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AppNeta

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AppNeta

5 Ratings
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NetScout nGeniusONE

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AppNeta

AppNeta is well suited any place where there are customer facing applications where speed/efficiency determines the customer perception of business service.
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NetScout nGeniusONE

Packet tracing is its main purpose and well suited for. Unfortunately, I am not a mainframe expert but know enough to know the danger. We have, what I call, a version 1 mainframe which requires a separate stack for its TCP/IP access per program, unlike Microsoft and Unix. With the use of NetScout, we were able to determine a routing issue as well as the incorrect stack that the TCP traffic was routing too. Beginning with the graphical interface we were able to narrow the path down between multiple devices and then analyzing the packet trace generated by NetScout.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

AppNeta
NetScout nGeniusONE
7.8
Automated network device discovery
AppNeta
NetScout nGeniusONE
8.0
Network monitoring
AppNeta
NetScout nGeniusONE
8.5
Baseline threshold calculation
AppNeta
NetScout nGeniusONE
8.5
Alerts
AppNeta
NetScout nGeniusONE
8.5
Network capacity planning
AppNeta
NetScout nGeniusONE
6.5
Packet capture analysis
AppNeta
NetScout nGeniusONE
9.5
Network mapping
AppNeta
NetScout nGeniusONE
8.0
Customizable reports
AppNeta
NetScout nGeniusONE
7.0
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
AppNeta
NetScout nGeniusONE
6.0
Hardware health monitoring
AppNeta
NetScout nGeniusONE
7.0

Pros

  • AppNeta provides detailed application availability & uptime.
  • AppNeta provides great longitudinal data regarding how the applications perform including an overall grade or "AppDex."
  • AppNeta sends notifications of service downtime that aids in technical dispatch.
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  • The graphical interface has to be the key benefit of NetScout. I am more of a packet analyzer but the interface gives the upper levels easier view into the network.
  • The breakdown of sites is useful.
  • The ability of the break the traffic down and go into the packet analyzer straight from the graphical interface. Saves a lot of time writing filters with just simple clicks.
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Cons

  • AppNeta could bundle all of their applications together. We received a demo for TraceView which allows insight on specific DB & API calls which is very valuable, but was not part of our original agreement/pricing structure.
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  • Possibly the setup. The organization of setting up the sites weren't as easy as I would have liked.
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Alternatives Considered

We currently use Nagios/GroundWork and Cacti to perform network monitoring. AppNeta's UI is far superior.
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Wireshark has been around for years and has been used primarily for packet analyzing. NetScout does this and goes above and beyond with the graphics interface analyzes and customer filtering for packet analyzes. You can go straight to the packet analyze within NetScout but you will find that to be more work, this would be like starting with Wireshark. Instead, begin with the graphical interface to narrow down the traffic, a visual effect. Then go to the packet analyzer, time saver. As for PRTG, it's a NetFlow/SNMP collector with a quick and dirty look at traffic but lacks the tools to dig into the information it provides.
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Return on Investment

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  • Packet tracing has been positive. The ROI comes from being able to narrow the packet down fast to determine the network issue.
  • A network diagram based on packet routing would be nice.
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Pricing Details

AppNeta

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
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NetScout nGeniusONE

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details