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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics


Network professionals must support an increasing number of technologies and services. With adoption of software-defined networking and network function virtualization, troubleshooting becomes more complex. NPMD tools help detect application issues, identify root causes and perform capacity planning.

Published: 06 March 2014

ID: G00258107

Analyst(s): Jonah Kowall, Vivek Bhalla , Colin Fletcher

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • AppNeta
    • CA Technologies
    • Corvil
    • Fluke Networks
    • Genie Networks
    • HP
    • InfoVista
    • JDSU-Network Instruments
    • Lancope
    • NetScout Systems
    • Niksun
    • Orsyp
    • Paessler
    • Riverbed
    • SevOne
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

Evaluation Criteria

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players


Market Overview

  • NPMD: A Mature Market Evolves Rapidly in Response to New Demands
    • SNMP Polling
    • Flow-Based Technology
    • Packet-Based Technology
  • Adjacent and Overlapping Markets
    • Application-Aware Network Performance Monitoring
    • APM
    • NPBs
    • Network Fault Monitoring
    • Unified Monitoring

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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