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Wireshark

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Attribute Ratings

  • Wireshark is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.9

Cisco Meraki Insight

89%
3 Ratings
9.5

Wireshark

95%
31 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Cisco Meraki Insight

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Wireshark

100%
1 Rating

Usability

Cisco Meraki Insight

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Wireshark

100%
2 Ratings

Support Rating

Cisco Meraki Insight

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Wireshark

100%
6 Ratings

Implementation Rating

Cisco Meraki Insight

N/A
0 Ratings
10.0

Wireshark

100%
3 Ratings

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

  • Number of applications for monitoring
  • Instantly update application status
  • Faster information display
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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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Pricing Details

Cisco Meraki Insight

Starting Price

Editions & Modules

Cisco Meraki Insight editions and modules pricing
EditionModules

Footnotes

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Wireshark

    Starting Price

    $0

    Editions & Modules

    Wireshark editions and modules pricing
    EditionModules
    WiresharkFree1

    Footnotes

    1. none

    Offerings

    Free Trial
    Free/Freemium Version
    Premium Consulting/Integration Services

    Entry-level set up fee?

    No setup fee

    Additional Details

    Usability

    Cisco

    No answers on this topic

    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

    No answers on this topic

    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

    No answers on this topic

    Open Source

    Simple and easy setup.
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    Alternatives Considered

    Cisco

    Cisco Meraki has made the world of management so much easier, allowing IT Administrators and Business Management personnel to enjoy more time on the business needs and less time managing equipment.
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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

    • The ease of use saved us many hours of billable time.
    • Support added lots of value.
    • Licensing and equipment cost really put a damper on overall value (being so high).
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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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