SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer Other Advice

MarkS
IT Analyst at Hawkbridge Consultants
My advice to someone considering this solution would be to look on the THWACK forums, which is the SolarWinds community support. It's a user support forum. I'd pose lots of questions on THWACK and I'd take advantage of the 30-day trial as well, which is available for all corporates initially when you want to use a product. You get 30 days free of charge to try out a product without obligations. SolarWinds is fairly competitive. There are lots of tools and products out there so you really do need to look at what options are actually available before jumping in and going down the SolarWinds route. I think if anybody purchases the SolarWinds route, then they are buying into a solution as opposed to just purchasing a package. Once you put SolarWinds in, you're then tempted to go out and explore other SolarWinds modules and then very, very quickly you become absorbed into the SolarWinds community. I would rate it an eight out of ten. View full review »
reviewer1183797
Senior Network Specialist at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
As for advice for people looking to implement either solution, it's on a case-by-case basis as each person has different requirements. In our case, one can do somethings and can't do others. It's not the silver bullet that can fix everything, but we selected them based on our requirements. On a scale of one to ten, I'd rate SolarWinds a 5. It does not flow. It cannot do our metric performance monitoring. So it is very limited. They can do it but in a very limited fashion. It is only good for SNMP-based alerts. Regarding ThousandEyes, I would give it a seven, because you can set a threshold but they are not really alert-based. They can generate an alert but they can't say if a device is up or down, they cannot monitor. So you basically have to supplement with each other, that's why we still have both. View full review »
Asem Arafat
IT Director at NEDCO
We are planning on upgrading to the SL2000 model. As of today, I am satisfied with this solution. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten. View full review »
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Michael_Hall
Network Engineer at Brookfield Property
My advice to anybody who is researching this type of solution is to know your environment. Regardless of the vendor you choose, know the costs associated with all of your endpoints. I love using the tools provided in this solution. There is always room for improvement, but ultimately, I have always been happy with this product. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten. View full review »
Solar677Winds
Head of Technology and Inspection at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I would give the solution a 5 out of 10, there are opportunities to improve. View full review »
MohamedTalbi
Network and Security Engineer at VERMEG for Banking & Insurance Software
I have used many tools and this one is very interesting, but they need to provide better support and better training material. I would rate this solution an eight and a half out of ten. View full review »
FEUDJIO TSOPGUE ARSENE
Head of IT Governance Service at ITGSTORE
We use the on-premises deployment model. I would rate the solution seven out of ten. View full review »
DariusBwalya
ICT Training Consultant at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
On a scale of one to ten, I would rate this solution a seven. Some things that might improve, is that I would like to see it being able to detect mobile gadgets too, like smartphones. View full review »
Mosawa Al-Ahdal
Head of Network Department at CACBAnk
I would recommend the solution. I'd rate it eight out of ten. View full review »
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