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2020-05-14T10:16:00Z

What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for NetAlly EtherScope nXG?

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We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information.

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It's very expensive. I wish I could buy a few more and give them to all the people who could use it, or perhaps send it to a client, given that some of its features are easy to use. But sending something worth $8,000 or $9,000 is nerve-racking. It would be nice that if it were a lot less expensive. It is quite a delicate tool. And for $9,000, I wish they included a nice pouch to protect it; something to carry it. The Ekahau Sidekick is an expensive tool but it comes with something to carry it on your shoulder. This one is easy to drop and it's $9,000. So you have to be super-careful as well.

2020-11-17T07:27:00Z
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It's a pricey device, but I see value in it from a business perspective. We paid for the additional maintenance on it (for an extra year) to get that extra coverage. This was the first time that we had this solution in-house, and it was pretty pricey. So, we wanted to make sure that anything went wrong, then we could get it repaired, which is pretty standard.

2020-11-04T07:28:00Z
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For the average network shop, the cost is a bit high. In a lot of organizations, people don't share test devices between teams. Generally, you need a device for the network team and a device for the system team, the security team, etc. While the cost is a little on the high side, that is offset by the regular updates and continued improvements that NetAlly adds to the device. Those improvements continue to increase the perceived value of the device.

2020-08-30T08:33:00Z
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Top 5LeaderboardReal User

There isn't any license. The pricing is not bad. It's moderate, but the tool is worth the price.

2020-08-26T05:42:00Z
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Top 5Real User

The stuff is expensive. I really do wish the price would come down. I don't really call support. I haven't had a problem. But it's really expensive and every year I have to pay them a ton of money. I don't want to make up reasons to justify that cost, but I'm not using the support. I understand they have to do R&D and do updates; I get that. But it is an expensive device. It costs as much as some peoples' cars.

2020-08-23T08:17:00Z
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Top 5Real User

I don't consider the pricing to be a problem. It's not a cheap device, but it's a very capable device for the money. It's a good value.

2020-05-14T10:16:00Z
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It's been a while since I've even looked at costs. If you are just looking at a handheld device unit for specific, wireless or wired testing and not much else, the cost may be a little more prohibitive than what you have in your budget. But if you have a need for more than one device, and want to try to prevent that unexpected road trip...

2020-05-14T10:16:00Z
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