We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"I love the single pane of glass view. It makes it easier to not have to navigate everywhere. It allows more simplistic visibility, without having to go from tool to tool to tool, or from window to window to window."
"It allows us to get quicker resolutions. We can see exactly what is using up the bandwidth, so we can assist end users."
"We use it for monitoring whenever we update a new circuit or site."
"It is very rock solid. We hardly have any hardware issues."
"The tool has the ability to look back within a month's data. It is very easy to navigate within the tool and troubleshoot the problem, compared to other solutions that we've used in the past."
"The ability to troubleshoot customers' connectivity has been very beneficial."
"It helps us to assist our customers to isolate problems. If it is us who is having the problem, then we can use it to streamline the process."
"The technical support is really good. They will go above and beyond, if you are running into a problem. You can go to a sales engineer, who will engage technical support to help you out."
"One of the valuable features is the packet decoding."
"vSTREAM gives us better visibility and reporting about our network infrastructure, allowing for cost-optimization."
"The NetFlow Collectors could handle more flows per minute."
"Being able to manage the packet flow switches in nGeniusONE would be great."
"The single pane of glass feed still needs work."
"We don't use the single pane of glass view, even though we own it."
"It's not able to communicate with our probes."
"The stability depends on who is using the tool, because you only can get as much out of the tool as you put into it. There are a lot of patches for this particular environment, so you have to keep on them. If you lose track of them, then the product is not useful anymore."
"I would like to see an improved level of stitching between IPs."
"There is a timeout feature that we have been asking for awhile."
"Room for improvement exists in filtering in the packet decode."
"I would like for it to have a smaller footprint of the virtual appliance and better performance."
"I would like to see improvements made to the user guide."
"To capture more with the solution that we bought, you have to buy another InfiniStreamNG, and there are only four ports in the back."
"The scalability is good, but it comes at a cost. E.g., if you need 100 InfiniStream because you are sending gigs or terabytes of data to one InfiniStream, then you will have to purchase another InfiniStream, which are not cheap."
"It can be scalable. It just costs too much. With a company as big as ours, it gets too expensive to accommodate every single site."
"This product could be cheaper."
"The price is a little high."
"I would like it to be more scalable with less spend."
"Licensing is quite expensive."
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NETSCOUT’s new ISNG platform harnesses the power of IP intelligence by mining traffic in real-time to deliver accurate and actionable data for service assurance, cybersecurity and business intelligence applications. The InfiniStreamNG platform fully supports the nGeniusONE and Iris application suites.
The vSTREAM virtual appliance complements existing Adaptive Session Intelligence (ASI)-based instrumentation to provide the same level of visibility within virtualized and cloud infrastructures that is already possible in physical environments. The vSTREAM virtual appliance is ideal for monitoring service-critical traffic running within virtualized or cloud infrastructures, either locally on a host or as an aggregation point for multiple hosts. With complete visibility across physical, virtual and cloud networks, the vSTREAM virtual appliance presents real-time views of end-to-end call trace data and network-wide KPIs, to protect the reliability and availability of networks and application services.
NETSCOUT InfiniStreamNG is ranked 16th in Network Monitoring Software with 12 reviews while NETSCOUT vSTREAM is ranked 46th in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews. NETSCOUT InfiniStreamNG is rated 8.4, while NETSCOUT vSTREAM is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of NETSCOUT InfiniStreamNG writes "We can show developers what's going on in the network to help them improve applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NETSCOUT vSTREAM writes "Troubleshooting at the packet level helps us resolve issues more quickly". NETSCOUT InfiniStreamNG is most compared with Cisco Stealthwatch, OptiView XG, ThousandEyes and Corvil, whereas NETSCOUT vSTREAM is most compared with vRealize Network Insight and NETSCOUT nGeniusONE. See our NETSCOUT InfiniStreamNG vs. NETSCOUT vSTREAM report.
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