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NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. Riverbed AppResponse
May 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. Riverbed AppResponse and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
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Pros
"The stability of this product is ok.""The installation process is straightforward.""The ability of the dashboards is useful for discover, mapping and understanding of application behaviour.""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 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.""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.""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.""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."

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"The most valuable feature is performance monitoring.""We really like the scalability capabilities.""When it comes to the ability to scale up the product, this is suitable for small medium and large environments,"

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Cons
"The solution could do more for security. It should offer more security-related features.""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.""The initial deployment is tedious and requires a lot of build, deployment and configuration time. Experience is key to a successful deployment.""Initial setup was complex.""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...""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.""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."

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"Technical support needs to be more responsive.""The pricing is on the higher side of things. If they could lower it, that would be ideal.""The AI features should be addressed in respect of the analysis and intelligence that must be supported and delivered in the tool to predigest the large amounts of data."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "The price is a little bit high, especially because we have to pay an import tax."
  • "The solution is no more expensive than other products."
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    Also Known As
    NETSCOUT nGenius, nGeniusONE
    OPNET SteelCentral AppResponse, ACE Live, OPNET, AppResponse Xpert
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    Overview
    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.

    Riverbed® AppResponse delivers full stack application analysis—from packets to web pages to end-user experience—letting you observe all network and application interactions as they cross the wire, whether they are encrypted or not. Using powerful, flexible network and application analytics and workflows, AppResponse speeds problem diagnosis and resolution, helping you get to answers fast

    Offer
    Proactively manage your network traffic

    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.


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    Sample Customers
    Cerner Corporation
    N11.com, OneMain Financial, China Bank, Halkbank, Kaust
    Top Industries
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    Comms Service Provider39%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Government6%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company24%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Government10%
    Company Size
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    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise2%
    Large Enterprise88%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise53%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise70%
    Buyer's Guide
    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. Riverbed AppResponse
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. Riverbed AppResponse and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    607,127 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is ranked 13th in Network Monitoring Software with 8 reviews while Riverbed AppResponse is ranked 31st in Network Monitoring Software with 3 reviews. NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is rated 7.6, while Riverbed AppResponse is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of NETSCOUT nGeniusONE writes "Granularity of drill-downs into microseconds is helpful, but common workflows need better documentation". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Riverbed AppResponse writes "A scalable, and stable solution for one's capacity and debugging needs ". NETSCOUT nGeniusONE is most compared with Gigamon, SolarWinds NPM, Dynatrace, AppDynamics and NETSCOUT vSTREAM, whereas Riverbed AppResponse is most compared with Dynatrace, AppDynamics, SolarWinds NPM, ThousandEyes and Cisco Stealthwatch. See our NETSCOUT nGeniusONE vs. Riverbed AppResponse report.

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