Cisco Meraki Insight vs. Wireshark

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco Meraki Insight
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Cisco Meraki Insight is a network analytics tool that supports troubleshooting, and helps IT administrators optimize the end user experience, so as to significantly reduce the time it takes to isolate network or application problems.N/A
Wireshark
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Wireshark is a free and open source network troubleshooting tool.
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Cisco Meraki InsightWireshark
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Wireshark
Free
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Cisco Meraki InsightWireshark
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Small Businesses
Pulseway
Pulseway
Score 9.0 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
PingPlotter
PingPlotter
Score 9.5 out of 10
PRTG
PRTG
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Cisco ThousandEyes
Cisco ThousandEyes
Score 9.0 out of 10
PRTG
PRTG
Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
Cisco Meraki InsightWireshark
Likelihood to Recommend
8.8
(2 ratings)
9.5
(29 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco Meraki InsightWireshark
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
Within healthcare, services, or manufacturing organizations the Cisco Meraki systems have performed remarkably well. The security standpoint of Cisco aligned equipment needs no additional mentioning other than they are the top choice for Federal, State, and Local governments as well as a plethora of organizations from different market areas.
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Open Source
I don't know of any other tool that works as well as Wireshark for packet capture an inspection. It's extremely easy to get up and running, and even with little to no knowledge of how to use the tool, you can be looking at all the traffic coming off a network interface.
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Pros
Cisco
  • Analytics
  • Simple Management
  • Robust options
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Open Source
  • Light-weight software - Does not require high end specifications; also runs smoothly on Legacy systems
  • Filter function - Lets you filter you packets from thousands to tens so as to find your target much easily
  • Simultaneous capturing on all the network adapters - You can capture packets from all the Network Interface Cards (NIC's) at once.
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Cons
Cisco
  • A more useful tool for non-technical administrators to track and find systems or users on the network. Although these features exist today, you must traverse through several windows and areas to find them.
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Open Source
  • A more user-friendly interface would be nice, but then again it is not really designed for those who are not quite comfortable with this type of software.
  • Changes to functionality on updates - this can sometimes happen unexpectedly and can be an annoyance.
  • More powerful data processing would be welcomed
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Usability
Cisco
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Open Source
I give Wireshark a 10 for usability because it is very usable. Just about anyone can capture packets within a few seconds of opening the program. The analysis is a science but as far as just using Wireshark; it's very easy.
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Support Rating
Cisco
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Open Source
I don't believe Wireshark has "true" support as the software is open source. However, there is an active & friendly community around Wireshark that are more than happy to help answer questions. From a comprehensive Wiki and FAQ section on the site to the Ask a Question forum and bug tracker section, there's plenty of support options to make sure your questions and issues are addressed.
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Implementation Rating
Cisco
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Open Source
Simple and easy setup.
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
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Open Source
Wireshark is a free tool that came highly recommended by one of our former network security consultants. Using the tool he was able to resolve all of our higher tier network tickets, so we observed first hand why we needed to add Wireshark into our toolset. We received in-depth instruction and training scenarios that demonstrated the effectiveness and power of the product, so we didn't spend any time reviewing competing products.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Administrators no longer have to monitor security patches and updates regularly, Cisco Meraki does it for them.
  • The overall cost of equipment and support is below that of using other equipment previously (SonicWall, HP, WatchGuard, etc).
  • We have a true partner in securing our organization from threat actors, Cisco Meraki is no "we sell you the appliance and here is a guide, have at it" company....they stand behind their equipment and support it at all levels...PRICELESS.
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Open Source
  • Identifying bugs in the network has never been smooth and near-perfect.
  • Wireshark has made sure our equipment and software is working properly via analyzing network data.
  • Analysis of IP packets and Sip call flaws has saved us a lot of time and confident result.
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