Solarwinds – Don’t get burned by legacy tools

Discover why LogicMonitor is the #1 replacement to SolarWinds because of better support, ease of doing business, and faster time to value.

LogicMonitor vs. the competition


Legacy vendors

e.g. SolarWinds, CA Broadcom

Point solution

e.g. Nagios, ScienceLogic


e.g. Datadog, Splunk

  • Application microservices
  • Log analysis
  • Cloud infrastructure & Saas applications
  • Container & pods
  • Single set of APIs
  • Single role-based access control
  • Single data platform and visualization
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  • Network devices
  • On-premise servers
  • Storage
  • Virtual machines
Three quarters
  • Automated onboarding
  • Prebuilt integrations
  • API-based data collection
  • Customizable dashboards
Three quarters
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  • Data discovery and analysis
  • Open collection
  • Data de-silozation
  • Data management
Three quarters
  • Cloud provider health
  • Resource and performance inventory
  • Spend data monitoring
  • Cost monitoring and chargebacks
  • ROI Analysis
Three quarters
  • ML-based anomaly detection
  • Intelligent alerting
  • Guided troubleshooting
  • Context-based view
  • Automated key processes
  • Remaining secure
  • Delivering responsive support
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LogicMonitor is a far cry better than Solarwinds.

Systems Engineer

Membership Organization

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Solarwinds look like amateurs compared to LogicMonitor.

Richard G

Infrastructure Manager - Enterprise (> 1000 emp.)

Top five Benefits of LogicMonitor over SolarWinds

(That aren’t the SolarWinds hack)

This dashboard provides various metrics that are monitored for Kubernetes Services using the Kubernetes cluster API.

Onboard faster. Simple setup

LogicMonitor’s Effortless onboarding comprehensively collects data from device to cloud, so you can get up and running in as little as 1 hour. Unified, agentless technology adds next to no weight to your IT infrastructure.

  • SolarWinds is reliant on a partner model for lengthy setup and configuration and external third parties for full Professional Services coverage
  • The SNMP/agent model used at SolarWinds results in weak support for upkeep and care

Save hours every week

On average, customers who transition from SolarWinds to LogicMonitor save EACH employee that uses monitoring 4-6 hours per week.

  • Solarwinds lack of automation and unintuitive UX causes end users to waste about half a day or more per week configuring and troubleshooting.
LogicMonitor Azure Billing Dashboard from Cost Management API

Pricing that doesn’t spike month-to-month

LogicMonitor bills by monthly averages built with daily snapshots, meaning you won’t get bit with huge usage overages.

  • Solarwinds has high upfront costs and hidden fees. Each module in Solarwinds needs licensed, and the pricing can vary from license to license, making billing complicated.
LM Cloud simplifies cloud monitoring, and delivers comprehensive visibility into AWS infrastructure health and performance that is otherwise challenging to obtain.

Visibility & coverage

With vendor-agnostic monitoring; gain full-stack visibility into thousands of out-of-the-box technologies and decrease manual bandwidth by 75% coming from lSolarwindsegacy tools.

  • SolarWinds has gaps in coverage and outdated features due to painful, manual upgrades
  • SolarWinds has no out-of-box monitoring for public cloud and limited coverage once cloud instances are created

Agentless deployments increase ROI fast

Experience 4x ROI (within your first 6 months). LogicMonitor’s agentless collectors, auto-discovery, anomaly detection, and library of dashboards help end-users configure less, and innovate more.

  • A US financial services company switched to LogicMonitor and improved their MTTR from two weeks to two days and saved $75,000 overnight.

LogicMonitor is secure by design... Unlike the other guy.

LogicMonitor’s platform is secure. The following are just some of the ways LogicMonitor ensures user and systems security:

Secure architecture – LogicMonitor has RBAC, 2FA, and Encryption of data in transit and at rest. Solarwinds on the other hand lacks RBAC models…
Secure data collection – Only outbound comms are allowed from LM Collector, data is encrypted with TLS, and LM Collectors are securely locked to your environment.
Secure operations – LogicMonitor collectors are based on hardened Linux with perimeter and host-based IPS, operated out of top-tier DCs and AWS regions, all with top security measures in place.
Secure standards – Constant penetration testing ensures maximum security, SOC2 validated controls for security, high availability, and confidentiality.

Trusted by 2,000+ companies

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To be clear – we were a SolarWinds shop prior to switching over to LogicMonitor – which did work very well until they had their vulnerabilities. But LogicMonitor is bringing more visibility to my network and telecom inventory, and making it easier to monitor and take action on alerts as well as trending metrics.

Dan Olson, Network Manager

MoneyGram International, Inc.

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LogicMonitor takes drastically less time to implement and administer vs. other products such as SolarWinds. This alone is sufficient justification and cost savings. On top of that, the flexibility and detailed information the platform supplies makes it a no-brainer.

Director, Medium Enterprise

Financial Services Company

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I would recommend LogicMonitor because of its ease of use and deployment. I’ve used SolarWinds, Nagios, and Zabbix – LogicMonitor was massively easier to get deployed out and keep running.

System Administrator

Non Profit

Our customers say it best

Simple Effective Event Log and Resource Monitoring/Alerting tool

LogicMonitor is used by our organization to actively monitor servers and cloud infrastructure for both events and resource utilization. Our main objective is to use the tool to detect and alert IT staff of anomalies or other potential downtime that could impact our customers and employees. LogicMonitor is currently deployed to key infrastructures such as VM hosts, domain controllers, critical servers, and Azure resources such as VMs, Frontdoor, Kubernetes, etc.

Nov 21, 2022

Aaron Nielson

Security Systems Architect


LogicMonitor has been a homerun!

More recently, we've been able to pull in data from other sources, O365, our phone system, Azure, etc... to build IT Operations dashboards that give us insights in one place rather than multiple different admin centers across all these products.

Jul 01, 2022

Zachary Brand

Senior Director of Connected Solutions Delivery


LogicMonitor: Highly Recommended

LogicMonitor works reliably and effectively for us with minimal levels of administrative overhead.

Jun 28, 2022

Michael Dieter

Senior Systems Engineer

Loyola University Maryland

Some of our happily converted customers

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Bupa monitored 500 new devices in 30 minutes

Bupa enhanced healthcare efficiency in Australia and New Zealand by consolidating network operations with LogicMonitor. Discover how they streamlined IT for better service.

Henrico IT reduced alert noise by 90%

The County of Henrico went from 5,000 daily alerts to three by reducing alert noise with LogicMonitor. Learn how it happened.

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Synoptek Reduced Costs by 80% and Alerts by 60%

Synoptek is a global systems integrator and managed IT services provider, offering comprehensive IT management and consultancy services to organizations worldwide. See how!


Is LogicMonitor agent-based or agentless?

LogicMonitor uses an agentless collector to gather data for connected devices. No physical equipment necessary!

How is infrastructure data collected?

Infrastructure data is gathered via Collectors, which are small nodes used to grab the defined metrics within a device.

Can I monitor more than one cloud provider simultaneously at LogicMonitor?

Companies often use multi-cloud environments to distribute computing resources and minimize the risk of downtime and data loss. LM Cloud applies a comprehensive monitoring strategy to overall cloud performance. It gives users real-time, data-driven insight into every potentially impactful component of their cloud deployment through three fundamental elements: cloud provider monitoring, resource performance monitoring, and detailed ROI analysis.

What cloud providers does LogicMonitor monitor?

LM Cloud’s three component strategy (resource monitoring, cloud provider availability monitor, and ROI monitoring) does not depend on the cloud provider. Currently supported cloud services include Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform, and SaaS apps such as Office 365, Salesforce, Zoom, or any supported by Atlassian

Is LM’s AIOps really using AI?

Yes. LogicMonitor’s AIOps goes beyond simple machine learning and pattern detection to learn and report based on individual relationships within each company’s tech stack.

Which network monitoring tool is the best?

LogicMonitor’s cloud-based observability platform is a leader for network monitoring, infrastructure monitoring, and beyond.

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