DX Spectrum vs. Pandora FMS

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
Pandora FMS
Score 9.3 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
Pandora FMS is a flexible monitoring solution. It is presented as ideal for medium and big-sized environments with at least 100 devices. Users can monitor any device, infrastructure, application, IT as well as business processes and services. It allows business users to obtain information from their concerns in real time, visualizing the data in a direct way. The solution boasts users among companies and organizations in more than 40 countries around the world, who according to the…
$2,990
100 nodes
Pricing
DX SpectrumPandora FMS
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
NMS Edition
$2,990
100 nodes
Enterprise Edition
$4,250
100 nodes
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
DX SpectrumPandora FMS
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeRequired
Additional DetailsLicensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.
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Features
DX SpectrumPandora FMS
Network Performance Monitoring
Comparison of Network Performance Monitoring features of Product A and Product B
DX Spectrum
-
Ratings
Pandora FMS
8.4
2 Ratings
2% above category average
Automated network device discovery00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Network monitoring00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
Baseline threshold calculation00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Alerts00 Ratings10.02 Ratings
Network capacity planning00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Packet capture analysis00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Network mapping00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Customizable reports00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Wireless infrastructure monitoring00 Ratings8.02 Ratings
Hardware health monitoring00 Ratings9.02 Ratings
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DX SpectrumPandora FMS
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Nmap
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Score 9.3 out of 10
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User Ratings
DX SpectrumPandora FMS
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Support Rating
-
(0 ratings)
9.1
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
DX SpectrumPandora FMS
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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Pandora FMS LLC
I believe Pandora FMS is a solution that adapts to any type of scenario; it's useful for small businesses as well as large organizations. It more than meets the need to have a comprehensive monitoring system capable of sending alerts instantly and consulting historical data, logs, and trends. Additionally, for small businesses, the free version will be more than sufficient in most cases. And for those who do not want to deploy the service on-premise, there is an option for MaaS (Monitoring as a Service).
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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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Pandora FMS LLC
  • All-in-one software
  • Flexible and easy configuration
  • Multi-platform
  • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
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Cons
Broadcom
  • NOC
  • Data Center/Telecom
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Pandora FMS LLC
  • The interface is not intuitive due to the number of options it has and its organization.
  • It has a free version with limitations, and another paid version. The commercial one has a quite high cost.
  • It has a certain learning curve.
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Support Rating
Broadcom
No answers on this topic
Pandora FMS LLC
The support team answers very quickly. They are always willing to find a solution to any need that is required by us or one of our clients.
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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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Pandora FMS LLC
We considered Pandora FMS to be the solution that offered more features at a lower cost. We were particularly interested in the abundance of options available in Pandora FMS's free version and the ability to monitor practically anything in an extremely heterogeneous environment like ours. We also considered Pandora FMS for its management capabilities and the possibilities offered by its web interface.
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Proactive monitoring for networking
  • To many times to plan an update
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Pandora FMS LLC
  • It is a tool with an appropriate cost that allows to have results in a very limited time.
  • Having a health dashboard and alerts of important business in the company is an important differential with any other monitoring solution on the market.
  • Monitoring can be adjusted to the business, considering service SLAs and adjusting the platform according to the needs of each department of the company.
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ScreenShots

Pandora FMS Screenshots

Screenshot of Operation viewScreenshot of DashboardScreenshot of SLA Report SampleScreenshot of Log visualizationScreenshot of SLA report viewScreenshot of Netflow usage