SolarWinds LEM Room for Improvement

Director, Technical Architect at Archer Information Technology
I think the product can use some improvement on the reporting side. The reporting could be easier and more robust. I also think the NetFlow Analyzer component can be improved substantially in the way it is integrated with SolarWinds and with Orion. In my opinion, you are not able to drill down enough into traffic flows. It can be a lot more granular and that will make it a lot more useful in comparison to how it is incorporated at the moment. I think that incorporating a security management platform would also be good. This would be a solution like a dashboard or control panel where you can just snap-in modules. A global dashboard where you can snap in all the different types of solutions or the different types of services and products that you will leverage would be a great step forward in ease-of-use by making integration easier. View full review »
Consultant at a tech company with 51-200 employees
Some things on the roadmap could be improved but I understand they're working on those issues. The main area that would mean a big improvement for me would be for the product to include multiple dashboards. I would love to see a multi-page dashboard where you could see information side-by-side; to slice through the dashboard to see specific topics. For example, one network dashboard, one active directory dashboard, one VMware dashboard, etc. That feature is something they could include in the next release - the ability for a report to flip to different technologies. And it would be nice if there were some pretty configured templates for the dashboard so that you don't have to fill all the data in. For example, a template for active directory or KPIs, or a template for VMware KPIs. View full review »
Solutions Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
The query capability in this solution needs improvement. When you watch to fetch logs at specific times, sometimes there are issues. The filtering engine needs to be improved to make it more accurate. When you are filtering, it comes with a lot of unwanted data. I would like to be able to dig deeper into the visibility of events or incidents to determine whether they are malicious, such as by doing behavior analysis. View full review »
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Keith Galleros
Information Security Analyst at Detecon Al Saudia Co. Ltd.
The dashboard is running in Adobe Flash and this should be changed because there are vulnerabilities that are related to the browser. We constantly have to patch the system. There is no information provided in terms of security. The licensing model is poor, which in turn affects the scalability. There is no correlation made between log entries, so no threat information is presented. The performance degrades when there is a lot of traffic. View full review »
Sameer Gangan
‎IT Consultant at a consultancy with 5,001-10,000 employees
The flash-based interface can be improved because sometimes, the speed of monitoring is reduced. The interface should be replaced with something else. Training for this solution needs to be improved, as new employees are sometimes unfamiliar with the product. The gadgets in SolarWinds should all be in one place. There should be a default template because as it is now, the user has to create one for each and everything. View full review »
Andrew Njagi
Communications and Networks Engineer at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We're currently looking for an application monitoring solution and maybe a DHCP management module. It would be ideal if the solution could add these in its next release. The solution should offer better support and better SLAs. View full review »
Senior Technical Engineer at SYSTECH
It takes a long time to perform a root cause analysis. I would like to have a more customizable dashboard. View full review »
Alex Janes
Systems administrator at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
It can be difficult for users who are inexperienced with the solution. View full review »
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