Compare NETSCOUT nGeniusPULSE vs. vRealize Network Insight

NETSCOUT nGeniusPULSE is ranked 33rd in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews while vRealize Network Insight is ranked 8th in Network Monitoring Software with 31 reviews. NETSCOUT nGeniusPULSE is rated 8.0, while vRealize Network Insight is rated 8.4. The top reviewer of NETSCOUT nGeniusPULSE writes "Collects all networking information and is refined and easy to use". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vRealize Network Insight writes "The ability to use the natural language query and see the visualization can be quickly intuitive". NETSCOUT nGeniusPULSE is most compared with NETSCOUT nGeniusONE and ExtraHop Performance Platform, whereas vRealize Network Insight is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Cisco Tetration, Cisco Stealthwatch, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE and ExtraHop Performance Platform. See our NETSCOUT nGeniusPULSE vs. vRealize Network Insight report.
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This is a very reliable and complete solution for troubleshooting and monitoring environments.I like the single pane of glass view. I like being able to go to one place instead of having to hunt around for everything.I like the single pane of glass view because it presents everything in one window, obviously. You can see it all. With a quick glance, you get a pretty good snapshot of what's going on in a particular situation.

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We haven't had any complaints about the stability of the solution or heard of any issues. None of our clients have mentioned running into bugs or glitches. There haven't been crashes.The gradual way the Network Insight shows you all the relevant information about your networks. It's pretty good. You can really dig deep deep inside and see where the problem is, where it comes from, what you have inside, how did you configure it. Also, it has alerts so you can have pretty much quite a big overview about your network. This is really something good.A lot of time is saved when you use this type of software solution for the network. We have moved systems into the new data center and the servers and systems are much faster because of the very low latency between virtual machines.The solution helps reduce time to value, increase performance, provide deep visibility, and easily manage networks.The initial was straightforward. You can have it up and running in one hour.It provides deep visibility into what is happening with traffic and helps us manage our network.If we deploy NSX it shows us how the workflow will flow in the organization, what the roadblocks are, and what we need to do to overcome those hurdles. When we run this product, it gives us reports which describe problems with physical switches. We work with the network team to get them all resolved.The most valuable feture is NetFlow to help us understand how VMs communicate with each other over ports that are known and ports that are also unknown to us. Our company is a security company, so it's very important for us to know exactly which VMs are doing what at all times.

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The GUI interface and dashboards could be more attractive to the customer.In terms of additional features, I would like to see better event notification. Right now, we put in an email address to receive an alert and it receives every event and every alert that comes out. We need something a little more granular.Usability is the area with the biggest room for improvement. We've found that with NETSCOUT, while it's a fantastic product, the usability is a major factor because there are just way too many clicks. It's obvious, from our experience, that the people who are developing the product aren't using it.

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The solution is very much viewer centric and it would be nice if it would transcend just the virtual infrastructure.I want to be able to monitor a network flow that is approximately two weeks back, but I haven't found an easy way to do this.The virtual appliance has rebooted.vRNI needs more remediation where it hooks into NSX.If it had some kind of plugins with vSphere, more effective plugins with Horizon View or other VMWare products, if it had interconnectivity, I think it would be more effective than it is today.I would like to see them expand the capabilities to infrastructure types other than just VMware.While it's not exactly a feature, what normally happens when we are trying to look at the VM flow portion is - although Network Insight does have options to integrate a few physical switches into it - we can't really get an end-to-end flow of the network. We might be using a few switches that are not supported by Network Insight. That is where they can improve, in the support for more physical switches and network devices.In a very general way, I would like to see an improvement in interoperability with third-party product, from other vendors.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Cost is contracted on a yearly basis. There is no additional cost beyond the standard licensing.

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We have spent less time investigating network flows, so it is absolutely cost-effective.It has brought more money into our company.The solution has reduced the time that we spend on other products. For example, with NSX, we were able to quickly find things that we would normally spend days trying to figure out.It's an expensive product because we have a lot of nodes.They should include the product in NSX because it's important to have it for deployment.Cost always has room for improvement, you could always make it cheaper. But I think it's a good value for what you pay for it.The solution has helped us to reduce time, increase performance, reduce costs, and even easily manage networks. We are probably seeing 10 to 20 percent labor savings because we are able to be very specific and focused on what we want to do. It ends up saving the customer money and makes us be more efficient on our cost deliveries.It reduces costs. It takes something that may be challenging and makes it more usable and visual by being able to bring in tools, seeing what their impact is, such as microsegmentation and application rationalization, and seeing it quickly.

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NETSCOUT’s nGeniusPULSE delivers the visibility needed into today’s evolving IT eco-system to ensure the availability, reliability, and performance of your mission-critical business services across your multi-cloud environment, from wherever users need access.

VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps customers build an optimized, highly-available and secure network infrastructure across multi-cloud environments. It accelerates micro-segmentation planning and deployment, enables visibility across virtual and physical networks and provides operational views to manage and scale VMware NSX deployments.
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Manufacturing Company15%
Insurance Company7%
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