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Download the Network Monitoring Software Buyer's Guide including reviews and more. Updated: September 2022

What is NetFort LANGuardian?
NetFort LANGuardian is deep packet inspection software for investigating, monitoring, and reporting on network and user activity. It is a passive network traffic analyzer, not inline and cannot have an impact on network performance. Gain layer 7 visibility without the need for expensive appliances.

NetFort LANGuardian was previously known as LANGuardian.

NetFort LANGuardian Customers
City of Armadale, NCG Group, King Faisal Hospital
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Archived NetFort LANGuardian Reviews (more than two years old)

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it_user172854 - PeerSpot reviewer
Research Special Projects Lead at a university with 501-1,000 employees
Vendor
Cost effective but when we originally purchased LANGuardian, some features needed further development.

What is most valuable?

The ability to detect and decipher torrent traffic for the purpose of identifying what some refer to as "copyright violators".

How has it helped my organization?

Our CIO asked us to track down the source of undesired uploads, which trigger e-mails received by outside bodies regarding what they refer to as "copyright violations", and Languardian was the most efficient and effective tool for the job.

What needs improvement?

Sure, at the time we bought the product, the GUI and graphs/reports/pie charts etc ... were not fully developed.

For how long have I used the solution?

2.5 years

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What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

Minor, mainly due to the dynamic nature of the protocol, but that was nothing the support was not able to promptly address.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Minor, related to the underlying Unix operating system, which the developers addressed as well.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

None encountered.

How are customer service and support?

Customer Service:

Excellent.

Technical Support:

Excellent.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We did attempt to do the job using a DPI engine, but the product failed to deliver our requirements.

How was the initial setup?

It was a very simple set-up.

What about the implementation team?

It was done in-house.

What was our ROI?

Since it was used as a forensic rather than profit generating, what I can say is that it is very cost effective.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Nothing more than the usual power/cooling/space required by a 2U server.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

For the sake of confidentiality I can not disclose the name of other products, except, as mentioned above, that we attempted to use a DPI engine previously.

What other advice do I have?

Don't bother spending time stitching your own solution, because you will find that to be more expensive that this cost effective solution.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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it_user149688 - PeerSpot reviewer
Computer Network Specialist at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
Helps us detect security threats although it does takes a long time to load results.

What is most valuable?

Provides a detailed view of internet bandwidth consumption.

How has it helped my organization?

We can track users who misuse internet usage, it helps us detect security threats and more.

What needs improvement?

It takes a long time to load results. I think it would be great if they fix the slowness issue in the next release.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this product for more than 3 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with stability.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues with scalability.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: ExcellentTechnical Support: Excellent

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have the proxy server from BlueCoat, but we couldn't track the users who are not joined to the domain.

How was the initial setup?

It was simple and easy.

What about the implementation team?

We installed the product by ourself with the support from Netfort team.

What was our ROI?

I don't have a number, but it is very useful for us.

What other advice do I have?

If you are looking for a solid solution that can be easily deployed then I'd recommend considering Netfort solutions.
Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
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