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Attribute Ratings

  • Colasoft Capsa is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

7.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

70%
6 Ratings
9.0

Colasoft Capsa

90%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Renew

9.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

90%
1 Rating

Colasoft Capsa

N/A
0 Ratings

Usability

9.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

90%
1 Rating

Colasoft Capsa

N/A
0 Ratings

Support Rating

9.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

90%
2 Ratings

Colasoft Capsa

N/A
0 Ratings

Implementation Rating

9.0

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

90%
2 Ratings

Colasoft Capsa

N/A
0 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Broadcom

Well Suited: - Multiple units (you may split Nimsoft per Groups, companies, etc.) - When your Business Teams NEED Dashboards (they'll love it after they learn how to use, for example, if they discover that the may even run SQL queries together with monitor the webpage of the application, and display business data) Less appropriate: - If you are beginning to monitor your environment (because you need to know your environment at least a little bit to check if the entire set of monitoring Nimsoft plugins will really help you or you will only use it to ping your application) - If you don't have at least one (i do recommend 2 or 3 after some short time) people dedicated to deploy and fine-tune the monitoring. The tool is really good, but if you don't have anyone working on it, you will notice that you're spending money in an elephant to kill an ant or worst, that you passed the entire year, and still have the same problems of the last year, cause no one put the hands enough time in the tool. I saw this happening during the first year when I was the only one working with the tool and still supporting the entire team.
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Colasoft

Capsa is highly recommended to be used in small dense areas of a network where it makes sense to be able to run analytics off of a mirror port to gain insight into traffic trends. It is a costly product to install in branch locations, and requires a decent spec hardware to run appropriately
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Pros

Broadcom

  • Ease of management
  • Unified platform
  • Depth of infrastructure management. Has numerous probes which can help you monitor every aspect of your environment.
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Colasoft

  • Robust Application. Able to handle traffic that most businesses will throw at it.
  • Easy to use. Easy to setup captures and filter down to specific traffic types.
  • Relatively cheap for what it's able to accomplish.
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Cons

Broadcom

  • I'd like to see improvements in inventory management. Currently node management isn't as efficient as I'd like.
  • I also see a big opportunity to offer greater customization in the Detail Tab. I'd like the ability to pick and chose which metrics are displayed by default in the Detail Tab snapshot.
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Colasoft

  • Needs options to scale to 10Gb/s networks. The cutoff for performance looks to be around 3Gb/sl
  • Needs API access to trigger capturesl
  • Needs Agents for remote capturesl
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Pricing Details

Broadcom Unified Infrastructure Management

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    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Colasoft Capsa

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Colasoft Capsa editions and modules pricing
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    Footnotes

      Offerings

      Free Trial
      Free/Freemium Version
      Premium Consulting/Integration Services

      Entry-level set up fee?

      No setup fee

      Additional Details

      Likelihood to Renew

      Broadcom

      Meets our business requirements
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      Colasoft

      No answers on this topic

      Usability

      Broadcom

      Easy to configure and use.
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      Colasoft

      No answers on this topic

      Support Rating

      Broadcom

      Exceed Expectations.
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      Colasoft

      No answers on this topic

      Implementation Rating

      Broadcom

      Plan it out based on your requirements.
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      Colasoft

      No answers on this topic

      Alternatives Considered

      Broadcom

      All tools have their own gaps , some seem to do more than others, some just work better. With UIM we have found a sweet spot with features, price point, pros, cons, etc
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      Colasoft

      Colasoft performs more like the traditional wireshark as opposed to other solutions that tend to focus on graphs instead of giving you the raw data. I personally prefer the raw data, and then the ability to build graphs upon this (which Capsa can do). This allows for quicker analysis and makes it easier to relate to.
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      Return on Investment

      Broadcom

      • Business Units love It - Good for them, but worse for the IT Team until we share the responsibility of the dashboards.
      • If no one put their hands on it, it will take some time to give results. I'm talking about environments with 400 devices, for example, in something about 6 months to one year, if no one is dedicated, and depending on the consulting company. Some, even certified by CA, was not good. If possible, try to use CA services directly.
      • IT Teams, after they start to notice that the tool really work, will want to monitor everything. Depending on the company, this will be more or less easy to measure, as ROI. And I'm telling this because usually IT teams don't know how to sell them to C-Levels, and the tool, because of the price, is always a motivation to questions like: "What is this tool? Do you really need it? Is there another way to monitor this?"
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      Colasoft

      • While the product doesn't detect malware, it has helped track down malware infected machines by using data from other applications to run filters to look for known traffic destinations for that malware. For me this is a huge ROI since malware can be the great unknown.
      • Relatively cheap compared to the feature set.
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