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Pros
"The most valuable feature is NetFlow."

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"It's a consolidated, single tool that talks to multiple platforms. It's not vendor-proprietary; it's independent. It provides interoperability with different products, whether they are routing products, switching products, wireless, wired, load balancing, or proxy. It works with anything you can name.""We've saved a lot of time in triaging. We have found root cause identities on packet captures and have been able to feed that information back to a specific vendor, because a lot of our technology is emerging. So, we're able to give that feedback to our vendors and have them solve the problems that they need to fix, and they have the evidence to do so.""The solution transforms packet wire data into real-time data that is actionable. It helps us with faster detection of issues and allows us to create alerts.""If a lot of traffic from one site is hitting AWS Cloud or the data center, then we want to know which client is utilizing the most bandwidth. We will work with nGeniusONE to troubleshoot the issue.""The quick drill-down views are similar to Wireshark views. Those are quite nice, with the views on how you interpret some of the data. The granularity of how far you can drill down into milliseconds or microseconds is a very nice feature. It actually stores quite a lot of data in its database.""The ability of the dashboards is useful for discover, mapping and understanding of application behaviour."

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Cons
"The security should be improved."

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"I would like to see improvement in the user experience. It's hard to manage it. We need a dedicated, highly-qualified person, compared to similar tools. Obviously, it's in a higher bracket, salary-wise. That's something the NETSCOUT team needs to focus on. It's a completely niche-skill technology, where we need to have the skills to manage, maintain, and deploy it.""In previous versions, we used to have an icon on the dashboard when the situation analysis would present an alert. It would be nice if that would be made available on the dashboard again. Something that could be customizable to only illuminate on certain applications.""There was a point in GTP where we were creating services on nodes and after that we wanted to have services on APN. We can't have both... There are some limitations with these types of things. When we would like to use a feature, we have to remove another one.""Initially, we were having a lot of issues with bugs when using version 6.1.1. There were a lot of problems with the dashboard causing confusion. We worked with our SE and the NETSCOUT engineering team to fix the visibility with the data. There should be a patch release to fix this issue. However, this seems to be working fine for us right now after the 6.2.2 upgrade.""They can improve still on the workflows, document their workflows that are commonly used... We don't know some of the workflows yet, and it's not something that you can just read up in the manual. There is some stuff in the help manual and online, but it's to a point where you need to purchase extra training and services from them. You can't just go and read up on it yourself and learn from A to Z...""The initial deployment is tedious and requires a lot of build, deployment and configuration time. Experience is key to a successful deployment."

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"Licensing is flexible, it's not tied to anything else. We can easily switch up the licensing piece... Obviously, NETSCOUT is a little bit in the higher range, but it gives you value for money. You get what you pay for.""Make sure you get the low down on your licensing and understand the licensing requirements before making a purchase, especially when it comes to an upgrade. Make sure that it suits your needs before you commit to it. For example, we purchased ATA at version 6.2.1. At that time, the licensing covered everything we need. NETSCOUT comes out with 6.2.2, stating that in order to upgrade, you had to purchase CyberStream licensing. Now that requires some additional funding from both a capital investment and a maintenance cost. That's something that should have been said, "Well, if you want these additional features, you will need to purchase these CyberStreams." Otherwise, we should be allowed to continue on the basic operations as it is now through the newer releases without being stuck.""This solution has saved us more than $50,000 a month and freed up 30 percent of our bandwidth."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature is NetFlow.
Top Answer: The security should be improved.
Top Answer: We use Gigamon for network visibility.
Top Answer: The quick drill-down views are similar to Wireshark views. Those are quite nice, with the views on how you interpret some of the data. The granularity of how far you can drill down into milliseconds… more »
Top Answer: The pricing is fair. We have a yearly agreement that covers extensions, etc. There are no additional costs.
Top Answer: They can improve still on the workflows, document their workflows that are commonly used. Also, if you do backups of the system or try to do configuration changes, there are a lot of different formats… more »
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1st
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9,547
Comparisons
7,913
Reviews
1
Average Words per Review
188
Rating
10.0
17th
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10,069
Comparisons
6,018
Reviews
5
Average Words per Review
1,747
Rating
8.0
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NETSCOUT nGenius, nGeniusONE
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Overview

What We Do

We provide pervasive visibility into physical, virtual, and cloud environments so you can see the data in motion across your entire network. Companies use the Gigamon Visibility Platform to make it easier to manage, secure, and understand all their data, enabling stronger security and enhanced network performance.

Why Gigamon?

Only Gigamon can help you manage, secure and understand what’s happening across your entire network. We offer the industry’s number one visibility platform to optimize data in motion as volume, speed and threats grow exponentially. Now you can reduce complexity, risk and costs while gaining valuable insights to drive your business.

Gigamon history

Gigamon was founded in 2004 on a revolutionary idea to provide pervasive visibility into company data across the entire network. Our vision is to make it easier for companies to secure, manage and understand their data in motion, enabling stronger security and network performance. Now, over a decade later, our intelligent Gigamon Visibility Platform delivers pervasive visibility across physical and virtual, public/private/hybrid cloud and remote sites for the world’s leading organizations.

We're #1 in Network Visibility

IHS Markit named Gigamon the market leader in network visibility.

·       Gigamon is the largest network monitoring equipment vendor, with 36% of revenue in CY16

·       In the enterprise market, Gigamon is leading by a wide margin with 37% market shares, two and half times the market shares of its closest competitor.

·       In the government market, Gigamon’s lead is even bigger, at 59% of CY16 revenue and over three times the market shares of its closest competitor.

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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.
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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.


Sample Customers
Amica Insurance, College of William & Mary, Gamma, IntercontinentalExchange, OppenheimerFunds
Cerner Corporation
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider23%
Computer Software Company22%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm7%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider39%
Financial Services Firm18%
Government7%
Transportation Company7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company26%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm7%
Company Size
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REVIEWERS
Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise90%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise67%

Gigamon is ranked 1st in Network Packet Broker with 1 review while NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is ranked 17th in Network Monitoring Software with 6 reviews. Gigamon is rated 10.0, while NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Gigamon writes "Good visibility, deduplication, and header stripping features". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE writes "Granularity of drill-downs into microseconds is helpful, but common workflows need better documentation". Gigamon is most compared with Ixia Network Packet Brokers, Big Switch Networks, Cisco Nexus Data Broker, APCON and Arista Data ANalyZer, whereas NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Dynatrace, Cisco Stealthwatch, Ixia Network Packet Brokers and AppDynamics.

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