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"Auvik automatically updates network topology. Since it automatically updates the topology, we proactively know what is happening in a country or our branch offices. It also alerts us if there is a topology change, e.g., if it discovers anything new in that country. So, it has reduced the number of failures in our operations. We went from being reactive to proactive. So, we are no longer reacting to what is happening and others are doing. This has saved us about two to three hours a day. We used to spend two to three hours every morning checking the firewall and router logs for malicious behavior."

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"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.""A product that is well-tested and trusted in demanding situations.""The most valuable feature of this solution is the alerts."

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"It is easy to access and discover devices, as well as monitor them automatically. The topology discover is also a useful feature.""The most valuable feature is the monitoring of resources.""We no longer have to manually search for problems because we are alerted when something in the network goes down.""The interface in the last few years it has been a lot greater, they are much more user-friendly. I like the interface.""This is a good, stable network monitoring solution for devices.""I use it on premises to monitor my network database. We monitor the link up/down and use the SNMP traps as well.""The most valuable features are network bandwidth monitoring and monitoring device health.""The installation and configuration process are easy."

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"They need to improve the reporting system. They still don't have a proper reporting system in Auvik. They have built a dashboard in Power BI using APIs, but they should build some sort of report within Auvik itself. If Auvik fixes the reporting or comes up with a good reporting module, it will change the game."

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"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.""The only thing that can be improved is to continually add to the existing capabilities of the product.""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 is too high relative to how many devices we use. The price list is not linear to number of devices.""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.""The pricing for this solution has gone up quite recently, which has led some of our customers to buy an alternative product.""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.""Adding on services increases the cost and on the version we have there is no option for ATM monitoring.""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.""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.""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."

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"Compared to other products, Auvik's pricing is more feasible since you get all its features. You pay for licenses on a per network device basis. It monitors hypervisors, but does not bill for that. There are no additional costs, which is something that I like."

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"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.""The price is more expensive than some other products, such as ManageEngine.""I find that the pricing is acceptable."

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"I'm not sure, but it's expensive. We don't pay any additional fees.""The choice of version depends on the number of points, or devices, that you want to monitor, and this makes the product expensive.""The pricing can be on the expensive side when considering competing products.""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."

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Top Answer: It actually depends on the exact purpose or kind of devices (network devices, servers, something else). Some tools are… more »
Top Answer: From my point of view, SolarWind is the best tool.
Top Answer: We are partners with SolarWinds and we sell a lot of Network management to large enterprises also because of… more »
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Top Answer: Honestly, I do not particularly like WhatsUp Gold. I think we should get rid of it. It is so old. It has not been… more »
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Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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Overview

Auvik is cloud-based software that simplifies and automates network monitoring and management to give you complete network visibility and control.

Designed to deploy in minutes, you’ll resolve problems faster than ever with real-time network mapping and inventory, powerful troubleshooting features, deep network traffic insights, automated config backups and restore, and more. https://www.auvik.com/get-free-trial

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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Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
Artoni 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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Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider21%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government6%
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Healthcare Company14%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
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Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Government30%
Financial Services Firm20%
Non Profit10%
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Comms Service Provider18%
Government15%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise51%
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Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise59%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise33%
Find out what your peers are saying about SolarWinds NPM vs. WhatsUp Gold and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
479,323 professionals have used our research since 2012.

SolarWinds NPM is ranked 3rd in Network Monitoring Software with 21 reviews while WhatsUp Gold is ranked 16th in Network Monitoring Software with 11 reviews. SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.2, while WhatsUp Gold is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". 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, ManageEngine OpManager, Wireshark, PRTG Network Monitor 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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