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"Aside from having the logs that are just on the firewall, we're able to get the traffic as it's going in between, throughout our network. It isolates end sources that are having issues, where we don't have any other tools that would be able to go down to an end-user's computer to find out what's going on.""It catches bigger issues on a weekly basis. That's how often we find something big enough that the only reason we know about it is because of the nGeniusONE. The bigger issues are mostly security-type issues: Odd traffic leaving our network or coming into it, that has found its way past a firewall.""Deep packet inspection is probably the strongest feature.""Valuable features include data threat detection, network analytics, and overall bandwidth monitoring.""For me, the most valuable features are the dashboards which we use to highlight the overall impact to the customers, and being able to drill down into the nitty-gritty of the customer experience.""The fact that it's able to capture and store packets from the wires is very useful for troubleshooting with our vendors, when issues do come up. It's valuable that we have that overall data for them.""The details it provides are among the most valuable features; the ability to drill down and get to the packet level.""If one of our network pipes is getting plugged up by somebody using too much bandwidth, we can use the NETSCOUT tool to examine and find out what is going on."

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"The most valuable aspect of the solution was the ability to see how the connection quality is between the sites and get an alert if it was turning bad.""The company provides excellent service."

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"I'd like to see the nGeniusONE, the nGeniusPULSE, and the OptiView, their three separate products, work a little better together, a little more streamlined.""Another thing that would help out is if they packaged the NetFlow monitor into nGeniusONE. Their NetFlow monitor works with nGeniusONE where you can actually get the netflow of pretty much anything you hook it up to. But it's a separate box that you have to buy. If there was a way that could package that into nGeniusONE, it would be a complete package straight out of the box.""There are so many pieces of their product that integrate with one another that perhaps a recommendation for improvement would be some sort of bigger overview and map to help understand how all their pieces integrate together.""The feature I am looking for is the Arbor technology, especially to run in parallel with our firewall... It's getting there.""A lot of tools highlight what's going on but they don't actually pinpoint the user experience. It would be good if there were a small message or something highlighting what the user experience is like and any degradation that's actually occurring.""For individual subscriber tracings, sometimes it does not capture all the messages. There is a little bit of room for improvement there.""It could have an easier to understand interface.""One of the products we use is SolarWinds, and it provides a very cool mapping of an agent from end-to-end. If NETSCOUT could somehow implement that into their design... make it quicker and easier to get those net paths, it would be huge."

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"It would be nice if the solution covered other areas like server monitoring.""It's an expensive solution."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Their pricing is very competitive with other solutions... But what I like about NETSCOUT's licensing is that it's shared across all their platforms. They don't create a new licensing scheme for every one of their products. So for nGeniusONE, you buy a certain license level, and it works on all of their products.""Cost is probably the biggest drawback. Compared to some of the newer vendors that have popped up in the space, it's definitely more on the expensive side... [But] it's been able to keep its value, even in the face of the cheaper competition.""The biggest problem we have with this product is the expense.""It can be expensive, but if you have a good configuration, based on what you are looking for, it's okay, it's manageable.""It is very expensive, but it's well worth the money.""It is a little overall pricey and expensive, but you get what you pay for.""The scalability becomes very expensive quickly.""The license becomes cost prohibitive very quickly."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: I would say if it’s an ISP that will build a scrubbing center, Netscout/Arbor is a good solution. In all other solutions, Imperva is a great choice.
Top Answer: Common aspects of Solarwinds NPM and NetScout - Provide information pertaining to the network - latency, response time, the path taken, traffic info Key differences - Use of different techniques -… more »
Top Answer: The ability of the dashboards is useful for discover, mapping and understanding of application behaviour.
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NETSCOUT nGenius, nGeniusONE
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Overview
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.

ThousandEyes is a Network Intelligence platform that delivers visibility into every network an organization relies on, whether public or private. ThousandEyes enables users to optimize application delivery, end-user experience and ongoing infrastructure investments.

With cloud, enterprises can innovate much faster, but the growing number of cloud and SaaS applications means that more apps are being delivered over the Internet. This increases dependence on the Internet, a public “best effort” network, and other third-party infrastructures, substantially reducing the ability of IT teams to predict, visualize and control operational behavior. This results in a chaotic and unmanageable IT environment, making issue resolution a time-consuming ordeal, potentially impacting reputation and revenue. ThousandEyes has innovated an approach based on an unmatched distribution of smart agents across the Internet and enterprise, providing visibility all the way to the end user. ThousandEyes gathers and analyzes massive volumes of Network Intelligence data from all of these vantage points, enabling organizations to solve even their most obscure performance problems in minutes. By using ThousandEyes in the planning and testing phases of cloud adoption, customers can also strategically identify and fix underlying problems before production deployment of business-critical applications.

The ThousandEyes solution is ubiquitous across industry sectors, and since launching in mid-2013, customers have come from a diverse set of industry sectors, which include Silicon Valley technology companies, financial services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, retail, manufacturing and education.

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Proactively manage your network traffic

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Sample Customers
Cerner CorporationWayfair, GitHub, Craigslist, Comcast, SurveyMonkey, Lyft, Box, HP, Zendesk, IO Data Centers, Good Technology, NNTCommunications, Proofpoint, Schneider, Crowdstrike, Avera, Pitney Bowes, InstartLogic, Shutterfly, Shutterstock, Condé Nast, Roche, Jive, Actelion, Brocade, Infor, Okta, JLL, DigitalOcean, Zuora, NetSuite, CloudFlare, One, DemonWare, Quantcast, Carbonite, CareerBuilder, Prosper, Oscar, Slack
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Comms Service Provider39%
Financial Services Firm18%
Government7%
Transportation Company7%
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Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider24%
Government7%
Financial Services Firm4%
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Comms Service Provider40%
Computer Software Company24%
Insurance Company3%
Financial Services Firm3%
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Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise3%
Large Enterprise90%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise4%
Large Enterprise74%
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NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is ranked 4th in Network Monitoring Software with 32 reviews while ThousandEyes is ranked 41st in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews. NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is rated 8.2, while ThousandEyes is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE writes "Granularity of drill-downs into microseconds is helpful, but common workflows need better documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ThousandEyes writes "Provides an excellent analysis service; extremely reliable". NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is most compared with Gigamon, SolarWinds NPM, Dynatrace, Cisco Stealthwatch and AppDynamics, whereas ThousandEyes is most compared with LiveAction LiveNX, SolarWinds NPM, SolarWinds AppOptics and Meraki Dashboard.

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