Roundup of Latest Reviews: Solarwinds NPM (Network Monitoring Tools)

IT Central Station covers a gamut of technology products and services that are used every day to power the business of Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 enterprises. In today’s post, we’ll give you a taste of one of the latest reviews that have come in for Solarwinds Orion, one of the many network monitoring tools listed on IT Central Station. Here are a few highlights:

  • User anon375, who is on the network team at a retailer says NPM is “the most efficient Network Performance Monitor with its sniffing, alerting system, and fault discovery.”
  • User mgrntwrk381 who is a network manager at a healthcare company says Orion’s “resource utilization is heavy so you need to analyze the server before using it for multiple roles. We are unable to use web console to configure new alerts.”
  • User teenajain who is IT Director at a company with 1-500 employees gives it 4 stars but says one of its limitations is “building out a dependency structure.”
  • User network185 who is a networking expert at a company with 1-500 employees  says it is “quick to get up and running, but not as granular out-of-the-box as you would expect.”

On IT Central Station, you can read the full reviews of NPM by Solarwinds, and other network monitoring tools including Wireshark, OPNET, CA NetQoS Performance Center, Cisco Data Center Network Manager, Entuity, HP Network Management Center, InfoVista VistaInsight, ManageEngine OpManager, Microsoft Network Monitor and others.

These are the opinions of real users – not vendors, analysts, consultants or bloggers. IT Central Station protects the privacy of its user community–we validate that the reviewers are real users of the products, but the reviews are posted without personally identifiable information so that users can say what they really think and be heard.

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Review Roundup: SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

IT Central Station covers a gamut of technology products and services that are used every day to power the business of Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 enterprises. In today’s post, we’ll give you a taste of several real user reviews that have come in for SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, one of the many network monitoring tools listed on IT Central Station. Here are a few highlights:

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  • User NetmonGuy, who is a Network Engineer at a software r&d company says “Solarwinds NPM has lots of features not found in some other network performance monitoring tools e.g. seamless integration with Microsoft Active Directory.” Read his complete review here.
  • User meu1124, who is Senior Manager of IT at a government organization says “Because data availability is critical to our decision makers and business operations, my team leverages SolarWinds as a central management platform for tracking all the connected resources on our networks and as an Asset Management capability.” Read his complete review here.
  • User nicodiablo, who is a Network Engineer at a manufacturing company says “We are very happy with the performance, features, and pricing, The company is very pro-active, as in adding additional features and being responsive to customer requests.” Read his complete review here.
  • User Aaron Leskiw who is a Network Engineer at a tech consulting company says “NPM is a powerful, scalable network monitoring tool. It has a vast range of features, and a large number of expansion plugins that can add functionality for almost any need.” Read his complete review here.

On IT Central Station, you can read the full reviews of SolarWinds NPM, and other Network Monitoring tools including Zabbix, Nagios, Wireshark, Microsoft SCOM and others.

These are just a sample of the many in-depth reviews you’ll find on IT Central Station. If you haven’t already, sign up, browse reviews and write your own review.

The Weekly Roundup – Network Monitoring Software

This week’s roundup explores network monitoring solutions. There are so many solutions on the market and it’s hard to know which is best for your organization. Today, let’s see what our real users are saying about network monitoring solutions from Wireshark, Riverbed, and Solarwinds. Here are a few highlights direct from IT Central Station users:

Wireshark  was given an average of five stars from multiple reviews. Betty DuBois, owner of a network consulting firm, says: “The best thing about Wireshark is its community and ecosystem”. Aaron Leskiw, a networking expert for a technology consulting firm calls it a “must-have network analyzer”. Finally, Henry Steinhauer, an engineer for a technology services company calls it the “best general purpose tool for troubleshooting anything on the network”.

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AppResponse Xpert from Riverbed systems weighs in with an average of 4.8 stars. PerformanceGuy, owner of a technology services company gave it 5 stars and says: “Excellent for strategic metrics and as a troubleshooting/analysis tool, but needs better integration with AppInternals Xpert”. User network274, a networking and communications expert for a technology services company gave it 4 stars and says: “Flexible and feature-rich, but support cases often require escalation to R&D”. Last but not the least, Henry Steinhauer, an engineer for a technology services company gave it 5 stars and says: “Perfect for seeing the impact of SOA and complex applications.”

Network Performance Monitor from Solarwinds has been reviewed 9 times so far with an average rating of 4 stars. Our user PerformanceGuy, owner of a technology services company gave it 5 stars and says: “Feature rich, nice interface, and relatively inexpensive.” NetworkEng957, a networks and communications expert from a university gave it 5 stars and says: “Solarwinds network performance monitor adds flexibility and ease of management. It monitors network devices and their states.” NetworkAdmin375, a networks and communications expert for a retailer gave it 4 stars and says: “The most efficient Network Performance Monitor with its added characteristics like sniffing, alerting system, and fault discovery.” Real user mgrntwrk381, a networks and communications manager for a healthcare company gave it 4 stars and says: “Orion NPM is a great real time network activity & performance tracking utility. Web interface is great, but needs minor improvements”. User teenajain, an IT services director for a techology company gives it 4 stars and says: “Network Performance Monitor (NPM) is the SolarWinds Orion entry in the monitoring and alerting systems market.” User nicodiablo, a networks and communications expert for a manufacturing company gives it 4 stars and says: “We moved from nGenius to Orion NPM about 3 years ago and are very happy with the performance, features, and pricing”. Lastly, user network185, a networks and communications expert gives it 3 stars and says: “Quick to get up and running, but not as granular out-of-the-box as you would expect.”

Dozens of real users have written reviews about the network monitoring tools they use every day. IT Central Station guarantees that all reviews are 100% genuine. We protect the privacy of the user community – we validate that the reviewers are real users of the products so that users can say what they really think and be heard!

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The Weekly Roundup – Wireshark

This week’s roundup explores network monitoring and security software. Let’s find out what people are saying about Wireshark, a free and open-source packet analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education. Here are a few highlights:

  • Engnr246 says: “One of the best products that can provide the details of what is happening with an application and the full life cycle of the response time… [but] not always simple to setup and get the filtering right when capturing data.”
  • Techie says: “You can easily analyze each and every packet captured from the network based on protocol types like TCP, IP, UDP, etc.”
  • Mgrntwrk381 says: “[the] GUI layout is user friendly and straightforward, which provides protocol-based color coding and comprehensive graphical representation of raw data.”
  • RonSNunes says: “I’ve been working with Wireshark for a long time, since back in the days when it was still called Ethereal. Since then, there has been no alternative for me for Packet Sniffing. Wireshark does exactly what I want and leaves me with no need to look elsewhere.”

Wireshark was awarded 5 stars by real users. IT Central Station guarantees that all reviews are 100% genuine – not vendors, analysts, consultants or bloggers. We protect the privacy of the consumer community – we validate that the reviewers are real users of the products while ensuring complete anonymity so that you can say what you really think and be heard!

Click here to see what else Wireshark users are saying and share your thoughts.

Are you using other products for Network Monitoring? See what people are saying about AppResponse Xpert, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, NetQos Performance Center and many more.

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