Network Performance Monitor Review - why 4.5 stars?

Network Performance Monitor Review
ITQlick Score: 85/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.5/5)
Pricing: 8/10 - high cost
Category: Network Monitoring -> Network Performance Monitor
Ranking:Ranked 3 out of 30 Network Monitoring systems
Company: SolarWinds
Pricing: starts at $1,750 per license
Typical customers: Small, medium and large size businesses
Platforms: Desktop, Cloud
Links: Network Performance Monitor pricing, Network Performance Monitor alternatives
Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Jun 15, 2021

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What is Network Performance Monitor?

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor is a network management and monitoring solution for businesses of all sizes. It offers such capabilities as resource management, real-time analytics, performance management, and others. The software was designed and launched by SolarWinds Worldwide LLC headquartered in Texas, United States.

What is Network Performance Monitor rating? ()

The rating of Network Performance Monitor is 4.5 stars out of 5 and the total score is 85 out of 100. The ratings are based on our unbiased experts. Learn more in our rating methodology page

Who are Network Performance Monitor's typical customers?

Customers of the software include businesses of all sizes and various types. Major industries where it can be deployed include technology and IT services, marketing and advertisement, financial services, automation and manufacturing, and others. Some notable clients of the software include CAT Logistics, Cardinal Health, PACCAR, and others.

Is Network Performance Monitor the best Network Monitoring?

Network Performance Monitor is ranked 3 out of 30 software in their category (Network Monitoring systems).

What are their main features and functionalities?

The software offers comprehensive fault management capabilities of active fault detection, alarm generation, diagnostic tests, email alerts, error handling, fault detection and correction, ICMP polling, network recovery, and SNMP polling. It speeds up network troubleshooting and helps in the timely and quick resolution of network outages while also reducing the downtime.

Configuration management capabilities offered by SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor include administrative approval for changes, auto-discovery, automatic network mapping, change management, compliance audits, inventory management, and real-time change notifications. Other important capabilities include availability monitoring, network topology, data privacy, administrator dashboard, QoS reporting, web traffic reporting, diagnostic tools, multi-system compatibility, and others.

Who are their main alternatives?

Popular alternatives to Network Performance Monitor: Spectrum (formerly Dexter + Cheney), AdRem NetCrunch, Panopta Advanced Monitoring, PRTG Network Monitor, Site24x7, Splunk, BigPanda, PagerDuty, Uptime Infrastructure Monitor, LogicMonitor Hosted Monitoring Service. The full list of competitors can be found here.

What is the cost of Network Performance Monitor?

The cost of license starts at $1,750 per license. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 8 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for Network Performance Monitor

What should you ask SolarWinds during a demo session? (65 questions)

Schedule a demo with Network Performance Monitor and access 65 must ask questions for the vendor while watching Network Performance Monitor in action.

Network Performance Monitor's list of categories:

Performance Management

Network Performance Monitor's list of features:

Data Import/Export
Basic Reports
Online Customer Support

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.