SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer Reviews
Sep 23 2019
Has a lovely graphical interface, it's easy to use, has powerful reporting features, and excellent support
What is most valuable?In terms of the implementation, we've actually used SAM, the server and application monitoring tools. The network configuration tools are very useful in terms of bulk upgrading switches and infrastructure. Also, the Network Traffic Analyzer… more»
What needs improvement?The biggest problem with SolarWinds is that they've tried to integrate a lot into the core modules. I think it would actually really benefit if they are more focused. It's packing a lot of technology in now, it's very confusing areas in… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?There are additional costs if one wishes to purchase other modules or increase the available functionality then you can pay for additional licensing options. It gets very expensive once you actually decide to scale the infrastructure but if… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We were previously using Zabbix. We also looked at alternative products such as Nagios, but SolarWinds was actually decided on only because it's got a lovely graphical interface, it's easy to use, has powerful reporting features, and… more»
What other advice do I have?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… more»
Jan 13 2020
What is most valuable?In the case of ThousandEyes, the feature I've found most valuable is that it is an active synthetic monitoring tool. It provides per-hub packet loss latency information… more»
How has it helped my organization?SolarWinds has improved our organization because whenever a device is down, we get an alert. Or when a major interface is down, we get an alert. This is important since we… more»
What needs improvement?Regarding SolarWinds, no major comment or improvement. We just use it. Because it's an old-school technique, we only rely on it for alerts, events, system logs, etc… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?We pay for yearly licensing on both solutions. We have already seen a return on our investment by going with ThousandEyes. We already see the benefit, which is that we get… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?Before using ThousandEyes we only used SolarWinds.
What other advice do I have?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… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?Before choosing ThousandEyes, we evaluated Riverbed. We select a solution based on our use case. Our main purpose here is to monitor service delivery on the cloud and… more»
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Sep 30 2019
What is most valuable?It's a fantastic product overall, so it is difficult to define one feature being the best. It is fantastic to know the Traffic Analyzer can show us where the potential… more»
How has it helped my organization?We have faced some problems with our Oracle connection line in the past. For example, once we had a remote crash that affected the connection of more than two hundred… more»
What needs improvement?One of the things that can be improved is the licensing, as it is limited to a number of nodes. They limit it to five hundred nodes before jumping to the next level. When… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?The licensing for this solution is based on the number of nodes.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?We did not use another solution prior to this one.
What other advice do I have?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.
Which other solutions did I evaluate?There were members of our team who had experience with other solutions, but we adopted this one after installing and using the evaluation version.
Jul 16 2019
What is most valuable?The NCM module is by far the most useful feature, as I am able to provision and employ changes to our entire infrastructure with a single tool. I like that it is able to… more»
How has it helped my organization?Visibility in the network is huge. Using the NetFlow analyzer, along with their NPM and NCM modules, are key for keeping our network up to date and for visibility. This… more»
What needs improvement?This solution would benefit from having more security-based communications between the actual devices and the software itself. After dealing with a bunch of other vendors… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?For our environment, we pay approximately $25,000 USD yearly. It is a lot cheaper than a lot of the other vendors.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?There was no solution in place before this one. The network really scaled up quickly, and it had not been necessary before adding more branch properties led to more… more»
What other advice do I have?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… more»
Which other solutions did I evaluate?I know that we evaluated NetBrain. Although they do not necessarily claim to be a network monitoring tool, a lot of the features offered by SolarWinds are also available… more»
Jul 21 2019
Dashboard alerts me when a critical device goes off in the network but it needs more system intelligence
What is most valuable?The network performance monitor I have embedded has been able to give me a customized dashboard. The dashboard alerts me when a critical device would go off in the network. I get an SMS alarm.
What needs improvement?One improvement could be the system intelligence. I think another would be to show a kind of session mark that shows you the latency between each hub, but with much more intelligence. I know they do that but to make something that works very well I would want to see more terminals so that I can look… more»
What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?I think the price is fair. I haven't quite done price-to-price on a comparable product but I do think the price is fair. I'm looking at AI too. Artificial Intelligence that will monitor the cloud.
What other advice do I have?I would give the solution a 5 out of 10, there are opportunities to improve.
Jun 18 2019
What is most valuable?The most valuable functions are the ability to show the Network Flow and the system of escalation.
How has it helped my organization?This solution gives us important information about the utilization of protocols, particularly in terms of how often they are used.
What needs improvement?I had a problem during the installation of this solution, and I was not able to find a solution in their forum. I would like to have a more efficient and more complete forum for support. I was eventually able to find the solution on another… more»
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?I have experience with Cisco tools, as well as Microsoft.
What other advice do I have?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.
Oct 17 2019
What is most valuable?The performance analysis is a valuable feature. With the performance analyzer, we can see the realtime monitoring, the realtime performance, and historical performance on specific components like virtualization storage, CPU, servers and network equipment.
What needs improvement?I recognize that SolarWinds has a reporting feature that will give us reports that we can customize. However, it's not clear how I can integrate the existing solution like BI solutions to SolarWinds. The solution seems to lack an API for other integrations. The price of the solution is a bit high for our clients. They should consider adjusting their price model. We'd like more application control… more»
What other advice do I have?We use the on-premises deployment model. I would rate the solution seven out of ten.
Dec 09 2019
What do you think of SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer?
What is our primary use case?Our primary use case for this solution is for monitoring.
What needs improvement?One thing I have noticed is that it is very slow to pick the dynamics of the network, so that is something that could be improved. There is some sort of lag in the reporting, and I would like to see that being faster.
For how long have I used the solution?I have been using the program for about seven years now.
What do I think about the stability of the solution?I think it is quite stable and that's why we stick with it. We often switch to something else. For instance, we recently changed to another antivirus program. But this program is stable so we haven't chosen another solution over this one yet.
What do I think about the scalability of the solution?The…
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What is SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer?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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