Network Monitoring Software: Buyer's Guide and Reviews November 2019

Discover what real IT Central Station users think of network monitoring software solutions.

Ensuring that the network is a platform that can enable business growth is a key priority for CIOs and IT professionals. However, it can be difficult to run an effective, reliable network whilst simultaneously adopting new technologies that can help businesses to remain competitive. Network monitoring solutions can help businesses to overcome these challenges and provide in-depth insight into their networks.

But, as the market becomes increasingly saturated with different vendors all claiming their solution is the best, how can you be sure which one is right for your business?

IT Central Station put together a new, independent report based on real users' feedback. The 40-page document includes an overview of the 10 best vendors alongside a summary of the top network monitoring software solutions offered by these companies.

Rating the top network monitoring software solutions

IT Central Station outlined an initial 64 solution providers in their vendor directory but selected 10 enterprise level network monitoring software solutions to include in this buyer's guide. Those solutions are: CA, UIM (DX Infrastructure Manager), Centreon, Nagios XI, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, PRTG Network Monitor, SCOM, SolarWinds NPM, Statseeker, vRealize Network Insight, and Zabbix.

The criteria used to evaluate the solutions consists of product reviews, ratings and comparisons to other solution providers. Each offering included in the report is accompanied by a sample of its customers, its top comparisons and some also have a breakdown of the industries and company size the majority of their reviewers originate from listed.

All the reviews included in the report have been posted in the 24 months prior to publication and are from real, authenticated users. These reviews are comprised from a selection of four key topic areas to ensure readers get an unbiased overview of each offering. These topic areas consist of the most valuable features of the solution, the improvements it made to the users' organisation, how the solution could be improved upon to and where relevant, its pricing, set up cost and licensing fee.


Based on tens of thousands of comparisons and dozens of bespoke reviews this short report offers unbiased feedback on the most widely used network monitoring software solutions in the marketplace today.