NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer vs. PRTG Network Monitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer
Score 7.6 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer, from Soneco, is designed to help network admins with network traffic monitoring, analysis and reporting. The vendor says their solution enables users to do the following: Monitor network bandwidth on routers and interfaces Monitor custom traffic on IP subnets and IP subnets groups Monitor end user traffic (username based) Quickly get insight into traffic structure (top talkers) by hosts, services, protocols, conversations, QoS,…N/A
PRTG
Score 8.6 out of 10
N/A
PRTG Network Monitor is the flagship offering from German software company Paessler, for monitoring local and wide area networks (LANs & WANs), servers, websites, apps, and more.
$1,750
perpetual license
Pricing
NetVizura NetFlow AnalyzerPRTG Network Monitor
Editions & Modules
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PRTG 500
1,750
perpetual license
PRTG 1,000
3,200
perpetual license
PRTG 2,500
6,500
perpetual license
PRTG 5,000
11,500
perpetual license
PRTG XL 1
15,500
perpetual license
PRTG Enterprise
Custom Pricing
subscription license
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NetVizura NetFlow AnalyzerPRTG
Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPrice is based on the number of processed flows. No limitations on the number of user, interfaces etc.
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Community Pulse
NetVizura NetFlow AnalyzerPRTG Network Monitor
Considered Both Products
NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer
Chose NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer
In comparison to SolarWinds, Scrutinizer, and WhatsUp I would say the ease of setup and the graphical interface. The flow of the interface to monitor bandwidth, performance and detect anomalies makes it a winner over the other three. Compared to PRTG is how it organizes the …
PRTG

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Top Pros
Top Cons
Features
NetVizura NetFlow AnalyzerPRTG Network Monitor
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer
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Ratings
PRTG Network Monitor
7.3
55 Ratings
12% below category average
Automated network device discovery00 Ratings7.549 Ratings
Network monitoring00 Ratings7.854 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation00 Ratings6.947 Ratings
Alerts00 Ratings7.855 Ratings
Network capacity planning00 Ratings6.839 Ratings
Packet capture analysis00 Ratings5.828 Ratings
Network mapping00 Ratings7.839 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings7.548 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring00 Ratings7.538 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring00 Ratings7.152 Ratings
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User Ratings
NetVizura NetFlow AnalyzerPRTG Network Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.6
(55 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.5
(17 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetVizura NetFlow AnalyzerPRTG Network Monitor
Likelihood to Recommend
Soneco
The capacity planning was a big help in our company as we grew the number of connected locations. Grow or die is pretty much the business model of today but that growth is only as good as the network it travels on. Being able to recommend appropriate network requirements is a big deal in our line of business.
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Paessler
If there are a number of different protocols and devices to monitor PRTG is really an all in one solution. There are network specific solutions, telephony solutions, server solutions, etc - but this tool can do anything. Even if you don't use this tool as your main "monitoring solutions" every IT professional should have access to this tool for at least troubleshooting purposes. If you are looking for something specific built for a task you may be able to find [a] more direct and easy tool to use that would be easier and quicker to setup as customization is not needed.
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Pros
Soneco
  • Ease of use
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Paessler
  • Very, very configurable. You can create all kinds of monitors for all kinds of things. Plus it has loads of suggestions out of the box. It can get complicated but monitoring is complicated. Pretty decent interface and good support - active community.
  • I really liked how easy it was to add alerts by SMS. So easy to setup.
  • I like their sizing models (for purchase). We're actually small enough that we are free. But it's not free as in stripped down - it's free because we don't use many "sensors" and don't honestly have the need.
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Cons
Soneco
  • At this point, I don't have any suggestion for improvements.
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Paessler
  • The probe service can be quite resource-intensive. This can cause false-positive readings from some sensors sometimes.
  • The software gets updated very regularly. Whilst this is usually a good thing to fix bugs etc, it does meantime downtime of the monitoring quite often while they are installed.
  • The ability to create Maps from Libraries. Very specific issue but a lot of people have been asking for it for years and it is still not available.
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Likelihood to Renew
Soneco
No answers on this topic
Paessler
It is now an essential tool for monitoring and maintaining the health of our network and systems.
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Usability
Soneco
No answers on this topic
Paessler
The tool is very intuitive to use and it is Windows-based (everybody knows how to use Windows) so it's easy to get into. Every time is setup in a hierarchy so if you have a good initial hierarchy design, it will really reduce administrative effort down the road.
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Support Rating
Soneco
No answers on this topic
Paessler
I am giving this a 6 simply because I have never had to contact support. The online documentation is adequate for most things, and the user-maintained knowledgebase is excellent. The few times I have run into issues that were not easily resolvable with intuitive UI, I was able to find the answers that I needed either in the PRTG-provided documentation, the knowledgebase, or with a quick online web search.
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Alternatives Considered
Soneco
Easier to use
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Paessler
I have deployed and tested three products for evaluation I found [PRTG Network Monitor] very easy to deploy, the deployment literally took not more than one hour including basic configuration and network discovery. After deployment few configuration changes and creation of maps, reports and little tweaking is required. [Then] it would go through its process of recommendation that took some time to complete, while [on] other hand other software's took lot of time to install and configure. And features were also missing, which resulted in decision in favor of [PRTG Network Monitor].
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Return on Investment
Soneco
  • As I mentioned in a previous statement, the capacity planning was the big thing. In our line of business, speed is everything. Customers hate to be slowed down so having the appropriate network connections is a must.
  • Anomaly Detection with the threshold based alerting has made our network team more proactive in stopping things before they can really affect the company.
  • Productivity with the use of monitoring conversations and amount of used bandwidth has helped weed out the works versus the campers.
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Paessler
  • The ability to analyze multiple pieces of information in one place, especially with historical data, has saved our IT department time and headaches. It would be so much more difficult to trace an issue without PRTG, just relying on event logs and an open task manager window.
  • The cost is not cheap, so it's an expense that hits the bottom line like everything else. Figure in hardware costs as well, ideally a server outside of your main environment.
  • I keep saying this, but the historical data piece is worth so much. There's really no good way to collect all of that information in one place without something like PRTG. And that definitely saves time and money in the long run.
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ScreenShots

NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer Screenshots

Screenshot of Interface traffic monitoring in NetVizuraScreenshot of IP subnet traffic monitoring in NetVizuraScreenshot of Investigating flow records in NetVizuraScreenshot of Setting top talker number per node in NetVizuraScreenshot of End user traffic monitoring in NetVizuraScreenshot of Dashboard overview in NetVizura