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Likelihood to Recommend

Colasoft Capsa

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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

PingPlotter is great if all you need is a simple latency monitoring tool and the ability to see specifically where packets are being dropped in a nice graphical interface. This can be done with things like WinMTR but what sets it aside from tools like this is it can be run as a service so constant monitoring is available. The alerting is also very useful and flexible.However, when you need detailed monitoring this is obviously not the correct tool.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Colasoft Capsa
PingPlotter
8.7
Network monitoring
Colasoft Capsa
PingPlotter
8.0
Alerts
Colasoft Capsa
PingPlotter
10.0
Customizable reports
Colasoft Capsa
PingPlotter
8.0

Pros

Colasoft Capsa

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

  • Latency monitoring
  • Traceroute
  • Alerting
  • It's lightweight
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Colasoft Capsa

  • 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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

  • User-interface
  • Performance of the application
  • Documentation
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Colasoft Capsa

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

PingPlotter

PingPlotter 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I have not had much contact with the PingPlotter support, only one time have I went to them and it was a positive experience. The questions I had were answered quickly and professionally. I have no issue with the experience I had with the Support team. This was from before and after the purchase of the product.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Colasoft Capsa

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

I have tried a few free products and some paid ones but never really did what I wanted. I just needed a simple, always-on link monitor specifically with a traceroute element and this is what PingPlotter delivers. The others were either overly complex or too expensive, some just didn't have what I needed. PingPlotter fills a niche and it does it well.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Colasoft Capsa

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

PingPlotter

  • Ability to work out where the network was degrading, reduced time spent arguing about where issues lie.
  • Always able to see the latency of certain links.
  • Very cheap for a lifetime license, it definitely has given us value for the money.
Fraser Clark | TrustRadius Reviewer

Screenshots

Colasoft Capsa

Pricing Details

Colasoft Capsa

General

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

Colasoft Capsa Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

PingPlotter

General

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

PingPlotter Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
PingPlotter Free$01
PingPlotter Standard39.991
PingPlotter Professional$3491
  1. per user
SaaS Edition
PingPlotter Free$01
PingPlotter Standard6.992
PingPlotter Professional$292
  1. per user
  2. per user per month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Colasoft Capsa
9.0
PingPlotter
8.0

Support Rating

Colasoft Capsa
PingPlotter
9.0

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