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We performed a comparison between Meraki Dashboard and NETSCOUT vSTREAM based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Monitoring Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed Meraki Dashboard vs. NETSCOUT vSTREAM report (Updated: September 2022).
633,572 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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  • "My view is that it's expensive, but it's the best."
  • "The price of Meraki Dashboard is not expensive because knowing that it is a cloud-based solution has its benefits."
  • "Licensing for Meraki Dashboard is paid every year, and it's on a per-device model that costs roughly $300 to $400 per device, but that comes with full support and troubleshooting, etc. Compared to similar products, Meraki Dashboard is quite high-end, but the costs you pay are all-in."
  • "I’m not sure of the exact cost, however, it’s my understanding the Meraki WiFi is around $800. That’s for a three-year license. It’s about $150 a year."
  • "The Meraki Dashboard has more competitive pricing."
  • "You don't have to pay for the dashboard."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Some of the features I have found valuable are the ease of access, simple configuration, and monitoring.
    Top Answer:Typically, the license model is for one, three, and five years. They can just be a bit more flexible around it and look into providing an option for 24 months.
    Top Answer:There are some issues with the NAT configuration, it is now impossible to some operations with the solution. I would like to see a VPN feature in a future release that supports tunnelling.
    Top Answer:vSTREAM gives us better visibility and reporting about our network infrastructure, allowing for cost-optimization.
    Top Answer:I would like to see improvements made to the user guide. From my personal experience, it is helpful to see a list of steps describing what to do next in different situations. An example is what to do… more »
    Top Answer:We are a solution provider and this is one of the products that we implement for our clients. It is used for managing traffic that is coming in and our of virtual environments like VMware. We can data… more »
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    Also Known As
    vSTREAM
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    Overview

    The dashboard that hosts all of the information around the Meraki product data.

    The vSTREAM virtual appliance complements existing Adaptive Session Intelligence (ASI)-based instrumentation to provide the same level of visibility within virtualized and cloud infrastructures that is already possible in physical environments. The vSTREAM virtual appliance is ideal for monitoring service-critical traffic running within virtualized or cloud infrastructures, either locally on a host or as an aggregation point for multiple hosts. With complete visibility across physical, virtual and cloud networks, the vSTREAM virtual appliance presents real-time views of end-to-end call trace data and network-wide KPIs, to protect the reliability and availability of networks and application services.

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    Sample Customers
    Coop eG, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Priefert Manufacturing, Century Care Management, Clifton College, Zürs Ski Resort, Capital FM Arena, MAXI Autohöfe
    Metropolitan Police Agency, Banpara, PropertyRoom.com
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Retailer13%
    Computer Software Company6%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government5%
    Manufacturing Company5%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm14%
    Government13%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise36%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise58%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Meraki Dashboard is ranked 9th in Network Monitoring Software with 14 reviews while NETSCOUT vSTREAM is ranked 69th in Network Monitoring Software. Meraki Dashboard is rated 9.0, while NETSCOUT vSTREAM is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Meraki Dashboard writes "Incredibly easy to use, great troubleshooting and prevention of malicious events". On the other hand, Meraki Dashboard is most compared with ThousandEyes, Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor and Auvik, whereas NETSCOUT vSTREAM is most compared with NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, Azure Network Watcher, vRealize Network Insight, Colasoft Capsa and Accedian Skylight.

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