Compare SolarWinds NPM vs. WhatsUp Gold

SolarWinds NPM is ranked 3rd in Network Monitoring Software with 16 reviews while WhatsUp Gold is ranked 16th in Network Monitoring Software with 10 reviews. SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0, while WhatsUp Gold is rated 8.2. 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 WhatsUp Gold writes "Great interface but has no end to end monitoring from a user perspective". SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, ManageEngine OpManager, Wireshark and Nagios XI, whereas WhatsUp Gold is most compared with PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix, Splunk, Nagios XI and ManageEngine OpManager. See our SolarWinds NPM vs. WhatsUp Gold report.
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Pros
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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The documentation is very good.The installation and configuration process are easy.The most valuable features are network bandwidth monitoring and monitoring device health.I use it on premises to monitor my network database. We monitor the link up/down and use the SNMP traps as well.This is a good, stable network monitoring solution for devices.The interface in the last few years it has been a lot greater, they are much more user-friendly. I like the interface.We no longer have to manually search for problems because we are alerted when something in the network goes down.The most valuable feature is the monitoring of resources.

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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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The licensing model could be improved. Right now, the levels are too far apart. This causes the solution to be more expensive than it needs to be.Users want SMS available via Whatsapp Gold. They don't want to go through third party SMS servers. The solution should work to make this possible.Integrations with other devices. I want to have a product that has full integration with my active directory so I can track user activity. I want to track my complete user activity, so I'm looking for a product to implement in the near future, which will have full integration with my network and active directory users. It became very difficult to track user activity.I think there are a few bugs now. Although they give some resolution for this, we cannot share the network remotely because of our company policy.Adding on services increases the cost and on the version we have there is no option for ATM monitoring.One of the biggest things that made us start to look at another product is we're not able to have an end to end monitoring from a user perspective throughout the system and back to the user. All the monitoring is from inside out, we need something that also can give us from outside in.The pricing for this solution has gone up quite recently, which has led some of our customers to buy an alternative product.I would like to see better integration with switches so that you can see what is connected to each port, what the traffic is, and have a network map automatically generated.

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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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There are some subscription charges that are quite heavy. I need to pay for support every year and these charges can be quite expensive. Aside from the initial cost for the tool, you need to pay additionally for support.The pricing can be on the expensive side when considering competing products.The choice of version depends on the number of points, or devices, that you want to monitor, and this makes the product expensive.I'm not sure, but it's expensive. We don't pay any additional fees.Pricing is reasonable compared to other products.

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Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor
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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.

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold's a layer 2/3 discovery results in a detailed interactive map of your entire networked infrastructure. One affordable license lets you monitor any mix of networks, wireless controllers, servers, virtual machines, applications, traffic flows and configurations across Windows, LAMP and Java environments. It Manage networks, traffic, physical servers, VMs and applications with easy-to-use and customizable maps, dashboards and alerts. WhatsUp Gold streamlines workflows by letting you initiate management tasks directly from the interactive map. Additional Features include: Application Monitoring, Network Traffic Analysis, Configuration Management, Discovery & Network Monitoring, Cloud Monitoring, Virtual Environment Monitoring, Distributed Monitoring and Failover Manager.
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Sample Customers
Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCardArtoni Trasporti, Austin Independent School District, Banca Marche, Burke County North Carolina, Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine, Clayco, Community Integrated Care, Desca, Deutsche Bergbau, Flexi-Van, Gropper, Hamleys, Hammonds Furniture, Knowledge IT, Idras S.P.A., Sibeg, Swann Engineering, Trivium Lindenhof
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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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Financial Services Firm25%
Government25%
Energy/Utilities Company13%
Healthcare Company13%
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Computer Software Company27%
Government13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Comms Service Provider12%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise53%
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise64%
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Small Business42%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise42%
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