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Pros
"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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"I use the filters very often, to determine what type of traffic I am looking for. The use of filter allows traffic to be segmented so that a value can be looked at individually apart from the other traffic."

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Cons
"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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"The system could be improved upon by adding a better and more powerful data processing engine."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"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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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It actually depends on the exact purpose or kind of devices (network devices, servers, something else). Some tools are better for only network devices while others are better for a cloud monitoring or… 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 scalability, products like Network Performance Monitor & Netflow Traffic Analyzer are… more »
Top Answer: I use the filters very often, to determine what type of traffic I am looking for. The use of filter allows traffic to be segmented so that a value can be looked at individually apart from the other… more »
Top Answer: If you can get the same use for less cost do it.
Top Answer: The system could be improved upon by adding a better and more powerful data processing engine. The original was based on the Raspberry Pi. The RPi unit acted as a sensor on the network relaying… more »
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Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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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.

Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer.
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Sample Customers
Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCardComversion, ADP, Talbots
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company15%
Comms Service Provider12%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government7%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Computer Software Company33%
Transportation Company22%
Integrator11%
Retailer11%
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Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company19%
Educational Organization10%
Manufacturing Company7%
Company Size
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Small Business29%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise52%
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Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise55%
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise38%
Find out what your peers are saying about Zabbix, Paessler AG, SolarWinds and others in Network Monitoring Software. Updated: January 2021.
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SolarWinds NPM is ranked 3rd in Network Monitoring Software with 25 reviews while Wireshark is ranked 2nd in Network Troubleshooting with 1 review. SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0, while Wireshark is rated 10.0. 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 Wireshark writes "Filters enable traffic to be segmented so that a value can be looked at individually apart from the other traffic". SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, ManageEngine OpManager, WhatsUp Gold and Nagios XI, whereas Wireshark is most compared with PRTG Network Monitor, Colasoft Capsa, Nagios XI, Rapid7 Metasploit and Zabbix.

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