TruView Overview

What is TruView?

Visual TruView by Fluke Networks is a unified solution for Application Aware Network Performance Management (AANPM). TruView embeds the most important data sources such as packet, transaction, NetFlow/IPFIX, and SNMP to present analytics in a time-correlated single dashboard view. These correlated views help you quickly see how well the infrastructure is transporting applications and how well those applications are performing in the context of end-user experience. And, TruView’s integrated 10 Gbps full line rate stream-to-disk packet capture ensures you’ll never miss an important event again.

Buyer's Guide

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TruView Customers

FloraHolland, Miami-Dade Public Library System, Southeastern Freight Lines, Valdosta State University, Everett Clinic, Bioreference, Key Information Systems, ACER, Odeabank A.S.

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Director at PlexNet Pty Ltd
Reseller
Top 5
Great all in one tool aimed at the AANPM space
Founder at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
It gives us the ability to determine the root of a problem or a network, whether it's on the network side, the database, application server, or server infrastructure.

What other advice do I have?

Get it and provision it for your top ten applications.
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Director of IT with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
We used to lack the ability to examine historical data together with real-time visibility to isolate issues.
Our network includes more than 650 switches, 650 access points, 275 virtual servers, 75 physical servers, 3,800 desktop computers, and hundreds of other client devices. Historically, we didn’t have great visibility into application performance in our data center or on other client devices. We previously were very reactive to performance problems and used a variety of complex tools like packet sniffers to analyze problems. We needed a solution that could immediately tell us how applications were performing and help us quickly solve problems if they emerge. Visual TruView enables us to gather key data sets—including packet storage, application response time, transactional decode, flow and SNMP—to highlight performance metrics for key applications. It delivers this information through a…
Director of Technical Services at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
Single reporting interface allows us to isolate issues easier by displaying data visually.
We provide services to 82 remote service centers and our network supports 4,000 - 5,000 applications developed in-house, as well as several third-party applications. Most of our application users reside at remote locations, accessing the application via VPN or wireless clients. We have up to 1,000 concurrent VPN users during peak hours along with 1,500 users accessing the network via wireless clients. This distributed environment, along with the interactive nature of the applications, requires network and computer services with consistently low latencies. We installed a Visual TruView 4800 at our datacenter and have found that it leverages key data sets, such as stream-to-disk packet storage application response time transactional decode IPFIX (NetFlow) SNMP TruView presents network and…
Network Team Lead with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
We needed a mechanism to pinpoint issues and determine if the root cause lay with the database, application, or network.
Due to the nature of our business, we require continuous operations with zero tolerance for network performance delays or downtime. Performance expectations are high for our IT team and network. We rely on optimal network response times to our auction applications and databases to present, track, and sell plants and flowers as quickly as possible. As soon as one product is sold, we need to be able to showcase the next item immediately. Time is of the essence, and we can’t waste it with unnecessary troubleshooting steps. In an auction clock environment, plants and flowers are brought into a room to be bid on by both in-person and online buyers. A database pushes information to the clock, which displays the product, quantity, price, and time left at auction. Bidders push a button to…
CTO, COO and Senior Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Consultant
Gives us the ability to see all levels of the network and applications through one single management console
Before utilizing Visual TruView, we were forced to take a reactive approach to client problems. Any incoming issues would be investigated through a limited platform we had, providing only basic network and application information. While we could identify if an application was running and see generic network information, any real intelligence was absent and required hours of manual testing and analysis before our consultant or engineer could find and resolve the problem (if they could resolve the problem at all). We wanted to expand our presence in the network monitoring field, but to do so, we needed a network and application performance monitoring solution that could provide a complete view and detailed analytics. This would allow our team to strategically identify, track and remediate…
Cloud Architect at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
MSP
Enables us to dive into packet-level information for deeper analysis when necessary
We offer a variety of professional IT and network architectural services. Like any business, we have several important applications, such as Exchange, SharePoint, Salesforce, SAP and VoIP, along with other technologies that our internal teams rely on to do their jobs. We needed a centralized platform that was a trusted source of network intelligence and we also need to provide the same network and application visibility for customers that use the our data center for application hosting. We chose Visual TruView which helps us quickly isolate the root cause by allowing us to easily drill down into context-sensitive packet-level detail. We can navigate through the UI to understand problem domain isolation, which applications are running slow, what servers and sites are impacted, etc. TruView…
User at a healthcare company with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
We needed a way to quickly identify the source of problems with our network applications
We have more than 25 dispersed clinic locations connected through a central data center and we run hundreds of critical applications. One of the largest software applications is Epic, which is a huge multi-tiered application suite that includes several smaller applications that all bounce from server to server, gathering data requests from different sources and funneling back responses to our clinical and administrative teams. Visual TruView uses key data sets (including packet storage, application response time, transactional decode, NetFlow and SNMP) to measure performance of hundreds of applications and then report the results through a single dashboard. The comprehensive overview of both network and application performance provides us with a clear picture of performance and, when…
Operation & Infrastructure Manager at a wellness & fitness company with 51-200 employees
Vendor
Deployment was rather simple, but did require quite a bit of time to configure since our applications are so complex.
We develop our applications in-house to address our organization’s specific mission and operational needs. The data housed within these applications are critical to us, as evidenced by a spike in incoming technical support calls immediately after any network, application, or database outage. Application and network issues would inevitably arise within our infrastructure. These issues, no matter how minor, were hard to troubleshoot since each application integrates with multiple data sources. We evaluated multiple network monitoring solutions. Visual TruView was selected and deployed to solve our IT challenges and resolve the ambiguity associated with technical support calls. As TruView processes network performance analytics, it time correlates the results, which helps cross-functional IT…
Tech Infrastructure Security Admin at a educational organization with 51-200 employees
Vendor
Helps our Network Team Respond to Potential Issues Before they Become Larger Ones.

Valuable Features:

Being able to track down network anomalies and problems quickly.

Improvements to My Organization:

Visual TruView helped our network team respond to potential issues before they became larger ones.

Room for Improvement:

Nothing comes to mind, it's a great product.

Use of Solution:

I've been using Visual TruView for 1 year now.

Deployment Issues:

No, we haven't experienced any issues.

Customer Service:

Good to excellent

Initial Setup:

I didn't set it up. However, I heard it was pretty straightforward.

Implementation Team:

I believe it was a combination of vendor and in-house.

Other Advice:

It is a great product and will help you save time…
Manager of Engineering with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
Top Reviewer
We lacked visibility into network and app performance, so we chose Visual TruView to proactively manage our network
Our IT department is responsible for maintaining key systems and applications for all corporate locations, more than 500 stores across the U.S., and the e-commerce retail websites. Not having insight into these key applications and the underlying network infrastructure that supports them meant teams were always in a reactive mode when isolating and fixing problems. As a member of the networking team, we’re responsible for monitoring performance of more than 100 custom applications, store circuit performance, database applications, key business applications like Exchange and Lync, client access, vendor networks and more. If we can’t access the needed network and application performance data, we can’t isolate and fix the problem. Teams just finger point and the guesswork begins to try and…
Network Engineer at a energy/utilities company with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
We tested several products, but Fluke Networks provided the visibility we needed to improve our network performance
With a team of just three engineers and a network spanning the country, we required a solution that provided support for each location’s specific data centers, servers and storage without requiring a vast amount of engineering support. With hundreds of people on the network at any given time, identifying and troubleshooting end-user delays was an important and time-consuming issue for our engineering team. We needed visibility into each data center and the ability to quickly identify and segregate network issues from application problems. With such a small team of engineers managing all the networking needs — from plugs, to wiring, to power — it was challenging for us to dedicate the required amount of time to troubleshooting end-user issues, especially with a user base spread across the…
Senior Project Manager at a local government with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
TruView provides a high-level overview of what’s going on which enables us to address issues quickly
Recently, our government moved forward with a plan to combine two separate county councils into a single entity. One of the more complex tasks involved in the merger is the creation of a single, unified IT infrastructure for the county’s services and public-facing websites. The €1.8 million IT consolidation project includes the creation of a primary data center and disaster recovery site connecting to 57 remote county offices and sites over a variety of connections (point-to-point, VPN, private DSL, MPLS, etc.). When completed, the network will include a mix of internal applications, public-facing websites and portals for services such as housing, water, roads, environment, planning and other key local government functions. In addition to standard business applications for communications…
Infrastructure Expert at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
I've used WhatsUp Gold and this is one of the best SNMP/monitoring solutions I have seen.
Fluke Networks is a well known name when it comes to network testing hardware and devices. That being said, their Visual TruView monitoring software is top notch and one of the best SNMP/monitoring solutions I have seen. I have used the competitors products in the past, namely WhatsUp Gold and others, and they don't even come close to offering what Fluke does with their product! The way that TruView presents its information, via a HTML5 front-end applet with the visual and textual renditions of the data is superb, the dashboards are full featured and make it easily readable to even the entry level IT professionals. It helps you narrow down the problem areas quickly and efficiently, and drill in to fix the issue with little to no downtime. From what little I've used this solution (I've only…
VP of Network/Comms/Infra at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
We saw the benefits of using VPM within days. It plays a key role in managing and optimizing our entire infrastructure
Like many companies in the financial services market, our bank has grown significantly in recent years through a careful strategy of acquiring and merging with other banks. Combining the networks of these separate organizations with overlapping and often completely different hardware, applications and third-party service providers requires us to have a deep level of understanding about how applications and services are behaving on the network and how users interact with them. The network we manage is fairly typical of a company in an industry with a lot of merger and acquisition activity. It’s a mixed bag. We inherited some smaller networks that were not up to our overall standards, we have some aging equipment, and we also have state of the art platforms including a lot of virtual…