NETSCOUT TruView vs. TotalView

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
TruView
Score 8.0 out of 10
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NETSCOUT TruView is a unified network monitoring and APM tool. TruView is deployed as hardware on-premises, and it can automate capacity planning and environment discovery and configuration.N/A
TotalView
Score 7.3 out of 10
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PathSolution’s TotalView is a network performance monitoring tool. PathSolutions emphasizes the platform’s issue diagnostics and recommended remediation assistance as a key differentiator.N/A
Pricing
NETSCOUT TruViewTotalView
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
TruViewTotalView
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
NETSCOUT TruViewTotalView
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
NETSCOUT TruView
9.5
2 Ratings
14% above category average
TotalView
8.9
3 Ratings
8% above category average
Automated network device discovery10.02 Ratings9.23 Ratings
Network monitoring10.02 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation10.02 Ratings9.33 Ratings
Alerts10.02 Ratings8.63 Ratings
Network capacity planning10.02 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Packet capture analysis10.02 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Network mapping10.02 Ratings9.03 Ratings
Customizable reports5.12 Ratings8.23 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring10.02 Ratings9.11 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring10.02 Ratings8.63 Ratings
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User Ratings
NETSCOUT TruViewTotalView
Likelihood to Recommend
10.0
(2 ratings)
7.3
(4 ratings)
Support Rating
10.0
(2 ratings)
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User Testimonials
NETSCOUT TruViewTotalView
Likelihood to Recommend
NETSCOUT
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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PathSolutions
TotalView is well suited for an infrastructure where you are looking for a cost-effective, additive network management tool for in-depth device diagnostic information. This will not be a one-stop shop application, but it does what is advertised very well. SNMP is required for configuration and adding additional devices is quick and simple. This product also works well with Shoretel VoIP systems and allows for a full overview of connected phones along with being able to view calls on an extension/IP basis.
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Pros
NETSCOUT
  • 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.
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PathSolutions
  • The setup is fast and easy - 500 devices in 20 minutes.
  • The ability to go back a day or a week in time allows us to more easily troubleshoot the "what happened at 3 a.m. yesterday" question.
  • It gives us easily accessible stats for checks and balances like device types, counts, models, serial number etc.
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Cons
NETSCOUT
  • 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.
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PathSolutions
  • If you have some complexities in your network addressing, the network diagram tool will lay everything out automatically, but it will be confusing to look at. There is a way to edit the diagram so it looks more intuitive, but it may require some time to edit everything the right way.
  • TotalView will count virtual interfaces such as voice dial-peers and service modules as "ports," which counts against your license count. However, there is a way to edit each device to remove these "false positives" so it doesn't suck up licenses, but it can take some time to clean those up.
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Support Rating
NETSCOUT
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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PathSolutions
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Alternatives Considered
NETSCOUT
Visual TruView is a solid competitor with solutions such as SolarWinds NPM, Nagios, PRTG, 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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PathSolutions
The three tools listed do different things with some similarities. For us the biggest need was data analysis, semi-automatic troubleshooting, and data gathering and topology mapping. TotalView hit the most of these in the price point we were looking for. Each tool has "extras," but we felt that the extras provided by TotalView were good enough and that the other tools didn't justify the cost.
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Return on Investment
NETSCOUT
  • 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.
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PathSolutions
  • Wuite possibly the best spent money i have recommended in my 20+ year IT career.
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