DX Spectrum vs. LogicMonitor

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
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
LogicMonitor
Score 8.7 out of 10
Mid-Size Companies (51-1,000 employees)
LogicMonitor provides an agentless SaaS-based monitoring platform. LogicMonitor provides prebuilt integrations and an open API, and is designed to provide monitoring across networks, servers, applications, websites, and containers, including insights and reporting capabilities.N/A
Pricing
DX SpectrumLogicMonitor
Editions & Modules
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Enterprise
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Website Monitoring
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DX SpectrumLogicMonitor
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsOur platform is broken down into Pro and Enterprise Pricing. Pro includes monitoring for all of your cloud, hybrid, and on-premises infrastructure. Our Enterprise package includes all of this, plus our AIOps and Machine Learning functionality that provides dynamic thresholds, root cause analysis, anomaly detection and more! LogicMonitor only charges by the device. What is considered a device? A device is anything with an IP address that you want to monitor, including a physical device or a cloud resource. This means multiple data sources under the same IP address can be monitored for the same price. Unlike some monitoring platforms. we don’t charge per node, interface, or metric.
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Community Pulse
DX SpectrumLogicMonitor
Considered Both Products
DX Spectrum

No answer on this topic

LogicMonitor
Chose LogicMonitor
Spectrum was used as a standalone system. The server is located inhouse and stored and pollers set to all clients network in order to monitor, this proved to be costly and time consuming. LogicMonitor utilizing the cloud based services provides less hardware to use and less …
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User Ratings
DX SpectrumLogicMonitor
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
8.3
(163 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
6.2
(8 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.3
(29 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.0
(109 ratings)
In-Person Training
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.4
(13 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Contract Terms and Pricing Model
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(5 ratings)
Ease of integration
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Professional Services
-
(0 ratings)
7.5
(4 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DX SpectrumLogicMonitor
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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LogicMonitor
The warnings are incredibly detailed. I think it would be incredibly helpful to have a record of what happens when an outage starts and when the status changes. Also the average customer who isn't overly concerned about the data's storage location will love LogicMonitor, but security-conscious clients may find it harder to adopt due to data not held locally.
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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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LogicMonitor
  • LogicMonitor is very customizable. We can build whatever modules we need, because it uses standard protocols like HTTPS, SNMP and WMI to gather data and metrics.
  • We like that LogicMonitor is an agentless solution for our use case. Not all customers will allow an agent-based approach to 3rd party tools.
  • LogicMonitor has thousands of out of the box modules, which work on their own and also act as good baselines for the ones that we will end up customizing more. We are rarely starting at zero when we decide to do something new with LogicMonitor.
  • LogicMonitor has great documentation, and support has been helpful in the instances where we've needed them.
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Cons
Broadcom
  • NOC
  • Data Center/Telecom
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LogicMonitor
  • Because of the rapid change in technology, maintaining DataSources to the most current level can be time-consuming for staff.
  • The network discovery and mapping capabilities are not as robust when compared to other solutions
  • While it can back-up configuration files on devices, it does not have the ability to push or modify configuration files back to devices.
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Likelihood to Renew
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
LogicMonitor
This product has met virtually all of our needs. It was easy to implement and has been simple to support. Customization has been intuitive with many options available. They keep adding features and expanding available options. The future of LogicMonitor looks even better than it is today which is very promising. The management and support teams at LogicMonitor are always helpful
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Usability
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
LogicMonitor
Set up is super easy. Just stand up a small Linux or Windows server to act as a collector. There are no agents to install on monitored devices and all you need is SNMP or WMI access. When creating dashboards, all you have to do is find the widget on the device you want to show up and choose the menu option to add it.
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Support Rating
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
LogicMonitor
The sales team support we received was top notch. They worked hand in hand to make sure the product met all expectations. So far we have not really had to work with support that much; we have worked with setup team after purchase to deploy product fully. No issues so far and we are four weeks in.
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In-Person Training
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
LogicMonitor
Add good training
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Online Training
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
LogicMonitor
The training is good but room to improve
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Implementation Rating
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
LogicMonitor
We found the LogicMonitor documentation and online guides to be up to date and easy to follow. During our pre-sale proof of concept phase, we learned the basics of creating import CSV files and had the bulk of our devices added the first day. After the purchase, we used the professional services to get training on the entire system and help customizing everything to meet our needs. We also made use of the available certification online training courses for our power users to get them comfortable with the system.
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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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LogicMonitor
During the evaluation process we looked a number of other solutions, a detailed technically analysis was carried out to map functionlity, deployment and scalabilty across the solutions. The primary areas that LogicMonitor succeeded are around the simplicity of deployment, scalability and to a lesser extent cost. Of the alternative products, Datadog is a better solution if your focus is on APM. However it will be harder to manage in a scaling MSP environment.
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Contract Terms and Pricing Model
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
LogicMonitor
Pricing seems to be getting more and more aggressive, I worry that it's going to turn into ServiceNow or SAP and everything minor feature will be an extreme cost that prices out us and our customers
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Professional Services
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
LogicMonitor
Haven't really used it but our initial onboarding PS was disappointing. Felt like we were being told what we needed to cover as opposed to what we wanted to cover. In addition, we were pushed into using the PS in tight time frames and we were not ready to do so.
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Proactive monitoring for networking
  • To many times to plan an update
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LogicMonitor
  • definitely adds a good amount of cost to any account which is not easy to sell to SMBs
  • it does give a piece of mind knowing that everything is monitored and alerts will go out before users know something is not working
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Screenshot of AIOps features for enterprises using technology or hybrid environments with cloud and container resources. LogicMonitor can be used to monitor and improve the performance of complex enterprise networks with dynamic thresholds, topology mapping, anomaly detection, and root cause analysis.Screenshot of LM Envision's comprehensive monitoring and observability capabilities across the IT infrastructure, that help to identify alerts for the most important systems while ensuring the user experience is uninterrupted across the globe.Screenshot of Monitoring that ensures servers and the applications running on top of them are highly available. Helps resolve issues and optimize resource consumption for the server infrastructure.Screenshot of LogicMonitor remote workforce monitoring, which ensures that employees are connected to the systems that keep them productive and provide proactive insight into dispersed systems and third-party outages.Screenshot of Unified cloud monitoring across a hybrid multi-cloud ecosystem.Screenshot of LM Logs delivering log analysis at enterprise scale.