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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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For any ISP that wants to know the QoE their customers experience while using their service, Preseem is an excellent choice. The rate plan shaping also makes sure the connection feels fast, even if the speeds are being 100% utilized by the customer. This is not a DPI service though, so you can't classify or shape certain services over others. All traffic is treated fairly, and small flows are moved to the front of the queue to make sure interactive traffic like VOIP, DNS, and gaming is working well ahead of large downloads.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Graphical real time data of condition of our network. Real-time data of network performance, network-wide, tower site-wide, sector-wide, and down to the subscriber level. Data that is both current and historical so we can see trends happening before a service-impacting issue arises. The comparison of our network equipment performance compared to identical equipment that others have deployed throughout their entire customer base. Read full review Cons Better access to resources Pricing in this niche market is very high, hard for the little guy to take advantage of these solutions Read full review The tool could stand to be a little less engineered, but really the ROI isn't there for them to do so. I don't think most of us care about how pretty it looks, more so does it work and can I figure it out in relatively short order. Read full review Usability
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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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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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
. Instead, begin with the graphical interface to narrow down the traffic, a visual effect. Then go to the packet analyzer, time saver. As for
, 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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Any Amplifi product can show client infrastructure usage and date. the Dream Machine is perfect because it has built-in everything for the client to manage his local network.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review Best money we have ever spent on technology Night and day difference in application performance after Preseem was implemented. Key tool for customer satisfaction. Read full review