NetVizura NetFlow Analyzer vs. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

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
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer is a network monitoring tool within the broader SolarWinds ecosystem. It includes core traffic monitoring features, as well as customizable traffic reports and alerts.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
YesYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
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
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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 …
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Chose SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Solarwinds totally outshines PRTG for many reasons. Specifically, its presentation and the amount of details that are available only in Solarwinds NTA.
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User Ratings
NetVizura NetFlow AnalyzerSolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(2 ratings)
8.1
(61 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.0
(10 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.1
(49 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
NetVizura NetFlow AnalyzerSolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
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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SolarWinds
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.
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Pros
Soneco
  • Ease of use
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SolarWinds
  • 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.
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Cons
Soneco
  • At this point, I don't have any suggestion for improvements.
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SolarWinds
  • 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.
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Usability
Soneco
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
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.
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Support Rating
Soneco
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SolarWinds
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.
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Online Training
Soneco
No answers on this topic
SolarWinds
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.
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Alternatives Considered
Soneco
Easier to use
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SolarWinds
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.
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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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SolarWinds
  • 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??
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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