Solarwinds - An excellent NTA
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Updated November 20, 2019

Solarwinds - An excellent NTA

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer

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.
  • 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.
  • No more time spent chasing down slow network issues with no resolution
  • Capacity planning of links
  • Ability to forecast potential issues
SolarWinds support is surprisingly good, I've never had an issue with any of the people I've talked to in support. They always respond quickly and usually with a resolution. The upgrade paths can be quite complex but this has recently been improved, it used to be support would always have to be involved during upgrades but not anymore.

Do you think SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer's feature set?

Yes

Did SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer again?

Yes

SolarWinds is great for large environments where you need detailed information as to what is flowing through your network, so if you require a deep dive into your network traffic and estate I would definitely recommend it. In situations where there is the time to put into another but perhaps more complex to configure product I would recommend that.

SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer Feature Ratings

Automated network device discovery
10
Network monitoring
10
Baseline threshold calculation
10
Alerts
4
Network capacity planning
7
Packet capture analysis
3
Network mapping
5
Customizable reports
6
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
8
Hardware health monitoring
8