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Pros
"We were able to integrate with the messaging tool, Slack, which meant that we got notifications whenever something was not quite right."

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"I have found the AppResponse, which is a packet capture solution, very good. It gives you the ability to drill down back in time. You've got all the packets there. You can troubleshoot it later, not immediately. It's very interesting.""The most valuable feature is performance monitoring.""We really like the scalability capabilities.""When it comes to the ability to scale up the product, this is suitable for small medium and large environments,"

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Cons
"There are certain features that are not supported in New Relic, such as CATSEARCH, which allows you to do a full-text search."

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"The initial setup is straightforward, but you have to know a little about the product. It's not for everybody to just plug and play. If you know how the solution is implemented then it is straightforward.""Technical support needs to be more responsive.""The pricing is on the higher side of things. If they could lower it, that would be ideal.""The AI features should be addressed in respect of the analysis and intelligence that must be supported and delivered in the tool to predigest the large amounts of data."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"I loved this product, but we can no longer afford it, so we dropped it."

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"The price is a little bit high, especially because we have to pay an import tax.""The solution is no more expensive than other products."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We were able to integrate with the messaging tool, Slack, which meant that we got notifications whenever something was not quite right.
Top Answer: I loved this product, but we can no longer afford it, so we dropped it.
Top Answer: There are certain features that are not supported in New Relic, such as CATSEARCH, which allows you to do a full-text search. Certain things like this would have helped me a little bit.
Top Answer: When it comes to the ability to scale up the product, this is suitable for small medium and large environments,
Top Answer: The solution is no more expensive than other products. At the end of the day all solutions are always expensive. It all depends on how one wishes to spend his money. There are a host of solutions… more »
Top Answer: The AI features should be addressed in respect of the analysis and intelligence that must be supported and delivered in the tool to predigest the large amounts of data.
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Also Known As
OPNET SteelCentral AppResponse, ACE Live, OPNET, AppResponse Xpert
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Overview

New Relic Synthetics - powered by a selenium-driven Chrome browser - allows you to monitor and test your apps and address issues before they affect your end users. Explore everything from easy-to-read waterfall charts and test results to detailed downtime and error reports. Synthetics features includes monitor business-critical functionality, deep dive troubleshooting, complete application lifecycle monitoring and alerts, maintaining SLAs and customer satisfaction.

Riverbed® AppResponse delivers full stack application analysis—from packets to web pages to end-user experience—letting you observe all network and application interactions as they cross the wire, whether they are encrypted or not. Using powerful, flexible network and application analytics and workflows, AppResponse speeds problem diagnosis and resolution, helping you get to answers fast

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Sample Customers
Fairfax Media, MercadoLibre, Costa Coffee, Kiva, Confused.com, Boozt.com
N11.com, OneMain Financial, China Bank, Halkbank, Kaust
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company7%
Government6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider16%
Financial Services Firm10%
Government9%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business33%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise53%
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New Relic Synthetics is ranked 29th in Application Performance Management (APM) with 1 review while Riverbed AppResponse is ranked 21st in Application Performance Management (APM) with 4 reviews. New Relic Synthetics is rated 8.0, while Riverbed AppResponse is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of New Relic Synthetics writes "Good drill-down functionality let us see through to SQL code, and it integrates well with Slack". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Riverbed AppResponse writes "Has modules to troubleshoot web applications, database transactions, and unified communications, all in one". New Relic Synthetics is most compared with Datadog, Instana Dynamic APM, Dynatrace, Google Stackdriver and AWS X-Ray, whereas Riverbed AppResponse is most compared with Dynatrace, SolarWinds NPM, Cisco Stealthwatch, AppDynamics and Splunk.

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