NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. Wireshark

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
Score 9.3 out of 10
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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
Wireshark
Score 9.2 out of 10
N/A
Wireshark is an open source network troubleshooting tool.N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Wireshark
Free
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
NETSCOUT nGeniusONEWireshark
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Considered Both Products
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
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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 …
Wireshark

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Features
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Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
NETSCOUT nGeniusONE
8.7
6 Ratings
5% above category average
Wireshark
-
Ratings
Automated network device discovery10.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Network monitoring10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation8.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Alerts8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Network capacity planning7.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Packet capture analysis10.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Network mapping9.05 Ratings00 Ratings
Customizable reports8.06 Ratings00 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring9.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring8.03 Ratings00 Ratings
Best Alternatives
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Small Businesses
NinjaOne
NinjaOne
Score 9.0 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
Nmap
Nmap
Score 9.0 out of 10
PRTG
PRTG
Score 8.5 out of 10
Enterprises
Nmap
Nmap
Score 9.0 out of 10
PRTG
PRTG
Score 8.5 out of 10
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User Ratings
NETSCOUT nGeniusONEWireshark
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(6 ratings)
9.4
(31 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
6.5
(2 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
7.5
(4 ratings)
10.0
(6 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
User Testimonials
NETSCOUT nGeniusONEWireshark
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Open Source
I don't know of any other tool that works as well as Wireshark for packet capture an inspection. It's extremely easy to get up and running, and even with little to no knowledge of how to use the tool, you can be looking at all the traffic coming off a network interface.
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Pros
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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Open Source
  • Light-weight software - Does not require high end specifications; also runs smoothly on Legacy systems
  • Filter function - Lets you filter you packets from thousands to tens so as to find your target much easily
  • Simultaneous capturing on all the network adapters - You can capture packets from all the Network Interface Cards (NIC's) at once.
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Cons
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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Open Source
  • A more user-friendly interface would be nice, but then again it is not really designed for those who are not quite comfortable with this type of software.
  • Changes to functionality on updates - this can sometimes happen unexpectedly and can be an annoyance.
  • More powerful data processing would be welcomed
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Usability
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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Open Source
I give Wireshark a 10 for usability because it is very usable. Just about anyone can capture packets within a few seconds of opening the program. The analysis is a science but as far as just using Wireshark; it's very easy.
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Support Rating
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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Open Source
I don't believe Wireshark has "true" support as the software is open source. However, there is an active & friendly community around Wireshark that are more than happy to help answer questions. From a comprehensive Wiki and FAQ section on the site to the Ask a Question forum and bug tracker section, there's plenty of support options to make sure your questions and issues are addressed.
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Implementation Rating
NETSCOUT
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Open Source
Simple and easy setup.
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Alternatives Considered
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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Open Source
Wireshark is a free tool that came highly recommended by one of our former network security consultants. Using the tool he was able to resolve all of our higher tier network tickets, so we observed first hand why we needed to add Wireshark into our toolset. We received in-depth instruction and training scenarios that demonstrated the effectiveness and power of the product, so we didn't spend any time reviewing competing products.
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Return on Investment
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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Open Source
  • Identifying bugs in the network has never been smooth and near-perfect.
  • Wireshark has made sure our equipment and software is working properly via analyzing network data.
  • Analysis of IP packets and Sip call flaws has saved us a lot of time and confident result.
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