NETSCOUT nGeniusONE Other Solutions Considered

John Criddle
Senior Director of Enterprise IT Operations at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
GigaStor was a product that was in-house, which we were not happy with. We really didn't do a competitive bake-off of nGeniusONE vs GigaStor, but we had experience with that product and we were not happy with it. With nGenius, the user interface is much better and the ability to collect data is better. The GigaStors are like a PC with Wireshark on steroids. It's a large device, you put it into a SPAN port, and it can collect a lot of data. But the problem is with the interface, with how you do the data analysis. It's not good. And, as I mentioned, we've had issues with the hardware reliability with that device as well. We've had a couple of them and they tend to have a lot of hard drive failures, which either corrupt or cause loss of data. On the retail side of our business, where we don't have nGenius deployed, we still use those GigaStors on an ad-hoc basis. We have to go over to a switch and plug them in when there's an issue going on, which is not a very effective way of doing troubleshooting. We're not really looking at any competitors at this point. We're happy with what we're getting out of nGenius. View full review »
Daniel Gattey
Network Analyst
We were looking at some of the Cisco stuff, and LiveAction, and SolarWinds, but NETSCOUT has its own little deep-dive triage packet part of the market that no one really, that I know of, touches. There is definitely still value there when considering. View full review »
Mike Ostrander
Data Communications Engineering Manager at a government with 10,001+ employees
There were plenty of other options, other things that we were looking at. We looked at trying to accomplish the same thing with tools we already owned like SolarWinds vs nGeniusONE. We went with nGeniusONE because NETSCOUT's roadmap in development met some of the strategic things we were trying to accomplish. View full review »
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Manuel Ayala
Global Telecom Operations Director at a aerospace/defense firm with 10,001+ employees
There are a few other options that we are currently evaluating. They include: * NETSCOUT vs SevOne * NETSCOUT vs LiveAction * NETSCOUT vs ManageEngine. Now, I understand that most of these tools are only providing a subset of what NETSCOUT can provide. I'm perfectly aware of that. But that's exactly what I meant before about the modularity. Right now, I feel that I'm overpaying for a huge product that I'm not fully leveraging and I'm not sure that I want to fully leverage. I would rather pay less money for a tool that is going to give me exactly what I need, even if it doesn't have all the functionality that NETSCOUT can provide. View full review »
Dawid Van Der Merwe
Senior Solutions Specialist at Sintrex Integration Services
Sintrex Flow Module, ExtraHop Reveal (x) - the reason we went with nGeniusOne was because the client has other already deployed other Netscout solutions or that they had a specific function in mind (eg. InfiniStream tagging) View full review »
Matthew Cady
System Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We've had ongoing RFPs back and forth for multiple years. As far as new solutions for our visibility needs go, as we're right in the middle of our cloud journey from an LTE to NFV to 5G, we're trying to get a grasp. We're always on the cusp, looking for the next set of roadmaps and how we integrate that into our network to provide for our customers. Our shortlist included the usual culprits: Empirix, Gigamon, all of them in the same build with NETSCOUT. We still have a very vast mix of everything. View full review »
George Dohanich
Telecom Design Engineer at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
We also looked at Empirix. View full review »
Robert Lew
Automation Engineer at a comms service provider with 5,001-10,000 employees
Deep packet inspection is the key point for NETSCOUT versus the other competitive tools that we also use. View full review »
Network System Admin at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
I didn't get to choose. I support what the business chooses. I've supported several applications in this area, and my experience with NETSCOUT has been positive to date. View full review »
Network Engineer at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
We always use a mix of different tools, and NETSCOUT is one of them. One advantage that NETSCOUT has in the market is a very broad range of products. They cover a whole range of 11 products, where other vendors tend to be specialized, with a more narrow field. So, NETSCOUT is a good end-to-end vendor. View full review »
Senior Staff Engineer at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
NETSCOUT was sitting on the wire. The other vendors that we looked at were taking flows from network nodes instead of sitting on the wire, and we liked the wire better. View full review »
Andy Hsu
Network Design and Engineer at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
We evaluated NIKSUN but the accounting was way worse than what we have with NETSCOUT. View full review »
Network Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
We are looking at Pulseway at the moment. View full review »
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