DX Spectrum vs. ManageEngine ADAudit Plus

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
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Score 9.7 out of 10
N/A
ADAudit Plus offers real-time monitoring, user and entity behaviour analytics, and change audit reports that helps users keep AD and IT infrastructure secure and compliant. Track all changes to Windows AD objects including users, groups, computers, GPOs, and OUs. Achieve hybrid AD monitoring with a single, correlated view of all the activities happening across both on-premises AD and Azure AD. Monitor every user's logon and logoff activity, including…
$595
per year
Pricing
DX SpectrumManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Editions & Modules
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Standard
$595
per year
Professional
$945
per year
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DX SpectrumManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional DetailsPricing is dependent on the number of domain controllers and starts at $595/year for the Standard edition, and $945/year for the Professional edition.
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Community Pulse
DX SpectrumManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Top Pros
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Features
DX SpectrumManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Monitoring Tasks
Comparison of Monitoring Tasks features of Product A and Product B
DX Spectrum
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Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
7.9
51 Ratings
6% below category average
Remote monitoring00 Ratings7.831 Ratings
Network device monitoring00 Ratings6.421 Ratings
Multiple Server Monitoring00 Ratings9.240 Ratings
Multi-device monitoring00 Ratings8.726 Ratings
Automated alerts and notifications00 Ratings7.145 Ratings
Management Tasks
Comparison of Management Tasks features of Product A and Product B
DX Spectrum
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Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
8.9
33 Ratings
5% above category average
Service configuration management00 Ratings8.228 Ratings
Software and hardware inventory00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Policy-based automation00 Ratings8.425 Ratings
Reporting
Comparison of Reporting features of Product A and Product B
DX Spectrum
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Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
8.5
48 Ratings
3% above category average
Performance data reports00 Ratings8.637 Ratings
Customizable reporting00 Ratings7.847 Ratings
Data visualization00 Ratings9.042 Ratings
Risk analysis00 Ratings8.536 Ratings
Security
Comparison of Security features of Product A and Product B
DX Spectrum
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Ratings
ManageEngine ADAudit Plus
6.6
45 Ratings
14% below category average
Data backup and recovery00 Ratings5.02 Ratings
Antivirus and malware management00 Ratings6.01 Ratings
Administrator access control00 Ratings8.845 Ratings
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User Ratings
DX SpectrumManageEngine ADAudit Plus
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.7
(51 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
-
(0 ratings)
9.2
(4 ratings)
Usability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(2 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
8.6
(44 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
Implementation Rating
-
(0 ratings)
7.7
(2 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
6.4
(1 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor post-sale
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(0 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Vendor pre-sale
-
(0 ratings)
7.3
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DX SpectrumManageEngine ADAudit Plus
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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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ManageEngine is mostly a "check the box" solution for SIEM systems. We needed something that satisfied our customer and was cost-effective. I would highly rate the system on "worth what paid for". Support is eager to please and prompt. My only issue is that it's mostly based outside the US with helpful, but non-native speakers so it's hard to understand them. I wish they would spring for better help "phone lines" so I'm not dealing with difficult to understand and unclear speakers.
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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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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • ManageEngine ADAudit Plus changes for user and group management can be looked up in builtin reports
  • You can build your own reports based on almost every logic you can think of
  • You have the ability to create alerts based on logic and filters and sendout custom alerts to email, SMS or other means.
  • First you need to understand the basics of the software, after that the software itself is very helpfull in configuring specific items.
  • I really love the support that ManageEngine is giving the customer, for all questions I use the chat on their website. This is for me the best remote support I ever saw, and I saw a lot in my 20 years of experience in IT.
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Cons
Broadcom
  • NOC
  • Data Center/Telecom
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • In earlier releases there were quite a few bugs and performance issues. These have since been resolved.
  • When integrated with the Log360 Suite, it can be confusing on whether EventLog Analyzer or ADAudit Plus are "managing"/"Ingesting" the data from a given endpoint.
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Likelihood to Renew
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
It works great for everything we need and use. Any issues in the software are pretty easy to resolve with tech support. And they are very responsive to resolving issues. Even ones where a fix/patch are required. At present, the software does everything we need it to for compliance, audit, and account review.
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Usability
Broadcom
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
ADAudit with its cloud and on prem install option allows any organization to get in on AD report management. Whether you need to report internally only for for external audit controls its a great tool with flexibility to handle most any user or group report capability. Since this also includes m365 integration it enables IT pros to administer usage, license, cost control and permission access to most anything in Microsoft's portfolio. Its a great tool all around for AD integrated access needs.
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Reliability and Availability
Broadcom
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
uptime good
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Performance
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
Integration/overlap between products could be improved
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Support Rating
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The attention to cases or situations with the tool has been exceptional. being able to count on the manufacturer either by mail, call or chat. generate cases directly from the application allows you to have personalized support in order to solve problems that has been able to appear.
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Online Training
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
knowledgable and prompt response
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Implementation Rating
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
The remote setup team helped when i needed it and setup weas very straight forward and easy. The advanced setup for an external db and customizations for our latest version AD environment went pretty easy once they found documentation on customization.
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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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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
In terms of features, ADAudit Plus offers a comprehensive set of features for monitoring and auditing Active Directory, including real-time alerts, detailed reports, and user behavior analytics. The platform also offers support for multiple platforms, including Windows, UNIX, and Linux, as well as integration with other ManageEngine tools.
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Scalability
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
updates are effective and system is reliable
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Proactive monitoring for networking
  • To many times to plan an update
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ManageEngine, A Div of Zoho Corporation Pvt Ltd
  • Positive impact- instead of paying an external source to do reports manually, ManageEngine has provided this in just a few clicks of a button
  • Positive Impact- Less disruption to staff in gathering data for important occurrences
  • Positive impact- full visibility into real time information , alerts etc.
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ScreenShots

ManageEngine ADAudit Plus Screenshots

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