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Pros
"It is a very valuable tool. It goes out and does a discovery, which is a great process of it. You could have something like a rogue DHCP server, and it will identify it, and then you can see to which switch port it is connected. It is quite an impressive tool. I really liked it because you didn't have to install an agent on anything. It would just go out and do its discovery. For me, that's great."

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"Being able to dissect email data and figure out what is inside email messages was the most valuable feature. Such a feature is pretty helpful for an ongoing forensic investigation or when there is a potential insider threat that you are trying to investigate. It allows you to see the network activity of the users you are investigating. It also gives you more visibility into your network. It was very easy to set up. There is a lot of information out there on Google and YouTube about how to use it. There is also community support. If you have any trouble, it is pretty easy to find an answer online. You will have to do some digging only if you have a very specific use case.""It has a good syntax to put the commands in and get information out of.""I use the filters very often, to determine what type of traffic I am looking for. The use of filter allows traffic to be segmented so that a value can be looked at individually apart from the other traffic."

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Cons
"Its price can be improved. Their support can also be improved a little bit. In terms of features, it did everything I wanted it to do. With more features, I would have to start installing network agents or something else, and I don't want to have to install anything. This was the value for me about this device."

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"The system could be improved upon by adding a better and more powerful data processing engine.""The only thing that I don't like is sometimes there is an update, and something that I was using is either no longer there or it has changed.""Its user interface was a little less friendly. They can make its user interface a little bit more friendly. It is for technical people, and most of the technical people would be able to figure it out, but it would be good to improve its user interface. They can maybe build artificial intelligence into it. Currently, it takes a lot of manpower to analyze and dissect all the data."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Its price was a bit excessive. The device that I had died. It is under warranty, and they want $20,000 for another one. I just don't want to spend that kind of money, so I'm trying to find an alternate solution. They have annual maintenance on it, which probably was 10% a year, so it all starts to add up."

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"This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge.""It is free."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It is a very valuable tool. It goes out and does a discovery, which is a great process of it. You could have something like a rogue DHCP server, and it will identify it, and then you can see to which… more »
Top Answer: Its price was a bit excessive. The device that I had died. It is under warranty, and they want $20,000 for another one. I just don't want to spend that kind of money, so I'm trying to find an… more »
Top Answer: Its price can be improved. Their support can also be improved a little bit. In terms of features, it did everything I wanted it to do. With more features, I would have to start installing network… more »
Top Answer: Being able to dissect email data and figure out what is inside email messages was the most valuable feature. Such a feature is pretty helpful for an ongoing forensic investigation or when there is a… more »
Top Answer: Its user interface was a little less friendly. They can make its user interface a little bit more friendly. It is for technical people, and most of the technical people would be able to figure it out… more »
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Overview

OptiView XG is the first network analysis tablet designed specifically for the network engineer. It combines critical functions necessary to automate root-cause analysis of both wired and wireless network performance issues – whether network or application related to reduce time for problem identification. OptiView XG supports repeatable, effective troubleshooting – whether pre- or post-deployment.

Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer.
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Sample Customers
XG is used in all industries. Example customers include: Republic National Distributing Company, Titelive, CitiGroup, Los Angeles Unified School District, Saudi German Hospital, DeKalb County Schools, Valdosta State University, The Everett Clinic, Bio-Reference, Miami-Dade Library, Mitel, Borsa Istanbul, Cimarex, Air National Guard Lowndes County, High Point City, Carrollton City Schools, Kern County, Pruitt Communications and Bosch Group.
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Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Manufacturing Company9%
Engineering Company9%
Transportation Company9%
Healthcare Company9%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company25%
Comms Service Provider12%
Government12%
Healthcare Company6%
REVIEWERS
Computer Software Company33%
Retailer11%
Government11%
Healthcare Company11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider29%
Computer Software Company18%
Educational Organization8%
Government7%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise65%
REVIEWERS
Small Business53%
Midsize Enterprise12%
Large Enterprise35%
Find out what your peers are saying about Broadcom, Auvik, Wireshark and others in Network Troubleshooting. Updated: November 2021.
555,139 professionals have used our research since 2012.

OptiView XG is ranked 7th in Network Troubleshooting with 1 review while Wireshark is ranked 3rd in Network Troubleshooting with 3 reviews. OptiView XG is rated 10.0, while Wireshark is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of OptiView XG writes "A valuable, impressive, and portable product that saves time and has great scalability and stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Wireshark writes "Filters enable traffic to be segmented so that a value can be looked at individually apart from the other traffic". OptiView XG is most compared with NetAlly EtherScope nXG, NETSCOUT InfiniStreamNG, AirCheck, TruView and Zabbix, whereas Wireshark is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Zabbix, Nagios XI and Colasoft Capsa.

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