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Pros
"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."

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"The initial setup is really straightforward. It's one of the easiest installations.""Provides very good features and a large open source community.""The completeness of the solution is what we like the most.""The most valuable aspect of the solution is the dashboard. It's very intuitive.""It's the completeness of the solution that we like the most.""The flexibility of the solution is quite good.""This is a straightforward solution, easy to configure.""The logs on the solution are excellent."

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Cons
"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."

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"They should make data onboarding easier.""This is a costly solution.""It's difficult to set up initially, and their billing model is also a bit complicated.""There are a lot of competitive products that are doing better than what Splunk is doing on the analytics side.""Our two main complaints are about the difficulty of the initial setup and the licensing model.""The solution has a high learning curve for users. It's a little complicated when you're trying to figure out all the features and what they do.""This is a costly solution.""It could be more user friendly, in terms of the end-user experience."

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"The price is a little bit high, especially because we have to pay an import tax."

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"Splunk is really expensive.""I think that most of the monitoring solutions are expensive.""I think that most of the log analytics solutions are expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it.""Our customers often complain that the price of Splunk is too high.""Licensing is a yearly, one-time cost.""The price is comparable.""The pricing model is expensive and a nightmare based on the amount of data.""The solution is a little expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: We really like the scalability capabilities.
Top Answer: I'm not sure if I see room for improvement at this point. It works quite well for us. I'm not sure what other vendors offer, so it's hard for me to look at it and see things that may be missing from… more »
Top Answer: There are quite a lot of things that we find useful. Splunk agents are useful and good. Its UI is quite impressive.
Top Answer: Its pricing model and integration with third-party services can be improved. We had faced an issue with integration. The alerting feature is currently not available with Splunk, but it is definitely… more »
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Also Known As
OPNET SteelCentral AppResponse, ACE Live, OPNET, AppResponse Xpert
Splunk Enterprise Security
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Overview

AppResponse Xpert is a unique application performance management, monitoring and troubleshooting solution that approaches performance from the end-user's perspective. The solution is a Riverbed OPNET product, and gives a proactive, in-depth analytical view of any application performance issues, whether web-based or non-web based.

AppResponse Xpert is flexible, customizable and fully automated, enabling network users to focus on the bigger IT picture, giving business users maximum productivity, and providing end-users with an optimal application experience.

Splunk software has been around since 2006 and the company has since grown to become an industry leader. Splunk's vision is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everybody. The company offers a wide range of products to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and analyzing all activities. This is known as Operational Intelligence and is the unique value proposition of Splunk.

Splunk is well-known for its Log Management capabilities and also for its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.

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Sample Customers
Gartner, Swiss Post, WestLB, Turner, Samlink, RGIS, NetJets, SITA, Mobistar, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Trafigura.
Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company23%
Comms Service Provider22%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Financial Services Firm19%
Energy/Utilities Company14%
Computer Software Company11%
Retailer8%
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Computer Software Company30%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government6%
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Small Business36%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise50%
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Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise60%
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Small Business22%
Midsize Enterprise19%
Large Enterprise59%
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Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse is ranked 21st in Application Performance Management (APM) with 3 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 29 reviews. Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse is rated 8.0, while Splunk is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse writes "Has modules to troubleshoot web applications, database transactions, and unified communications, all in one". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Splunk writes "Good support with an intuitive dashboard but the cost is too high". Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Dynatrace, Cisco Stealthwatch, NETSCOUT nGeniusONE and ThousandEyes, whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, Graylog and Zabbix.

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