TechValidate Research on SolarWinds Network Management

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2,296 Customers Surveyed

18,095 Data Points Collected

292 Published TechFacts

26 Published Charts

62 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


Syslog Messages/SNMP Traps/Event Logs Received by Kiwi Syslog Server Every Second

How many syslog messages/SNMP traps/event logs does your Kiwi Syslog Server receive roughly every second?

Below 100: 49%
100 - 500: 29%
Above 500: 22%

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Case Study

Kryterion

Introduction

This case study of Kryterion is based on a December 2017 survey of SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“My favorite feature of NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is seeing package, network, and point traffic usage.”

Challenges

The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer:

  • Troubleshooting application performance issues
  • Viewing traffic patterns to optimize policies
  • General network troubleshooting
  • Gaining access to historical traffic data

Use Case

The surveyed company uses the following SolarWinds network management products:

  • Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
  • NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

Results

The surveyed company achieved the following results with SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer:

  • Gets to the root cause of a bandwidth issue ten times faster since using NetFlow Traffic Analyzer versus using no flow analysis tool.

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools Customer Testimonial

[Using SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools, we are able to] provide faster responses to queries about what is connected and where.

Jeremy Cooler, Network Engineer, IHS

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Customer Research

79% of surveyed network engineers were able to make configuration changes at least 50% faster using Network Configuration Manager

Since using NCM, how much more efficient are you at managing and implementing reliable network changes?

Up to 50% more efficient: 31%
Up to 75% more efficient: 28%
Up to 25% more efficient: 22%
Up to 100% more efficient: 14%
More than 100% more efficient: 6%

Case Study: Fortune 500 Telecommunications Services Company

“IPAM allows us to implement a planning process for system administrators to identify and reserve their preferred IP address prior to building their systems. If there were an IP conflict, we would be able to ding the administrator that didn’t follow the process.”

Challenges

  • Faced the following challenges prior to purchasing SolarWinds┬« IP Address Manager:
    • Their network was growing in size and complexity and they needed better ways to keep pace
    • They found managing IP addresses using spreadsheets was too time consuming and unreliable

Use Case

  • Use 10,000+ IP addresses
  • Routinely performs the following IP address management tasks using IPAM:
    • Manage IP space and subnets
    • Find and assign available IP addresses
    • Find and reclaim orphaned IP addresses
    • Manage extended IP address details (e.g. assigned MAC, device type, history, etc.)
    • Delegate IP administrative tasks
    • Discover and/or manage IPv6 addresses
  • Routinely performs the following DHCP, DNS, and IP address monitoring and troubleshooting tasks using IPAM:
    • Detect and troubleshoot IP conflicts
    • Monitor address exhaustion in subnets and DHCP scopes
    • Review IP address forensic histories
  • More than 25 people at the organization use IPAM

Results

  • Saves 40-60 man hours a month managing DHCP, DNS, and IP addresses using IPAM
  • Realized the following benefits with IPAM:
    • Better manages growth and change
    • Gained more visibility and control
    • Improved network availability and reliability

We like how it integrates into our already existing Solarwinds NPM and IPAM solutions under a common interface.

Network Engineer, Large Enterprise Financial Services Company



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About SolarWinds Network Management

SolarWinds delivers powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use network monitoring and management software to help you take control of your network, reduce outages, manage devices and speed up troubleshooting.

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