Juniper Mist Premium Analytics vs. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Juniper Mist Premium Analytics
Score 8.0 out of 10
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Mist’s Premium Analytics services offer enterprises network visibility and business insights that drive their digital transformation journey. This service provides insights into your network and business operations while overcoming the complex challenges associated with the influx of big data from the multitude of network and client end points. Juniper Networks acquired Mist in March 2019. Mist is now a Juniper brand.N/A
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Score 8.5 out of 10
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SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer is a network monitoring tool within the broader SolarWinds ecosystem. It includes core traffic monitoring features, as well as customizable traffic reports and alerts.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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User Ratings
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Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(60 ratings)
Usability
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8.0
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
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8.0
(68 ratings)
Online Training
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8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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8.2
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9.1
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User Testimonials
Juniper Mist Premium AnalyticsSolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Likelihood to Recommend
Juniper Networks
For an organization looking to get insights into what their users are experiencing as far as SLE while utilizing the network, Jupiter Mist Premium Analytics works great. The ease of use of [this] product is one of the best that I have seen. The ability to track so many areas of your wireless network becomes a great benefit in determining the overall needs of the entire network.
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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
Juniper Networks
  • Application Use Tracking
  • Traffic by SSID
  • SLE Tracking
  • Data Usage
  • Access Point Useage Tracking
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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
Juniper Networks
  • Homepage
  • Application and Tools
  • Knowledge Based Articles
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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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Usability
Juniper Networks
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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
Juniper Networks
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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
Juniper Networks
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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
Juniper Networks
Juniper Mist Premium Analytics is very comparable to this other products. However, it provides much more details. We selected this product because it integrates with our network environment. We have Juniper switches and use the MIST AI system. Jupiter products are state of the art and make our jobs easier due to the ease of use and data that they provide.
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SolarWinds
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer compared to Wireshark and PRTG Network Monitor beats it by just the simple interface. Though all are manual setup, NTA takes it a step further with graphs and reports that analyze the data for you. In comparing to Extrahop from a bandwidth comparison, Extrahop wins but Extrahop is a lot more than just a bandwidth monitoring and cost.
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Return on Investment
Juniper Networks
  • Growth
  • Analytics
  • Customer Satisfaction
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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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