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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

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Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

I have found the toolset especially useful for scanning subnets to discover devices, and for setting up temporary real-time monitors when we are troubleshooting or setting up new connections. The most useful aspect has been the ability to apply the tools to help troubleshoot and pinpoint intermittent issues. More general tools like Orion often do not have the granularity to detect issues like intermittent packet loss which are especially impactful to applications like Voice. The toolset gives us another level of capability to dig into issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

The ability to watch my network flow and our devices with high bandwidth allow me to mitigate any issues that might arise. Often times I am able to resolve a problem before my departments and end users even knew there was a problem.
Susan Geye | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

  • Various monitoring
  • Stores history
  • Suggests indices
  • Helps to find the SQL query text
  • Helps to see what machines/users the bad queries are coming from
  • Shows current blocking session
Anonymous | 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

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

  • Its one of the more expensive solutions
  • Quite difficult to understand as a beginner
  • Name has been tarnished due to the password leak
Tom Shepherd | 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

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Very easy to use and intuitive. Just be careful with the WAN Killer...it does what it says.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) 7.7
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

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset 8.2
Based on 1 answer
Our organization uses it regularly. It is reliable, and we keep finding new uses for it
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) 8.3
Based on 58 answers
SolarWinds support has really been on point. Every time we've had an issue they were responsive, able to get them on the phone very quickly, and have always seemed very knowledgeable and friendly and helped fixed our issues quickly. We use some of their other products and have been happy with their support for all of them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Online Training

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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) 8.2
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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

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

I haven't compared any tools similar to SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset. This might be because I'm pretty biased when it comes to monitoring, and reporting solutions. I've found that SolarWinds provides the biggest bang for the buck in my opinion. I'm sure there are other solutions on the market that compete, but I haven't tried any of them because I've been very satisfied with SolarWinds.
Thomas Osborne | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

The only product that was any real competition was ThousandEyes. I've used WUG in the past and wasn't impressed. With a significant investment into the Orion platform, leverage NTA data inside of our current environment made perfect sense. ThousandEyes offers some impressive features, but the price point was significantly higher than NTA and we could not make a financial argument for it.ProTip: SolarWinds NPM includes probes that do hop-based latency monitoring called NetPath. ThousandEyes has similar probes -- but the probes from NPM are free whereas ThousandEyes charges (charged?) for them.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

  • Spend less time downloading free buggy tools
  • All the tools in one spot, so you don't have to look around for tools
  • Get to the solution sooner
Jacob Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

  • The administration of the bandwidth of the organization has been improved considerably allowing to detect leakage of the same in unwanted applications
  • It has been allowed to limit the access and the consumption of bandwidth in departments that used the same in activities external to the company
  • As a negative aspect, the limitations that have been detached from the analysis of consumption statistics generated discomfort in part of the personnel to whom the bandwidth consumption was limited.
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | TrustRadius Reviewer

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SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset

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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

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Free Trial
Yes
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Optional

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) Editions & Modules

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