The best network monitoring application
Carlos Alberto Pedron Espinett | TrustRadius Reviewer
June 21, 2018

The best network monitoring application

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)

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.
  • The details of the traffic are especially good if it shows statistics in real time. It is very important to analyze it at the same time
  • It lets you know who is watching within the network so it is ideal for a thorough monitoring of resources
  • It has an intuitive interface of easy operation that allows the operation of the same without problems
  • Shows only the information of monitored nodes, if there is any node that presents some suspicious activity but is not being monitored it is ignored
  • The licensing of the complements by SolarWinds is done separately so the final result ends up being really expensive for the end user
  • Although the use is very intuitive the configuration is not so and until you have done it in a repetitive way it is a slow and cumbersome process
  • The administration of the bandwidth of the organization has been improved considerably allowing to detect leakage of the same in unwanted applications
  • It has been allowed to limit the access and the consumption of bandwidth in departments that used the same in activities external to the company
  • As a negative aspect, the limitations that have been detached from the analysis of consumption statistics generated discomfort in part of the personnel to whom the bandwidth consumption was limited.
For the needs of the company in which we monitor multiple departments, we have multiple branches and a centralized database to which we need permanent access, we have to look for a complex, robust and as an accurate option as possible for the administration of the bandwidth and this option ended up being SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer.
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is recommended in projects or companies of medium to large scale, which has a specialized support staff and advanced knowledge. It is less recommended in small companies that do not require detailed monitoring of bandwidth consumption, in view of those needs. it is preferable to look for less specific options.

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) Feature Ratings