SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer Competitors and Alternatives

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DonaldBakels
Real User
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Adfontessoftware
Feb 26 2020

What is most valuable?

What is good about this product is that the customers get real insights into the behavior of their network. They can see what is flowing over it. They will know what kind of data it is, like whether it is YouTube movies or if it is application information. This allows them to get an exact picture of… more»

What needs improvement?

I see a tendency in the industry that a lot of software is going into the cloud. Customers now have to install it on-premises or they could install on-premises software in the cloud. That is also possible. So I see a tendency that software is becoming more cloud-related and I think that it is… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have been working with another HP product called OpenView a long while ago, but that software is now disappearing and it is being replaced by HP with SolarWinds. The big bank I worked with has already replaced all the HP OpenView software with the SolarWinds product. The main difference between… more»

What other advice do I have?

My advice to people who are coming to SolarWinds is that they do a training on the website and take advantage of exploring the trial version. The free trial will allow them to use the product and get to know the features before paying for it. I always recommend that smaller organizations start… more»
Syed Mohammed Wasi
Consultant
Technical Consultant at Ministry of Finance - Saudi Customs
Sep 23 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the network-related reporting. This solution generates daily reports for network statistics, such as router uptime and events.

What needs improvement?

The dashboard has some limitations and should be more user-friendly. Other solutions, such as SolarWinds, have much better dashboards. This solution is difficult to use for non-technical users. Having an option to call the help desk, like in other solutions, would be very useful for some problems… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Prior to this solution, we were using SolarWinds. It is a better product than the offering by ManageEngine, and I prefer it. This product was recommended by our manager so we implemented a POC and found that it can mostly fulfill our requirements. We switched because we are running other… more»

What other advice do I have?

We are using another product from the same vendor that's called Device Control. This product is for working on remote sites, and it is necessary because OpManager cannot fulfill our requirements. In Device Control you have the ability to troubleshoot, remote control, and you have inventory… more»
Real User
Network Analyst at a leisure / travel company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 02 2019

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the recovery of the unused data ports. We're able to recover more expensive ports on our access line devices. For example, we can run a report… more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has somewhat helped the workload of our network admin team. The recovery reports have streamlined our process, and diagnosing certain congestions is easier. This… more»

What needs improvement?

If it had more detailed NetFlow information then it would be far better. This would allow us to find the top talkers and congestion situations. It would be helpful to be… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

This tool would probably be priced well if it had deeper NetFlow capabilities, but for our use case, in particular, we're only recovering ports after ninety days and… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have used several different solutions. The SolarWinds solution is probably the most encompassing and probably the closest thing that we can get to a single pane of… more»

What other advice do I have?

This product provides some good functionality. However, the reporting is right to left, which is less than ideal, the cost is significantly high, and the NetFlow… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

AKIPS offers pretty much an exact feature set to Statseeker but is significantly less expensive.
TalhaAktas
Real User
Security Manager at BKL
Nov 07 2019

What is most valuable?

The seamless integration with FortiGate is the solution's most valuable aspect.

What needs improvement?

When compared with some competitors, in terms of performance, the CPU and RAM requirements and the capability of coordination with development all need some improvement. The solution should offer user behavior analytics in a future release.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We previously used an open-source solution called Elastic.

What other advice do I have?

We use the on-premises deployment model. I'd recommend this solution to companies that have a FortiGate firewall and are on a limited budget. I'd rate the solution six out of ten.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We evaluated AlienVault and SolarWinds. These were both within our limited budget, but we chose FortiSIEM because it integrated seamlessly with FortiGate firewall.
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