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Attribute Ratings

  • ThousandEyes is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

8.1

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

81%
61 Ratings
8.9

ThousandEyes

89%
19 Ratings

Usability

8.0

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

80%
10 Ratings

ThousandEyes

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

7.9

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

79%
69 Ratings
9.2

ThousandEyes

92%
3 Ratings

Online Training

8.2

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

82%
1 Rating

ThousandEyes

N/A
0 Ratings

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

ThousandEyes

If this world is feeling out of control these days, you CAN access a bit more power. ThousandEyes will help make you a bit more master of mistress (etc) of your IT universe, folding in internet, cloud, Saas, etc. Get a better flyover view of all your processes and truly perceive end user experience. Oh, and I love the name ThousandEyes!!!
Anonymous | 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

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

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

ThousandEyes

General

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

Starting Price

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

ThousandEyes

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

ThousandEyes

ThousandEyes 9.2
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)

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

ThousandEyes

ThousandEyes is able to monitor not only of network downtimes, but also to monitor bandwidth usage, paths, geo-locations and health of applications and platforms. This gives visibility of performance and metrics and flows, besides the alerting for troubleshooting.
Jean Franco | 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

ThousandEyes

  • It is able to determine our uptime on services
  • We are able to determine whether our service provider is providing what they have agreed to for Internet services
  • Allows you to determine outside access to internal resources as if you were a client trying to perform a transaction
Manuel J Gomez | TrustRadius Reviewer

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