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Score 7.8 out of 100
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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 (NTA)

SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) provides our network/Security team insights into source/destination IP and port of n/w traffic flow. This is needed for troubleshooting network performance and communication. Helps analyze network patterns over a period of time. Reduce network outages, improve MTTR, and provide meaningful reports for bandwidth capacity planning.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

TruView
9.5
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Automated network device discovery
TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Network monitoring
TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Baseline threshold calculation
TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Alerts
TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Network capacity planning
TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Packet capture analysis
TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Network mapping
TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Customizable reports
TruView
5.1
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Hardware health monitoring
TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

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 (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

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 (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

Usability

TruView

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) 7.9
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

TruView

TruView 10.0
Based on 2 answers
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 (NTA)

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) 8.1
Based on 62 answers
The time it takes to hear back from tech support is too long. Often times the support help doesn't really answer my question which creates frustration and a loss of time. I generally end up trouble shooting the issue myself. I would like to see some improvement in this area.
Susan Geye | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

TruView

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

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 (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

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 (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

Pricing Details

TruView

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
8.5

Usability

TruView
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
7.9

Support Rating

TruView
10.0
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
8.1

Online Training

TruView
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
8.2

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