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Score 8.5 out of 100
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Score 6.6 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    Foglight

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    8.6

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    86%
    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    2 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.4
    84%
    5 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.6
    66%
    4 Ratings

    Alerts

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.8
    78%
    5 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.0
    90%
    5 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.6
    96%
    5 Ratings

    Network mapping

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    8.3
    83%
    4 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.4
    74%
    5 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0
    100%
    2 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

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

    Likelihood to Recommend

    8.6

    Foglight

    86%
    6 Ratings
    6.6

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    66%
    5 Ratings

    Usability

    Foglight

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    6.5

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    65%
    2 Ratings

    Support Rating

    Foglight

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.5

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

    75%
    4 Ratings

    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

    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.
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    Pros

    Quest Software

    • Foglight NMS is very light on resources given the amount of monitoring connectivity options it provides. It is one of the few that I've trialed in the past that offers SNMP v3 connections.
    • The dashboard is concise with the main areas of interest. It can be customized as well if you have a particular use case.
    • Setting up alerts is straightforward with the ability to set custom thresholds. Alert emails get sent by configuring a primary mail server with the option to add a backup mail server in the event of a primary mail server outage or connectivity issues.
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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

    • GUI interface is difficult to navigate
    • No APM capabilities. They left this space about a year ago
    • We have had issues with the GUI response times. On a regular basis, the interface can take several minutes to refresh
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    NETSCOUT

    • Possibly the setup. The organization of setting up the sites weren't as easy as I would have liked.
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    Pricing Details

    Foglight

    Starting Price

    Editions & Modules

    Foglight 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

      NETSCOUT nGeniusONE

      Starting Price

      Editions & Modules

      NETSCOUT nGeniusONE 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

        Usability

        Quest Software

        No answers on this topic

        NETSCOUT

        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.
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        Support Rating

        Quest Software

        No answers on this topic

        NETSCOUT

        We have a dedicated OSE who has been very helpful. Besides that, we have little experience beyond this specific model
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        Alternatives Considered

        Quest Software

        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.
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        NETSCOUT

        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.
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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 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.
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