TechValidate Research on SolarWinds Network Management

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SolarWinds Log & Event Manager Customer Testimonial

One of our DC’s kept crashing at 100% CPU. Log and Event Manager showed us a user account was doing about 40,000 more log entries than the next highest user account. We found out that user changed their password and was still logged onto a remote session with the old password. After logging them out of that remote session, the log entries were dramatically reduced and our DC has been stable.

Chris Smith, Network Administrator, Human Kinetics

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager Customer Testimonial

SolarWinds Log and Event Manager’s alerting capabilities allow us to focus on the issue immediately. After collecting and normalizing all log data, dealing with investigations has been much easier.

Security Engineer, Medium Enterprise Banking Company

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager Customer Testimonial

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager helps us collect logs and events from across our infrastructure and from network devices, servers, workstations, ESX hosts, databases, security devices, etc. It helps us filter our logs and create custom filters based on specific event criteria. We can easily set up alerts and actions so that we can react quickly to logs with an automated response. We use it to prevent security threats, troubleshoot errors, manage users/groups, USB defense, and much, much more.

Bill Rigsby, Systems Engineer, Broadway Bancshares

Average Rating of SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server Customers

SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog

4/5 Stars



122 IT organizations rated SolarWinds Kiwi Syslog Server as 4 out of 5 stars on average.

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools Customer Testimonial

In the event of a malfunction of a switch or router that has to be replaced, the backup configuration of that device can be easily copied and pasted in the replacement switch/router. The maps where the configurations are stored on are shared on the network so that its available for the support group.

Jelle Penninga, Network Administrator, Koninklijke

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools Customer Testimonial

The ability to display side-by-side configuration change comparisons has been helpful in diagnosing unauthorized configuration changes as well as educating new employees on how to properly do configurations. These features of Kiwi CatTools have benefited our organization greatly.

Network Engineer, Large Enterprise Health Care Company

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools Customer Testimonial

We receive huge time savings using Kiwi CatTools’ automated back-ups, bulk configuration changes (fallback account password changes, banner changes, VLAN changes, etc.). Beyond this, it provides better awareness and action on configuration changes by using the comparisons and alerts.

Russ Aspinwall, Network Engineer, Kalamazoo

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools Customer Testimonial

Equipment failure recovery time is twice as fast thanks to SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools’ automated backup configurations. That keeps our organization’s administration happy. If they are happy, the engineers are happy.

Network Engineer, Educational Institution

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 Kiwi CatTools Customer Testimonial

Kiwi CatTools provides better overall visibility of our 1450 devices.

Robert Gordon, Network Administrator, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools Customer Testimonial

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools allows us to easily recover in the case of an outage involving network switches. We have a daily back-up of all our 1000+ devices.

Mels Van Der Ploeg, Network Engineer, Delta

Average Rating of SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools Customers

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools

4.5/5 Stars



159 IT organizations rated SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools as 4.5 out of 5 stars on average.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Statistic

76% of surveyed IT organizations have experienced improved performance of NPM since upgrading to NPM 12.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Statistic

82% of IT organizations agreed with the following statement:

“The upgrade process to NPM 12 was error-free and quick.”

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Network Engineer of a S&P 500 industrial manufacturing company would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

Network Performance Monitor gathers a lot of good information to quickly check the health of network devices and services.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

An IT / Systems Administrator of a large enterprise transportation services company would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

Network Performance Monitor is stupid simple to use, yet very powerful and in-depth.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

John White, a Network Engineer at PreVisor, would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

Network Performance Monitor is the best comprehensive network monitoring tool I know of.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Network Administrator of a medium enterprise industrial manufacturing company would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

NPM is a fantastic tool for network monitoring and probably the best Windows-based platform available. As with any highly flexible, feature-rich software, there is a bit of a learning curve, but the benefits are well worth the time / effort investment.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

An IT / Systems Administrator of a medium enterprise computer software company would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

NPM is a solid monitoring tool that can get enormous information about each node that is being monitored. It also brings good improvements on each upgrade.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

Glen O’Keefe, an IT Professional at 911 Emergency Telecommunications Company, would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

NPM is the best [network monitoring system] on the market, hands down.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

Pablo Martinez, an IT Professional at Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal y Ciencias Forenses, would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

NPM is the better way to know all your topology, services, and more in only one app. Each member of the team can see this information with personal alerts and views.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Network Administrator of a medium enterprise health care company would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

As an overall visual insight into the current network, SolarWinds is an awesome suite. The customizable alert system makes it convenient to alert those who need to know without causing alert fatigue.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

Larry Herzog, an IT Manager at Standard Distribution, would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

NPM is an excellent tool that gives us visibility into the inner workings of our network.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

Brian Gorham, an IT Director at Hillco, would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

SolarWinds easy-to-use web interface can detect problems before users can even report the issue. NPM takes support from a reactive mode to proactive.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Systems Administrator of a medium enterprise health care company would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

SolarWinds enables me to see my network in areas where we could not, such as baseline performance, alerts to issues, and troubleshooting outages.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

James Davis, an IT Manager at City of Georgetown, would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

SolarWinds just works. It gives us the information we need when we need it. Also, the setup is simple and intuitive.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Systems Engineer of a state & local government would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

We have always been very impressed with the SolarWinds products, and NPM is no exception. It allows us to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and repair systems within our network infrastructure. This keeps us ahead of the user complaints, which is always a plus.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

A Network Engineer of an educational institution would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

I have tried a few network monitoring systems and nothing comes close to NPM in terms of ease of setup and data visualization.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Review

4.5/5 Stars

Please describe how your organization uses SolarWinds NPM 12.

ORION environment contains NPM, NTA, IPAM, and NCM. We use it for everything historical and are now using it for real-time troubleshooting of BW hogs (NTA).

Would you recommend SolarWinds NPM 12, and if so, why?

Absolutely – the modules all work together so nicely.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor Customer Satisfaction Rating

James Piggrem, an IT Manager at Tax Technologies, said they would be very likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for this reason:

SolarWinds NPM has everything in it you need to monitor your systems.




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