Foglight vs. NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Foglight
Score 9.5 out of 10
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Foglight is a database performance management suite from Quest, with modules to perform cloud analytics, network performance monitoring and virtualization management, scaling to a broad, cloud / virtualization focused IT infrastructure monitoring solution.N/A
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
NETSCOUT’s nGeniousONE is a platform designed to monitor enterprise-level networks. It includes standard monitoring capabilities, as well as advanced inspection and analytics features.N/A
Pricing
FoglightNETSCOUT nGeniusONE
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
FoglightNETSCOUT nGeniusONE
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
FoglightNETSCOUT nGeniusONE
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
Foglight
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Ratings
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
8.7
6 Ratings
4% above category average
Automated network device discovery00 Ratings10.03 Ratings
Network monitoring00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation00 Ratings8.05 Ratings
Alerts00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Network capacity planning00 Ratings7.06 Ratings
Packet capture analysis00 Ratings10.06 Ratings
Network mapping00 Ratings9.05 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings8.06 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring00 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring00 Ratings8.03 Ratings
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User Ratings
FoglightNETSCOUT nGeniusONE
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(5 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
6.5
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
FoglightNETSCOUT nGeniusONE
Likelihood to Recommend
Quest Software
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.)
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NETSCOUT
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is a great network performance monitoring tool as it helps to trace the path of packet and to identify the exact place where the packet is loss. It is well suited in scenarios where the organization have large network and they need continuous monitoring because loss of connectivity may lead to serious financial loss in sectors like banking, hospitals. The network performance and connectivity needs to be stable for proper execution of transactions, bookings, data transfer and other critical task. Performance monitoring of large enterprise is a big task and doing that manually requires very much effort, but with NETSCOUT nGeniusONE it becomes easy. It is not well suited in scenarios where there is small network and they can survive if any link flaps for small duration of time.
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Pros
Quest Software
  • Database monitoring
  • Database management suite
  • Customization (both monitors and dashboards)
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NETSCOUT
  • 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.
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Cons
Quest Software
  • There are not many problems with this product
  • Limited ability to use Foglight itself to solve problems it identifies
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NETSCOUT
  • Better access to resources
  • Pricing in this niche market is very high, hard for the little guy to take advantage of these solutions
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Usability
Quest Software
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NETSCOUT
Requires quite a bit of training not only for config but to use. Highly recommend having a SME come in from Netscout to help initially for these. Once you learn the UI, it’s much better to use but is not intuitive.
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Support Rating
Quest Software
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NETSCOUT
If you spend the right amount of money with them they work very close to you to support your needs. I ignore how they work in companies with lower expenses on their products. NetScout is not a very dynamic introducing platform with enhancements that their customers need. We contract their professional services so support level is good, although too pricey from my perspective.
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Alternatives Considered
Quest Software
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NETSCOUT
Wireshark has been around for years and has been used primarily for packet analyzing. NetScout does this and goes above and beyond with the graphics interface analyzes and customer filtering for packet analyzes. You can go straight to the packet analyze within NetScout but you will find that to be more work, this would be like starting with Wireshark. Instead, begin with the graphical interface to narrow down the traffic, a visual effect. Then go to the packet analyzer, time saver. As for PRTG, it's a NetFlow/SNMP collector with a quick and dirty look at traffic but lacks the tools to dig into the information it provides.
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Return on Investment
Quest Software
  • Foglight has a positive impact on my company by being a complete monitoring platform that specializes in risk assessment, user diagnosis and management, and server monitoring ensuring a secure business infrastructure through predictive analytics, query analysis, anomaly detection, behavior tracking, troubleshooting, automated discovery, and more.
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NETSCOUT
  • NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is the best tool and very profitable for our organization as it helped in to reduce the manual effort of engineers to track the Network flaps and connectivity issue.
  • Return on investment for this product is quiet good as of now and we have achieved 80% ROI till now and we are very much confident that we will achieve the full ROI.
  • It has helped in cost cutting as we need only few network admin and engineers to track the discovery, behavior and connectivity. Earlier we need a lot of employee to do that due to which the organization may suffer some financial loss.
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