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Score 6.6 out of 100

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

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Score 8.5 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    8.6

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    86%

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    8.4
    84%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    6.6
    66%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts

    7.8
    78%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    9.6
    96%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network mapping

    8.3
    83%
    4 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    7.4
    74%
    5 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    6.6

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    66%
    5 Ratings
    8.1

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    81%
    61 Ratings

    Usability

    6.5

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    65%
    2 Ratings
    8.0

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    80%
    10 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.5

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    75%
    4 Ratings
    7.9

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    79%
    69 Ratings

    Online Training

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    82%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    It’s best for troubleshooting issues that require a packet level analysis. By having source/destination you can have a view into how the packets are traversing the network. If alerts/baselines are set up it can help identify something out of the norm. Very useful for VoIP applications as well. Would not recommend for small scale environments.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    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.
    Jacob Bradley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    • NetScout nGeniusONE can help to deep dive into the packet layer, help to identify the real network and service performance problems in the protocol layer. We have been using NetScout nGeniusONE as the main monitoring solution for the mobile network for many years.
    • I have recently use NetScout nGeniusONE to support problem troubleshooting for a customer issue complaining of slow application connection into our Datacenter services. it was easy to use NetScout nGeniusONE to capture the problematic connection sessions by using various type of filters and export a pcap file for further analysis.
    • I‘ve also use NetScout nGeniusONE to investigate an NBN connection issue which was intermittent and hard to capture, however, by using NetScout nGeniusONE it was easy to go back to the history capture and logs, so we won't miss any important leads.
    Paul Fan | 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

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    • Possibly the setup. The organization of setting up the sites weren't as easy as I would have liked.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    • 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.
    Steve Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Usability

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE 6.5
    Based on 2 answers
    It provides a lot of useful information, but it's not always easy/intuitive to find it. It really needs to get a fully functional API integrated to support automation and integration with other monitoring and analytics tools to enable faster decision making. On the other hand, it gathers a lot of useful information from complex networks that are useful for capacity management and faster incident isolation and resolution.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) 8.0
    Based on 10 answers
    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.
    Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE 7.5
    Based on 4 answers
    We have a dedicated OSE who has been very helpful. Besides that, we have little experience beyond this specific model
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) 7.9
    Based on 69 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    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

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    Majority of vendors on the market at the time only handle a piece of network instrumentation. Netscout covered all the bases which meet our company's requirements for "One throat to choke" rule. For the market we are in its nice to have a local team that can be onsite the same day if needed.
    Chris Woods | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    • NetScout nGeniusONE helps to reduce the time and effort (people to involve) to react on network outages, speed up the investigation progress, and much more quickly to identify the root cause.
    • Proactive helps the operation team to identify the underline problems and help the business to take actions before the issue starts to impact the customer's business. Help to reduce the incidents and outages.
    • Help the operation teams to better understand the performance and health of the network from a higher level and end to end perspective, improve the efficiency of work.
    Paul Fan | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    • 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??
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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