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"The solution is straightforward to set up.""The most valuable feature for improving network visibility with Gigamon is the packet filtering capability.""The most valuable feature is NetFlow.""It offers straightforward integration.""The tool's most valuable feature is the encryption feature. From a security perspective, the solution hasn't significantly strengthened our security posture. However, it has greatly improved performance by streamlining encryption processes and avoiding encryption at multiple layers. This has also simplified troubleshooting, as we can whitelist certain processes.""It is a good product. It provides network visibility, which is important. Gigamon can bring some optimizations to my network. It is helpful for security inspection, and it makes my firewall work fast because my firewall doesn't have to do the inspection of the SSL connections, for example.""It has high stability."

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"It has versatility to correlate different traffic types and performance management statistics.""The VoLTE model, call search and Media Monitor were essential when we launched VoLTE. We're relying heavily on them to troubleshoot our VoLTE calls.""The installation process is straightforward.""It catches bigger issues on a weekly basis. That's how often we find something big enough that the only reason we know about it is because of the nGeniusONE. The bigger issues are mostly security-type issues: Odd traffic leaving our network or coming into it, that has found its way past a firewall.""The best feature is when we have it connected permanently via TAPs. That enables us to constantly collect data and then we can go back in time... To be able to rewind, back in time, and see the problem as it happened, is very helpful.""This solution provides us with increased visibility while conducting IT deployments. E.g., if we have devices which have overloaded or links which have saturated, then this tool tells us exactly what is going on with that link or device. Very few tools do it at this level for things like DDoS.""The most valuable feature of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is it helps customer to understand what risks are in their network. For example, if a customer has some wrong configurations. It could cost them some critical services to slow down.""The visual and graphical interfaces in the display that it provides for us to show our senior leadership. We can show them what is actually happening, instead of a spreadsheet."

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"The graphical user interface could be improved.""The security should be improved.""Its filtering feature needs improvement.""The Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline should have a feature showing the traffic flow within its platform. Currently, customers have to use separate tools for monitoring, which is inconvenient. If it had its visibility feature, it would make monitoring easier and more complete without needing extra tools.""It only inspects a specific kind of traffic. There should be different kinds of use cases.""In terms of improvement, while the initial setup is not overly complicated, we did encounter a few issues.""They should increase the solution's cluster capacity."

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"For individual subscriber tracings, sometimes it does not capture all the messages. There is a little bit of room for improvement there.""I would like more in-depth convergence between all the applications, especially when I look for information through a data mine.""NETSCOUT nGeniusONE's pricing is higher compared to the competitors. It is more than 15-18 percent of competitor costs. It also needs to add AI features.""In previous versions, we used to have an icon on the dashboard when the situation analysis would present an alert. It would be nice if that would be made available on the dashboard again. Something that could be customizable to only illuminate on certain applications.""Initially, we were having a lot of issues with bugs when using version 6.1.1. There were a lot of problems with the dashboard causing confusion. We worked with our SE and the NETSCOUT engineering team to fix the visibility with the data. There should be a patch release to fix this issue. However, this seems to be working fine for us right now after the 6.2.2 upgrade.""here is a big issue with the special way they use InfiniStream to store data.""The scalability needs some work. From a probe perspective, we are limited to a certain amount of throughput on the devices themselves. Without having actual hooks into the bare metal hardware for the solutions, it's a bit of a "thumb in the air" as to when we hit our capacity or when our high watermark is.""The product was lacking for awhile when they did the Arbor acquisition. I was waiting to see more security stuff, which they did eventually add, and is now impressive."

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  • "The solution is highly-priced."
  • "The solution's price is reasonable."
  • "I would rate the solution as expensive, around an eight or nine out of ten. There are other competitive solutions available."
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  • "If you are able and you are willing to use everything that Netscout provides to you, it's probably a relatively fair price. The problem is that it's such a large and such a complex tool that I'm not sure that many companies would be able to use it entirely, the way it's expected to be used."
  • "Like any company, we always want better pricing. The pricing is okay, but it's not a cheap solution. When you want to deploy it across an enterprise as large as ours, you go into seven figures. It's not a cheap solution to get out there."
  • "Their pricing is very competitive with other solutions... But what I like about NETSCOUT's licensing is that it's shared across all their platforms. They don't create a new licensing scheme for every one of their products. So for nGeniusONE, you buy a certain license level, and it works on all of their products."
  • "Cost is probably the biggest drawback. Compared to some of the newer vendors that have popped up in the space, it's definitely more on the expensive side... [But] it's been able to keep its value, even in the face of the cheaper competition."
  • "The biggest problem we have with this product is the expense."
  • "It can be expensive, but if you have a good configuration, based on what you are looking for, it's okay, it's manageable."
  • "It is very expensive, but it's well worth the money."
  • "It is a little overall pricey and expensive, but you get what you pay for."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature for improving network visibility with Gigamon is the packet filtering capability.
    Top Answer:In terms of improvement, while the initial setup is not overly complicated, we did encounter a few issues.
    Top Answer:We mostly use it for network visibility, security monitoring, and performance monitoring.
    Top Answer:I would say if it’s an ISP that will build a scrubbing center, Netscout/Arbor is a good solution. In all other solutions, Imperva is a great choice.
    Top Answer:Stability-wise, I rate the solution a ten out of ten.
    Top Answer:There is a need to make yearly payments towards the licensing charges attached to the product. The product may come across as a cheap tool for some, while it may seem costly for others.
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    Also Known As
    Gigamon, GigaSecure
    NETSCOUT nGenius, nGeniusONE
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    Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline is a comprehensive network visibility solution that provides real-time insights into network traffic. It offers SSL inspection and mobile network monitoring for traffic monitoring purposes. The solution optimizes networks, aids in security inspection, and improves firewall performance. It is praised for its performance, power, straightforward integration, stability, and ease of initial setup. 

    With Gigamon, organizations can gain complete visibility into their network traffic, identify potential threats, and take proactive measures to prevent them. The solution is ideal for organizations of all sizes, including enterprises, service providers, and government agencies.

    The nGenius Real-Time Monitor software provides you with tools to monitor and display information about your network both historically and in real time. The nGenius Real-Time Monitor software allows you to understand your current network usage and to plan for future needs. It also allows you to proactively troubleshoot problem areas in your network.
    Sample Customers
    Amica Insurance, College of William & Mary, Gamma, IntercontinentalExchange, OppenheimerFunds
    Cerner Corporation
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm43%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Media Company14%
    Security Firm14%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Comms Service Provider35%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise73%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline is ranked 10th in Event Monitoring with 7 reviews while NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is ranked 26th in Network Monitoring Software with 47 reviews. Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline is rated 8.6, while NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline writes "Stable solution with good technical support service". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE writes "We use it every day for the triaging of events, saving us a lot of time". Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline is most compared with Ixia Network Packet Brokers, Cisco Nexus Dashboard Data Broker, Arista Data ANalyZer, Cisco Secure Network Analytics and APCON, whereas NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is most compared with Dynatrace, ThousandEyes, AppDynamics, SolarWinds NPM and Pico Corvil Analytics.

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