Observer GigaStor Overview

Observer GigaStor is the #2 ranked solution in our list of top Network Packet Broker tools. It is most often compared to Gigamon: Observer GigaStor vs Gigamon

What is Observer GigaStor?

Observer GigaStor is a network analysis tool that comes in a variety of form factors, including rack mount, portable, and virtual. Capable of storing up to a petabyte of traffic for later analysis, GigaStor helps ensure optimal network and application performance.

Observer GigaStor Buyer's Guide

Download the Observer GigaStor Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: December 2020

Observer GigaStor Customers

Cisco Systems, Hawaiian Telecom, Renown Health, State of Nevada, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Allstate Insurance, Jack Henry & Associates, United States Airforce, US Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Chicago Board Options Exchange

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Pricing Advice

What users are saying about Observer GigaStor pricing:
  • "It depends on the requirements you have. There are three types of license. There's the updates license, the work group license, and the workstation license."

Observer GigaStor Reviews

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RomualdYapi
Network Engineer at Talentys SA
Real User
Leaderboard
Apr 8, 2019
Helps to write protocols for IP addresses that come in or out of your network

What is our primary use case?

I use this solution as a matrix for the traffic feed, for collecting the traffic from one server to another or from one link to another, and to write rules for firewalls. I mostly use it to filter traffic. I don’t use it to properly filter, but to have a better idea of what kind of traffic is entering my network. The network technicians, network engineers, and security team need visibility. I can give them the information they need so that they can easily do their job. Currently, two to five people use this for deployment and maintenance. Some people can work on the disc paths or storage… more »

Pros and Cons

  • "It can help to write your rules, organize firewalls, your block, and also your protocols and IP address to come in or out of your network."
  • "Graphics need improvement. Because a lot of the information there you have to input first in some case to have full potential. It could be more automated."

What other advice do I have?

I would rate this solution as nine out of ten. If you have the opportunity, I would strongly encourage you to get it, because it makes the IT experience easier and more flexible, by providing the ability to see things in your networks like the directory packet label.
Romuald YAPI
Support Engineer at Talentys SA
Real User
Leaderboard
Aug 28, 2019
Long-term data storage allows for historical troubleshooting of problems

What is our primary use case?

We use this solution to generate metrics and get information about network traffic. It monitors both North-South and Easy-West traffic. This helps us to troubleshoot problems. For example, if a user is calling us and has some issue with the network connection, we can connect to the GigaStor and check the exact time to help find the problem. We have an on-premises deployment.

Pros and Cons

  • "This solution allows us to see exactly what is going on in the network and we can very quickly solve issues with users."
  • "I would like to have more than 4TB of storage available in the portable version of this solution."

What other advice do I have?

I am satisfied with this solution, but there is room for improvement. I would rate this solution a nine out of ten.