Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse Competitors and Alternatives

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Real User
Senior Network Specialist at a manufacturing company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jan 13 2020

What is most valuable?

In the case of ThousandEyes, the feature I've found most valuable is that it is an active synthetic monitoring tool. It provides per-hub packet loss latency information… more»

How has it helped my organization?

SolarWinds has improved our organization because whenever a device is down, we get an alert. Or when a major interface is down, we get an alert. This is important since we… more»

What needs improvement?

Regarding SolarWinds, no major comment or improvement. We just use it. Because it's an old-school technique, we only rely on it for alerts, events, system logs, etc… more»

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

We pay for yearly licensing on both solutions. We have already seen a return on our investment by going with ThousandEyes. We already see the benefit, which is that we get… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

Before using ThousandEyes we only used SolarWinds.

What other advice do I have?

As for advice for people looking to implement either solution, it's on a case-by-case basis as each person has different requirements. In our case, one can do somethings… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing ThousandEyes, we evaluated Riverbed. We select a solution based on our use case. Our main purpose here is to monitor service delivery on the cloud and… more»
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.

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»
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