SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer Primary Use Case

DonaldBakels
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Adfontessoftware
We are a reseller of SolarWinds, so that is our primary use. SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer is actually a marketing name. That is the brand name of a couple of products in a suite. The main product of the network management suite is NPM, or the Network Performance Monitor, which is qualified as a global market-leading product and has won a lot of awards in the past few years. It is the flagship for network management software. The cool thing about that product is that you can use it to also monitor your network cloud connections through the internet. That is quite a unique feature. With this NPM piece, called NetPath, users can see how their applications on the internet are behaving performance-wise. So, for example, you can see how your Office 365 use, status, and performance are doing on the internet. Our customers would otherwise not have a clue when they have performance issues without using this tool. View full review »
reviewer1291851
Technical Support Specialist at a consultancy with 11-50 employees
The primary use case of this solution is for network monitoring. View full review »
reviewer1427196
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. View full review »
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Bill Lamon
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. View full review »
SolarWinds677
Information Technology Director at a transportation company with 11-50 employees
We use this solution to monitor workstations and to remotely perform workstation software upgrades. View full review »
KhalidOmer
Data Center Engineer at a retailer with 5,001-10,000 employees
We primarily use the solution for detecting weaknesses and portal connectivity with our client's machines. We also use it to analyze the stacks of data to figure out where downtimes are and for how long. View full review »
reviewer1290390
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
We are a solution provider and we evaluated this product, amongst others, for one of our clients. This product is used as a network monitoring tool. View full review »
reviewer1074924
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. View full review »
reviewer1012662
Information Technology Infrastructure Architect at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
We primarily use the solution for our network. View full review »
Learn what your peers think about SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: April 2020.
441,850 professionals have used our research since 2012.