2019-06-13T12:36:00Z

What advice do you have for others considering SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer?

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If you were talking to someone whose organization is considering SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, what would you say?

How would you rate it and why? Any other tips or advice?

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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend this solution if your need is really about monitoring the traffic. It gives good feedback for monitoring the traffic, and it is a good solution for that, but if you want to do more than that, I would not recommend this solution. It is a good solution for small and medium enterprises. It is good for enterprises that are not too big and don't have too many networks. I would rate SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer a six out of ten.

2020-12-27T09:08:12Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

Overall, for my use cases, this product is very good and I recommend it. My advice is that if you decide to implement SolarWinds then they have a few other good products that you can use. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-10-20T04:19:20Z
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Top 20Real User

This is a good product and I recommend it. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-10-08T07:25:18Z
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Top 10Real User

As this solution is implemented now, we're running fine and it is difficult to see things that can improve. It's giving us all of the information we need. For example, we have SNMP traps set up and we are able to look at offices across the entire state of Texas. It's a pretty big job. We are very much sold on this solution and plan to continue using it. My advice for anybody who is considering SolarWinds to get the free 30-day trial, install it, test it, and see if it meets their needs. They have a lot of different modules available, so you buy the ones that you need and implement them. Overall, we are happy with this product. That said, nothing is perfect and there's always something better. I would rate this solution an eight out of ten.

2020-09-27T04:09:53Z
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Top 10Real User

I am quite satisfied with this solution and I would recommend it for anyone who is considering using SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer. I would rate this solution a seven out of ten.

2020-09-21T06:33:14Z
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Top 20Real User

The product is a great experience to use and I never experienced any problems with this software application. I would recommend it. I would rate it a nine out of ten. In the next release, I would like to see improvement in the area network health, the servers and the network equipment. They can see and can monitor all the equipment from network to server because inside the server are the backups, the systems of their company, and the backup files.

2020-05-11T06:07:00Z
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Top 5Real User

This solution does an excellent job but nothing is perfect. There are some things that need to be improved. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.

2020-03-30T07:58:12Z
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Top 10Real User

This was a good solution when we began using it a few years ago. However, now as the company is growing, I have more data lines coming in and I have more endpoints, I want to combine products. I'm looking for a single pane of glass dashboard to keep an eye on the entire infrastructure. As it is now, I have three dashboards that I have to keep track of. Right now, this solution is doing what I need it to do. There is probably more room for improvement but I use the product in a simplistic way so there are things that I have not learned about it. Ideally, I would like a single product that does everything we need. I would rate this solution a six out of ten.

2020-02-12T17:16:44Z
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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.

2020-01-12T07:22:00Z
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Top 20Consultant

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.

2019-12-09T10:59:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I would recommend the solution. I'd rate it eight out of ten.

2019-11-18T07:22:00Z
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Top 20Real User

We use the on-premises deployment model. I would rate the solution seven out of ten.

2019-09-24T05:43:00Z
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Top 20Real User

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.

2019-09-23T06:34:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-09-23T06:33:00Z
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Real User

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.

2019-07-02T06:57:00Z
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Real User

I would give the solution a 5 out of 10, there are opportunities to improve.

2019-06-23T09:40:00Z
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Top 5Real User

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.

2019-06-13T12:36:00Z
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