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Which version of Observer is right for you?
 
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Observer Standard
Observer Expert
Observer Suite
Observer is available in three versions: Standard, Expert, and Suite. This section lists what features are available in each one.
 
Note: Because the functionality of Observer versions is additive, all features of Observer Standard are in Observer Expert. Similarly,Observer Suite includes the features of both Observer Standard and Observer Expert.
 
 
Observer Standard allows you to discover your network, capture and decode network traffic, and use real-time statistics to solve problems within networks and network applications.
 
 
Observer Expert allows you to discover your network, capture and decode network traffic, and use real-time statistics to solve network problems. Observer Expert is also the first offering of Observer to include advanced analysis tools for graphically viewing network conversations, analyzing server response time, VoIP, and much more.
 
 
Observer Suite allows you to discover your network, capture and decode network traffic, and use real-time statistics to solve network problems. Observer Suite also includes advanced analysis tools for graphically viewing network conversations, analyzing server response time, and VoIP. Suite is also the first offering of Observer to include SNMP device management, support for RMON, and advanced reporting options.
 
Table 1. Comparing Observer versions
 
Standard
Expert
Suite
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Find Virus and Hack Signatures
X
X
X
Statistical Drill Down
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
    Top Talkers
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
   Comparison Reports
X
X
X
    Ready-Made Reports
X
X
X
    Custom Reports
X
X
X
    Report Scheduler
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
SRTP Support
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
   Web pages
X
X
   Email
X
X
   Instant messages
X
X
   VoIP
X
X
   HTTP-transferred files
X
X
X
X
   Over 600 Experts
X
X
   Expert Summary
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
   Citrix
X
X
   DHCP
X
X
   DNS
X
X
   FIX
X
X
   FTP
X
X
   HTTP
X
X
   LDAP
X
X
   MS Exchange
X
X
   MS Networking (SMB)
X
X
   Oracle
X
X
   POP3
X
X
   SMTP
X
X
   SNMP
X
X
   SQL
X
X
   Telnet
X
X
   VoIP
X
X
X
X
X
X
   Call Detail Records
X
X
   Aggregate Call Summaries
X
X
   Over 70 VoIP metrics
X
X
   Over 50 VoIP Experts
X
X
   QoS Metrics
X
X
   MOS, R-Factor
X
X
   SRTP support
X
X
VoIP Systems Supported
X
X
   Avaya
X
X
   Cisco
X
X
   Mitel
X
X
   Nortel
X
X
   Siemens
X
X
   ShoreTel
X
X
MPLS Monitoring
X
X
X
X
NetFlow Collector
X
X
Video monitoring
X
X
X
X
End-user experience monitoring
X
X
X
X
X
RMON Support
X
X
Observer Standard
Created: 2013-04-18
Observer Standard allows you to discover your network, capture and decode network traffic, and use real-time statistics to solve problems within networks and network applications.
 
Note: Because the functionality of Observer versions is additive, all features of Observer Standard are in Observer Expert. Similarly,Observer Suite includes the features of both Observer Standard and Observer Expert.
Visit the Related Topics below to visit documentation of popular Observer Standard features.
 
Observer Expert
Created: 2013-04-18
Observer Expert allows you to discover your network, capture and decode network traffic, and use real-time statistics to solve network problems. Observer Expert is also the first offering of Observer to include advanced analysis tools for graphically viewing network conversations, analyzing server response time, VoIP, and much more.
 
Note: Because the functionality of Observer versions is additive, all features of Observer Standard are in Observer Expert. Similarly,Observer Suite includes the features of both Observer Standard and Observer Expert.
Visit the Related Topics below to visit documentation of popular Observer Expert features.
 
Observer Suite
Created: 2013-04-18
Observer Suite allows you to discover your network, capture and decode network traffic, and use real-time statistics to solve network problems. Observer Suite also includes advanced analysis tools for graphically viewing network conversations, analyzing server response time, and VoIP. Observer Suite is also the first offering of Observer to include SNMP device management, support for RMON, and advanced reporting options.
 
Note: Because the functionality of Observer versions is additive, all features of Observer Standard are in Observer Expert. Similarly,Observer Suite includes the features of both Observer Standard and Observer Expert.
Visit the Related Topics below to visit documentation of popular Observer Suite features.