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Kentik's AIOps Network Traffic Intelligence platform unifies network operations, performance, security, and business intelligence. 

With a purpose-built big data engine delivered as public or private SaaS, Kentik captures a high-resolution view of actual network traffic data and enriches it with critical application and business data, so every network event or analysis can be tied to revenue & costs, customer & user experience, performance & risk.

Observer Apex offers a smart, search-based launch page that intelligently interprets users’ inputs, guiding them to one of three pre-engineered workflows to solve most IT service issues in less than three steps.

SolarWinds Network Bandwith Analyzer include key features: (1) Network Performance Monitor that Reduce network outages and quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve multi-vendor network performance issues with affordable, easy-to-use network monitoring software and Accelerate identification of root cause by dragging-and-dropping network performance metrics on a common timeline for immediate visual correlation across all your network data. (2) Netflow Traffic Analyzer that includes Bandwidth monitoring of Cisco NetFlow, Juniper, J-Flow, sFlow, Huawei NetStream, and IPFIX flow data identifies which applications, and protocols are consuming the most bandwidth and NetFlow Traffic Analyzer that collects traffic data, correlates it into a useable format, and presents it to the user in a web-based interface for monitoring network traffic.
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Pandora, Yelp, Neustar, Box, University of Washington, Zoom, Tata, and Cogent.  CapitaDeakin University, East Lothian Council
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Observer Apex is ranked 83rd in Network Monitoring Software while SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer is ranked 21st in Network Monitoring Software with 11 reviews. Observer Apex is rated 0.0, while SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer is rated 8.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer writes "Reliable and awarded bandwidth analysis that provides important information about performance and traffic". Observer Apex is most compared with , whereas SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer is most compared with Pulseway, NetBrain, Zabbix, DX Infrastructure Manager and Cisco Stealthwatch.

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