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SolarWinds Reviews

Byron Anderson
Real User
Information Security Engineer at a cloud provider with 51-200 employees
May 20 2019

What do you think of SolarWinds LEM?

We’re an Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider and a few months ago, a health care customer with a private cloud and mandatory HIPAA regulatory requirements approached us. The customer had one employee spending over a half day per week manually reviewing log files. Needless to say, manually reviewing log files is boring and generally not a good use of human time. It’s also easy to miss important information about malicious behavior. They had to review a large number of logs every single day, and they basically didn’t have a good way to do that—they had an employee manually scrolling through each log file. When you start looking at log files you quickly realize that there is not a lot of good in sitting there manually combing through them, especially when you don’t know the…
David Olusesan
Real User
System Administration at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Jun 12 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the notification that we get, via email, when a device in our network goes down.

How has it helped my organization?

This has helped us to monitor the availability of our routers, switches, servers, and virtual environments. We also use it to monitor our services. When a critical service… more»

What needs improvement?

The user should be able to customize the dashboard to their own requirements. Right now, we have to design separate dashboards for visualization. For example, there is one… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

We have a perpetual license for this solution, and my impression is that this solution is cheap.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

Prior to this solution, we were using HP NNM, the Network Node Manager. With HP the monitoring was in silos, whereas SolarWinds gives us a unified dashboard. This is the… more»

What other advice do I have?

SolarWinds is a great solution, and I think that for anybody looking for a nice infrastructure monitoring tool, this solution will do the job. I would rate this solution… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

In addition to this solution, we evaluated SCOM. We found that SolarWinds is better.

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SolarWinds Questions

Nurit Sherman
Content Specialist
IT Central Station
One of the most popular comparisons on IT Central Station is SolarWinds LEM vs Splunk. One user says about SolarWinds LEM, "It allows us to monitor access and pull cyber reports quickly. No more searching through logs on each server. There was not much customization, which we had to do with… more»
Johney ShadeComparing SolarWinds to Splunk is unwise. One responds to active monitoring… more»
Chingiz AbdukarimovI would prefer SolarWinds LEM for environments with high log volumes (e.g… more»
MS AlamSolarWinds is good for network monitoring but analyzing for critical logs splunk… more»
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