Compare Nmap vs. SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer

Nmap is ranked 56th in Network Monitoring Software while SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer is ranked 21st in Network Monitoring Software with 9 reviews. Nmap is rated 0, while SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer is rated 7.4. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer writes "Has a lovely graphical interface, it's easy to use, has powerful reporting features, and excellent support". Nmap is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor and Meraki Dashboard, whereas SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Zabbix and Centreon.
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We used a product called SolarWinds in the past, and its cost was high. Whereas, PRTG came in at a third of SolarWind's cost.Cost was a factor when selecting this solution, but it just did everything we wanted it to do.Our licensing costs are 10,000 euros over three years.At the moment I'm only using 500 sensors. I pay yearly, so it's a cost that's easily swallowed.We have an unlimited perpetual license, so we just pay support costs and it can scale throughout the organization.We looked at PRTG and SolarWinds. From a cost side perspective, compared to PRTG, and from what you get back from it, PRTG was sort of a hands down the winner.While I am not the person who deals with pricing, I would say that we pay around 1000 pounds a year.It is about £4,500 for the first year, then about another 15 to 20 percent annually after that. So, we are looking at about £1000 running costs a year. When you think about how much an outage costs per minute, it's negligible.

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The licensing for this solution is based on the number of nodes.For our environment, we pay approximately $25,000 USD yearly.

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PRTGNetflow Traffic Analyzer
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Overview
PRTG Network Monitor runs on a Windows machine within your network, collecting various statistics from the machines, software, and devices which you designate. PRTG comes with an easy-to-use web interface with point-and-click configuration. You can easily share data from it with non-technical colleagues and customers, including via live graphs and custom reports. This will let you plan for network expansion, see what applications are using most of your connection, and make sure that no one is hogging the entire network just to torrent videos.

Nmap ("Network Mapper") is a free and open source (license) utility for network discovery and security auditing. Many systems and network administrators also find it useful for tasks such as network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring host or service uptime. Nmap uses raw IP packets in novel ways to determine what hosts are available on the network, what services (application name and version) those hosts are offering, what operating systems (and OS versions) they are running, what type of packet filters/firewalls are in use, and dozens of other characteristics. It was designed to rapidly scan large networks, but works fine against single hosts. Nmap runs on all major computer operating systems, and official binary packages are available for Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X. In addition to the classic command-line Nmap executable, the Nmap suite includes an advanced GUI and results viewer (Zenmap), a flexible data transfer, redirection, and debugging tool (Ncat), a utility for comparing scan results (Ndiff), and a packet generation and response analysis tool (Nping).

SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer enables you to capture data from continuous streams of network traffic and convert those raw numbers into easy-to-interpret charts and tables that quantify exactly how the corporate network is being used, by whom, and for what purpose.
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Sample Customers
Jameson Bank, Sidnix, RungeICT, MedicalAnimal, Truck-lite, GamingGrids, The Covell Group, Forsythn County Schools, NetMass, Musgrove Park Hospital, Lanes Health, Columbia Southern University, Vodafone, Intrust Bank
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Oceaneering International, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, 335th Signal Command, Immofori
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider13%
Financial Services Firm13%
Construction Company9%
Transportation Company4%
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Software R&D Company35%
Comms Service Provider14%
Media Company6%
Government5%
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Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider21%
Manufacturing Company8%
Insurance Company6%
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Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise30%
Large Enterprise39%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise63%
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Small Business36%
Large Enterprise64%
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