NETSCOUT vSTREAM vs vRealize Network Insight comparison

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"We can manage the entire system across the network and troubleshoot the pain points."

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"One of the valuable features is the packet decoding.""vSTREAM gives us better visibility and reporting about our network infrastructure, allowing for cost-optimization."


"The most valuable feature is the visualization. It's really handy to be able to classify network objects as with applications and see the interaction between them.""The most valuable feture is NetFlow to help us understand how VMs communicate with each other over ports that are known and ports that are also unknown to us. Our company is a security company, so it's very important for us to know exactly which VMs are doing what at all times.""The most valuable feature is being able to easily see the path that the VM traffic is taking, what ports are in use.""It allows you to see traffic that you couldn't otherwise see, which is traffic within your Layer 3-bounded network, meaning east-west traffic. It's hard to get that any other way.""It has definitely helped us to meet compliance rules by assuring that all traffic is going to where it's supposed to go. It can be used to report that you are in compliance, as well as helping you get into compliance.""It is user-friendly. It's pretty simple to deploy and to run. It gives you pretty easy-to-understand reports, very graphically intense, so you can visualize what's going on in your network.""The initial setup was straightforward.""One of the most valuable features is the ability to look at the traffic flows, to look at NetFlow data."

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"The Wi-Fi side needs improvement."

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"I would like for it to have a smaller footprint of the virtual appliance and better performance.""I would like to see improvements made to the user guide.""Room for improvement exists in filtering in the packet decode."


"There's enough information there, especially in the visualizations, but I would love to see this in a kiosk mode, where I could have a dashboard for interested stakeholders to see and appreciate what's going on. Then, moving on to a more practical level for our Help Desk, our operations team could benefit by seeing, in real-time, a visual view of the network.""I want to be able to monitor a network flow that is approximately two weeks back, but I haven't found an easy way to do this.""Support could be much better.""It needs to be a little easier to use and to understand the information it's putting out. That would make it more helpful. If you're not a network person you need to understand things like network policies and concepts. If you gave it to a regular admin, it would be nice if it were easier for them to pick up what is going on, understand the flows and whether or not stuff should be talking to each other, as opposed to just port groups and IP addresses.""While it's not exactly a feature, what normally happens when we are trying to look at the VM flow portion is - although Network Insight does have options to integrate a few physical switches into it - we can't really get an end-to-end flow of the network. We might be using a few switches that are not supported by Network Insight. That is where they can improve, in the support for more physical switches and network devices.""The UI, even though once you get to know it, it's easier, still it's hard to figure out by yourself. You have to go read, watch videos. It has a lot of data on it. So that is an issue.""The only issue we have is that the solution does not always capture the host names.""It just needs to be more reliable and more accurate. At some point, there are some things where it does not match properly."

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  • "The solution has helped us to reduce time, increase performance, reduce costs, and even easily manage networks. We are probably seeing 10 to 20 percent labor savings because we are able to be very specific and focused on what we want to do. It ends up saving the customer money and makes us be more efficient on our cost deliveries."
  • "It reduces costs. It takes something that may be challenging and makes it more usable and visual by being able to bring in tools, seeing what their impact is, such as microsegmentation and application rationalization, and seeing it quickly."
  • "Cost always has room for improvement, you could always make it cheaper. But I think it's a good value for what you pay for it."
  • "It's an expensive product because we have a lot of nodes."
  • "They should include the product in NSX because it's important to have it for deployment."
  • "The solution has reduced the time that we spend on other products. For example, with NSX, we were able to quickly find things that we would normally spend days trying to figure out."
  • "We have spent less time investigating network flows, so it is absolutely cost-effective."
  • "It has brought more money into our company."
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    Juniper Mist Premium Analytics is a comprehensive network analytics solution that provides organizations with valuable insights into their network performance and user experience. The primary use case of this product is to enable IT teams to proactively monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize their network infrastructure.

    The most valuable functionality of Juniper Mist Premium Analytics is its AI-driven insights and recommendations. Leveraging machine learning algorithms, it analyzes vast amounts of network data to identify anomalies, predict potential issues, and suggest remediation actions. This proactive approach helps organizations minimize network downtime, improve user experience, and optimize network performance.

    By providing real-time visibility into network performance, Juniper Mist Premium Analytics helps organizations quickly identify and resolve network issues. It offers detailed analytics on network traffic, application performance, and user behavior, allowing IT teams to pinpoint the root cause of problems and take immediate action. This not only reduces troubleshooting time but also enhances overall network reliability.

    Furthermore, Juniper Mist Premium Analytics enables organizations to optimize their network infrastructure. It provides insights into network capacity utilization, application usage patterns, and user behavior, allowing IT teams to make informed decisions about network design, resource allocation, and capacity planning. This helps organizations to ensure that their network is efficiently utilized and can support the growing demands of their users.

    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.

    VMware vRealize Network Insight delivers intelligent operations for software-defined networking and security. It helps customers build an optimized, highly-available and secure network infrastructure across multi-cloud environments. It accelerates micro-segmentation planning and deployment, enables visibility across virtual and physical networks and provides operational views to manage and scale VMware NSX deployments.
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    Metropolitan Police Agency, Banpara,
    NTTi3, VCIX-NV, VMware Networking and Security Business Unit, Illumio, CompuNet
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    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company8%
    Financial Services Firm21%
    Healthcare Company15%
    Manufacturing Company15%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise15%
    Large Enterprise63%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise25%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise70%
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    NETSCOUT vSTREAM is ranked 72nd in Network Monitoring Software while vRealize Network Insight is ranked 23rd in Network Monitoring Software with 44 reviews. NETSCOUT vSTREAM is rated 8.0, while vRealize Network Insight is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of NETSCOUT vSTREAM writes "Troubleshooting at the packet level helps us resolve issues more quickly". On the other hand, the top reviewer of vRealize Network Insight writes "Provides deep analytical insights and makes migrations efficient with dependency mapping". NETSCOUT vSTREAM is most compared with Azure Network Watcher, NETSCOUT InfiniStreamNG, Arista Data ANalyZer and NETSCOUT nGeniusONE, whereas vRealize Network Insight is most compared with ThousandEyes, VMware Aria Operations for Applications, Zabbix, AppNeta by Broadcom and SolarWinds NPM.

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