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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.7

    Splunk Enterprise

    87%
    Splunk Enterprise ranks higher in 13/13 features

    Centralized event and log data collection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.3
    93%
    51 Ratings

    Correlation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    50 Ratings

    Event and log normalization/management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.7
    97%
    99 Ratings

    Deployment flexibility

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.5
    95%
    47 Ratings

    Integration with Identity and Access Management Tools

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.2
    92%
    47 Ratings

    Custom dashboards and workspaces

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.9
    99%
    101 Ratings

    Host and network-based intrusion detection

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.9
    79%
    36 Ratings

    Data integration/API management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.2
    82%
    3 Ratings

    Behavioral analytics and baselining

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1
    71%
    3 Ratings

    Rules-based and algorithmic detection thresholds

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.5
    85%
    3 Ratings

    Response orchestration and automation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.8
    68%
    3 Ratings

    Reporting and compliance management

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.8
    88%
    3 Ratings

    Incident indexing/searching

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.7
    87%
    3 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Splunk Enterprise is rated higher in 3 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Usability, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.1

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    81%
    61 Ratings
    9.3

    Splunk Enterprise

    93%
    68 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    100%
    17 Ratings

    Usability

    8.0

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    80%
    10 Ratings
    9.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    90%
    3 Ratings

    Availability

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    100%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    7.9

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    79%
    69 Ratings
    8.4

    Splunk Enterprise

    84%
    33 Ratings

    Online Training

    8.2

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    82%
    1 Rating

    Splunk Enterprise

    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Implementation Rating

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0

    Splunk Enterprise

    90%
    4 Ratings

    Product Scalability

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    Splunk Enterprise

    91%
    1 Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    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.
    Jacob Bradley | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    Pros: Splunk is very well suited if you have multiple log sources of related data. All of them can be correlated and tasks can be automated based on the requirement. Other than alerts, Splunk can also run a specific script of your choice, based on some defined conditions. Cons: If you have a few logs but a large number of log sources, Splunk can be very expensive.
    Kuntal Das | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    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

    Splunk Enterprise

    • Real-time + Scheduled alerts - i-e you can set up alerts which are actively monitoring your logs
    • Pretty good response time for search results. With our key/value logging, Splunk makes it blazing fast to query the data.
    • Dashboards provide insights into historical data
    • Love how Splunk indexes all of the data and provides keys to search on
    Pooja Gada | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    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

    Splunk Enterprise

    • At times some queries can run slowly if indices are not on a portion of the query you use.
    • Setup time initially can be difficult if your logs aren't stored in common locations or in a common way to write the log.
    • Ability to ingest logs from different locations without having to change code to put logs in a certain place (pro and con).
    • Searches can be a bit more difficult to look through if your log isn't pulled in a manner that is easy to read through splunk.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Splunk Enterprise

    General

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

    Starting Price

    Likelihood to Renew

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 10.0
    Based on 17 answers
    We are using Splunk extensively in our projects and we have recently upgraded to Splunk version 6.0 which is quite efficient and giving expected results. We keep track of updates and new features Splunk introduces periodically and try to introduce those features in our day to day activities for improvement in our reporting system and other tasks.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Usability

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) 8.0
    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

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 9.0
    Based on 3 answers
    You can literally throw in a single word into Splunk and it will pull back all instances of that word across all of your logs for the time span you select (provided you have permission to see that data). We have several users who have taken a few of the free courses from Splunk that are able to pull data out of it everyday with little help at all.
    Kenneth Taitingfong | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Reliability and Availability

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 10.0
    Based on 2 answers
    When properly setup and configured, Splunk is extremely reliable.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Support Rating

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) 7.9
    Based on 69 answers
    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.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 8.4
    Based on 33 answers
    Splunk maintains a well resourced support system that has been consistent since we purchased the product. They help out in a timely manner and provide expert level information as needed. We typically open cases online and communicate when possible via e-mail and are able to resolve most issues with that method.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Online Training

    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

    Splunk Enterprise

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Implementation Rating

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 9.0
    Based on 4 answers
    Smooth without too many major issues.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Alternatives Considered

    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

    Splunk Enterprise

    I wanted to learn a new language that I can quickly master and implement. Splunk is easy, fun to use and best of all, it can be developed in hours not days or weeks. Splunk is fundamentally a programming language that is minimal but yet powerful enough to collect, analyze and visualize data.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Scalability

    SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    Splunk Enterprise

    Splunk Enterprise 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    Splunk can scale in to the petabyte per day range which of course is awesome
    Rick Yetter | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    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

    Splunk Enterprise

    • Overall very positive. It has provided visibility to what is going on within our network.
    • One drawback is the time it takes to get up to speed with the application, but this is up to the user, and Splunk education is excellent.
    • In my field, IT Security, there are few other friends to have in your back pocket better than Splunk. They are just that good.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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