SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Reviews

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Julio Morales | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 10, 2020

NetFlow in education flow

Score 9 out of 10
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Brocade network advisor was great but it was too vendor-specific. It gave us the ability to make software upgrades from one location. It also provided real-time information on interface utilization to see anomalies in the network traffic.
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Carlos Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We have tried to test other tools and the results have been very poor, our infrastructure is based on Cisco and the adaptability is formidable, it is not necessary to install accessories as in other tools and this makes a difference. We have tested other solutions but fail to surpass Netflow for the results that are required.
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Jennifer Aguilar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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So .. I still use Wireshark, but it can't even compare to Netflow. I went to the best of the best with SolarWinds out of the gate. Wireshark is just another utility I have used to gather traffic flows. SolarWinds puts all the data into a very understandable graph. The SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer is so much easier to use than Wireshark. I continue to be amazed at the amount of data that my organization pushes; Wireshark could never present me that kind of information!
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Armando Alvarado | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

Netflow Traffic Notes

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Opmanager was a good product and they did have layer 2 visibility. We wanted to try SolarWinds NetFlow but was disappointed because of the lack of features we needed. So we did without and removed the module.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 21, 2020

SolarWinds Netflow

Score 7 out of 10
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We are actually switching away from SolarWinds because it was overly complicated to maintain and the sales department is way too pushy and overwhelming with calls and emails.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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If you want to have a total view of your network and enterprise, it's a challenge to go with only a point solution. We've taken an approach that, while it feels sub-optimal in some ways, leverages multiple monitoring products to see the entire enterprise. Part of the issue that we face on a daily basis is that we make vendor choices, and those vendor choices have implications on our ability to monitor. For example, our core processing system and our online banking system are from two different vendors with two different architectures and two separate levels of system access. Sometimes we're forced to put in place what we can, rather than what we want. SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer is one of the suite of tools we use that helps us get closer to that total view.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Solarwinds has more feature customization, but they are complicated to use however the vendor provided support so we decided to go with Solarwinds.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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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.
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Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We used Nagios previously and also the Nagios Netflow Analyzer. It did a good job, but SolarWinds Network Traffic Analyzer is far superior and far more feature-rich in terms what you get. The planning it provides and alerting easily outweighs what Nagios Netflow can give. It is heavier in terms of deployment, but its understandable given the features.
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Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We already have several other Solar Winds products, so we did not compare NTA to competing products. We are trying to keep down the number of different products to support and maintain with limited staff.
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Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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For the needs of the company in which we monitor multiple departments, we have multiple branches and a centralized database to which we need permanent access, we have to look for a complex, robust and as an accurate option as possible for the administration of the bandwidth and this option ended up being SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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To be perfectly honest, I've never used a comparable product to NTA. As a matter of fact, I have never used anything other than SolarWinds monitoring products at all. That could be a negative thing to some, but consider the fact that my company has never found a need to switch to another product.
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Eric Moore | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Due to the tight integration with the rest of the Orion system and that you're letting hardware send to software instead of trying to play man in the middle, NTA is just so much easier to use, provides better information, and is easier to display to management
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Matt Brown | TrustRadius Reviewer
February 18, 2016

SolarWinds

Score 7 out of 10
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I have used Cacti in the past. The user interface for Solarwinds Netflow Traffic analyzer is a little easier to work with. Easy to make real time traffic charts from each node.
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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Scorecard Summary

About SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) allows the multi-vendor monitoring of network traffic flow records, the discovery of traffic patterns, and avoidance of bandwidth hogs. As an add-on to SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM), NTA helps optimize spend on bandwidth by better understanding the who and what of bandwidth consumption boosting your network traffic analysis capabilities. Trace and monitor bandwidth usage of application or protocol patterns over months, days, or minutes by drilling down into any network element supporting a variety of network traffic flow standards (NetFlow, sFlow, J-Flow, IPFIX, and NetStream). Gain real-time deep Network Insights for Cisco, F5, and Palo Alto to identify critical issues quickly all in one easy to use interface.


NTA’s core features include bandwidth monitoring, application traffic monitoring, network traffic analysis, malicious traffic identification, performance analysis, and error root cause identification. The product also offers customizable traffic reports and alerts, including measuring the effectiveness of traffic prioritization policies. It is designed to integrate with other SolarWinds monitoring and management products.

Download a free trial today: https://www.solarwinds.com/netflow-traffic-analyzer/registration


SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Features

Has featureTightly integrates with SolarWinds NPM providing valuable insights into network bandwidth consumption.
Has featureMonitor bandwidth use by application, protocol, and IP address group. Collects and analyzes flow data from multiple vendors, including NetFlow v5 and v9, Juniper® J-Flow™, sFlow®, Huawei® NetStream™, and IPFIX.
Has featureApplication traffic alerting, alerts you if an application traffic suddenly increases, decreases, or disappears completely.
Has featureAnalyze network traffic patterns over months, days, or minutes by drilling down into any network element.
Has featurePerfStack™ cross-stack network data correlation. Accelerate identification of root cause by dragging-and-dropping network performance metrics on a common timeline for immediate visual correlation across all your network data and NetFlow analytics.
Has featureAdvanced application recognition allows you to identify which applications and categories consume the most bandwidth for better network traffic visibility with NBAR2 support.
Has featureCustomizable network traffic reports at your finger tips. Create, schedule, and deliver in-depth network traffic analysis and bandwidth reports with just a few clicks.
Has featureMonitor Wireless LAN Controller traffic to keep tabs on applications and clients utilizing bandwidth on your wireless network.
Has featureCisco Meraki wireless traffic monitoring.
Has featureCBQoS policy optimization measures the effectiveness of pre- and post-policy traffic levels per class map to determine if QoS policies are working as planned.
Has featureMalicious or malformed traffic flow identification with port 0 monitoring.
Has featureNetwork Insight™ for Palo Alto Networks® includes collection of flow from Palo Alto firewalls to show flow through nodes and interfaces

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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Competitors

Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold, ThousandEyes, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, PRTG Scrutinizer, ManageEngine Netflow Analyzer

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  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?Optional

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Deployment Types:On-premise, SaaS
Operating Systems: Windows
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