Network Performance Monitor Software


 

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.

 

Network Performance Monitor - Capacity planning
 
  • Network Performance Monitor - Capacity planning
    Capacity planning
  • Network Performance Monitor - Network path
    Network path
  • Network Performance Monitor - Network baselines
    Network baselines
  • Network Performance Monitor - Network insight
    Network insight
  • Network Performance Monitor - Network summary
    Network summary
  • Network Performance Monitor - Wireless summary
    Wireless summary
Supported Operating System(s):
Web browser (OS agnostic)

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rohit from Integrated Resources
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

April 2018

April 2018

tool for Networking professional

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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.

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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 Employees number: 10,000+ employees

April 2018

April 2018

Many things are interesting but comes at a huge cost.

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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.

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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 Employees number: 2-10 employees

April 2018

April 2018

The best one in business

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

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

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Mike from SMTD
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

Cloud based software for busy IT admins

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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

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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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Raghav from Adaptrum
Specialty: Software / IT
Number of employees: 11-50 employees Employees number: 11-50 employees

December 2017

December 2017

Easy Network Monitoring tool

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Overall good tool

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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.

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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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March 2018

March 2018

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

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Chris from EFI
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

March 2018

March 2018

We use NPM to monitor our network stack.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jason from Chesapeake Bank

March 2018

March 2018

Great to have a view of everything

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Gerson from TECRA TECHNOLOGIES

February 2018

February 2018

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

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Management of firewalls, routers and printers.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 


February 2018

February 2018

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

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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.

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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) .

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeremy from American Cement Company LLC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

February 2018

February 2018

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

michael from iQor
Number of employees: 10,000+ employees Employees number: 10,000+ employees

January 2018

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2017

December 2017

You get what you pay for, mostly

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Neil from Barbados Public Workers' Co-Operative Credit Union

December 2017

December 2017

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

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Mike from Context4 Healthcare

October 2017

October 2017

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

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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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jose from Ogle School Management, LLC
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

October 2017

October 2017

Good, Solid Network Monitor

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Timely alerts and warnings that keep our network and server infrastructure running smoothly.

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Once it's set up, NPM is pretty easy to configure and monitor just about anything with a network adapter/connection. We purchased the SLX version which means we can monitor as many nodes/elements as we want. Email alerts are timely and help us stay on top of outages and server capacities. Been using this for 5 years now and it just doesn't the job. Can't forget about the customer SQL alerts either. Great job here!

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You need SQL server for this. If not using an Express version, that's more costs. The SLX version is expensive compared to other solutions.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Michael from Hub Group
Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees Employees number: 1,001-5,000 employees

September 2017

September 2017

NPM - A Power Horse

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The ability to constantly monitor the health of my network.

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What's not to love? Deep, Reliable, and an absolute monitoring beast. I use this daily - DAILY - to monitor my company's environment. The awareness that it gives you is bar none the best around.

Cons

Cost can get hefty depending on how many modules you use. If your company is in a lucky enough position to accept the price, then you are in for a treat.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Ashton from BSB Design

June 2017

June 2017

Love the product!

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Being able to forget about the network 24/7 and rely on it to notify us when something is wrong.

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Ease of install, ease of customization, and easy to learn based on the interface. Without training, I was able to pick it up and run with it.

Cons

The cost is the only concern I have. You buy modules based on what you need, and I think one package with all would make life easier.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeremy from American Cement Company

June 2017

June 2017

Pricey but worth its weight in (insert item here)... Must have tool.

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Complete network monitoring tool. Allows you a near single pane of glass approach to you network. You have details and i mean details about every server, switch, I even have my consumable good inventory vending machines monitored with NPM. Detailed level for switch ports and routers, Cisco UCS, HP, DELL, and the list goes on and on. When there is no identified MIB, you can create your own. You can label your undefined items so they mean something to you. The Agent for servers installs on Windows and Linux and is SO EASY. It offers WMI, SNMP and ICMP monitoring as well as the agent which gives you several flavors to monitor equipment. Ease of use is good, interface is above average, and saving my score is 1000 out of 10

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For me there is only one real things that gets me with NPM. Licensing. SolarWinds has a great set of products, but the licensing costs are really high. Even a small company needs this software but its hard to justify. The way they count nodes against your license total is in my opinion unfair. I think of a server as a node, and everything on that server should be covered as 1 node, but they see everything down to seems like the vlans on a switch port, but to be clear it is not counting vlans. However if you have 2 48 port switches, that is 96 nodes, you want to monitor, guess how fast your 100 node license gets used up. But the price to jump up is super crazy expensive. They need to rework that.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Kevin from Amtech

May 2017

May 2017

Great product for Network Performance- but Software Experience a must

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Monitoring for all endpoints available
Uses SNMP V1-V3
Alert notifications available for email distribution
dashboard for NOC or super user

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Have to figure everything out yourself. Solarwinds does not provide much training on the configuration of the system to fully maximize it. The refer you to a outside consultant to setup the system. Support is pretty limited because many of the issues revolve around how it is setup. Which they would provide more training with the purchase of the product on how to fine tune the software for your needs

Review Source: Capterra
 

Hughes from Automotive Art

May 2017

May 2017

Excellent product that provides greater value for the money

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Ease of installation. Product Support in clubs I've of upgrades. Great online training and folllowup

Review Source: Capterra
 

Anthony from Miles & Stockbridge

May 2017

May 2017

I use the product every day and still feels hard to navigate .

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Seemed easy to use.

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The software can do just about anything you need. Very in depth and helpful product.

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As I said above. The software is very hard to navigate and use. I access it everyday and it is still doesn't feel smooth.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Derrick from CVMS

May 2017

May 2017

Great Network Monitoring tool for organizations of all sizes.

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Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is an excellent tool to get a overview of the how you network is performing. The setup is easy and if there is something that is confusing or causing trouble it can be solved using google search or heading to the Thwack community provided by Solar Winds.

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I don't hate the product but some of the UI features are quirky, and haven't gotten used to yet. There does seem to be a lot of customizability but figuring out how to get the setup how you want it seems to take too long to do.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Brian from Trwd
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

May 2017

May 2017

Works great!

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Very intuitive interface. Easy to use. Real time alerting is awesome. Reporting functionality is always on par

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The software tends to use too many server resources causing the application to fail and disrupt ease

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jeff from Independent Contractor

January 2017

January 2017

Excellent Monitoring

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Solarwinds Network Performance has been excellent for monitoring my mix of Cisco and Brocade Equipment.

Review Source: Capterra
 
 
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