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Netscout’s TruView monitoring system gives your IT department the perfect view of your network landscape. With the pulse hardware app, you can perform VoIP or HTTP network monitoring tests from specific remote locations and it will populate the analysis results into your console. This will give you perspective on how your sites are performing and detect any out of Service Level Agreement (SLA) performance even before users report it.
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PingPlotter was perfect for a before and after change related to network infrastructure. We were able to easily identify and pinpoint the hops where latency occurred and if it was related to our internal change or if it is external and out of our control. If the issue resided with the ISP we could open a ticket with them and provide the PingPlotter share link so the techs could see the results as well. The program gets the jobs done but could use some improvement related to an updated user interface.
Read full review Pros The app monitoring gives you the details to set different filters and do a quick identification of the root cause of the problem. Remarkable ability to store details of performance to analyze baselining, run advance troubleshooting, error detection and catalog by trends. The ability to sync with a device/interface whether is physical or virtual gives me the standpoint to set analysis upon network traffic across LAN or WAN and also get the insight of Cloud segments, setting the triggers to find out where the behavior changes to non-production traffic. Read full review Plotting pings over long periods of time. Visually displaying metrics such as uptime, packet loss and response times. It has an easy to use console. Read full review Cons Product features are sometimes overwhelming if the IT team is not used to this technology. For a small and mid-size company, the number of settings and work that is needed to implement the solution could be a long and exhausting process. A "lite" version of Visual TruView could help a lot to small sized environments looking to develop the solution. I would like to add some mitigation tools for simple/common problems that could be easily managed by a monitoring tool like Netscout TruView. Read full review learning curve of product took some time configurations to allow remote access can be improved security measures for remote access ? Read full review Support Rating
As mentioned before, our deployment success depended on their expertise. Recommendations and overall response from their support engineers was out of this world. We, as supporters ourselves, are very critical in regards to the response times and knowledge of support services representatives. Often they just want to resolve your ticket not caring about the result, or focus only on the performance review we could give them. That's a standard behavior in most overseas support centers. The TruView engineers and management cared about us, our needs, and how they delivered the help we needed.
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I have not had much contact with the PingPlotter support, only one time have I went to them and it was a positive experience. The questions I had were answered quickly and professionally. I have no issue with the experience I had with the Support team. This was from before and after the purchase of the product.
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Visual TruView is a solid competitor with solutions such as
, or SolarWinds NTA. Why we chose TruView was because it goes straight to what we were looking for, no hidden modules or subscriptions to secondaries licensing terms, to get the results that we were expecting. TruView takes it to another level.
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It didn’t come up to my expectations cause of Being
1. Less active 2. More pricey 3. Heavily weighted for our systems. On the contrary, PIngPlotter is entirely different from our prior experience as it is fast, active, reasonable price, and is very light for our systems. All this makes it a highly favorable tool for our company’s needs. Read full review Return on Investment Tool consolidation, an amazing GUI that shows the most from the very beginning helping the IT Teams to set their own dashboards according to their needs. When they meant one price tag, that's it! You won't get a headache after the purchase process is done. Better be ready to set the scales your organization requires because if you miss something in the design you could get an application size that overrides your initial budget. Read full review Great ROI, troubleshooting time has been reduced by 90% Network Discoveries used to take 2 to 3 hours and were inconsistent - now it is a matter of minutes lacks integration into our MSP toolkit, and we now use it as a stand alone product Read full review