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We performed a comparison between Observer GigaStor and Wireshark based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

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

To learn more, read our detailed Observer GigaStor vs. Wireshark report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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  • "This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge."
  • "It is free."
  • "Wireshark is free software, so you don't have to pay any licensing fee. Individual people can use it and then donate to Wireshark."
  • "Wireshark is free software, so you can download it and use it for free with no licensing fees."
  • "I am using the free version of this solution."
  • "Wireshark is open-source and free of charge."
  • "We're using the free version of Wireshark."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:This solution allows us to see exactly what is going on in the network and we can very quickly solve issues with users.
    Top Answer:I would like to have more than 4TB of storage available in the portable version of this solution. If you have a lot of data then you won't be able to save it all. You can monitor it, but not save it… more »
    Top Answer:We use this solution to generate metrics and get information about network traffic. It monitors both North-South and Easy-West traffic. This helps us to troubleshoot problems. For example, if a user… more »
    Top Answer:I find Wireshark a very useful tool. Its best feature is that it allows me to deeply understand what's going on at the packet level, as well as any adverse signatures that I can analyze. When I need… more »
    Top Answer:A room for improvement in Wireshark is its ease of use for beginners. It could be better. Another room for improvement in the tool is for it to provide more details about the traffic load. At the… more »
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    12th
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    6,294
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    12
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    8.9
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    Overview

    Observer GigaStor is a network analysis tool that comes in a variety of form factors, including rack mount, portable, and virtual. Capable of storing up to a petabyte of traffic for later analysis, GigaStor helps ensure optimal network and application performance.

    Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer.
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    Sample Customers
    Cisco Systems, Hawaiian Telecom, Renown Health, State of Nevada, U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Allstate Insurance, Jack Henry & Associates, United States Airforce, US Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Chicago Board Options Exchange
    Comversion, ADP, Talbots
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company21%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Integrator9%
    Retailer9%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Educational Organization9%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business57%
    Large Enterprise43%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business21%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise67%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise33%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Buyer's Guide
    Network Troubleshooting
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Auvik, Wireshark, Broadcom and others in Network Troubleshooting. Updated: September 2022.
    635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Observer GigaStor is ranked 12th in Network Troubleshooting while Wireshark is ranked 2nd in Network Troubleshooting with 12 reviews. Observer GigaStor is rated 0.0, while Wireshark is rated 9.0. On the other hand, the top reviewer of Wireshark writes "User-friendly with an easy setup and a nice interface". Observer GigaStor is most compared with Gigamon, Cisco Nexus Dashboard Data Broker and Ixia Network Packet Brokers, whereas Wireshark is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix, Nagios XI and AirMagnet Survey.

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