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Score 9.2 out of 100

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

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Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Meraki Insight is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Cisco Meraki Insight

89%
3 Ratings
8.1

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

81%
62 Ratings

Usability

Cisco Meraki Insight

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

80%
10 Ratings

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki Insight

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

80%
70 Ratings

Online Training

Cisco Meraki Insight

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

82%
1 Rating

Vendor post-sale

Cisco Meraki Insight

N/A
0 Ratings
8.2

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

82%
1 Rating

Vendor pre-sale

Cisco Meraki Insight

N/A
0 Ratings
9.1

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

91%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco

Within healthcare, services, or manufacturing organizations the Cisco Meraki systems have performed remarkably well. The security standpoint of Cisco aligned equipment needs no additional mentioning other than they are the top choice for Federal, State, and Local governments as well as a plethora of organizations from different market areas.
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SolarWinds

I would suggest this tool to any user that has to monitor multiple sites and locations where bandwidth monitoring can be a labor. This software works really well for central monitoring of multiple sites and services where having a technician onsite isn't feasible. I really like the reporting, though, and would recommend this for someone wanting to keep an eye on bandwidth usage for replication of data across sites.
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Pros

Cisco

  • Analytics
  • Simple Management
  • Robust options
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SolarWinds

  • The level of customization possible with Network Bandwidth Analyzer is very valuable. Rather than being stuck with a "one-size-fits-all" presentation, an administrator can easily create customized views, reports, and alerts so that users can have a more tailored view of the data provided by Network Bandwidth Analyzer. This has the effect of making the tool more attractive to the end user.
  • The NetFlow Traffic Analyzer piece of Network Bandwidth Analyzer provides the details on bandwidth usage on the network. More than knowing how much bandwidth is being used, one is provided with detailed information on how that bandwidth is being used. This provides invaluable information for capacity planning and even certain forensic tasks faced by the network engineer.
  • The ability to produce network maps provides an easy way to create an attractive and functional NOC/SOC view of the entire network. Both technician and the occasional passerby can quickly determine if there are issues to be addressed. The ability to customize a map with background images and custom icons and stencils can make these maps really pop.
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Cons

Cisco

  • Number of applications for monitoring
  • Instantly update application status
  • Faster information display
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SolarWinds

  • The ability to intuitively and quickly serve up specified information up to a dashboard for general “public” consumption, that cycles through several pages of information.
  • The ability to intuitively set up alerting on bandwidth levels, instead of having to dig through all types of alerts available to find the one needed.
  • Provide a pricing model based on different support levels: if I want only available update installations, don’t make me pay the same amount as those wanting full support.
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Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki Insight

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco Meraki Insight editions and modules pricing
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Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules

    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      Optional

      Additional Details

      Pricing Info

      Usability

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      As far as rating for usability is concerned I would give 10/10 as NTA is very easy to use. All you need to do is install that module and ask network Team to configure the Netflow towards Server IP. [The] rest is pre-configured and reports are pre-built. Moment you receive the flows from Network all you will have is information about traffic.
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      Support Rating

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      It is useful for our Infrastructure team and also provides valuable insights to our application team regarding the traffic being sent from various endpoints. They can monitor their applications and ensure there are no network issues that may impact their application.
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      Online Training

      Cisco

      No answers on this topic

      SolarWinds

      The training offered by SolarWinds is some of the best out there. They have several different videos that go into great detail from initial setup to advanced configurations. In addition to the view at your own pace video, they also have live training for customers that focus on a single product and you can ask questions with the folks who develop the software. I have had good success with their live sessions and getting questions answered.
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      Alternatives Considered

      Cisco

      Cisco Meraki has made the world of management so much easier, allowing IT Administrators and Business Management personnel to enjoy more time on the business needs and less time managing equipment.
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      SolarWinds

      The traffic analyzing pattern of Solar winds Netflow Traffic analyzer is great. The data co-relation and granularity which it provides are up to mark. When we have services like VOIP, it provides us with a good level of pre and post-traffic co-relation. Capacity planning is more insightful and, above all, a good monitoring tool as well.
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      Return on Investment

      Cisco

      • The ease of use saved us many hours of billable time.
      • Support added lots of value.
      • Licensing and equipment cost really put a damper on overall value (being so high).
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      SolarWinds

      • Be prepared to answer lots of questions. When people see the data in NTA they are going to want to know why App A is talking to App B. Be ready to explain!
      • Hand the keys to the NTA kingdom to the network team. They will thank you. Everyone wants to have friends on the network team, right?
      • Be prepared to invest in some significant compute and storage performance to keep up with your NTA monitoring
      • Running the latest firmware for your network gear is (often) required to take advantage of all the flow-monitoring. You upgrade regularly, right??
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