DX Spectrum vs. Intermapper

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DX Spectrum
Score 7.3 out of 10
N/A
DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum) is network fault management software, from Broadcom company CA Technologies.N/A
Intermapper
Score 8.7 out of 10
N/A
Intermapper is a network monitoring and mapping software for hybrid environments. Intermapper provides real-time performance alerts and bandwidth monitoring with cross-platform functionality.N/A
Pricing
DX SpectrumIntermapper
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DX SpectrumIntermapper
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsIntermapper pricing is based on number of devices monitored. Intermapper is free for 5 devices or less. Subscription pricing starts at $303 for 25 devices. Device-based pricing starts at $765 for 25 devices.
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Features
DX SpectrumIntermapper
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
DX Spectrum
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Ratings
Intermapper
7.2
8 Ratings
14% below category average
Automated network device discovery00 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Network monitoring00 Ratings8.08 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation00 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Alerts00 Ratings7.08 Ratings
Network capacity planning00 Ratings7.03 Ratings
Packet capture analysis00 Ratings7.04 Ratings
Network mapping00 Ratings8.07 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring00 Ratings7.05 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring00 Ratings7.07 Ratings
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DX SpectrumIntermapper
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User Ratings
DX SpectrumIntermapper
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.0
(9 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DX SpectrumIntermapper
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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Fortra
Intermapper is a light weight, quick and easy to use monitoring application. It will get you up and monitoring key infrastructure devices with a simple management interface and effective alert system that doesn't generate a lot of noise. It provides mobile device access through a web interface and is relatively inexpensive.
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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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Fortra
  • The best thing about Intermapper is that it is map-based. You start by building your map, which is done completely automatically. I've used many different monitoring software packages, Solarwinds, Nagios, Opmanager, and it is a royal PITA to create live maps with those.
  • Another great feature is that it shows you, visually, the bandwidth utilization of your network by using "ants" and color codes. Incredibly useful.
  • Alarms are very easy to setup, again much easier than the packages mentioned above.
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Cons
Broadcom
  • NOC
  • Data Center/Telecom
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Fortra
  • Setting up probes in bulk can be difficult, so it can take a long time to get the system set up correctly to start.
  • Sometimes the probes can be sensitive and report false positives.
  • Interface can be a little clunky and non intuitive at times.
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Support Rating
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Fortra
The product works well and is very easy to maintain. As such, we haven't had many occasions to use support. When we have called them they were easy to contact and responsive to our questions. We have had the product for years and it may have been a year or better since the last time we contacted them.
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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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Fortra
Intermapper is a cross between WhatsUp Gold and Nagios. WhatsUp Gold being for a less technical end-user and Nagios doing more than just SNMP scans and up down monitoring.
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Proactive monitoring for networking
  • To many times to plan an update
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Fortra
  • Downtime costs money. Every minute we can get ahead of an outage is time that a plant is not sitting there waiting. We don't need to wait for a call from a plant, we know they are down immediately and we can begin troubleshooting.
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ScreenShots

Intermapper Screenshots

Screenshot of Intermapper maps are flexible to configure exactly to your liking.Screenshot of See your devices on a Google map. Access on any device with our web-based version.Screenshot of Device statuses give you real-time information about how your equipment is performing