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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

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Score 8.9 out of 100

ThousandEyes

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

ThousandEyes

ThousandEyes is a great option for those who strive to portray the fullest picture available to their departments or their clients when describing the end-to-end user experience of the visitors who are utilizing their app, website, or whatever they are monitoring. Being able to use real-time data to pinpoint where issues are arising, issues your website may be running into, or pressure points that can be easily remedied is something I had wished existed for the longest time. ThousandEyes delivers the above and so, so much more.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
ThousandEyes
8.4
Network monitoring
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
ThousandEyes
8.9
Baseline threshold calculation
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
ThousandEyes
8.7
Alerts
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
ThousandEyes
9.5
Network capacity planning
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
ThousandEyes
7.7
Network mapping
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
ThousandEyes
8.6
Customizable reports
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
ThousandEyes
8.4
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
ThousandEyes
7.3

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

ThousandEyes

  • Alerting on outages. ThousandEyes provides a few different options to receive alerts: you can have alerts emailed to a subset of (or all) users, there is a basic Slack integration, and if more flexibility is required (or your preferred method of being alerted isn't built-in) webhooks can be used to hit another API.
  • Speeding up mean time to resolution (or mean time to innocence if you're a more siloed and blame-happy organization). Failure alerts can be configured to include the cause of the failure instead of just "resource x is down." For example, the alerts can come out and say that a website was down due to an HTTP 500, which will help prevent staff from spinning their wheels trying to diagnose the network from the client to the web server.
  • Post mortems and root cause analyses. After an outage has been resolved, it is possible to go back for up to 30 days without losing any level of detail for the test in question, and to view information like the DNS response received, the network path taken by the traffic, and any added latency incurred by an individual link. It can also be used to view Internet routing changes surrounding the incident.
  • Support. Every ticket or chat I have opened has been met by a friendly and helpful staff member that has been able to provide helpful insight into what is causing a particular issue, and what steps they will take on their side to resolve an issue or provide suggestions of steps to take on our side if necessary.
Anonymous | 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

ThousandEyes

  • Continue to innovate and support more and more services. In the world of IOT and point to point traffic being more and more prevalent creating a flexible product is fantastic. Build on the end user product, last mile and even more sharing.
Kevin Duffey | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

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

ThousandEyes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

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

ThousandEyes

ThousandEyes 9.4
Based on 3 answers
You have online support from the tool itself 24/7 and they are very responsive. We also have a specific account manager and specific engineer assigned to help us with very specific questions for our environment. The level of response to our requirements is always super high. We have requested specific features to be added and these have been developed and introduced very quick tot he product (within weeks). Their DevOps and agile approach seems to pay off.
Manuel Ayala | 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

ThousandEyes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

ThousandEyes

Among all the products that I have mentioned above ThousandEyes have mostly all the features included in it. Additionally they are always ready for the request or enhancement made by the end users. Also the support team is available 24/7 which leads all other applications behind and also it is cost effective.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

ThousandEyes

  • We saved over $1.5M in annual revenue in 2020 by leveraging ThousandEyes to identify and monitor critical customer infrastructures.
  • We have cut down out mean time to remediate customer network issues by 40% since ThousandEyes was implemented
  • Since we started using ThousandEyes, our customer retention has increased from 78% to 90%.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

Pricing Details

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

General

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

ThousandEyes

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
8.7
ThousandEyes
9.0

Usability

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
7.7
ThousandEyes

Support Rating

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
8.3
ThousandEyes
9.4

Online Training

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
8.2
ThousandEyes

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