SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Primary Use Case

IT Analyst at Hawkbridge Consultants

We use SolarWinds as a core tool to monitor our internal infrastructure.

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Senior Network Specialist at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees

SolarWinds is a traditional enterprise network monitoring platform. It provides an event-triggered alarm. 

This is as opposed to ThousandEyes which is an application for delivery and performance metric monitoring. ThusandEyes is a service delivery tool for SaaS-based applications, with service delivery monitoring and circuit performance metric monitoring. Also, whereas SolarWinds is on-premises, this solution is cloud-based. Their analytic tools are on a cloud-based portal, but we have a physical, agent-based performance monitoring tool installed across the site.

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IT Director at NEDCO

We have a collection of SolarWinds solutions.

Our primary use for this tool is to monitor our network. We have a LAN and WAN to monitor. We use the product to get an overview of the performance to let us predict potential issues and act preemptively before we have real problems. The product helps us monitor the load on the network and on the different network lines. 

We are planning to expand our use because they offer some good advantages with broader product use. It is used on a daily basis and it is one of the key tools that we use to maintain our network and keep track of our infrastructure.

We are using an on-premises deployment.

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Network Services Manager at a government with 5,001-10,000 employees

We use this product for monitoring our bandwidth. We run daily reports, send the data to Tableau, put that in a map of Texas, and look at all of our sites. It tells us if we're nearing 80% and when we need to increase bandwidth.

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Control Department Head of Information Security at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

We use many SolarWinds solutions. We use SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer mostly for monitoring the traffic and ensuring that everything is working well. We use it to manage and monitor the traffic and check if the connection between the two sites is well.

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Information Technology Manager at B&I Contractors

This solution allows me to see what we are using in terms of bandwidth on the WAN. I can use that in conjunction with Observium to figure out what endpoint on the network is pulling a lot of data, and what type of data it is.

One of the problems is that I am using two different products with two different dashboards to chase down the same problem. The bandwidth analyzer alerts me to the issue of excessive bandwidth usage, but then I have to look at the second product to figure out where. I have to find out what switch, what port, and potentially what host, so it takes a little bit of investigating to really narrow down what's going on.

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Networks Lead Engineer at a mining and metals company with 1,001-5,000 employees

I was using this solution in my previous company for four years and am trying to bring it to my new organization. We are currently running a PoC.

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Managing Director at a consultancy with 51-200 employees

We use this product to analyze network traffic flow. For example, we analyze the traffic that is using a lot of bandwidth to determine which application or information stream is responsible.

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IT Project Lead - Danone North America at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees

SolarWinds, in general, is used for inventory and monitoring. We use the Network Traffic Analyzer module mostly for support and debugging of issues and such.

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Head of IT Governance Service at ITGSTORE

For the first installation for our customers we use it for traffic analysis to determine which users consume the most internet bandwidth. then to have a visibility on the internal traffic in the network. 

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ICT Training Consultant at a non-tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

Our primary use case for this solution is for monitoring.

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Senior System Engineer at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are using this solution for bandwidth utilization.

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