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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 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.""The fault management is perfect.""I have found the cross analysis feature to be the most valuable.""The most valuable feature is automatic discovery.""The containerization of different objects was very helpful in building an org structure. Being able to separately manage your MSP clients with separate visibility was also helpful.""Some of the most valuable features are it's highly scalable, the carrier is great, and if something has SNMP, it can monitor it. It's a great network fault management solution.""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."

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"Enables maps to be drawn out."

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Cons
"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.""The solution could improve by allowing the ability to monitor the network shortly after installing the software and adding an auto-discovery function.""The interface is not nice and needs to be improved.""For us, the implementation was quite complex but it's because of the large number of different environments we're dealing with.""Event correlation only works on one server, rather than on all of the servers in the same cluster environment.""The visual is a little archaic.""It's not a great performance management tool. Its reporting capabilities are not very good at all.""There should be a facility to integrate with other monitoring applications that are currently running in the environment."

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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 price of the solution is reasonable.""The price is good enough to expect an ideal solution. It's expensive.""Currently, a perpetual license but some services are moving to a subscription""The product, support, and maintenance are all expensive, which is another reason that we are switching to another solution.""The price is very high."

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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.

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National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi
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Financial Services Firm15%
Healthcare Company13%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company11%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Computer Software Company27%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government8%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise68%
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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, Zenoss Service Dynamics and Micro Focus Network Node Manager, whereas NetBrain is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Infoblox NetMRI, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, ThousandEyes and vRealize Network Insight.

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