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Score 7.7 out of 100

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveAction LiveNX

From a packet tracing standpoint, it was easy to setup and analyze an issue we were having with eigrp errors between 2 data centers. Took a few minutes to stand up on both sides and compare the traffic to determine hellos weren't being sent. On the other spectrum, had it had the analytics of such products as Extrahop, it could have recognized and alerted us of an internal DNS attack we had.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

I could see this product being useful in most environments, but you could probably get by without it in small offices. For a medium to large business with dozens or hundreds of networking devices it's a must to have a product such as this. If something were to fail down the line or have issues, without something like this you may be fishing for the problem for a long time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Automated network device discovery
LiveAction LiveNX
7.9
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Network monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
7.9
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Baseline threshold calculation
LiveAction LiveNX
5.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Alerts
LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Network capacity planning
LiveAction LiveNX
6.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Packet capture analysis
LiveAction LiveNX
7.9
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Network mapping
LiveAction LiveNX
7.3
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Customizable reports
LiveAction LiveNX
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
8.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Hardware health monitoring
LiveAction LiveNX
6.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

Pros

LiveAction LiveNX

  • Network QOS Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
  • Network L2/L3 Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
  • Network Security Assessment, and recommendations, and point-and-click remediation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

  • 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.
Brett Organ | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

LiveAction LiveNX

  • I use it primarily as a monitoring tool from a security standpoint, so one complaint is that the filter creation process takes a little time to learn.
  • In the digital days of printing less, I do still need to print network diagrams for compliance documentation and some of the larger network diagrams documents do not print easily.
  • I wish the network connection lines were easier to see. They are typically very light and you have to drill down to see them more clearly.
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

  • The UI can be a bit clunky -- but that's compared to the other products in the Orion suite. Most vendor tools are atrocious!
  • NTA data is a beast. Not running SQL 2016 with support for in-memory OLTP? You can't use the latest version (4.6)
  • If you are running an environment of any size, you will need separate instances of SQL *or* a hefty server to support a shared SQL instance
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

LiveAction LiveNX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) 7.6
Based on 5 answers
If you have time to learn it and know what you're doing, it can work for you. I don't have the time or patience to spend a lot of work on it due to my many job roles.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

LiveAction LiveNX

LiveAction LiveNX 10.0
Based on 1 answer
Can't really rate this, we never had to call support. The product wasn't complicated to setup and learn. We have a high level of network knowledge so the product was self-explanatory.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) 8.4
Based on 50 answers
I would have rated it higher, but it did take some getting setup with it and there was very little to no help from the service staff when we attempted to contact them. However, the online documentation is fantastic and did get us up and running.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

LiveAction LiveNX

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) 8.2
Based on 1 answer
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.
Justin Benner | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

LiveAction LiveNX

There is not any other product that does exactly what LiveAction does. Some come about halfway close, like scrutinizer by Plixer. However, there is a gap with that product as it doesn't give proper quality of service recommendations, or to update l2/l3 configs to head off problems. Plixer's scrutinizer product costs about the same. It was a no-brainer to pick LiveAction.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

For the needs of the company in which we monitor multiple departments, we have multiple branches and a centralized database to which we need permanent access, we have to look for a complex, robust and as an accurate option as possible for the administration of the bandwidth and this option ended up being SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer.
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

LiveAction LiveNX

  • Real time insight to network issues whether security related or not.
  • Great reporting features for executives.
Randy Zuehlke | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

  • In some cases you might find out that instead of spending more per month for internet upgrades, you might have a problem user watching Netflix.
  • Instead of buying new network gear you can better segment traffic and reduce congestion.
  • Allows you to right size your Network equipment.
Jacob Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

LiveAction LiveNX

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

LiveAction LiveNX
7.9
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
8.6

Usability

LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
7.6

Support Rating

LiveAction LiveNX
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
8.4

Online Training

LiveAction LiveNX
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
8.2

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