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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics

Published: 21 February 2017

Summary

NPMD solutions are key in helping I&O leaders support more complex technologies and services with network visibility, performance issue detection and root cause analysis. Vendors are innovating with cloud monitoring, support for software-defined environments and more flexible deployment models.

Included in Full Research

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • AppNeta
    • CA Technologies
    • Cisco
    • Corvil
    • ExtraHop
    • Flowmon Networks
    • Genie Networks
    • HPE
    • InfoVista
    • Ipswitch
    • LiveAction
    • NetScout
    • Paessler
    • Riverbed
    • SevOne
    • SolarWinds
    • Viavi
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped
  • Product-Related Criteria
  • Non-Product-Related Criteria
  • Honorable Mentions
  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision
  • Quadrant Descriptions
    • Leaders
    • Challengers
    • Visionaries
    • Niche Players
  • NPMD: A Mature Market Evolves in Response to New Demands
    • Device Polling Technology
    • Flow-Based Technology
    • Packet-Based Technology
  • Adjacent and Overlapping Markets
    • Application Performance Monitoring
    • IT Infrastructure Monitoring
    • Algorithmic IT Operations Platforms (Formerly IT Operations Analytics)
    • Network Packet Brokers

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