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ControlUp vs. SolarWinds NPM
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about ControlUp vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"The script-based actions have allowed us to extend the core reporting capabilities.""Security, uptime, and reduced capital expenditures are the main reasons we use ControlUp. So basically, the money that we consume is based on the amount of time we are using a service.""Integration with Netscaler and Scoutbees can provide a proper end-to-end analysis of the user's experience and give us a real ROI."

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"Network performance is the main issue clients are facing. SolarWinds checks if a node is down, and we can set thresholds for performance metrics. For example, we set it up to get an alert automatically if a value is over 80 percent. It has a full dashboard that covers CP, hard disk, and node monitoring.""The product covers our needs for the basic care and feeding of servers, whether they are physical or virtual.""Their support team is efficient, and it is easy to set up.""Technical support is very helpful with our upgrades.""The product is lightweight in terms of memory use, requiring only 10 megabytes or less.""The alerting and usage tracking notifications on disk space capacity, network and processor utilization.""Can easily be interconnected with other management systems.""It is scalable."

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Cons
"We'd like to see the mobile app working again so that we can get alerts 24/7. This is especially useful for the person on call.""Integration is always a problem, and we feel that we are doing our best and the service provider thinks they are doing their best. I guess if ControlUp's system could be more capable or if people could understand the integration part, that would be better.""Solve is a quick and intuitive tool for quickly mapping data together, however, once you have the view of the data that you like, it is difficult to share this with colleagues."

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"I would like to see some enhancement on the reporting side, such as making it a little bit easier to create reports or having a larger assortment of canned reports.""Robustness of network element mapping tool could be better""The console could be more user-friendly. It would be better if SolarWinds updated the user interface.""SolarWinds needs to be improved such that it is on par with the leading products in the market.""I think Solar Winds NPM needs to create a profile with documentation responsibility.""We also had to be attentive to vulnerabilities, because SolarWinds NPM have some issues in that area. We had to work with our security team, so that they could help us check and backup the data, and check what they needed to secure.""There isn't support available to us as they don't offer support in our country.""GUI needs improvement with a more graphical dashboard."

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  • "USD $15,000 annually for maintenance."
  • "It is not an expensive product."
  • "It is too expensive."
  • "The licensing is based on the number of nodes, interfaces, and volumes."
  • "There are a lot of sub-products and it just continued to increase the price."
  • "There is a permanent license and also a subscription level which has annual fees. The price of the solution is fair."
  • "There can be fees in addition to the licensing fees if you add on."
  • "The NPM component of the system costs approximately $1,000 USD per year."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The script-based actions have allowed us to extend the core reporting capabilities.
    Top Answer:I have found ControlUP to be more than competitive in terms of value.
    Top Answer:Solve is a quick and intuitive tool for quickly mapping data together, however, once you have the view of the data that you like, it is difficult to share this with colleagues. Being able to send a… more »
    Top Answer:It actually depends on the exact purpose or kind of devices (network devices, servers, something else). Some tools are better for only network devices while others are better for a cloud monitoring or… more »
    Top Answer:From my point of view, SolarWind is the best tool.
    Top Answer:We are partners with SolarWinds and we sell a lot of Network management to large enterprises also because of scalability, products like Network Performance Monitor & Netflow Traffic Analyzer are… more »
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    Also Known As
    Solarwinds Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer
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    Overview
    ControlUp Real-Time enable you to get the end-user’s perspective through a panoramic view of your environment - all hosts, virtual and physical servers, desktops and users, including sessions and processes.

    Easily monitor and manage performance through ControlUp Real-time's actionable dashboard to resolve issues more quickly. And then analyze real business activity and the health of your VDI environment through automated reports and industry insights.

    SolarWinds NPM is a network monitoring solution that enables you to detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance issues and outages quickly and efficiently. The solution is a powerful tool that can help you increase service levels, reduce downtime with multi vendor network monitoring, simplify the management of complex network devices, improve operational efficiency, and much more.

    SolarWinds NPM Features

    SolarWinds NPM has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Increased scalability
    • Fault, performance, and availability monitoring
    • Dynamic network discovery and mapping
    • Cross-stack network data correlation
    • Customizable topology
    • Dependency-aware intelligent alerts
    • Intelligent maps
    • Automated capacity forecasting, alerting, and reporting
    • Logical and physical network monitoring
    • Monitor Azure vNet gateway visibility

    SolarWinds NPM Benefits

    There are several benefits to implementing SolarWinds NPM. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Comprehensive monitoring for advanced network devices: With SolarWinds NPM, you can gain insight into the health and performance of your load balancers, Cisco ASA and Palo Alto Networks, firewalls, and Cisco Nexus switches.
    • Hardware health monitoring: SolarWinds NPM makes it easy for you to monitor, alert, and report on key device metrics, including power supply, fan speed, and temperature.
    • Customizable performance and availability reports: With this feature, you can choose from more than 100 templates to schedule and also generate custom network performance reports.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Below are some reviews and helpful feedback written by PeerSpot users currently using the SolarWinds NPM solution.

    PeerSpot user Andrew N., Senior Network Engineer at Element Critical, says, “The "Performance Analyzer" feature is the solution's most valuable aspect. It's able to do the bounded graphs of all the interface stats, from errors to broadcasts and to current traffic. With a click of a button you're able to, in one interface, look at historical data for those items.” He also adds, “From the troubleshooting point of view, just having that peace of mind is great. And, The solution is extremely stable. We haven't had any issues in that regard. We haven't had issues with bugs, glitches, or crashes."

    Daniel S., Systems and Data Warehouse Supervisor at MMSD, mentions, “The alerting and usage tracking is a valuable feature because it alerts us when we're getting near capacity on disk space, network utilization or processor utilization. It helps us manage our capacity and enables us to be proactive.”

    A Senior Vice President and CIO at a financial services firm explains, “As we look to add more servers to our virtual environment and to understand the impact, the solution allows us to dig into the historical charts related to capacity planning. It also gives us visibility of spikes and allows us to track down the reasons for their occurrences. So too, it makes room for potential processes that have gotten hung or runaway and to know when it's time to reboot a server or service.”

    Dinesh N., Digital Innovation at Bobcat Company, states, “The best part of the solution is the sharing display. It gives a general public ID wherein everyone can link to a public display. That's a good feature.”


    Fazal A., Implementation & Support Specialist at 360Factors, comments, “We have configured multiple alerts for our network devices, including routers and switches, so that we are notified if any interface goes down. In the event an interface goes down, we have multiple reports that include availability monitoring, network uptime monitoring, and network downtime monitoring. These reports are on multiple schedules such as the end of the day, end of the last business day of the week, monthly, and quarterly. This gives us the ability to provide reports to our management and let them know the performance of our network.”

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    Sample Customers
    B/E Aerospace, North Carolina SECU, Vancouver Island Health Authority, University of Florida
    Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Government10%
    Healthcare Company9%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Healthcare Company11%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Computer Software Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise62%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Buyer's Guide
    ControlUp vs. SolarWinds NPM
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about ControlUp vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    610,190 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    ControlUp is ranked 22nd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 3 reviews while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 3rd in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 33 reviews. ControlUp is rated 9.4, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ControlUp writes "Makes us leaner through automation and optimization of processes ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". ControlUp is most compared with eG Enterprise, Goliath Performance Monitor, vRealize Network Insight, Splunk Insights for Infrastructure and PRTG Network Monitor, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, ManageEngine OpManager, PRTG Network Monitor, LogicMonitor and Nagios XI. See our ControlUp vs. SolarWinds NPM report.

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