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Score 9.3 out of 100

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

TruView

Netscout’s TruView monitoring system gives your IT department the perfect view of your network landscape. With the pulse hardware app, you can perform VoIP or HTTP network monitoring tests from specific remote locations and it will populate the analysis results into your console. This will give you perspective on how your sites are performing and detect any out of Service Level Agreement (SLA) performance even before users report it.
Claudio Hoffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

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

TruView
9.5
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
Automated network device discovery
TruView
9.8
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
Network monitoring
TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
Baseline threshold calculation
TruView
9.7
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
Alerts
TruView
9.8
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
Network capacity planning
TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
Packet capture analysis
TruView
9.7
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
Network mapping
TruView
9.8
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
Customizable reports
TruView
5.8
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
TruView
9.8
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
Hardware health monitoring
TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

Pros

TruView

  • The app monitoring gives you the details to set different filters and do a quick identification of the root cause of the problem.
  • Remarkable ability to store details of performance to analyze baselining, run advance troubleshooting, error detection and catalog by trends.
  • The ability to sync with a device/interface whether is physical or virtual gives me the standpoint to set analysis upon network traffic across LAN or WAN and also get the insight of Cloud segments, setting the triggers to find out where the behavior changes to non-production traffic.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

  • The details of the traffic are especially good if it shows statistics in real time. It is very important to analyze it at the same time
  • It lets you know who is watching within the network so it is ideal for a thorough monitoring of resources
  • It has an intuitive interface of easy operation that allows the operation of the same without problems
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

TruView

  • Product features are sometimes overwhelming if the IT team is not used to this technology. For a small and mid-size company, the number of settings and work that is needed to implement the solution could be a long and exhausting process.
  • A "lite" version of Visual TruView could help a lot to small sized environments looking to develop the solution.
  • I would like to add some mitigation tools for simple/common problems that could be easily managed by a monitoring tool like Netscout TruView.
Claudio Hoffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

  • 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

TruView

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer 7.7
Based on 4 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

TruView

TruView 10.0
Based on 1 answer
As mentioned before, our deployment success depended on their expertise. Recommendations and overall response from their support engineers was out of this world. We, as supporters ourselves, are very critical in regards to the response times and knowledge of support services representatives. Often they just want to resolve your ticket not caring about the result, or focus only on the performance review we could give them. That's a standard behavior in most overseas support centers. The TruView engineers and management cared about us, our needs, and how they delivered the help we needed.
Claudio Hoffer | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer 8.5
Based on 19 answers
We do not regularly leverage support for SolarWinds, however, when we have, we've pretty much gotten what we needed in a reasonable amount of time. In addition to the support from the vendor, there is a robust online and in-person community that we can leverage when we need to do something that we don't readily understand.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

TruView

Visual TruView is a solid competitor with solutions such as SolarWinds NPM, Nagios, PRTG, or SolarWinds NTA. Why we chose TruView was because it goes straight to what we were looking for, no hidden modules or subscriptions to secondaries licensing terms, to get the results that we were expecting. TruView takes it to another level.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

We have tried to test other tools and the results have been very poor, our infrastructure is based on Cisco and the adaptability is formidable, it is not necessary to install accessories as in other tools and this makes a difference. We have tested other solutions but fail to surpass Netflow for the results that are required.
Carlos Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

TruView

  • Tool consolidation, an amazing GUI that shows the most from the very beginning helping the IT Teams to set their own dashboards according to their needs.
  • When they meant one price tag, that's it! You won't get a headache after the purchase process is done.
  • Better be ready to set the scales your organization requires because if you miss something in the design you could get an application size that overrides your initial budget.
Victor Arana | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

  • SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer has saved me more than once in my career. I am so pleased to be able to drill down into the details of the traffic flows. Bad actors in the network tend to stand out in the traffic capture graphs.
  • SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer has allowed my team to plan for the future; you get a great view of how much data you push in an hour, a day, a week, or a month. We have a very focused service to the community that needs to be up all the time and perform without issue. I have leveraged many SolarWinds products to get the network and resources fine-tuned to meet the needs of this wonderful environment.
  • The overall business has improved due to the implementation and management of great monitoring and reporting tools such as SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer. Each year the IT team makes adjustments and improvements to the environment. We use to have to react; we are much more proactive now and know when there is a problem in the environment before the end-users.
Jennifer Aguilar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

TruView

General

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

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

TruView
9.8
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
8.7

Usability

TruView
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
7.7

Support

TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
8.5

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