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October 02, 2020
Jacob Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Allows us visibility in to website/application usage.
  • We can see if our guest networks are being abused.
  • We can see what users are pushing the network to the limit.
  • NTA receives data from a specific port from the router/switch/ firewall. But you may not always monitor that port with npm. This causes errors or you have to spend more money to monitor more ports.
  • The graphs and charts can be hard to read and hard to navigate.
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September 02, 2020
Justin Benner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Running down DOS attacks over the network
  • Helping Customer Support assist customers with slow internet complaints
  • Tracking usage for billing
  • Creating high-level usage reports for upper management
  • Needing to understand SQWL for most advanced reporting
  • Some of the automated reports are not very user friendly
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October 23, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Provides information about where traffic is being blocked.
  • Provides bandwidth information about the traffic.
  • Can show where slow downs are occuring.
  • It could be a little easier for the common user to setup a connection between point A and point B to display the traffic information.
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September 02, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Monitor interface's network bandwith
  • Traffic patterns
  • Enhance bandwidth before outages occur
  • Bring down the price
  • Tighten up CBQoS
  • Enable Linux equipment
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August 24, 2020
Andrew Yudin, MBA/CCNP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Integrates well with Network Performance Monitor (NPM) and other SolarWinds tools
  • Combines multiple data streams into a single user-friendly graph format.
  • Provides complete visibility into the network traffic flows.
  • Requires a good amount of DB resources in order to function smoothly.
  • Web interface needs to be refreshed to include more interactive charts and graphs.
  • Lack of troubleshooting methods
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March 20, 2020
Kiran Yakkala | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer gives network packet drops.
  • SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer provides very good stats on routers, firewalls, etc.
  • It helps us analyze the network flow very well.
  • Every thing regarding SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is manual.
  • We need to put a lot of things together on our own while debugging issues.
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July 09, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Good integration with other SolarWinds modules (NPM, NCM, IPAM, etc.).
  • Easy to install and use.
  • Auto discover of interfaces.
  • Troubleshooting is not easy in cases of NTA problems.
  • Static interface.
  • Not easy to cross data between nodes.
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April 24, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Monitoring & Alerting
  • Documentation
  • Visualization of traffic and executive level reporting
  • Would like to see additional enhancement to the web interface
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April 24, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Monitoring Network Bandwidth is the best feature we see in this tool as its detailed insights help us in allocating bandwidth to users correctly.
  • It can be deployed very easily, efficiently and quickly. We deployed it in a few hours at our organization.
  • It is good at finding Hosts or IP addresses that communicate more or frequently in the network.
  • The dashboard is a little complex for a layman to understand. I remember when I was new to this product I had a difficult time in understanding the traffic patterns.
  • Technical Support Assistance is quite complex and difficult to obtain and it has a lot of room for improvement.
  • Training material is not easy to find. More training videos would be appreciated.
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August 04, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It gives bandwidth information on interfaces basis.
  • Helps in identifying any system if infected and team can isolate that endpoint.
  • Denial-of-service can be identified and stopped. One of the key aspects again.
  • Reporting and integrating with other tools like NAC solution.
  • Can adapt ML/AI going forward.
  • Auditing can be improved and self analysis within tool itself.
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March 06, 2020
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Very friendly dashboard to show basic users and upper management network results.
  • Can help the troubling problem of "everything is slow" and help give some answers to the root cause.
  • Can eat up a lot of resources and get slow at times.
  • Somewhat pricey but you get a lot for your buck.
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January 27, 2020
Elias Ibero | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • One day we were having complaints about one of our sites. The internet was very slow. SolarWinds NetFlow helped us to see why it was slow. It was due to a computer that was getting re-imaged.
  • Helps us to find the culprit who is hogging the network bandwidth.
  • It has been hard to set it up to collect autonomous system conversations.
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December 10, 2019
Carlos Martinez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It allows you to have visibility of the volume of traffic that is going through your infrastructure.
  • The possibility of remedying events that may be affecting the infrastructure.
  • Control of the different media analyzing the type of traffic that passes through the critical points.
  • We have difficulties in areas such as other platforms that find it difficult to interpret the results.
  • There are areas such as Data Center where it is not considered as a primary tool in their work.
  • The results that this tool can provide are not considered in the budgets of critical areas.
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November 20, 2019
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to configure and roll out.
  • Great history available, I can see detailed history on a link which helps with troubleshooting.
  • Graphs available are great, excellent for management.
  • SolarWinds as a whole is extremely resource hungry.
  • General user interface issues, some things are not intuitive.
  • Price is fairly high.
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November 09, 2019
Nandini pallipamu | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • This software helps us analyze bandwidth spikes in detail which helps us capacity plan for site moves or expansions.
  • This software helps us monitor user activity.
  • This software helps us monitor application traffic to a granular level by setting up pie charts and bar charts.
  • We use this software to alert the incident management team of circuit cuts or node unavailability thereby engaging the NOC team asap.
  • NTA could use a good PDF download feature. Right now, we cannot download pie charts in PDF format.
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November 04, 2019
Jennifer Aguilar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It is very easy to set up the endpoints for Netflow; SolarWinds can take flow data from any configurable network device. I use a sFlow configuration on Brocade and NetFlow configuration on Cisco; both sources dump and report just fine into SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer.
  • I absolutely love the traffic analytics that are produced; the graphs are very important when talking to management, as pictures seem to tell a thousand words.
  • SolarWinds Netflow does a great job collecting and reporting about my what network bandwidth is being used for and by whom. I had no idea that I moved as much data around until I started gathering Netflow data.
  • Once you have a baseline picture of data and data movers, you can start picking up on antimonies in your live environment. Applications causing congestion are generally the culprits.
  • I am having a difficult time coming up with any specific recommendations to make SolarWinds Netflow better. I love the fact that the community of users from SolarWinds drives product development. I am a member of the Solarwinds THWACK community and have found so many useful resources and templates. The users drive the success of the product… what a concept!
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September 18, 2019
Armando Alvarado | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • End-user application
  • The protocols that are using too much bandwidth
  • Traffic reports
  • Good layer 3 network views
  • Well, one thing that needs to be offered should be layer 2 capabilities such as VLANs, etc.
  • Pricing can be a little better for licensing
  • Should make it a stand-alone, no modules installation
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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

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 (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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Deployment Types:On-premise
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