Occasional User of Netflow
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 14, 2019

Occasional User of Netflow

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer

It's primarily used by myself, and occasionally I will provide network analysis to others on their request. It can provide data on how our current data links are used wherever it has been set up correctly.
  • It can provide details on a particular link in terms of network utilization and traffic flow.
  • SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer can be difficult to set up and requires correct settings on router interfaces at egress points.
  • It works with most Cisco devices, but I have had difficulty setting it up on other vendor's equipment, e.g., Fortinet
  • Very little. I don't use it as much as I know I should.
I have not done a detailed evaluation of PRTG vs. SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer. I selected SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer because I am already using other SolarWinds products.
It's a decent product, but it has been challenging to work with in the past and sometimes tricky to maintain. I am required to do many things in my job role, and I don't have a lot of time to spend on it.

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

Not sure

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?

No

Would you buy SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer again?

Yes

It should be deployed at network ingress/egress points where network traffic flow information is desired to be gathered — best used on routers. I don't typically use it on switches.

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Feature Ratings

Using SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer

ProsCons
None
Unnecessarily complex
Difficult to use
Requires technical support
Inconsistent
Slow to learn
Cumbersome
Lots to learn
  • None. It's neither particularly easy nor elegant.
  • SolarWind NetflowTraffic Analyzer device configuration to properly work with SolarWinds
If you have time to learn it and know what you're doing, it can work for you. I don't have the time or patience to spend a lot of work on it due to my many job roles.