Network Instruments Observer Overview

What is Network Instruments Observer?
Observer isn't just a protocol analyzer. While our solutions offer the deepest drill-down into network problems, they also provide back-in-time analysis, enterprise-wide reporting, trending, alarms, application tools, route monitoring, and more.
Buyer's Guide

Download the Network Monitoring Software Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: June 2021

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Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The product has allowed us to have a recording of all business critical network data.

What is most valuable?

Ring capture buffer. Complex filtering.

How has it helped my organization?

The product has allowed us to have a recording of all business critical network data.

What needs improvement?

The Observer application is very complex to use and setup, this should be improved. Windows is unstable, a possible Linux version in future will fix this.

For how long have I used the solution?

4 years

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

The application is easy to deploy, we had no problems with the installation of the appliances.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Windows, not the most stable platform, Windows updates + service packs and virus updates cause the majority of issues.

What do I think about the scalability of