Compare Observer GigaStor vs. Wireshark

Observer GigaStor is ranked 6th in Network Troubleshooting with 2 reviews while Wireshark is ranked 2nd in Network Troubleshooting with 1 review. Observer GigaStor is rated 9.0, while Wireshark is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of Observer GigaStor writes "Helps to write protocols for IP addresses that come in or out of your network". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Wireshark writes "Filters enable traffic to be segmented so that a value can be looked at individually apart from the other traffic". Observer GigaStor is most compared with Gigamon, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Ixia Network Packet Brokers, APCON and Cisco Stealthwatch, whereas Wireshark is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Colasoft Capsa, Nagios XI and EndaceProbe Analytics Platform.
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Pros
This solution allows us to see exactly what is going on in the network and we can very quickly solve issues with users.It can help to write your rules, organize firewalls, your block, and also your protocols and IP address to come in or out of your network.

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I use the filters very often, to determine what type of traffic I am looking for. The use of filter allows traffic to be segmented so that a value can be looked at individually apart from the other traffic.

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Cons
I would like to have more than 4TB of storage available in the portable version of this solution.Graphics need improvement. Because a lot of the information there you have to input first in some case to have full potential. It could be more automated.

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The system could be improved upon by adding a better and more powerful data processing engine.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
It depends on the requirements you have. There are three types of license. There's the updates license, the work group license, and the workstation license.

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Overview

Observer GigaStor is a network analysis tool that comes in a variety of form factors, including rack mount, portable, and virtual. Capable of storing up to a petabyte of traffic for later analysis, GigaStor helps ensure optimal network and application performance.

Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer.
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Sample Customers
Cisco Systems, Hawaiian Telecom, Renown Health, State of Nevada, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Allstate Insurance, Jack Henry & Associates, United States Airforce, US Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Chicago Board Options ExchangeComversion, ADP, Talbots
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company19%
Comms Service Provider19%
Government16%
Manufacturing Company13%
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Software R&D Company25%
Transportation Company25%
Government13%
Healthcare Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company24%
Comms Service Provider14%
K 12 Educational Company Or School14%
Media Company8%
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