2019-06-16T07:23:00Z

What needs improvement with SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer?


Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with SolarWinds Network Bandwidth Analyzer.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Top 10Real User

The pricing is expensive.

2020-05-11T06:07:00Z
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Top 10Real User

The interface could be made more user-friendly. There are lots of features but using them is a little bit difficult. For somebody doing network monitoring for the first time, it is quite difficult to use. For example, they could add better dashboards.

2020-04-26T06:32:37Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

The licensing should be improved. I don't like the licensing because it is geared to the interface and not the device, which increases the cost. The Atlas module that is used for building the network map is very bad. I would like to see improvements made to the dashboard configuration. They should provide more templates for the vendors.

2020-03-30T07:58:12Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReseller

It would be nice if SolarWinds added some technical protocols like Modbus. The market needs a simple solution for monitoring a technical device.

2020-03-19T13:01:00Z
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Top 10Real User

I can say that SolarWinds is good on the market, but it's also expensive. The price is an issue. It would be nice to have the device tracking software as part of the Network Monitoring suite. If you go with Spiceworks, which a free shareware product, they will give you all of that type of information. They will tell you that this is all of the features you have and this is what is up and what is down, and they will tell you if the device is a laptop or if this computer is plugged into this port, which is handy. SolarWinds has that tool, but it's an additional license. Sometimes there are issues when upgrading to a new version of the product. The market is always changing, but one thing that would add value would be analytics. Many put that into a SIEM-type solution, but from a network point of view, if I had analytics on my network to expand with then it would be helpful. I would say normally this port does this much traffic and over the last six months it's doing that much traffic, and then all of a sudden, today, it's doing an amount that isn't normal. It means that something is wrong in your environment and you can start an investigation. When you are dealing with a large network, there is a lot of information coming through. If you had a system that did some sort of analysis and collating of information into smaller blocks, you could quickly look at a dashboard and say these are ten points I need to go and look at because these are things that are not 100% correct in the environment.

2020-03-03T08:47:32Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

I see a tendency in the industry that a lot of software is going into the cloud. Customers now have to install it on-premises or they could install on-premises software in the cloud. That is also possible. So I see a tendency that software is becoming more cloud-related and I think that it is valuable for customers. SolarWinds should continue in this direction. As far as areas that can be improved, we already have NetPath functionality. Maybe that can be improved even more to add more options for visualization.

2020-02-18T07:41:14Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

This solution does not do a very good job when I am trying to look deeper into my internal network, in particular with respect to individual ports.

2020-02-12T17:16:44Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

My team has had a lot of issues with support. The solution should offering monitoring for the database and for the TC (traffic controller).

2020-02-02T10:42:09Z
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The UI needs improvement, although in the latest version we installed I've noticed it has gotten better. Improvement also is required the monitoring of multiple interfaces from different devices.

2019-10-22T04:41:00Z
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Real User

This pricing for this solution needs to be better. I would like to see integration with antivirus or other security endpoint solutions. There are only one or two solutions that they integrate with.

2019-06-16T07:23:00Z
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