Corvil Overview

Corvil is the #19 ranked solution in our list of best Network Monitoring Tools. It is most often compared to NETSCOUT nGeniusONE: Corvil vs NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

What is Corvil?
Corvil transforms Network Data with speed and precision into the powerful real-time truth. Corvil captures, decodes, reassembles, and enriches vast amounts of data in motion, adding analytics and making the resulting enriched data and IT Operations Analytics available to humans, machines and other systems.
Corvil Buyer's Guide

Download the Corvil Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: February 2021

Corvil Customers
NASDAQ, Commerzbank, Pico Quantitative Trading, CME Group, Interactive Data, Tokyo Stock Exchange Inc.
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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Corvil pricing:
  • "We bought a box from Corvil and it was $200,000 for one big CNE. Then there are obviously the recurring maintenance fees. The licensing is perpetual but the maintenance fees are not."

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Ralph Muro
Performance Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
MSP
Top 20
May 26, 2019
Central Management Center allows me to deploy multiple CNEs and deploy new decoders through a central configuration point

What is our primary use case?

Monitoring our environments is our primary use case. We use it to monitor our trading platform, customer experience, troubleshooting message flow, troubleshooting message formations, as well as for capacity performance analysis, and system testing.

Pros and Cons

  • "We're able to quickly drill down and find answers to events that are happening in real-time, using Corvil's analytics tools. That's the feature which is most in the spotlight..."
  • "In terms of performance analysis, if you really want to dig down into the minutiae and get statistics on the important things... that would be the only piece lacking because, in our environment, we have thousands and thousands of symbols. With the architecture that Corvil is built on, it's cumbersome."

What other advice do I have?

Understand what you want to monitor and install those packs. Turn it on and see what you get ahead of time. In terms of venue performance analysis, we, being an exchange, are a "venue" the way most people using Corvil would think about it. We are the venue and we don't measure what are our clients are doing. We only measure how a client is being handled within our system. It helps us understand our venue. Similarly, for making order routing decisions, because we're an exchange, we talk to other exchanges. It's not a primary thing we do, but we do monitor those things to see how they're…
Srini Venkatesan
Director at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Real User
May 13, 2019
We are able to perform real-time analysis; we can go granular, all the way down to looking at the network packets when troubleshooting

What is our primary use case?

We use it to monitor our client connectivity latencies, as perceived by the client. We have a number of clients connecting and we monitor their sessions. The real-time analytics we use are for the electronic trading environment, the client coming into the electronic trading order flow, the buy side and the sell side. That's where we are primarily using it, but we are planning to expand it further in due course to other trading venues. Right now, most of our Corvil devices are monitoring the electronic trading environment.

Pros and Cons

  • "What is most valuable is the ability to troubleshoot when a client complains of spikes in latencies. It gives us the ability to go granular, all the way down to looking at the network packets and analyze them."
  • "Overall, the Corvil device needs a little bit of training for people to handle it. If that could be reduced and made more user-friendly, more intuitive, it would be better."

What other advice do I have?

If you're looking at retrofitting Corvil to an existing network, it is a little bit involved in terms of where to TAP, to figure out what business data is flowing through. But if it's building a network from scratch, then keep Corvil in mind and get all the analytics captured at the right points. If you have some analytics device like Corvil in mind while designing a network, that will be helpful. In terms of order routing decisions, that will be connected to the algorithmic tweaking I mentioned. That's coming, but right now it's mostly looking at the client sessions. We'd like to get all the…