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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  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

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
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Providing insight into flow based technology
  • Provides insight into problems with packet based technology
  • Can really help with an abnormal data flow mapping
  • Wirks well with other Orion products
  • Cloud monitoring is lacking
  • Better reporting and filtering capabilities
  • Stronger integrations with other 3rd party products
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Summary view of the real time traffic status of the whole network
  • Top lists of all network traffic categories
  • Clickable links to dive into interesting devices for more details
  • It would be nice to have an example showing the typical use for each feature
Score 6 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
  • Bandwidth utilization
  • Identification of rogue users
  • Identification of rogue websites
  • Reporting turnaround time
  • More granular filtering
  • Needs more ability to collaborate with multiple sources
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Good graphics
  • Easy to implement
  • Easy for non-technical staff to view
  • NTA has a requirement that it run on the same server [as] Orion. This prevents us from scaling horizontally and to not have all SolarWinds services running on the same server.
  • Interface utilization information is difficult to determine
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Quick search of an IP to show over time traffic
  • Great classification of protocols and showing host traffic
  • Ability to create alerts off of flow data
  • Slowness during search
  • Alerting mechanism could have been simplified
  • Bandwidth reported on Y axis isn't always correct since we are only showing 95th percentile of packets
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Bandwidth Monitoring and finding bandwidth requirements.
  • Analyze performance and traffic patterns.
  • Provides insight into source/destination IP and port of n/w traffic flow.
  • Better Reporting Features and OOB reports for measuring bandwidth utilized.
November 22, 2021

NTA: Go with the Flow(s)

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Autodiscovery of endpoints makes adding sources a breeze.
  • Integrates well with existing Solarwinds products.
  • Good looking graphs and reporting that are easy to read and access.
  • Cost is extremely high when trying to integrate with an unlimited license.
  • A few bugs with autodiscovery can be a nuisance.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Performance baseline for network traffic analysis
  • GUI is interactive allowing drag and drop metrics on the dashboard
  • Alerting via email of sudden bandwidth/traffic
  • Graphs and mapping could use some improvement
  • Application monitoring is not always helpful
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Bandwidth monitoring
  • Application alerting
  • Performance analysis dashboard
  • Needing support for layer 3 Netwflow traffic
  • Dashboard could be simplified further
  • Application monitoring could be more detailed
April 07, 2021

Know your Flow

Sneha Puri | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Flow information
  • Connectivity for Flow traffic for differenet devices
  • Easy-to-read application information with port data
  • Historical view based on storage
  • Custom applications
  • QoS
  • The GUI is clunky
  • Some of the graphs can be better
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Jacob Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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.
Justin Benner | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • 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
September 02, 2020

SolarWinds NTA Review

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
  • Monitor interface's network bandwith
  • Traffic patterns
  • Enhance bandwidth before outages occur
  • Bring down the price
  • Tighten up CBQoS
  • Enable Linux equipment