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We performed a comparison between NETSCOUT nGeniusONE and SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Monitoring Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"The product is very good. We have very few problems.""The stability of this product is ok.""The installation process is straightforward.""The most valuable feature of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is it helps customer to understand what risks are in their network. For example, if a customer has some wrong configurations. It could cost them some critical services to slow down.""The ability of the dashboards is useful for discover, mapping and understanding of application behaviour."

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"For managing the traffic, it provides you a response about whether the traffic is down, up, or heavy, which is a very powerful feature. It has a good response time. We have been using this solution for many years, and we don't have any problem with this solution.""NTA's most valuable feature is traffic analysis and visibility.""What people found most valuable in SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is its report customization feature.""What the network team found most valuable in SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is that it helps them to troubleshoot or analyze the issue. For example, traffic that comes from our location: India, goes to the US, so for the network team to analyze where the traffic comes from and where it is directed, and whether the packets are being dropped, they use SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer. The network team also likes that through the solution, they can analyze the complete traffic utilization and how they're going to use it. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is user-friendly. The team finds it comfortable to use.""The software management tools are very useful for our customers.""What my organization likes best about SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is its easy deployment. It's also well-integrated in terms of monitoring because my organization also uses a SolarWinds solution for monitoring. You can connect SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer directly to that monitoring tool to get information. My organization also finds the default graphs that appear before the configuration in SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer very useful.""It doesn't cost too much.""The bandwidth monitoring functionality is one of the most important features for our customers. When the customer notices that their bandwidth usage is too high for some reason, they will use the traffic analysis within SolarWinds NTA to identify which protocols (e.g. HTTPS) or applications are using up the bandwidth."

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Cons
"Initial setup was complex.""The initial deployment is tedious and requires a lot of build, deployment and configuration time. Experience is key to a successful deployment.""NETSCOUT nGeniusONE can improve the detection of what area of the infrastructure could be having an issue, such as an application, server, or network. It needs to find evidence of a fault.""The solution could do more for security. It should offer more security-related features.""here is a big issue with the special way they use InfiniStream to store data."

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"The solution needs better log management and log coordination with tools.""If your network is on SolarWinds, and you notice that the traffic is bad because it says "user downloading a heavy file," it doesn't indicate which endpoint is downloading those heavy files. SolarWinds doesn't have the tools to be able to handle this kind of situation. You can just notice through your network device that the traffic is becoming overwhelming or heavy, but you cannot go inside and get more details related to the endpoint where it is happening. We would like SolarWinds to be able to handle this kind of situation and even manage the traffic inside a network from the endpoint to the network device. These would be good enhancements. It is mostly stable. The problem comes only when we want to add another SolarWinds model. SolarWinds has so many models, and sometimes when we want to add other models on the platforms that are reserved for our firm, it freezes. When this happens, we have to create a new VM for that model.""Technical support could be improved with quicker response times.""NTA's documentation for the implementation phase needs some enhancement.""There are some areas for improvement in SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer. There are some challenges with the solution when compared to other monitoring tools such as difficulty in operations and difficulty with backup installation. My team is currently trying out different solutions but would need to see how it goes.""An area for improvement in SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is application visibility because some applications aren't being recognized correctly. You can see applications such as Facebook and YouTube, but SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer needs to have more visibility into more applications. Currently, SolarWinds fails to detect more powerful applications, such as Zoom and Teams. If SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer can recognize every application and be able to report on each in terms of bandwidth, then that would be good. This is what I'd like to see in the next release of the solution.""I'm expecting to see a little bit more artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms. They need a bit more sophistication in that.""One area that we struggle with is the price. Because the price of this solution is so high, we are largely unable to introduce it into the local market, and only the banking sector has the means to afford it."

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  • "I rate the price of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE a four out of five."
  • "The price is only for acquisition; it's not a licence."
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  • "We pay yearly, and we are happy with its price."
  • "We have licenses for SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer. In terms of pricing, its license is not that expensive versus other tools such as HP."
  • "Pricing for SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is very high. I have a customer that needs the solution but doesn't have the budget for SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer because the problem is that you can't use the solution only. You have to buy requirements such as the SolarWinds NPM first, and some companies don't have the budget for all the required components and modules. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer can cost up to $10,000, and some customers don't have that budget. Another product has all the modules that SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer has, with a very low price, that can be a replacement, which is ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer. PRTG is another solution that can replace SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer."
  • "Licensing for SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is paid yearly, and there are no additional costs that you need to pay apart from the standard licensing fees because you don't need to purchase another solution to make SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer work. Pricing for SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is more expensive than other solutions."
  • "I don't have information on the licensing cost for SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer because it's bundled with another SolarWinds solution. My organization has seven different models and pays for the license yearly. My organization also had to deploy additional pollers, but the cost wasn't very expensive, though I can't give the exact numbers."
  • "SolarWinds' pricing structure is the primary reason why some customers opt for another solution such as ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer. In NTA, you are charged per port, meaning that if you have a 24-port switch you will be charged for 24 individual nodes. ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer, on the other hand, charges per switch, such that if you add a switch, the entire switch will count as one single node."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:I would say if it’s an ISP that will build a scrubbing center, Netscout/Arbor is a good solution. In all other solutions, Imperva is a great choice.
    Top Answer:The product is very good. We have very few problems.
    Top Answer:I don't know exactly how the licencing works. I think it's about the ports from InfiniStream. For example, if you have five InfiniStreams, each InfiniStream has four ports, so I think you need to… more »
    Top Answer:I have worked from 1973 with all kind of systems in large enterprises across the world. And have experience with all kind of software in monitoring from infra to end to end, it depends on the… more »
    Top Answer:For managing the traffic, it provides you a response about whether the traffic is down, up, or heavy, which is a very powerful feature. It has a good response time. We have been using this… more »
    Top Answer:Licensing for SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is paid yearly, and there are no additional costs that you need to pay apart from the standard licensing fees because you don't need to purchase… more »
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    Also Known As
    NETSCOUT nGenius, nGeniusONE
    Netflow Traffic Analyzer
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    Overview
    The nGenius Real-Time Monitor software provides you with tools to monitor and display information about your network both historically and in real time. The nGenius Real-Time Monitor software allows you to understand your current network usage and to plan for future needs. It also allows you to proactively troubleshoot problem areas in your network.
    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.
    Offer
    Proactively manage your network traffic

    Find out how nGeniusONE can help you to gain greater visibility into your network and keep things running as they should. Contact NETSCOUT to get more information.


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    Sample Customers
    Cerner Corporation
    Oceaneering International, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, 335th Signal Command, Immofori
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider41%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company9%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government13%
    Comms Service Provider10%
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    Manufacturing Company33%
    Financial Services Firm25%
    Transportation Company8%
    Real Estate/Law Firm8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise2%
    Large Enterprise84%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise50%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer
    September 2020
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    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is ranked 35th in Network Monitoring Software with 5 reviews while SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is ranked 7th in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 10 reviews. NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is rated 7.0, while SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE writes "Has the ability to give insight into assigning the problem, with relevant information, to the correct team". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer writes "Good real-time traffic reports, but uncomfortably high pricing and mediocre support". NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is most compared with Gigamon, SolarWinds NPM, Ixia Network Packet Brokers, Dynatrace and LogicMonitor, whereas SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is most compared with Cisco Secure Network Analytics, Auvik, Zabbix, Centreon and Plixer Scrutinizer. See our NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer report.

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