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Elias Ibero | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer has been set up on our core switch to collect all traffic data, and it helps us to see who is using the most bandwidth. It has been used across the whole organization. It addresses the issue of when one user on one our site is creating too much traffic. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer helps us to find the culprit right way.
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Carlos Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer
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SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer is one of the most powerful tools in the organization. It is used by several departments that belong to IT specifically Communications, Systems and Services Monitoring, and Data Center. Our organization uses Netflow to identify traffic volumes that may be affecting production. Also through Netflow we realize in which links we need to increase bandwidths. Among the difficulties we have experienced is that not all devices in our infrastructure support this solution and this has limited us to expand our traffic analysis.
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Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use SolarWinds Netflow to monitor network performance and traffic. The IT department controls the product and monitors the entire infrastructure with it. We primarily use it to monitor link usage and to keep an eye on bandwidth issues etc. It allows us to alert on when a link is being over utilised or we see any problems occuring.
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Jennifer Aguilar | TrustRadius Reviewer
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My business has a very defined focus and the critical infrastructure that is monitored by the SolarWinds suite. I utilize Netflow Traffic Analyzer to monitor performance of my environment and to spot anomalies within the traffic flows. The tool has pushed out phenomenal data for security analysis and overall troubleshooting. I like having NetFlow to complement the suite of tools I use to protect and defend my environment. I can't put a price on the tool; pretty much like having another FTE on the payroll, you just need to renew the maintenance! I guess that means that it is cheaper than another FTE, and it does not talk back!
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Armando Alvarado | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

Netflow Traffic Notes

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We used it in our Dept for Netflow traffic from our Cisco devices in our data centers since we are an enterprise-sized network. Gives us a view of what is going on in the network flow.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We use SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) across all our Cisco routers and switches on premise in our primary office location as well as our call center locations. It helps us monitor and track down any possible network issues such as congestion, packe tloss, speed issues, down equipment etc. It has been very valuable over the years in that regard.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 21, 2020

SolarWinds Netflow

Score 7 out of 10
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We used SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer to monitor our traffic across a geographically diverse company. We rely heavily on on our internet facing applications and being able to monitor them is critical to fixing issues. Netflow monitoring has worked well for our organization.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We're using SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer to monitor network traffic, with an emphasis on identifying bottlenecks and remediating those pain points to improve performance. We're also using it as a tool during the incident process, where we can see potential impacts to systems and processes. The primary business problem that we're addressing is performance, and that manifesting itself as slowness in our branches, contact center, or at employee points of interaction with the technical environment.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We support and monitor 17+ medical offices and 4 administrative offices. We have multiple carriers that provide redundant WAN connectivity as well as dedicated internet and shared internet. We have a number of medical facilities that transfer large mission-critical radiology images across the WAN. It is imperative that we monitor and support these WAN connections to ensure we are meeting our SLA with the physicians and staff. NetFlow Traffic Analyzer helps us to drill down to the detail necessary to resolve any issues.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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It's primarily used by myself, and occasionally I will provide network analysis to others on their request. It can provide data on how our current data links are used wherever it has been set up correctly.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 18, 2019

NTA: Go with the Flow(s)

Score 6 out of 10
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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 the early stages of implementation but NTA looks to be a good asset when it comes to the investigation of any specific traffic in our network.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 30, 2019

Flow of your life.

Score 10 out of 10
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Network Traffic Analyzer has been a valuable tool for us in analyzing network traffic. It was easy to implement and customize to our needs. It provides insights from multiple vendors reporting flows through their nodes.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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We use Solarwinds for real time monitoring of network devices and servers at multiple locations. Solarwinds can be one of the best monitoring solutions around, though it is very modular so it can be pricey to get all the features.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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I am using SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer in my company to monitor the whole company network. Our network sometime goes down and the cause could be very tricky. The Traffic Analyzer helps me locate the root cause of the problem. The Analyzer is easy to use.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Even in the age of seemingly limitless bandwidth, someone will always ask "Who is using all bandwidth?!?" Whether it is the sys admins downloading a new ISO image or the folks in shipping streaming Netflix in 4K (again!), finding out where your bandwidth is being allocated is more than just looking at interface utilization.

Primarily used by our network management team, NTA gave valuable insights into the profile of our data. We would often use the tool to help isolate traffic patterns between our data centers and critical facilities. Even when "just" watching our primary interface performance, we often found actionable intel that empowered business decisions.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
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It is used by our small IT department. We use it to keep tabs on our networks across the country. It helps us identify bottlenecks at our branches with smaller pipes.
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Rob Bates | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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We have regularly had issues over the past years, as our estate has grown, with network performance issues from unknown devices. Lack of overall monitoring, including being able to analyze these packets, has been missing. We have been unable to spot patterns in traffic and applications across our estate, and users have suffered as a result. We now use SolarWinds Network Traffic Analyzer across our entire estate and it has been a fantastic addition to compliment our Orion Suite.
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Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Used primarily by the network engineering team, backed up by the server and storage team, NTA is used to identify network (primarily WAN) bottlenecks and identify the largest users and what type of traffic they generate. We will often find one user streaming video hogging bandwidth, but we can also identify and monitor chatty back-end processes such as Exchange DAG replication.
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Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It is the application that we use to monitor the network traffic in the company, the possible collisions, falls and delays that may occur as well as we use it, in the same way, to define how the bandwidth consumption is being managed and thus be able to determine who wastes the internet service causing delays in the network. Likewise, it allows us to have specific statistics regarding the type of specific data that are most consumed in the network.
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Josh Haberman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) allows us to get an in-depth view into the traffic traversing our network in a central easy to navigate interface. By integrating into our existing SolarWinds Orion environment, we were able to use NTA very quickly without any extensive setup or configuration. NTA allows us to quickly identify how bandwidth is being used at our branch office locations to quickly resolve bandwidth oversaturation or security incidents.
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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.

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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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  • 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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