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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Igor from Autorambler
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

September 2018

September 2018

Monitoring network devices.

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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.

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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.

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Deep from Mettel
Specialty: Other
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

April 2018

April 2018

Great software for network monitor

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

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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 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

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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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.

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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December 2018

December 2018

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This product is great when tuned and customized properly. We use it for alerting via email and for NOC (Network Operation Center) setups.
For those not familiar - this is when you set up a large monitor in a "monitoring " room to view network conditions in real time. Custom NOC views allow you to present pretty much any monitored information on a screen. It also allows you to configure a single display monitor (perhaps a 70 inch TV/Display) that scrolls through multiple screens of valuable information.

Pros

Allows for customized views and alerts to really lock down your essential requirements. (The problem is most users do not customize)

Cons

I do not like that they promote how easily you can roll out this software to start monitoring your network.
What they do not tell you that by doing a non customized quick roll out you will receive unlimited number of alerts to the point they will be ignored.
By default the system shows you too much irrelevant information and it alerts on way too many general conditions. BE Warned - without tuning the alerts you will get many false positive alerts.

Review Source: Capterra
 


December 2018

December 2018

Great network monitoring tool

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I use NPM to monitor the health of the network routers and switches and the bandwidth used in the WAN links and switch uplinks. I also use it to monitor several Windows servers, including free disk space, memory and CPU occupation, the load of Hyper-V and VMWare hosts and the load, battery status and runtime of UPS devices.

Pros

It's very easy to setup and use and everything is configurable. It's really easy to configure dashboards and visualize every piece of information the way we want to. It can be used to monitor network equipment from a lot of vendors, as well as Windows systems and virtualization hosts and guests. Basically, anything it can connect to using SNMP or WMI.

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It's not good at all to get information about endpoints. The information is unreliable: it doesn't find a lot of endpoints in the network, reports them with old IP addresses and in places where they are not connected anymore, etc.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Nathan from Cerium Networks
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

November 2018

November 2018

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We use this to monitor client network. Mostly on the infrastructure side but can also be used to monitor services.

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Excellent software for network visibility. Lots of feature for managing and monitoring your network.

Cons

Older versions we're lacking support for many devices. Fixed with recent updates

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

NMS Solarwind

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Accurate Performance to every network devices.

Cons

It takes 3 min of time to trigger the device down mail alert.

Review Source: Capterra
 


October 2018

October 2018

NPM is a very reliable and powerful network monitoring tool

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It can use some improvements, but still, in 8 years we've been using NPM on a service provider scenario, it has solved about 80% of our customers requirements for network monitoring. When complemented with other products from the same vendor, it provides maybe 95%, since there's always something than need a specialized tool.

Pros

In the world of enterprise network monitoring, NPM has one of the shortest learning curves, its web GUI is very inutitive and you can start monitoring your assets almost immediately.
It's support for different monitoring mechanisms (snmp, wmi and agent) provides adaptability to mostly any network.
It possesses a very robust engine to configure thresholds, events and actions, so you can get the proper reaction to different events.
SolarWinds provides a very complete ecosystem of network monitoring and management tools with seamless integration.

Cons

The licensing model is not the best for a service provider scenario and it seems like the vendor doesn't even consider this option.
Reporting capabilities are sort of buggy , specially when exporting complex and large reports. This tasks will also consume a lot of resources. There's an opportunity for the vendor to maybe decouple reporting capabilities to a BI module which can be deployed on an independent server, and maybe use for it a read only replica of the production DB.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Devon from Calgro M3 Developments (Pty) Ltd
Number of employees: 201-500 employees Employees number: 201-500 employees

October 2018

October 2018

IT of NPM

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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

Cons

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

Review Source: Capterra
 

Larry Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

September 2018

September 2018

network management in minutes

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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.

Review Source: GetApp
 

Randi from Parkview Baptist School
Number of employees: 51-200 employees Employees number: 51-200 employees

August 2018

August 2018

Looks and works great

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jerry from Appvion

July 2018

July 2018

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Jamie from GVChristian

July 2018

July 2018

Pretty good software, can be a bit laggy at times

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

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

Review Source: Capterra
 


June 2018

June 2018

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

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 

Andre from Optimus Health Care
Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees Employees number: 501-1,000 employees

May 2018

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.

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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.

Review Source: Capterra
 


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.

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

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
 
 
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