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NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. NetBrain
May 2020
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"Enables maps to be drawn out.""This product has good network monitoring and troubleshooting capabilities.""NetBrain is a very simple tool."

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"The stability of this product is ok.""We've saved a lot of time in triaging. We have found root cause identities on packet captures and have been able to feed that information back to a specific vendor, because a lot of our technology is emerging. So, we're able to give that feedback to our vendors and have them solve the problems that they need to fix, and they have the evidence to do so.""The installation process is straightforward.""The solution transforms packet wire data into real-time data that is actionable. It helps us with faster detection of issues and allows us to create alerts.""It's a consolidated, single tool that talks to multiple platforms. It's not vendor-proprietary; it's independent. It provides interoperability with different products, whether they are routing products, switching products, wireless, wired, load balancing, or proxy. It works with anything you can name.""The quick drill-down views are similar to Wireshark views. Those are quite nice, with the views on how you interpret some of the data. The granularity of how far you can drill down into milliseconds or microseconds is a very nice feature. It actually stores quite a lot of data in its database.""The ability of the dashboards is useful for discover, mapping and understanding of application behaviour.""If a lot of traffic from one site is hitting AWS Cloud or the data center, then we want to know which client is utilizing the most bandwidth. We will work with nGeniusONE to troubleshoot the issue."

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Cons
"Each device needs to be configured to allow NetBrain to poll for the information it needs, which can be very time-consuming for a large network.""The IP interface brief isn't consistent.""The solution could integrate more automation."

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"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.""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.""They can improve still on the workflows, document their workflows that are commonly used... We don't know some of the workflows yet, and it's not something that you can just read up in the manual. There is some stuff in the help manual and online, but it's to a point where you need to purchase extra training and services from them. You can't just go and read up on it yourself and learn from A to Z...""I would like to see improvement in the user experience. It's hard to manage it. We need a dedicated, highly-qualified person, compared to similar tools. Obviously, it's in a higher bracket, salary-wise. That's something the NETSCOUT team needs to focus on. It's a completely niche-skill technology, where we need to have the skills to manage, maintain, and deploy it.""Initial setup was complex.""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.""The solution could do more for security. It should offer more security-related features.""The initial deployment is tedious and requires a lot of build, deployment and configuration time. Experience is key to a successful deployment."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "Licensing is based on a per-device basis, which means that it can get very expensive if you have a large number of devices."
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  • "Licensing is flexible, it's not tied to anything else. We can easily switch up the licensing piece... Obviously, NETSCOUT is a little bit in the higher range, but it gives you value for money. You get what you pay for."
  • "Make sure you get the low down on your licensing and understand the licensing requirements before making a purchase, especially when it comes to an upgrade. Make sure that it suits your needs before you commit to it. For example, we purchased ATA at version 6.2.1. At that time, the licensing covered everything we need. NETSCOUT comes out with 6.2.2, stating that in order to upgrade, you had to purchase CyberStream licensing. Now that requires some additional funding from both a capital investment and a maintenance cost. That's something that should have been said, "Well, if you want these additional features, you will need to purchase these CyberStreams." Otherwise, we should be allowed to continue on the basic operations as it is now through the newer releases without being stuck."
  • "This solution has saved us more than $50,000 a month and freed up 30 percent of our bandwidth."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:NetBrain is a very simple tool.
    Top Answer:The solution is licensing and on-premises. You need to download the software and enable the license on any X86 machine server. We pay a yearly subscription fee. It's economical. It was not very… more »
    Top Answer:NetBrain is a very simple tool, however, it's not an NDR. It doesn't have the capabilities to run PCAPs and so on. The solution could integrate more automation. If the product has to be evolved, it… more »
    Top Answer:There is a need to reduce the complexity of this solution.
    Top Answer:My primary use case of this solution is the monitoring of network devices, security devices, servers, and so on.
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    Also Known As
    NETSCOUT nGenius, nGeniusONE
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    Overview

    Managing today’s networks with yesterday’s manual processes is no longer a viable solution. NetBrain’s network automation platform provides actionable insights into your network to help you make better and faster decisions - particularly when you’re troubleshooting, securing, and making changes to the network.

    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.
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    Find out how nGeniusONE can help you to gain greater visibility into your network and keep things running as they should. Contact NETSCOUT to get more information.


    Sample Customers
    CompuCon, TD Ameritrade, Move Inc.
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    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government9%
    REVIEWERS
    Comms Service Provider39%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Company Size
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise69%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise2%
    Large Enterprise88%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Buyer's Guide
    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. NetBrain
    May 2020
    Find out what your peers are saying about NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. NetBrain and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
    607,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    NetBrain is ranked 7th in Network Troubleshooting with 3 reviews while NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is ranked 13th in Network Monitoring Software with 8 reviews. NetBrain is rated 7.0, while NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of NetBrain writes "Some inconsistencies which have improved recently; ability to draw out maps is a big time saver ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE writes "Granularity of drill-downs into microseconds is helpful, but common workflows need better documentation". NetBrain is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Cisco DNA Center, ThousandEyes and IBM SevOne Network Performance Management, whereas NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is most compared with Gigamon, SolarWinds NPM, Dynatrace, AppDynamics and Ixia Network Packet Brokers. See our NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. NetBrain report.

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