SolarWinds has created and sells dozens of special-purpose tools targeted at systems administrators. Security-related tools include many network discovery scanners, an SNMP brute-force cracker, router password decryption, a TCP connection reset program, one of the fastest and easiest router config download/upload applications available and more.
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Use Solarwinds app frequently for traffic analysis realtime alerting for down nodes, vpns, packet loss and disk cap.
Primary Advantages- relatively easy to use. Dashboard type views show status of nodes, good graphical representation.
Primary Disadvantages- Limited mapping & network discovery capability. This may make it better for some network topologies that others. Network discovery on some networks may require seperate manual entry to discover all subnets, vpns, etc. A great improvement would be if it had realtime network mapping, scanning to automatically detect changes on any portion of network
Other- Uses relational database to store info, a pus to this is modularity and compatibility, a negative can be effect on its performance.