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Find out what your peers are saying about NetBrain vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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Pros
"This product has good network monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities.""Enables maps to be drawn out."

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"The most important feature is reporting. The reports that are generated are useful and they save a lot of time with respect to monitoring.""The product covers our needs for the basic care and feeding of servers, whether they are physical or virtual.""The product is scalable.""We don't have any issues with the stability of SolarWinds NPM.""The most valuable features are language support and technical support.""The most valuable feature is the graphical user interface.""SolarWinds NPM has a colorful UI and many easy-to-use features. It does not need to be configured as much and is also easy to install.""We have configured multiple alerts for our network devices, including routers and switches, so that we are notified if any interface goes down."

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Cons
"The IP interface brief isn't consistent.""Each device needs to be configured to allow NetBrain to poll for the information it needs, which can be very time-consuming for a large network."

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"The solution's network discovery and node addition processes need more work.""Technical support can be slow to respond.""The solution could be more secure.""It would be nice if SolarWinds added some technical protocols like Modbus. The market needs a simple solution for monitoring a technical device.""Technical support and releases are not particularly reliable.""The reporting module that got integrated into the system itself, used to be a standalone solution and I preferred that.""There needs to be more integration of widgets, especially for reporting purposes.""Sometimes there are issues when upgrading to a new version of the product."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing is based on a per-device basis, which means that it can get very expensive if you have a large number of devices."
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  • "It is relatively inexpensive compared to other products in the same category."
  • "It's expensive and there are costs in addition to the standard licensing."
  • "The price is more expensive than some other products, such as ManageEngine."
  • "I find that the pricing is acceptable."
  • "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."
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    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 »
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    From my point of view, SolarWind is the best tool.
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    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

    Managing today’s networks with yesterday’s manual processes is no longer a viable solution. NetBrain’s network automation platform provides actionable insights into your network to help you make better and faster decisions - particularly when you’re troubleshooting, securing, and making changes to the network.

    Check the health and performance of your entire network for easier troubleshooting and faster results using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor. NPM lets you quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Now with built-in deep packet inspection and analysis you can immediately determine the impact of network or application latency on user experience.

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    Sample Customers
    CompuCon, TD Ameritrade, Move Inc.
    Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    REVIEWERS
    Healthcare Company13%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Computer Software Company9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company26%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm5%
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business31%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business30%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Find out what your peers are saying about NetBrain vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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    NetBrain is ranked 6th in Network Troubleshooting with 2 reviews while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 4th in Network Monitoring Software with 31 reviews. NetBrain is rated 7.0, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of NetBrain writes "Some inconsistencies which have improved recently; ability to draw out maps is a big time saver ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NPM writes "Make monitoring key performance factors in your enterprise customized and effective". NetBrain is most compared with Infoblox NetMRI, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, ThousandEyes, Zabbix and Cisco DNA Center, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, ManageEngine OpManager, LogicMonitor, PRTG Network Monitor and Meraki Dashboard. See our NetBrain vs. SolarWinds NPM report.

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