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"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.""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."

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"Zabbix has a roadmap and they are continuously and frequently adding new features.""It's a very reliable platform and we've never had any issues regarding the scalability or the stability of Zabbix.""We are able to monitor our virtual infrastructure, virtual machines, windows servers, databases, and the network using a simple network management protocol. We are able to pull almost all the metrics that we want, receive notifications, and have them integrate with telegrams for certain devices that are critical, such as UPSs.""The solution is open-source, easy to manage, and user-friendly making it easy for anyone to use.""The best thing about Zabbix is the integration and the APIs that are included are very fast""We detect problems before the customer does and before it actually happens using the predictive functions in Zabbix.""The most valuable feature is monitoring.""Its overall flexibility is most valuable. When our customers have some custom applications that are not necessarily covered by the community or a standard monitoring tool, we use Zabbix to build our own modules with our own templates. This feature has been useful in using Zabbix for infrastructure and IT monitoring. It has also been useful for industrial equipment monitoring. Zabbix is very lightweight. It is efficient in terms of performance because it doesn't use a lot of resources."

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"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.""The system could be improved upon by adding a better and more powerful data processing engine."

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"The documentation gets a bit messy between versions and is not too detailed, which is a bit painful for first-timers, especially when they run into issues.""Zabbix isn't very good at automation just yet.""I think the reporting part of Zabbix can be improved in terms of more user-friendly graphics to display the collected data. Many simple users who don't know how to use Zabbix properly might get confused by the reporting, although at the same time it is very versatile for my company.""It could be more stable.""Zabbix claims that there is an auto-discovery process but my team member was facing difficulty and was told that it's not really automatic, and there are some manual steps.""The user interface could be better.""The only improvement I would suggest, revolves around its AI and ML capabilities.""An area for improvement would be the ease of doing aggregation from the value or different devices."

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  • "This is an open-source product that can be used free of charge."
  • "It is free."
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  • "I was using the free, Community Edition."
  • "We purchased Zabbix for a good price, including support"
  • "We are using the free, open-source version."
  • "It's an open-source solution that can be used free of charge."
  • "This solution is completely open-source, so it is quite affordable."
  • "Zabbix is free but if you use it in production then you have to pay for it."
  • "My manager is very happy because it doesn't cost anything."
  • "This is an open-source solution that can be used free of charge."
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    The most valuable feature is the protocol to manage anything.
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    The solution is completely open-source and free to use.
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    An area for improvement would be the ease of doing aggregation from the value or different devices.
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    Overview
    Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer.

    Zabbix is the ultimate enterprise-level software designed for real-time monitoring of millions of metrics collected from tens of thousands of servers, virtual machines and network devices. Zabbix is Open Source and comes at no cost.

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    Sample Customers
    Comversion, ADP, Talbots
    Bodybuilding.com, LLC., ITtelligent Consulting Services,Eltele AS, Total Server Solutions, LLC., ChinaNetCloud
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company33%
    Retailer11%
    Government11%
    Healthcare Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider28%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Educational Organization9%
    Government7%
    REVIEWERS
    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Educational Organization7%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider31%
    Computer Software Company24%
    Government7%
    Financial Services Firm5%
    Company Size
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    Small Business53%
    Midsize Enterprise12%
    Large Enterprise35%
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    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise22%
    Large Enterprise29%
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    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise50%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Find out what your peers are saying about Broadcom, Auvik, Wireshark and others in Network Troubleshooting. Updated: January 2022.
    564,643 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Wireshark is ranked 3rd in Network Troubleshooting with 3 reviews while Zabbix is ranked 1st in Network Monitoring Software with 44 reviews. Wireshark is rated 10.0, while Zabbix is rated 8.0. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Zabbix writes "Very mature, easy to scale, and free to use". Wireshark is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios XI, Colasoft Capsa and SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer, whereas Zabbix is most compared with Nagios XI, Centreon, Splunk, Nagios Core and SolarWinds NPM.

    We monitor all Network Troubleshooting reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.