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Gartner Magic Quadrant for Network Performance Monitoring and Diagnostics


More than ever before, successful digital business initiatives depend on network performance. NPMD solutions provide visibility and diagnostics to ensure enterprise networks can support mission-critical applications, especially with the advent of virtualization, the cloud and the Internet of Things.

Published: 07 February 2019

ID: G00354365

Analyst(s): Sanjit Ganguli, Ted Corbett

Table Of Contents

Market Definition/Description

Magic Quadrant

  • Vendor Strengths and Cautions
    • Accedian
    • AppNeta
    • Broadcom (CA Technologies)
    • Cisco
    • Colasoft
    • ExtraHop
    • LiveAction
    • LogicMonitor
    • ManageEngine
    • Micro Focus
    • New H3C Group
    • Riverbed
    • SevOne
    • SolarWinds
    • 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: The Buyer’s Dilemma
    • Device Polling Technology
    • Flow-Based Technology
    • Packet-Based Technology
    • Cloud-Centric Monitoring
  • Adjacent and Overlapping Markets
    • APM
    • ITIM
    • AIOps Platforms
    • DEM
    • Network Packet Brokers
    • Network Automation
    • NTA (Cybersecurity)

Gartner Recommended Reading

  • Ability to Execute
  • Completeness of Vision

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