SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

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NTA: Go with the Flow(s)

7 out of 10
November 22, 2021
With the size of our business growing rapidly, the need for in-depth traffic analysis (where required) has grown as well. We are still in …
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What is SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)?

SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer is a network monitoring tool within the broader SolarWinds ecosystem. It includes core traffic monitoring features, as well as customizable traffic reports and alerts.

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What is SolarWinds NPM?

SolarWinds NPM is a monitoring and performance management platform. It provides performance troubleshooting support, auto network discovery, customizable thresholds, and can be rapidly deployed.

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What is SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)?

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 (NTA) Features

  • Supported: Tightly integrates with SolarWinds NPM providing valuable insights into network bandwidth consumption.
  • Supported: Monitor 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.
  • Supported: Application traffic alerting, alerts you if an application traffic suddenly increases, decreases, or disappears completely.
  • Supported: Analyze network traffic patterns over months, days, or minutes by drilling down into any network element.
  • Supported: PerfStack™ 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.
  • Supported: Advanced application recognition allows you to identify which applications and categories consume the most bandwidth for better network traffic visibility with NBAR2 support.
  • Supported: Customizable network traffic reports at your finger tips. Create, schedule, and deliver in-depth network traffic analysis and bandwidth reports with just a few clicks.
  • Supported: Monitor Wireless LAN Controller traffic to keep tabs on applications and clients utilizing bandwidth on your wireless network.
  • Supported: Cisco Meraki wireless traffic monitoring.
  • Supported: CBQoS policy optimization measures the effectiveness of pre- and post-policy traffic levels per class map to determine if QoS policies are working as planned.
  • Supported: Malicious or malformed traffic flow identification with port 0 monitoring.
  • Supported: Network Insight™ for Palo Alto Networks® includes collection of flow from Palo Alto firewalls to show flow through nodes and interfaces

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) Videos

Learn more: https://slrwnds.com/NTA_Overview Network traffic visibility is more important than ever. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer expands that visibility to include IPv6 flow records, Palo Alto devices, and provides deployment flexibility and support for use of Azure® SQL as a data repository.
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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) Downloadables

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) Integrations

  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
  • SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM)
  • SolarWinds VoIP & Network Quality Manager (VNQM)
  • SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
  • SolarWinds User Device Tracker

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What is SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)?

SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer is a network monitoring tool within the broader SolarWinds ecosystem. It includes core traffic monitoring features, as well as customizable traffic reports and alerts.

What is SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)'s best feature?

Reviewers rate Solarwinds Premier Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.1.

Who uses SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)?

The most common users of SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 8 out of 10
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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer flow alerts to monitor all traffic on the network and we have numerous alerts set up to detect high traffic utilization. The alerts are easy to set up and customized to alert different groups to different concerning situations, like high traffic, jitter, and packet loss on our VoIP network. This was especially helpful when we were asked to roll out web conferencing tools to all employees. The tool is helpful for both virtualized and physical server environments.
Score 10 out of 10
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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) is well suited and applicable for our organization in the area of troubleshooting networking issues. NTA is a very helpful resource in providing keen insights for our network engineers and system administrators whenever network latency, transmission lags, and delays in data communication and traffic flow create poor performance within our IT environment.
Score 8 out of 10
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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) can be used to monitor an enterprise network containing all kinds of connections, such as Internet and MPLS VPN. NTA is very helpful to troubleshoot a network issue because it can correlate events for different sites, circuits, and devices. It is still useful for a very small and simple network; however, the benefit may not be as much.
Score 10 out of 10
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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.
Score 6 out of 10
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It's great for monitoring and analyzing network traffic in real-time. It allows you to sniff out rogue users who hog the bandwidth and be alerted when there is a network traffic anomaly.
Score 10 out of 10
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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) is well suited for any network admin who needs to visualize all the traffic on the network and it allows them to search for historical data. While SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) is a super powerful tool for most network admins, it may be less suited for beginners or for customers who do not have enterprise-level switches that may or may not support NetFlow.
Score 9 out of 10
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SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) provides our network/Security team insights into source/destination IP and port of n/w traffic flow. This is needed for troubleshooting network performance and communication. Helps analyze network patterns over a period of time. Reduce network outages, improve MTTR, and provide meaningful reports for bandwidth capacity planning.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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SolarWinds is great for large environments where you need detailed information as to what is flowing through your network, so if you require a deep dive into your network traffic and estate I would definitely recommend it. In situations where there is the time to put into another but perhaps more complex to configure product I would recommend that.
Score 9 out of 10
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While there are free alternatives for smaller networks, if you have a medium to larger scale network this is worth the cost for the reporting, monitoring, alerting, and helping you find problems before the phone calls start coming in.
Score 9 out of 10
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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) is well suited for troubleshooting network latency. Problem areas are easily identified via dashboard or automated alerting. You are able to see the specific utilization of certain applications, which can make it easier to determine if the issue lies in the application itself or the server sourcing the application.

NTA is not suited for packet capture analysis.
April 07, 2021

Know your Flow

Sneha Puri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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In an environment with hundreds of network devices connected over different links, SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) can help understand application utilization. SolarWinds RBAC is neat to allow access to only SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) for any troubleshooting by Help Desk Users. Additionally, alerts can be customized for NetFlow-based traffic along with utilization.
Nikhil Kumar Sharma | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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If you are using SolarWinds npm, then I would definitely recommend to use NTA module along with, as without NTA Network team will miss one important piece of Bandwidth utilization. Without NTA you cannot plan Bandwidth usage in a better way. NTA is also important for security regulation, as it tells you what traffic is being generated by the endpoints, and whether its a security violation or not such as DdoS attacks.
Steve Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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[SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)] does well for bandwidth utilization tracking from endpoint to endpoint, as well as what protocols are being utilized in the conversations. However, if you need a deeper dive, a product like Wireshark would need to be utilized. I have not seen the capability to store individual conversations and analyze them.
Jacob Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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When you want to find out what users are using the most internet. If you need to update your budgeting for internet upgrades. You can see that traffic over your network and in some cases it can help you find ways to segment the traffic better, this is good for things like iSCSI.
Justin Benner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer works very well in tracking usage for individual endpoints on your network either for troubleshooting or for billing purposes. It allows you to deep dive into the traffic and determine if it's legitimate or malicious. Another feature we regular use is allowing our Customer Support Personal to run reports on customer usage which allows them to help people out who are having slow internet issues to determine where the slowdowns are coming from.
September 02, 2020

SolarWinds NTA Review

Score 7 out of 10
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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is best suited for a company that is very dependent on fewer outages because it costs them a lot while an outage happens. It would not be the best for a small company that doesn't handle high bandwidth needs.