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RomualdYapi
Real User
Network Engineer at Talentys SA
Apr 08 2019

What is most valuable?

The features that I found most useful are related to storing the data. You can save the metadata: everything from the stream, ARC, or other transactions, and then come back to it later to see what the… more»

How has it helped my organization?

GigaStor can help write rules, is our firewall, and protocols which IP addresses can go in and out of your network. You can easily write your rules, like your ACM, for example. You can block certain… more»

What needs improvement?

As of this moment, the graphics might need some improvement, because a lot of the information there must be input first to have full potential. They could make it more friendly or automated so that it… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It primarily depends on the requirements you have. There are three types of licenses. There's the updates license, the work group license, and the workstation license. It depends on your requirements.

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

I evaluated Cisco Stealthwatch and compared it with GigaStor. I went for GigaStor.
Romuald YAPI
Real User
Support Engineer at Talentys SA
Apr 11 2018

What is most valuable?

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.

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you 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»
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Romuald YAPI
Real User
Support Engineer at Talentys SA
Aug 28 2019

What is most valuable?

All of the traffic flows through this device, so we can store the traffic and the baselines. This gives us the ability to provide service and then come back later to check exactly what happened at a… more»

How has it helped my organization?

This solution allows us to see exactly what is going on in the network and we can very quickly solve issues with users.

What needs improvement?

I would like to have more than 4TB of storage available in the portable version of this solution. If you have a lot of data then you won't be able to save it all. You can monitor it, but not save it… more»

If you previously used a different solution, which one did you use and why did you switch?

This is the first experience that I've had with this kind of 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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We did not evaluate other options before choosing this one.

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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 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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