SolarWinds has announced that the company has been included in the Gartner, Inc.  2016 Magic Quadrant® for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics (NPMD)* as a Challenger. In addition, the report positions SolarWinds highest along the “Ability to Execute” axis.

“We believe our position in the Gartner® NPMD Magic Quadrant is reflective of our commitment to eliminating the complexity that IT professionals face in their environments today,” said Nikki Jennings, group vice president, product strategy, SolarWinds. “By developing powerful solutions that address real-world problems out of the box with no professional services required, SolarWinds provides accessible and immediate value to help IT Pros reach their most-pressing network infrastructure health and performance goals that drive the business forward.”

According to Gartner, “The goal of NPMD products is not only to monitor the network traffic and infrastructure to facilitate outage and degradation resolution, but also to identify performance optimization opportunities.”

As part of its research, Gartner tested SolarWinds’ NPMD offering featuring Network Performance Monitor and NetFlow Traffic Analyzer.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor provides a comprehensive view of network fault, performance, availability, and latency to more effectively identify, prioritize and resolve network issues before they impact application performance, end users and businesses.

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer provides a platform to aggregate and analyze all flow data, including NetFlow, J-Flow, sFlow®, IPFIX, and NetStream® data, enabling IT Pros to keep a close watch on network traffic data, identify bandwidth hogs and build customized reports of network traffic.


*Gartner, Inc., “Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics,” by Sanjit Ganguli and Vivek Bhalla. February 1, 2016.