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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics


Network performance is intertwined with the success of digital business. NPMD solutions are key to network visibility, performance issue detection and root cause analysis; but network complexity, moves to cloud-hosted workloads, endpoint diversity and software-defined architectures are challenges.

Published: 21 February 2018

ID: G00326772

Analyst(s): Sanjit Ganguli, Vivek Bhalla, Pankaj Prasad

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Accedian (Performance Vision)
    • AppNeta
    • CA Technologies
    • Cisco
    • Colasoft
    • Corvil
    • ExtraHop
    • Flowmon Networks
    • InfoVista
    • Ipswitch
    • LiveAction
    • ManageEngine
    • Micro Focus (HPE)
    • New H3C Group
    • Paessler
    • Riverbed
    • Savvius
    • SevOne
    • SolarWinds
    • Statseeker
    • VIAVI Solutions
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion and Exclusion Criteria

  • Product-Related Criteria
  • Non-Product-Related Criteria
  • Honorable Mentions

Evaluation Criteria

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


Market Overview

  • NPMD: A Tale of Two Cities
    • Device Polling Technology
    • Flow-Based Technology
    • Packet-Based Technology
  • Adjacent and Overlapping Markets
    • Application Performance Monitoring
    • IT Infrastructure Monitoring
    • Artificial Intelligence IT Operations Platforms
    • Network Packet Brokers
    • Network Automation

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  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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