First of all, the ability to capture packets. It is not only for monitoring. So that is very important for a company that wants to keep an eye on the packets, the transactions, the flows, everything going down and out. The second one is… more»
How has it helped my organization?
It helps restrain things regarding the firewalls, the application control, so you can just use ACLs or, if you want, firewalls to block certain traffic that you do not want to come through your network.
What needs improvement?
Maybe the graphical user interface could be simplified to allow people to use it more easily. It's already good, but they can work more on it to make it even easier.
Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?
We switched to GigaStor after we had some webinars, so it was easy to understand the features and the product. We had some communication to help us better understand the process, for getting the documentation we needed.
What other advice do I have?
The most important criteria when selecting a vendor is to know that the product has been there for a long time, that they have some stability, they have some experience in the market. For example, if you have to choose between two products… more»