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Pros
"The most valuable feature is the ability to put health checks in place not only for the infrastructure but for some of the services that are on top of the infrastructure.""The most valuable features have been the interface and the ability to do equipment management.""The granular access control that it provided so that you could only see devices that were related to what you were working on was great. I couldn't see the entire inventory of devices. I could only see the ones that were related to my work. It has got a very granular access control component.""Spectrum is great for root cause analysis. It has excellent correlation event management. Spectrum's stability and scalability are also amazing.""The fault management is perfect.""Scalability is a highly rated feature of this solution. It is better than some of the other tools that I've used in terms of scalability. We scaled it to tens of thousands of devices.""The most valuable feature is the event correlation mechanism.""The presentation layer is pretty simple and straightforward."

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"Enables maps to be drawn out."

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Cons
"Event correlation only works on one server, rather than on all of the servers in the same cluster environment.""DX Spectrum could be improved by them getting rid of the Java console. It would also be better with Turkish language support.""Its visualization can be improved. It doesn't have a very advanced GUI. It is very basic and simple, but it does work.""The visual is a little archaic.""I think the management or configuration of devices needs some improvement.""Huawei devices are not properly supported, and there are incompatibility issues related to certain protocols.""Integration with some other tools, and integration with some Network Packet Broker, need some improvement.""For my use case, incident coordination was an area of improvement. The internal software engine for coordinating outages could use improvement because sometimes, we used to get false alerts for unrelated devices. They did a really good job of trying to make sure that you got one major alert and any of the subsequent devices downstream were just additions to that, but occasionally, the engine wouldn't properly catch the right things, and we used to get a flood of alerts."

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"The IP interface brief isn't consistent."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "In general, the license cost will be about 30% of the total TCO for this tool (hardware/support team, OS costs, and OS management)."
  • "The product, support, and maintenance are all expensive, which is another reason that we are switching to another solution."
  • "The price is very high."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable."
  • "Currently, a perpetual license but some services are moving to a subscription"
  • "The price is good enough to expect an ideal solution. It's expensive."
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    The presentation layer is pretty simple and straightforward.
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    The visual is good but it's a little archaic. I think it's the way it's compiled, because I've been struggling recently with deploying it in different departments. The software still uses a 32 bit… more »
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    Our use cases for the solution are configuration backup, performance monitoring and presentations for the upper management. I'm an assistant admin and we are customers of DX Spectrum.
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    CA Spectrum
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    Overview
    CA Spectrum can enable your organization to discover, optimize and improve its infrastructure and the business services running on top of it. By delivering large-enterprise scalability, robust features and superior root cause analysis, this solution can help your organization effectively manage its dynamic, complex IT infrastructure including physical, virtual and cloud environments as well as network virtualization.

    Managing today’s networks with yesterday’s manual processes is no longer a viable solution. NetBrain’s network automation platform provides actionable insights into your network to help you make better and faster decisions - particularly when you’re troubleshooting, securing, and making changes to the network.

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    National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi
    CompuCon, TD Ameritrade, Move Inc.
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    Financial Services Firm15%
    Healthcare Company13%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company11%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider17%
    Government8%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Midsize Enterprise2%
    Large Enterprise76%
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    DX Spectrum is ranked 1st in Network Troubleshooting with 14 reviews while NetBrain is ranked 6th in Network Troubleshooting with 1 review. DX Spectrum is rated 8.0, while NetBrain is rated 5.0. The top reviewer of DX Spectrum writes "Good monitoring, alerting capabilities, and improved visibility, but AIOps is restricted to Broadcom". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NetBrain writes "Some inconsistencies which have improved recently; ability to draw out maps is a big time saver ". DX Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, DX NetOps, Zabbix and Zenoss Service Dynamics, whereas NetBrain is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Infoblox NetMRI, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, ThousandEyes and WhatsUp Gold.

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