Network Performance Monitor software


34 reviews(4.5/5)
34 reviews(4.5/5)

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is a cloud-based network monitoring solution that enables users to detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance issues. The solution allows users to design a customizable topology for the entire network framework and tracks failure events, system checks, performance issues and more.

NPM enables businesses to create a service-oriented view of their IT infrastructure and identify key network issues. NPM automatically discovers, maps, and monitors every device within a network and presents interactive charts, graphs, and tables in a fully customizable web interface. IT administrators and users can then collect, store and analyze performance data from these devices to determine network efficiency and resolve issues.

NPM offers a web-based dashboard for visualizing and monitoring real-time system health and performance metrics. The solution also offers fault, performance, and availability monitoring as well as hop-by-hop critical path analysis, cross-stack network data correlation, customizable topology and dependency-aware alerts.

Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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  • Jerry from Appvion

    July 2018

    I'm an IT Analyst who uses this software to troubleshoot our enterprise network infrastructure.

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    Pros

    The level of detail included about network assets. It provides a wealth of information that makes troubleshooting a breeze.

    Cons

    Sometimes the user interface seems less than intuitive and can be a little confusing. There is a lot of information presented and often times I find myself forgetting how I navigated to a particular display.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jamie from GVChristian

    July 2018

    Pretty good software, can be a bit laggy at times

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    Pros

    Easy to setup and get going. Will scan your network and add devices automatically if you want. Interface is easy to read and navigate.

    Cons

    Can be inconsistent with reporting. Seems to lag up my system a bit and sometimes reports devices offline when they are not.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    June 2018

    Great Network Monitoring tool which is always coming out with new features

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    Pros

    This is just one of the many suite of applications that SolarWinds offers to help manage the Network. Ease to use and helps diagnose / troubleshoot issues. Easy to automate alerts to notify you of problems afterhours. Great graphical interface as well.

    Cons

    Is more costly than other tools but worth the cost as SolarWinds will take less time to manage over time.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Andre from Optimus Health Care

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    May 2018

    Excellent system for monitoring

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    Pros

    This has to be by far the best networking and services monitoring tool I have ever used. It is rich in features and it just works.

    Cons

    It is an amazing system and I would recommend to anyone. It is however a little time consuming to set it up, for some people even a little challenging.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Deep from Mettel

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    April 2018

    Great software for network monitor

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    Pros

    Easy interface for beginner as well as expert level. I like how it displays the characteristics of a network.

    Cons

    Sometimes it gives lags but still update comes late so it create an issue for a user who requires real time network monitoring.

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  • rohit from Integrated Resources

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    April 2018

    tool for Networking professional

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    Pros

    Great tool who are interested in Computer Networking and want to explore the background of any network as well as will be aware of it.

    Cons

    Not for a beginner that is for sure since it requires you to have certain level of knowledge of a network.

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  • Sachin from Wayfair

    Specialty: Software / IT

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    April 2018

    Many things are interesting but comes at a huge cost.

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    Pros

    The details that it provides are huge and so many little intricate details to monitor and take care about. Gives peace of mind once installed properly for sure.

    Cons

    For a network monitoring tool, a little too expensive. Huge customization are needed at some step but not necessary that you might need to too.

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  • Sachin from Vodia Networks

    Specialty: Software / IT

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    April 2018

    The best one in business

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    Pros

    1) Real time health report and a microseconds difference is the competence i was looking for in the monitoring tools out there.

    Cons

    1) Prices could be cheaper but whatever keeps my servers afloat i can go for it, without much ado.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    March 2018

    Simple and to the point, very concise when you need a minimal amount of information.

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    Pros

    I can pull up any piece of networking information in a matter of seconds. There is not a big learning curve.

    Cons

    Sometimes it seems to be too minimal, some features that are present in other network performance monitors are lacking in SolarWinds' version.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Chris from EFI

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    March 2018

    We use NPM to monitor our network stack.

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    Pros

    Fast, clear status of performance and possible outages.
    Easy integration with other tools and custom alert mechanisms.
    A focused company who is very involved in making great tutorials.

    Cons

    The GUI is starting to look dated, it could use a complete overhaul.
    License needs can be tricky to determine.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jason from Chesapeake Bank

    March 2018

    Great to have a view of everything

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    Pros

    The dashboards are incredible I am able to troubleshoot the network quickly and efficiently right down to the node.

    Cons

    I wish there was a way to see what an IP belongs to on the exterior of our environment like a whois this Ip

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Mike from SMTD

    Specialty: Other

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    February 2018

    Cloud based software for busy IT admins

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    Pros

    The layout that shows the main issues on the dashboard is a great feature. This allows you to take the most serious tasks and rectify them first. The layout of the software is very user friendly and can be used by both beginning and advanced administrators alike

    Cons

    Not to much not to like about the software. One thing that would be nice is a way to add custom field for reports.

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  • Gerson from TECRA TECHNOLOGIES

    February 2018

    Easy management for 'hard to manage' devices and appliances inside your network

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    Management of firewalls, routers and printers.

    Pros

    Real time follow up of changes. Every time I change something, like an IP address or moving to a new Site, this software allows me to maintain and updated map. Something hard to achieve with other vendors.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    February 2018

    Solarwinds NPM easy to manage and setup. Easily integrate other Solarwinds Products

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    Pros

    Easily monitor network devices and their performance .Track for network issues and have to ability to narrow down issues to specific ports. Easily customize view to show only what I need to see.

    Cons

    Not able to limit events across solarwinds platform to only devices I need to monitor. Have to manually Setup maps. (option to purchase mapping software separate) .

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Jeremy from American Cement Company LLC

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    February 2018

    Network performance Monitor is a must have tool for any IT professional to succeed in their job.

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    Pros

    You can not fix something you do not know is broken. NPM allow you to be notified as soon a any component you are monitoring goes off line. Its a game changer for IT pro's trying to get a handle on their network and hardware.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • michael from iQor

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    January 2018

    Excellent Network Monitor, Very Intuitive

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    You can trust this software to watch over the network while you perform other tasks. If there is an issue, you will be alerted immediately

    Pros

    Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor gives you in-depth details about every server and switch. Once it is installed and configured, you just sit back, relax and engage in worry free monitoring of your network (unless of course it gives you an alert)

    Cons

    It is very expensive. The company that I worked for that used SolarWinds had no issue spending the money though, so after I left it was like leaving a family member behind.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 201-500 employees

    December 2017

    You get what you pay for, mostly

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    Pros

    This is a full featured product with many optional add on modules to keep a "single pane of glass" for IT departments.

    Cons

    Finding personnel with fine tuning experience, education and knowledge is somewhat difficult at times, making many implementations half completed.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Neil from Barbados Public Workers' Co-Operative Credit Union

    December 2017

    Provides all the information that helps you with keep on top of your network before problems arise.

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    Pros

    Being able to monitor and receive real time information about known devices on your network as well as having the forecasting ability so that you can plan for future growth easily.

    Cons

    Some of the alerts may require you to do some customization in order for them to work. Licensing for some of the modules may get some what pricey if you go into a higher level tier.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Raghav from Adaptrum

    Specialty: Software / IT

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    December 2017

    Easy Network Monitoring tool

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    Overall good tool

    Pros

    It is able to monitor every device in your company and check for high cpu utilization, low memory, failures and errors. As well as make backups of all your devices.
    Works with almost all network products and can be customized using universal pollers to handle almost any imaginable product.

    Cons

    Slow performance on web interface.
    I think they should work on the overall look of the program, integrate more features into the SolarWinds NPM suite.

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  • Mike from Context4 Healthcare

    October 2017

    Great tool to keep track of servers and when they are performing poorly, or not at all.

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    Pros

    Right out of the box, admins can begin using this software. Alerts are already configured for common needs such as when a server goes down, or when it reboots. Disk space, CPU and RAM usage, etc.

    Cons

    Can be a bit difficult to discern which variables do what when formatting alerts and email notifications. First initial load of the portal takes a few minutes. After the initial load, portal loads fast each time, until the next day.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
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