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We performed a comparison between Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline and NETSCOUT nGeniusONE based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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Pros
"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.""The most valuable feature is NetFlow.""The most valuable feature for improving network visibility with Gigamon is the packet filtering capability.""The solution is straightforward to set up.""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 offers straightforward integration."

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"The valuable features include packet analysis, packet capture, and [that] it's easy to use.""It is an easy-to-scale platform.""It is a scalable product.""Network faults are easily and quickly identified through dashboards and drill down.""The support is good.""The most valuable feature of this solution is being able to drill down into any kind of troubles that are reported to us, by use of identifiers.""It is a scalable solution.""The solution helps us get to root cause quickly by using the Media Monitor to help identify QoS mismatches for voice calls on the network."

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"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.""Its filtering feature needs improvement.""They should increase the solution's cluster capacity.""It only inspects a specific kind of traffic. There should be different kinds of use cases.""The security should be improved.""In terms of improvement, while the initial setup is not overly complicated, we did encounter a few issues.""The graphical user interface could be improved."

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"Another thing that would help out is if they packaged the NetFlow monitor into nGeniusONE. Their NetFlow monitor works with nGeniusONE where you can actually get the netflow of pretty much anything you hook it up to. But it's a separate box that you have to buy. If there was a way that could package that into nGeniusONE, it would be a complete package straight out of the box.""Trying to set up dashboards is hard to figure out at times, if you don't do it every day. It's not really intuitive to set them all up... If there were a wizard to take us through, step-by-step, creating dashboards and the like, that would be really helpful.""The stability is only fair. It goes down a lot.""Initial setup was complex.""There are so many features that it makes it hard to know it all. You end up paying for things that you don't use and probably don't even need. It might be better if Netscout came up with a modular way to pay for what you're going to use and not pay for all of this "white elephant" without being able to take advantage of all of it.""I would love to have them reassemble fragmented packets. That would be a very big plus in my book.""There was a point in GTP where we were creating services on nodes and after that we wanted to have services on APN. We can't have both... There are some limitations with these types of things. When we would like to use a feature, we have to remove another one.""NETSCOUT nGeniusONE can improve the detection of what area of the infrastructure could be having an issue, such as an application, server, or network. It needs to find evidence of a fault."

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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:The most valuable feature is that it is in line with the traffic. It already captures the raw traffic itself and then filters it, giving us the correct image. Some other companies may just extract… more »
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    Also Known As
    Gigamon, GigaSecure
    NETSCOUT nGenius, nGeniusONE
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    Overview

    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
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    Financial Services Firm43%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Media Company14%
    Security Firm14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company17%
    Government7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
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    Comms Service Provider35%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company11%
    Government11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Financial Services Firm17%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Government9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise73%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise73%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise72%
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    Gigamon Deep Observability Pipeline is ranked 11th in Event Monitoring with 7 reviews while NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is ranked 27th 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 Big Switch Networks, whereas NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is most compared with Dynatrace, ThousandEyes, AppDynamics, SolarWinds NPM and Pico Corvil Analytics.

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