Scrutinizer lets you dig into Netflows
Mike Maner | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 07, 2019

Scrutinizer lets you dig into Netflows

Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Scrutinizer

Scrutinizer is able to collect flows from a multitude of network devices, we use it for Netflow statistics from Sonicwall gateways, Aerohive access points, Adtran switches, and other devices. It's able to provide detailed reports and data, give an accurate picture of what applications and services are being used on our network.
  • Once configured, Scrutinizer gives an accurate overview of network activity.
  • Scrutinizer is able to collect flows from a variety of devices, you are not limited to Cisco.
  • DSCP based reporting, which is helpful when attempting to determine how good your wireless network is from a QoS perspective.
  • The free version has some limitations that make an accurate evaluation difficult, every day at midnight the data is flushed and you start over.
  • If you are purchasing the appliance, you won't have admin access to it.
  • Reporting could use some polished graphics and advance filtering features.
  • Scrutinizer is a great tool, extremely easy to implement, it lets you see your NetFlow without a large outlay.
  • WAN traffic monitoring gives you the ability to accurately predict the necessary bandwidth volume, you can now stop over buying.
Scrutinizer is a faster and simpler deployment while still delivering the tools and reports needed to gain accurate view traffic and network usage. Its cheaper than most alternatives and daily use is focused on understanding data, not making config changes so you can understand data. Risk reduction and elimination is the primary focus, Scrutinizer helps you do that.
Support is support, they are either there or they are not. Scrutinizer support has been there every time I've needed them. They rely a bit too much on email correspondence, sometimes I want a voice to tell me what to do, and fast.

Do you think Scrutinizer delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Scrutinizer's feature set?

Yes

Did Scrutinizer live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Scrutinizer go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Scrutinizer again?

Yes

If you need a network security forensic tool, this is a great fit. Scrutinizer collects everything you have configured as a target without losing data. If you need an in-depth analysis of your network flows, as in who is doing what with what this is a good fit. Scrutinizer translates a massive about of data into readable tables and reports.