Compare AirMagnet Survey vs. Observer GigaStor

AirMagnet Survey is ranked 3rd in Network Troubleshooting with 3 reviews while Observer GigaStor is ranked 4th in Network Troubleshooting with 3 reviews. AirMagnet Survey is rated 7.4, while Observer GigaStor is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of AirMagnet Survey writes "The product is set up in a fashion that non-technical people can understand it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Observer GigaStor writes "Helps to write protocols for IP addresses that come in or out of your network". AirMagnet Survey is most compared with Ekahau Site Survey, iBwave Wi-Fi and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, whereas Observer GigaStor is most compared with Gigamon, Wireshark and NETSCOUT nGeniusONE. See our AirMagnet Survey vs. Observer GigaStor report.
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Pros
It is reliable and easy to use (user-friendly). The heat mapping, passive network surveying, and doing the heat mapping of a building's wireless network allows me to see what level of coverage an area has.The benefit is with the ease of use of the software, I am able to show the customer, "Here is what your wireless coverage looks like." It is set up in a fashion that non-technical people can understand it.Clear and easy to use maps.

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This solution allows us to see exactly what is going on in the network and we can very quickly solve issues with users.It can help to write your rules, organize firewalls, your block, and also your protocols and IP address to come in or out of your network.The ability to capture packets. It is not only for monitoring. That is very important for a company that wants to keep an eye on the packets, the transactions, the flows...It's able to capture packets and, after a long time, you can come and use that information; to check, to analyze - everything you would want to do. So it's very good and helpful if you want to protect your data. It is stored in a certain place where you can access it every time you want to analyze it.I also have the ability to see an application's performance, to see what's going on, why a network is slow, why this program for this user is experiencing a delay or some network issue

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Cons
Printouts are JPEG printouts. The AirMagnet software is proprietary. I can't send my customers a file, because it is AirMagnet file, even for building projects. I can only send JPEGs or screenshots of heat maps.

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I would like to have more than 4TB of storage available in the portable version of this solution.Graphics need improvement. Because a lot of the information there you have to input first in some case to have full potential. It could be more automated.Maybe the graphical user interface could be simplified to allow people to use it more easily. It's already good, but they can work more on it to make it even easier.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing needs improvement.

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It depends on the requirements you have. There are three types of license. There's the updates license, the work group license, and the workstation license.

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Overview

AirMagnet Survey is a software-based site survey solution that allows IT and network professionals to plan and deploy wireless 802.11n/a/b/g/ac LAN for optimal performance, security and compliance. The tool provides users the ability to visualize RF coverage, collect real world performance data, and map interferers. The new Survey Mobile app allows for design and validation of lower end BYOD on Android phones and tablets.

Observer GigaStor is a network analysis tool that comes in a variety of form factors, including rack mount, portable, and virtual. Capable of storing up to a petabyte of traffic for later analysis, GigaStor helps ensure optimal network and application performance.

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Sample Customers
Houston Methodist Hospital, Love's Travel StopsCisco Systems, Hawaiian Telecom, Renown Health, State of Nevada, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Allstate Insurance, Jack Henry & Associates, United States Airforce, US Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Chicago Board Options Exchange
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Comms Service Provider40%
University13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government7%
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Comms Service Provider41%
Media Company10%
Software R&D Company10%
Financial Services Firm5%
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