. I pay yearly, so it's a cost that's easily swallowed.We used a product called SolarWinds in the past, and its cost was high. Whereas, PRTG came in at a third of SolarWind's cost.Cost was a factor when selecting this solution, but it just did everything we wanted it to do.Our licensing costs are 10,000 euros over three years.We have an unlimited perpetual license, so we just pay support costs and it can scale throughout the organization.We looked at PRTG and SolarWinds. From a cost side perspective, compared to PRTG, and from what you get back from it, PRTG was sort of a hands down the winner.While I am not the person who deals with pricing, I would say that we pay around 1000 pounds a year.It is about £4,500 for the first year, then about another 15 to 20 percent annually after that. So, we are looking at about £1000 running costs a year. When you think about how much an outage costs per minute, it's negligible.

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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.You have to license it per year, for the support. You don't really need to have support once you've already set it up. Once you install SolarWinds, you can skip on the licensing. It will still work.

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Also Known As
PRTGSolarwinds Network Performance MonitorBlue Coat Network Performance & Optimization
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Overview
PRTG Network Monitor runs on a Windows machine within your network, collecting various statistics from the machines, software, and devices which you designate. PRTG comes with an easy-to-use web interface with point-and-click configuration. You can easily share data from it with non-technical colleagues and customers, including via live graphs and custom reports. This will let you plan for network expansion, see what applications are using most of your connection, and make sure that no one is hogging the entire network just to torrent videos.

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.

Whether it is a move to cloud-based applications such as Office 365 and SalesForce.com, or BYOD and social media, today’s businesses are faced with an insatiable appetite for network and application performance. But how do you achieve great network performance and user experience in a secure and productive network environment while keeping your operating and bandwidth costs in-check? Businesses are turning to Blue Coat Performance & Optimization solutions to get visibility into applications and performance, manage network usage, decide how best to allocate bandwidth, and optimize performance via caching.

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Sample Customers
Jameson Bank, Sidnix, RungeICT, MedicalAnimal, Truck-lite, GamingGrids, The Covell Group, Forsythn County Schools, NetMass, Musgrove Park Hospital, Lanes Health, Columbia Southern University, Vodafone, Intrust Bank Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
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Top Industries
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Financial Services Firm13%
Comms Service Provider13%
Construction Company9%
Legal Firm4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company32%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company7%
Government6%
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Healthcare Company16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company23%
Comms Service Provider14%
Healthcare Company8%
Manufacturing Company8%
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Company Size
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise31%
Large Enterprise38%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business24%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business26%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise58%
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