Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance vs. DX Spectrum

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
Cisco DNA Analytics and Assurance is a network management and monitoring product providing increased network visibility and simplified management.N/A
DX Spectrum
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum) is network fault management software, from Broadcom company CA Technologies.N/A
Pricing
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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User Ratings
Cisco DNA Analytics and AssuranceDX Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
5.9
(3 ratings)
8.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
Cisco DNA Analytics and AssuranceDX Spectrum
Likelihood to Recommend
Cisco
So not everyone is in need of a smart AI checking their network metrics looking for issues before they happen or finding and alerting on problems that the network staff may not have noticed, but if you have the budget for it, it could be a huge time saver for your whole department.
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Broadcom
As I said before, not only for Spectrum, but for any monitoring tool, you need to know what is critical in your environment and think about how exactly you should monitor and treat it. If you have done that, everything will work just fine.
  • Well Suited - Networking Monitoring
  • Less Appropriate - When you need to customize some monitoring and to update the version
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Pros
Cisco
  • Push configs to new floors or during switch upgrades
  • Assurance to troubleshoot issues
  • Inventory
  • Keep track of infrastructure OS levels
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Broadcom
  • Polling and traps can be configured to take heartbeats at specified intervals and notify on an event in real-time, respectively.
  • Topology of devices gives a high-level overview of network architecture.
  • Discovery of devices is simple and secure with the use of community strings.
  • Details can be added per device or alarm type for actions to be taken to make troubleshooting easier.
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Cons
Cisco
  • May require an implementer to get this set up and running.
  • For a software based service that you can run on your own VM's, price is still very high.
  • The first setup can be a bear and you will need much help from TAC.
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Broadcom
  • NOC
  • Data Center/Telecom
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Alternatives Considered
Cisco
We moved away from Solarwinds during the breach. Haven't touched them with a 10 foot pole since.We looked at Splunk but decided to stick with a Cisco product since we are a Cisco shop
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Broadcom
Other tools I have used are more server/application-centric. CA Spectrum seems to work effectively and efficiently for network devices. Notification delays can be set to grant grace periods in case of network blips or false positives, which occur ALL the time. Other monitoring tools send event notifications immediately and would clear instantly, which while on-call can wake a technician for no reason.
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Return on Investment
Cisco
  • Loads of time saved diagnosing network issues.
  • Much effort saved having to determine network performance metrics by hand.
  • The Cisco brand is generally safe and trusted so you get that additional peace of mind.
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Broadcom
  • Proactive monitoring for networking
  • To many times to plan an update
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