DX Spectrum vs. Entuity

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DX Spectrum
Score 8.0 out of 10
N/A
DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum) is network fault management software, from Broadcom company CA Technologies.N/A
Entuity
Score 9.0 out of 10
N/A
The Entuity network monitoring tool from Park Place Technologies (acquired 2019) automates network discovery and uses workflows that enable users to see when something has gone wrong. Responsive dashboards allow users to take a high-level view to gauge network health or drill down to the component level to fix network problems.N/A
Pricing
DX SpectrumEntuity
Editions & Modules
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DX SpectrumEntuity
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Features
DX SpectrumEntuity
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
DX Spectrum
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Ratings
Entuity
8.8
1 Ratings
7% above category average
Automated network device discovery00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Network monitoring00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation00 Ratings7.01 Ratings
Alerts00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Network capacity planning00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Packet capture analysis00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Network mapping00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring00 Ratings9.01 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring00 Ratings8.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
DX SpectrumEntuity
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
DX SpectrumEntuity
Likelihood to Recommend
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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Park Place Technologies
I think that if your organization is network-oriented (such as telecom or ISP) deploying Entuity should be considered a mandatory step. Big organizations will benefit from the ITSM (ticketing, monitoring and CMDB) integrations.
However, if your goal is to ensure that the server layer is monitored in great level (process and service monitoring, log parsing etc.) then Entuity will not suit your needs.
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Pros
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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Park Place Technologies
  • Exceptional network discovery and mapping.
  • Great CMDB integration capabilities.
  • Good event management integrations.
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Cons
Broadcom
  • NOC
  • Data Center/Telecom
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Park Place Technologies
  • Detailed server monitoring.
  • Detailed storage monitoring.
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Support Rating
Broadcom
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Park Place Technologies
Entuity support has always been quick to respond and the majority of the calls I had were resolved on the first call. In addition, the product documentation is easy to read and goes into great detail of how the product works. This is probably a reason why a support call is literally the last call for Entuity (no pun intended).
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Alternatives Considered
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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Park Place Technologies
The list above shows you some of the products that Entuity replaces.
The good product and excellent support behind it make it a better choice from the admin's and EA's perspective. My customers have praised the short learning curve and the swift and professional support staff. From my own experience I can tell that this product is delivered with one of the finest sets of documentation I have ever seen.
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Proactive monitoring for networking
  • To many times to plan an update
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Park Place Technologies
  • Reconciling multiple tools (netflow, configuration, monitoring and discovery) into one tool simplified the support agreement.
  • Root cause analysis (RCA) time has been greatly reduced thanks to having all information in a single interface.
  • Security of the network devices has improved thanks to the discovery provided by Entuity.
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