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Score 7.7 out of 100
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Score 6.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Foglight

Strengths [Foglight]
  • Monitoring, Alerting and Management of on-prem virtualization and physical servers
  • Historical trending and baselining are excellent and being able to compare a problem period against the same sets of data for a period when there was no issue is especially helpful as part of troubleshooting.
  • Ease of use for end users is appreciated
Weaknesses [of Foglight]
  • Creation and management of custom monitors is a developer level activity requiring Groovy skillset
  • Less useful for management of an environment where there is a large amount of custom implementations
  • Commitment to longevity of cartridges/packs for specific subsystems
  • Ability to create custom schedules/alerts/escalations is only available via a 3rd party product (from a former Quest developer) and is not particularly easy to manage/manipulate
  • Lack of API accessibility for external integrations to other analytics (splunk, etc.)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

It’s best for troubleshooting issues that require a packet level analysis. By having source/destination you can have a view into how the packets are traversing the network. If alerts/baselines are set up it can help identify something out of the norm. Very useful for VoIP applications as well. Would not recommend for small scale environments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Network Performance Monitoring

Foglight
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
8.6
Automated network device discovery
Foglight
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
9.0
Network monitoring
Foglight
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
8.4
Baseline threshold calculation
Foglight
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
6.7
Alerts
Foglight
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
7.8
Network capacity planning
Foglight
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
9.0
Packet capture analysis
Foglight
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
9.6
Network mapping
Foglight
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
8.3
Customizable reports
Foglight
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
7.4
Wireless infrastructure monitoring
Foglight
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
10.0
Hardware health monitoring
Foglight
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
10.0

Pros

Foglight

  • Database monitoring
  • Database management suite
  • Customization (both monitors and dashboards)
Aletha Diaz | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

  • NetScout nGeniusONE can help to deep dive into the packet layer, help to identify the real network and service performance problems in the protocol layer. We have been using NetScout nGeniusONE as the main monitoring solution for the mobile network for many years.
  • I have recently use NetScout nGeniusONE to support problem troubleshooting for a customer issue complaining of slow application connection into our Datacenter services. it was easy to use NetScout nGeniusONE to capture the problematic connection sessions by using various type of filters and export a pcap file for further analysis.
  • I‘ve also use NetScout nGeniusONE to investigate an NBN connection issue which was intermittent and hard to capture, however, by using NetScout nGeniusONE it was easy to go back to the history capture and logs, so we won't miss any important leads.
Paul Fan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Foglight

  • While the Linux agents mostly work out of the box with the remote node receiving the push, some newer Linux distributions may require some tweaking of the agent install script due to upstream software package changes.
  • The canned reports are adequate for high-level overviews but I would like to be able to further customize them to include specific information from the monitored nodes.
  • I wish there was an application to migrate the Foglight NMS application and database (which reside on the same server) to a new server or VM. They make you open a support case to accomplish that for which you need an active maintenance contract.
Roger Mialkowski | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

  • Possibly the setup. The organization of setting up the sites weren't as easy as I would have liked.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE 6.5
Based on 2 answers
It provides a lot of useful information, but it's not always easy/intuitive to find it. It really needs to get a fully functional API integrated to support automation and integration with other monitoring and analytics tools to enable faster decision making. On the other hand, it gathers a lot of useful information from complex networks that are useful for capacity management and faster incident isolation and resolution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Foglight

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE 7.5
Based on 2 answers
We have a dedicated OSE who has been very helpful. Besides that, we have little experience beyond this specific model
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Foglight

We were previously using Oracle to monitor resources across servers and networks. In general, that product was alright but the Foglight alerts are far superior to Oracle. The business goal of using Foglight is really to minimize business interruption costs so the faster and more noticeable the alerts, the better the product is at solving our problems.
Jaime L. Regan | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

Majority of vendors on the market at the time only handle a piece of network instrumentation. Netscout covered all the bases which meet our company's requirements for "One throat to choke" rule. For the market we are in its nice to have a local team that can be onsite the same day if needed.
Chris Woods | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Foglight

  • Great value for vmWare monitoring.
  • Helps our eCommerce team to troubleshoot issues and make end user experience better.
Anderson Costa | TrustRadius Reviewer

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

  • NetScout nGeniusONE helps to reduce the time and effort (people to involve) to react on network outages, speed up the investigation progress, and much more quickly to identify the root cause.
  • Proactive helps the operation team to identify the underline problems and help the business to take actions before the issue starts to impact the customer's business. Help to reduce the incidents and outages.
  • Help the operation teams to better understand the performance and health of the network from a higher level and end to end perspective, improve the efficiency of work.
Paul Fan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Foglight

General

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

NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Foglight
8.0
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
6.6

Usability

Foglight
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
6.5

Support Rating

Foglight
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
7.5

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