Network Monitoring Software Questions
Vijay Karadi
User at Karadi
Apr 03 2021


I'm looking for alternatives to SolarWinds NPM as it is expensive for my budget and has poor performance.

Please share your suggestions and why you recommend choosing another solution.

Henry Steinhauer
Systems Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Feb 05 2021

With the security issues associated with SolarWinds - are people switching to other vendors?   Which ones are you switching to?

RobertUllmanThousand Eyes acquired by Cisco, interesting synergies with AppDynamics APM.
TigerLilyWe’ve switched from Solarwinds to Centreon even before the issue occurred. It’s… more »
Darryl TheronHi Henry, Infosim, Stablenet is a very good alternative. Regards, Darryl… more »
Network security at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Feb 04 2021

I am looking for a tool or device that can be used to measure upstream bandwidth utilization. Any recommendations?


Henry SteinhauerOne I am looking closely at is AppNeta. They have an appliance that can… more »
reviewer775476PRTG is a nice tool to monitor performances of a wide kind of network devices… more »
reviewer775476Only for bandwidth, you can use MRTG. You can also copy all the trafic to a… more »
IT Central Station
Jan 13 2021

There are many network monitoring tools out there - some free, most paid. What software do you think is best for a large enterprise? 

reviewer775476It actually depends on the exact purpose or kind of devices (network devices… more »
reviewer1140534It actually depends on the exact purpose or requirements. Some tools are better… more »
MauriceWhiteWe just did an assessment for our 47 datacenters around North America. The top… more »
IT Central Station

Why should businesses actively monitor network traffic?

What benefits are there to network monitoring?

Any suggestions for where to start with setting up effective network monitoring?

reviewer1122879Start with an open-source no-cost solution like Nagios for Network Monitoring to… more »
Raymond De RooijAs already said Network monitoring is just one type of monitoring, and you… more »
David CollierThese are the 3 fundamental questions all businesses should answer before… more »
IT Central Station

What tools do you recommend for SQL server monitoring for an enterprise-level business?

DonaldBakelsI highly recommend 2 products from the SolarWinds ITOM Suite; 1 Server… more »
Morne' O'KennedyI personally believe in SCOM (Operations Manager) since it contains all the… more »
Usman MalikYou can use Solawind or BMC
IT Central Station

What tools are best to use to monitor the quality of VoIP network for a mid-sized enterprise?

Brian PhilipsThis has evolved over time as unified communications has evolved. To really be… more »
PavanKumar7I kindly suggest Manage Engine Opsmanager.
Mohamed Y AhmedPRTG is the best that I have used ever, Check its sensors and If you didn't find… more »
IT Central Station

What problems can a wifi monitoring tool help to troubleshoot? What software do you recommend using as a wifi monitor?

Tjeerd SaijoenWifi monitoring is important depending on if you are in an office building… more »
Sunil WillieThis depends on the brand of WIFI you have. More information can be obtained if… more »