AppNeta by Broadcom vs vRealize Network Insight comparison


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Categories and Ranking

Juniper Mist Premium Analytics
Ranking in Network Monitoring Software
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Ranking in other categories
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AppNeta by Broadcom
Ranking in Network Monitoring Software
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Ranking in other categories
Cloud Monitoring Software (17th), DX NetOps (3rd)
vRealize Network Insight
Ranking in Network Monitoring Software
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IT Infrastructure Monitoring (23rd)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Network Monitoring Software category, the mindshare of Juniper Mist Premium Analytics is 0.4%, down from 0.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of AppNeta by Broadcom is 0.7%, up from 0.6% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of vRealize Network Insight is 1.1%, down from 1.2% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
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Featured Reviews

Shiva_Prasad - PeerSpot reviewer
Jan 25, 2024
A cloud solution for warehousing with a troubleshooting feature
The initial setup is straightforward. It's based on user requirements. We also conduct heat mapping using a couple of tools. The only requirement is to understand the technical or configuration aspects from the user's end and then configure it. Mist takes no more than 15 to 20 minutes for a particular deployment. You need to understand the end user's environment and have a concrete plan on whether it's a greenfield installation or an existing one, considering the density and height. Based on that, we need to develop a passive heat map. Then, you need to discuss with the user to understand exactly what needs to be configured and what they require in their environment. Based on that, you can proceed with the installation. Additionally, you can perform post-installation heat mapping to ensure it matches the earlier heat map. I rate the initial setup an eight out of ten, where one is difficult, and ten is easy.
Dec 2, 2022
Helps us act proactively, cutting down on tickets, and determine if an issue is on application or ISP side
The usage feature is very good. It provides the users of applications, the details of who is using the network, and which application when there was a huge usage of bandwidth. We have 2,000-plus applications registered, including Netflix, Facebook, et cetera. So we can monitor the usage of anyone who is trying to access them and take necessary actions to make sure that the bandwidth is not over-utilized. AppNeta also provides visibility into managed and unmanaged networks. For an end-user to do their daily work, they need to access either a SaaS or on-prem application, or maybe it is in a data center. If there is some issue with that application, they can't get their work done. The IT team can install software on the end-user's laptop to continuously monitor things and get complete visibility, from the end-user perspective, into where exactly the problem is. In addition, we get complete, hop-by-hop visibility into the internet and we can know how much latency is taking place from one hop to another. That way, we know whether a particular hop belongs to the ISP, or that it is something owned by our own client's office, or is something to do with the SaaS network. And we can do active synthetic monitoring of any application or of the network to get what the delivery and the experience are like. That definitely provides us with proactive monitoring where it keeps checking the network with respect to an application and with respect to network latencies. It can alert us about any abnormal activities based on thresholds that are configured. We also monitor everything that is passing through a SPAN port, whatever is going to the core switch. We span everything out and then we put it into AppNeta. The application reads everything and knows who's using what and can give us details about that. This helps us know that the network is functioning properly and that it is not over-utilized in terms of bandwidth.
Mar 9, 2023
Provides deep analytical insights and makes migrations efficient with dependency mapping
I'm a consultant. I'm consulting and setting it up for my clients. I don't have one running in my environment. Its use cases include: Deeper analytical insights into network traffic. Ability to troubleshoot network performance issues within the environment. NSXT, micro-segmentation…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"We can manage the entire system across the network and troubleshoot the pain points."
"The single dashboard is a valuable feature."
"This solution helps prove that, if we move to cloud, we'll still be as effective as we are on-premises."
"The solution's technical support is very good."
"A lot of times one of the AppNeta transactions showed that there is an issue, whereas everything seemed to be working properly. Once we dug into it, we realized that it really was highlighting a problem that otherwise we would not have seen."
"Delivery and experience are valuable. The usage in terms of the traffic application captures and other similar things is also valuable."
"The product helps us understand networks and user experience. It helps us to understand the issues."
"The main feature that we use is what they call Delivery, which is the testing of network paths end-to-end."
"We get complete, hop-by-hop visibility into the internet and we can know how much latency is taking place from one hop to another. That way, we know whether a particular hop belongs to the ISP, or that it is something owned by our own client's office, or is something to do with the SaaS network."
"We're a smaller company so it automates a lot of the tasks and lets us focus in on building out our own solution. It's quicker, there is less building of manual solutions, and less downtime. It allows our developers to quickly develop, get provisioning done, de-provisioning, etc; the stuff that you would expect to be able to make it streamlined."
"It has really tightened down the security. That was something that we were lacking. It has also given us deep visibility into our network. We can really get down and see all of the traffic within the data center, between the VMs, between the applications, database servers, other application servers, web servers. We can identify everything that is communicating, and we can see it all on one product."
"The most valuable feature for us is that insight into what our network is really doing - it's a fairly complex network. Not having to go through thousands of lines of network configuration to find firewall ports that were open or closed, for various ports, was very valuable. It went out and found everything we need very quickly."
"It is user-friendly. It's pretty simple to deploy and to run. It gives you pretty easy-to-understand reports, very graphically intense, so you can visualize what's going on in your network."
"It helps a lot because, until now, we didn't have the tools to figure out the micro level, VM-to-VM kind of traffic; that was not in the current environment. We could not figure out VM-to-VM communication from the other tools. This is the tool which gives us end-to-end transparency."
"It gives the visibility that was either broken or there in pieces only. This solution provides a unified view of the whole system, back and forth. It has helped to reduce time to value, increase performance, more easily manage networks, and provide deep visibility."
"compare-to-competition; I would recommend the product. I don't think there is any other product like this on the market right now."
"The most valuable feture is NetFlow to help us understand how VMs communicate with each other over ports that are known and ports that are also unknown to us. Our company is a security company, so it's very important for us to know exactly which VMs are doing what at all times."


"The Wi-Fi side needs improvement."
"The technical support needs improvement."
"Instead of integrating with other people, they should expand their interior capabilities."
"AppNeta by Broadcom needs to add more features to its dashboards. It also needs to work on providing out-of-the-box reports."
"Having to deal with configuring the end devices using a USB stick is a bit cumbersome. It would be nice if there was a better way of handling that."
"I would like to see some advanced dashboard features. It could also be integrated with third-party tools. For example, an integration with a reporting solution would be helpful. Out-of-the-box, there are few dashboards or reports. What it does have is useful, but there should be additional dashboards."
"Cloud monitoring could be better. That's one of the biggest pain points for me. I have shared this feedback with them multiple times, but they're limited to some extent. That's one area where I've seen a problem."
"I think some of the product's documentation has shortcomings and needs improvement."
"They should try and make diagnostics run a bit quicker. When the problem occurs on a network, AppNeta runs automatic diagnostics on the end-to-end path. The path it was testing only to the destination, it now runs the same test to all of the devices and all the intermediate devices. Depending on the number of intermediate devices, it can take several minutes to run. If we're trying to find or diagnose a problem that only lasts two or three minutes, it may be that the diagnostics is still running by the time the problem is cleared. The only thing, which I have also mentioned to AppNeta in the past, is that there should be much faster and much more lightweight diagnostics, which can be completed within 30 seconds or one minute, rather than in 5 to 10 minutes."
"When we talk about those micro-segmentation rules, there's an Export function. It is very macro-segmentation oriented instead. So if you choose an application, it will find the tiers within that application and say that it's communicating on, say, port 80 to a separate VLAN. There might be 200 machines in that other VLAN. You don't want to open port 80 at all of them. So we need a lot more granularity in those suggested firewall rules."
"The UI, even though once you get to know it, it's easier, still it's hard to figure out by yourself. You have to go read, watch videos. It has a lot of data on it. So that is an issue."
"The solution can be improved by making it more compatible with other brands, allowing for better integration."
"I want to be able to monitor a network flow that is approximately two weeks back, but I haven't found an easy way to do this."
"There's enough information there, especially in the visualizations, but I would love to see this in a kiosk mode, where I could have a dashboard for interested stakeholders to see and appreciate what's going on. Then, moving on to a more practical level for our Help Desk, our operations team could benefit by seeing, in real-time, a visual view of the network."
"It just needs to be more reliable and more accurate. At some point, there are some things where it does not match properly."
"The compatibility with each and every component of the infrastructure is the main thing that I am looking for. I would like them to make sure that it's compatible with different kinds of storage systems, etc. I have seen the compatibility list. I feel it can be more compatible than it is right now."
"I would like to see more interoperability on the firewall and low balancer sides."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The solution is expensive."
"The small probe is probably around $3,000 and the very large probe that they make for massive data centers might be $50,000 or $60,000. It's a subscription model, so the payment is per year."
"It's worth the money."
"I inherited this from a different version, and I haven't yet gone through a renewal because we had purchased three years upfront. So, to me, that still remains to be seen. Once it comes up for renewal, we'll see what happens. Especially because now it is Broadcom, it is going to change anyway."
"I find the solution's price to be fairly good."
"We typically don't get involved in the commercial side, but the list price is probably something like $3,000 for a small probe. However, that gives all of the features that the probe can do, whether or not you use them. In the old days, up until two or three years ago, each of the separate features was a separately licensable module so that you could add things that you wanted, and you didn't have to add things that you didn't want. They've changed all that now, and everything the probe can do is a part of the base license."
"Broadcom software is always a little expensive because they provide quality."
"AppNeta by Broadcom is not expensive."
"They should include the product in NSX because it's important to have it for deployment."
"Cost always has room for improvement, you could always make it cheaper. But I think it's a good value for what you pay for it."
"The solution has reduced the time that we spend on other products. For example, with NSX, we were able to quickly find things that we would normally spend days trying to figure out."
"It reduces costs. It takes something that may be challenging and makes it more usable and visual by being able to bring in tools, seeing what their impact is, such as microsegmentation and application rationalization, and seeing it quickly."
"We have spent less time investigating network flows, so it is absolutely cost-effective."
"It has brought more money into our company."
"vRealize Network Insight is expensive."
"It's an expensive product because we have a lot of nodes."
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Questions from the Community

What do you like most about Juniper Mist Premium Analytics?
We can manage the entire system across the network and troubleshoot the pain points.
What open source tool can one use to measure bandwidth from one's upstream service provider?
One I am looking closely at is AppNeta. They have an appliance that can digest the flow and do a better job than N...
What do you like most about AppNeta?
The product helps us understand networks and user experience. It helps us to understand the issues.
What do you like most about vRealize Network Insight?
The tool's ease of configuration and use and the availability of information and artifacts through professional servi...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for vRealize Network Insight?
I rate vRealize Network Insight's pricing a seven point five out of ten.
What needs improvement with vRealize Network Insight?
The IT infrastructure industry is expected to evolve towards a hybrid cloud model in the next five to ten years. In t...

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Ebay, Citrix, National Instruments, Marriott, AT&T, Bon-Ton, McDonald's, Netflix, PayPal, Uber, QAD
NTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
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