9 Ratings
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Score 8.1 out of 100
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Score 8.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco DNA Software

It is suited if you want to automate the output. It delivers intelligence and security and switching to the software is easy in terms of transition. However, it requires a tour to start using the software for first-timers as it is not that user friendly. The new innovations in the software are focusing on the interface also.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum)

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
Leandro Daniel Pacheco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco DNA Software

  • Automation
  • Accessibility
  • Ease of configuration
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum)

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco DNA Software

  • Requires a lot of configuration
  • Could have more tutorials online
  • Not a very big community
Nadyan Pscheidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum)

  • NOC
  • Data Center/Telecom
Leandro Daniel Pacheco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Cisco DNA Software

Cisco DNA Software 7.3
Based on 3 answers
Because of the dependency on different software, it becomes difficult to use a single one of the CISCO products. One has to purchase the license of more than one product to get the desired output. It is not user-friendly for first-time users and thus a tour is required to make oneself comfortable with the product.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum)

No score
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Support Rating

Cisco DNA Software

Cisco DNA Software 9.1
Based on 3 answers
While this program has been on the market for a while now and some updates would be a welcomed addition, I have to say that the program as it is now and the support given to our team has been great. It is easy to see that time was taken when building this software to anticipate issues and problems that people would run into. We don't have to reach out to support often, but when we do it's always a good experience.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum)

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Alternatives Considered

Cisco DNA Software

We compared Cisco DNA Software with some of its competitors and, in the end, we chose Cisco DNA Software because of its features and customer support, also because of Cisco. The other solutions can be great also, but we choose Cisco DNA Software for our purposes.
Nadyan Pscheidt | TrustRadius Reviewer

DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum)

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco DNA Software

  • Scaling the result to broader levels
  • Automation of the process
  • Predictive monitoring
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum)

  • Proactive monitoring for networking
  • To many times to plan an update
Leandro Daniel Pacheco | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco DNA Software

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum)

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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