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.

Capacity planning
Capacity planning
Capacity planning
Network path
Network path
Network baselines
Network baselines
Network insight
Network insight
Network summary
Network summary
Wireless summary
Wireless summary

Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)



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Devon from Calgro M3 Developments (Pty) Ltd

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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October 2018

IT of NPM

perfect for solving your network issues and live monitoring is awesome

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perfect for monitoring an large scale environment. awesome yearly events to attend. easy to drill down in devices that have been configured

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Difficult to setup initially, UI is abit intimidating at first .

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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September 2018

network management in minutes

Pros

SolarWinds NPM (Network Performance Manager) is one of the most gratifying products to use. After installing on a server, you can literally in minutes begin collecting actionable network performance if you have previously configured SNMP on your network equipment. Most of the products integrate, building on each other and adding more value. I have always been impressed with how their new versions add significant features and value for just paying maintenance on the product. Their online training is also very valuable.

Cons

More advance features will take more effort to configure and generate actionable results. You can easily be overwhelmed by alerts and syslog if you do not make an effort to manage what you really need to see.

Igor from Autorambler

Specialty:  Other

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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September 2018

Monitoring network devices.

Pros

We use Network Performance Monitor because we need deep information about the operation of our network devices. The system works very well in our organization and I can recommend it to others.

Cons

The system is very good and complete, but also very difficult to use, the implementation of the system is also very difficult, it requires an experienced partner.

Randi from Parkview Baptist School

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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August 2018

Looks and works great

Got us through a transitional period where we were short on IT staff.

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It is a really clean solution that was easy to install and use. It is aesthetically appealing and I can better visualize my own network.

Cons

It does not really do anything that I could not do on my own, so it is really 100% bells and whistles. I would not recommend this software unless you are new to networking and you do not have the knowledge or manpower to manage/monitor an existing enterprise network. That being said, it is incredibly expensive for what you really get, but can be helpful if your use-case is a good fit.

Jerry from Appvion

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July 2018

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

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.

Jamie from GVChristian

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July 2018

Pretty good software, can be a bit laggy at times

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.

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Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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June 2018

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

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.

Andre from Optimus Health Care

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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May 2018

Excellent system for monitoring

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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.

Deep from Mettel

Specialty:  Other

Number of employees:  501-1,000 employees

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April 2018

Great software for network monitor

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.

rohit from Integrated Resources

Specialty:  Other

Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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April 2018

tool for Networking professional

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.

Sachin from Wayfair

Specialty:  Software / IT

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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April 2018

Many things are interesting but comes at a huge cost.

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.

Sachin from Vodia Networks

Specialty:  Software / IT

Number of employees:  2-10 employees

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April 2018

The best one in business

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

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March 2018

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

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.

Chris from EFI

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

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March 2018

We use NPM to monitor our network stack.

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.

Jason from Chesapeake Bank

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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.

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

Mike from SMTD

Specialty:  Other

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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February 2018

Cloud based software for busy IT admins

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.

Gerson from TECRA TECHNOLOGIES

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February 2018

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

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.

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Number of employees:  201-500 employees

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February 2018

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

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) .

Jeremy from American Cement Company LLC

Number of employees:  51-200 employees

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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.

michael from iQor

Number of employees:  10,000+ employees

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January 2018

Excellent Network Monitor, Very Intuitive

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.


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