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Find out what your peers are saying about Centreon vs. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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"The dashboards are valuable because they ease troubleshooting and viewing. It becomes easier to locate the source of a problem... The dashboards make it easier to communicate with our clients. They don't want to see the alert console, they want to see a beautiful dashboard representing their network and their business and to watch it in case something is wrong in their environment.""The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were looking for a solution, because of the flexibility of the reporting. That's what we found to be most attractive in the solution. You can display the data as you want.""Centreon helps me detect where the problem is quickly. When we resolve a problem quickly, this lowers our overall costs.""The single-pane view provides us a view of all of our network infrastructure, and it is one of the most important tools that we use to see the status of our customers' networks.""You can concentrate and orchestrate several other solutions from other vendors. You can consolidate those solutions all in one place, then maintain and monitor from that single point. This creates ease of use. It is a very powerful solution from this point of view.""We have the business activity monitoring, the map, and the MBI modules and they are all very good."

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"The most valuable feature is the ability to look for any increases in bandwidth over time so that we can plan before it becomes critical.""The program is scalable enough for our usage.""SolarWinds has improved our organization because whenever a device is down, we get an alert.""The monitoring is perfect, showing you the details for the utilization of resources and network bandwidth.""The integration with other SolarWinds products is good.""They have instructional videos and other information available on the site to assist you with learning it.""The software management tools are very useful for our customers.""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."

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Cons
"During the initial setup we faced some issues. Part of it was because we had to become more knowledgeable in the solution. There are some gray areas and if you don't know the product well you may have issues. Another part of it was some bugs that we came across, although that's part of every software solution in IT nowadays. But the initial setup could be easier.""Centreon is actually missing an easy way to create a trendline for the metrics. Actually it is possible to create it, but you need a good knowledge of math, Centreon, and RRD.""Opening a ticket on the website of Centreon can be difficult for my colleague, but not for me because my English is good. However, my colleague doesn't speak English well, as our company is in Quebec and our first language is French.""Improvements are needed in the area of cloud monitoring, as that's a newer feature.""Currently, we have to go through all of the different templates and take a look at how the template is configured, and how specific parameters may change across different templates with different precedents, megatons, etc. It's a lot of work and involves trial and error. I wish they could simplify the process.""I would like to see more plugins. That is something it needs. There is also room for improvement through dynamic thresholds, or self-discover thresholds. I would also like to see a discovery feature that could map the whole network environment and automatically suggest things."

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"It's scalable, but it could be simplified because it's not completely easy.""I would like to see more artificial intelligence capabilities.""The Atlas module that is used for building the network map is very bad.""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.""The pricing is expensive.""Technical support could be improved with quicker response times.""It is very slow to pick the dynamics of the network.""I would like to see better customization capabilities."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"If you need basic monitoring without dashboards, just monitoring, the plugins are very useful and really cheap. If you want a more complete solution with dashboards and reporting, the EMS solution is great and it is not that much more expensive. It's a good value. Really good.""Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other tools where you have to purchase add-ons.""Centreon is better than Nagios XI in regards to cost and support response times, when you have a problem. If you have a problem, it costs money to contact the Nagios XI support.""Centreon is always available to develop new plugins when needed. The most important thing is that their maintenance account yearly subscription fee includes the fact that they will maintain the new plugins that you requested them to deliver.""The pricing works out well for us, given our environment and where we are."

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"The price of this solution is exceptional.""While the pricing is fair, it could be better.""We pay yearly, and we are happy with its price.""The pricing is reasonable."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The customizable reports and dashboards are really flexible. We started this partnership with Centreon, when we were looking for a solution, because of the flexibility of the reporting. That's what we… more »
Top Answer: Their licensing model is really easy. You have one license and you have access to all the features, compared to other tools where you have to purchase add-ons. And since you can track anything in this… more »
Top Answer: There is room for improvement in the basic reporting. They provide reporting in PDF files but you cannot modify these PDFs much at the beginning. It would help if they would simplify the modification… 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 »
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Also Known As
Netflow Traffic Analyzer
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Overview
The Centreon solution, based on a free to download Open Source Platform, monitors all critical IT Infrastructure and Applications with real-time dashboards, analytics and insightful alerts that prevent business-impacting downtimes. Since 2005, over 200,000 IT professionals from SMBs and Fortune 500 companies rely on Centreon to guarantee their organization operational performance.
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.
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Sample Customers
Airbus, Bollore, BT, Canal Plus, Kuehne Nagel, Limagrain, LVMH, Oberthur Technologies, Orange, Darty, Addax Petroleum, Plastic Omnium, Auchan, Valeo, Saint Gobin, Clarins, Hugo Boss, JC Decaux, French Government (Defense, Justice, Environment, Agriculture), OptiComm, Thales, Zeiss.
Oceaneering International, Asia Pacific Network Information Centre, 335th Signal Command, Immofori
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government5%
Wholesaler/Distributor4%
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Manufacturing Company30%
Financial Services Firm20%
Transportation Company10%
Real Estate/Law Firm10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company23%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm4%
Company Size
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Small Business50%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise36%
REVIEWERS
Small Business35%
Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise60%
Find out what your peers are saying about Centreon vs. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
554,382 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Centreon is ranked 10th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 6 reviews while SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is ranked 6th in Network Traffic Analysis (NTA) with 11 reviews. Centreon is rated 8.8, while SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of Centreon writes "Helpful support, offers good visibility using a single pane of glass, and improved our monitoring accuracy". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer writes "Alerts us whenever a device is down but it cannot do metric performance monitoring". Centreon is most compared with Zabbix, Nagios XI, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios Core and Datadog, whereas SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, Zabbix, Auvik, Plixer Scrutinizer and Fortinet FortiSIEM. See our Centreon vs. SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer report.

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