DX Spectrum vs. SolarWinds Network Automation Manager (NAM)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
DX Spectrum
Score 7.1 out of 10
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DX Spectrum (formerly CA Spectrum) is network fault management software, from Broadcom company CA Technologies.N/A
SolarWinds Network Automation Manager (NAM)
Score 8.5 out of 10
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SolarWinds Network Automation Manager is designed to scale to environments of all sizes while providing comprehensive performance, traffic, WAN, and switch port monitoring, automated change and configuration, and IP address management in a single, unified software solution. Key differentiators: Customizable, single-pane-of-glass network monitoring software Topology- and dependency-aware intelligent alerts Real-time config change…N/A
Pricing
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
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Free Trial
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Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsSolarWinds professional support is included to help customers on active maintenance 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We can help you get back up and running when issues occur to keep your systems meeting your needs. Ask your account manager for more information about SolarWinds Premier Support offerings.
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Best Alternatives
DX SpectrumSolarWinds Network Automation Manager (NAM)
Small Businesses
Sentry
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Score 8.9 out of 10
NinjaOne
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Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
Sentry
Sentry
Score 8.9 out of 10
Intermapper
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Score 8.6 out of 10
Enterprises
ignio AIOps
ignio AIOps
Score 8.1 out of 10
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
Score 8.8 out of 10
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User Ratings
DX SpectrumSolarWinds Network Automation Manager (NAM)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
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9.5
(2 ratings)
User Testimonials
DX SpectrumSolarWinds Network Automation Manager (NAM)
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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SolarWinds
Well Suited Areas - 1. Network Fault and Performance Monitoring 2. Network Devices Configuration Backup and Configuration Push 3. Netflow Analysis 4. Call Quality Monitoring for Cisco and Avaya 5. Users Ports Management 6. DSN/DHCP Monitoring 7. Alerting and Integration Not Well Suited - 1. Predictive Intelligence based Alerting or data analysis 2. REST API Based Monitoring. 3. SD-WAN Monitoring
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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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SolarWinds
  • Fault and Performance Monitoring
  • Devices Configuration Backup
  • IP Address Management
  • Voice Infrastructure Monitoring
  • Users Ports monitoring
  • Netflow Traffic Utilization
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Cons
Broadcom
  • NOC
  • Data Center/Telecom
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SolarWinds
  • Support for more call infra provider vendors
  • Cloud Network Monitoring
  • Event Management
  • Predictive Intelligence using AIOps and ML
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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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SolarWinds
Well Solarwinds is placed much ahead of these products because of the following reasons - One single tool which can perform Fault, Performance Monitoring, Network Bandwidth Utilization, Devices configuration backup, IP Address Management, NetPath, Voice Infra Monitoring, Traps and Syslog Logging, Alerting's, Users Ports Monitoring, Rpeorting etc and hence this make Solarwinds a complete solutions. Whereas other products Like Microfocus requires multiple modules and installation is not easy. LogicMonitor on the other side is well competing (Specially SD-WAN Monitoring) with Solarwinds but it still lacks Devices Configuration Push feature, IP Address Management, NetPath, Users Port Monitoring etc.
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Return on Investment
Broadcom
  • Proactive monitoring for networking
  • To many times to plan an update
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SolarWinds
  • Our Network Health has improved with Proactive Monitoring
  • Cost reduction on additional products like PowerBI for Reporting
  • Service Now Integration was easy enough and hence less efforts and cost
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