SolarWinds Netflow Traffic Analyzer
Fully Functional For 30 Days
SolarWinds® NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) allows you to capture data from
continuous streams of network traffic and convert those raw numbers into easyto-interpret charts and tables that quantify exactly how the corporate network
is being used, by whom, and for what purpose. With SolarWinds NTA, it’s easier
than ever to collect and analyze Cisco® NBAR2 and NetFlow, Juniper® J-Flow™,
IPFIX, sFlow®, Huawei NetStream™, and other flow data.
NetFlow Traffic Analyzer at a Glance
Monitors network bandwidth and traffic patterns down to the interface level.
Identifies which users, applications, and protocols are consuming the most bandwidth.
Highlights the IP addresses of top talkers.
Explores historical IP flow conversations with up to one-minute granularity.
Analyzes Cisco NBAR2 and NetFlow, Juniper J-Flow, IPFIX, sFlow, Huawei NetStream, and
other flow data.
Feature Highlights
Bandwidth Utilization Monitoring
Bandwidth Threshold Alerting
Delivers an instant alert notification, including a list of “top talkers” when an interface exceeds its bandwidth
utilization threshold.
Bandwidth Usage by Application
Provides valuable insights into which applications are consuming the most network bandwidth and tracks
application traffic arriving from designated ports, source IPs, destination IPs, and even protocols.
Bandwidth Usage by IP Groups
Analyzes network traffic with custom overlapping IP address groups. Create your own IP address groups to
view network traffic the way that you want to see it.
Network Traffic Monitoring and Forensics
Traffic Analysis Dashboard
Delivers a comprehensive, customizable view of your network traffic on a single pane of glass, allowing
you to spot potential problems quickly with top ten views of network traffic data. Get to the root cause of
bandwidth issues with an intuitive point-and-click interface.
Network Traffic Forensics
Enables you to drill down into any element’s traffic using multiple views to get the perspective you’re looking
for. You can investigate and isolate excessive network bandwidth utilization and unexpected application
CBQoS Performance Views
Enables you to view network traffic segmented by Class of Service methods, measure effectiveness of your
CBQoS policies, and quantify bandwidth consumption by class map.
Border Gateway Protocol
Enables you to set up customized views of Internet traffic for ISPs and organizations to better understand
how traffic is balanced across providers.
Flow-based Monitoring and Reporting
Multi-Vendor Device Support
Analyzes NBAR2, NetFlow v5, NetFlow v9, sFlow v2, v4, v5, IPFIX, J-Flow, and Huawei NetStream data.
Supports devices from Cisco, Extreme Networks, HP®, Juniper, Nortel Networks, Huawei, and
other leading vendors.
Supports NetFlow traffic from VMware® vSwitch.
Flow-based Reporting
Enables you to create in-depth network traffic reports with a few clicks, or schedule automatic weekly
delivery to your team.
Flow Navigator
Enables you to create and access personalized network traffic views by filtering NBAR2, NetFlow, J-Flow,
sFlow, IPFIX, and Huawei NetStream data.
“Top-Talker” Optimization
Determines which flows are representative of the majority of bandwidth usage. It stores those flows while
disregarding flow data from users and applications that have a negligible impact on overall bandwidth.
Boost overall performance of SolarWinds NTA up to 10x when capturing flows that represent 95% of the
total network traffic.
SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Does More…
Integrated Fault, Performance, and Configuration Management
Integrates with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM), SolarWinds Network Configuration
Manager (NCM), and SolarWinds User Device Tracker (UDT). In turn, providing a unified solution for fault,
performance, configuration management, automated device tracking, and switch port management.
Microsoft® Active Directory® Integration
Leverages your existing Active Directory user accounts to simplify login and account management.
System Requirements
Hard Drive
minimum requirements
NTA Main Poller - Quad Core 3 GHz or better
NTA Flow Storage Database - Quad Core 3 GHz or better
NTA Main Poller - 3GB
NTA Flow Storage Database - 16GB
NTA Main Poller - 3GB
NTA Flow Storage Database – 20GB
minimum requirements
NTA Main Poller - Windows® Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012, 2012 R2
NTA Flow Storage Database - Windows® Server 2008 R2 SP1, 2012, 2012 R2
Main - NTA shares the main SQL database with Network Performance Monitor
Flow Database - NTA includes a Flow Storage Database
integration with other solarwinds products
To deploy SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, SolarWinds Network Performance (NPM) needs to be
installed on the same server
NOTE: The minimum server requirements listed assume default configuration. Significantly increasing the
polling rate or flow collection rate could result in additional load on the server, which may require a larger
CPU or additional memory.
Try Before You Buy. Download a Free Trial!
Network traffic analysis has never been easier! Don’t just take our word for it. Download a free 30-day trial
and in about an hour, you can start analyzing network traffic and identifying which users, applications, and
protocols are consuming the most bandwidth.
Fully Functional For 30 Days
About SolarWinds
SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide.
Focused exclusively on IT pros, we strive to eliminate the complexity in IT management software
that many have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds
delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find,
buy, use, and maintain, while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any
scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our
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