Network Troubleshooting Features

Read what people say are the most valuable features of the solutions they use.
John Simpkins says in a CA Spectrum review
Network Systems Integration Engineer at University of Michigan Health System
Spectrum allows us to have a holistic view of our network architecture. We have a pretty heterogeneous topology at U of M, we're a half Cisco, half Juniper shop, and we have multiple layers to our network topology. So, it's really important for us to be able to do that topological map, and be able to visualize the network state at any given time. View full review »
Randall Hinds says in a CA Spectrum review
Program Manager - Enterprise Command Center at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Easy navigation from initial alerts to a full topology and detail on the Network infrastructure and it relationships is the most valuable feature View full review »
Romuald YAPI says in an Observer GigaStor review
Support Engineer at Talentys SA
All of the traffic flows through this device, so we can store the traffic and the baselines. This gives us the ability to provide service and then come back later to check exactly what happened at a particular time or period. It is a very, very helpful service. View full review »
Consultant at Ness Technologies | נס טכנולוגיות
The ability to analyze traffic is one of the solution's most valuable features. View full review »
Suyanto Suyanto says in an AirMagnet Survey review
Network Infrastructure Team Leader with 501-1,000 employees
Passive survey. View full review »
RomualdYapi says in an Observer GigaStor review
Network Engineer at Talentys SA
The features that I found most useful are related to storing the data. You can save the metadata: everything from the stream, ARC, or other transactions, and then come back to it later to see what the issue was. View full review »
Network Guy says in an AirMagnet Spectrum XT review
Senior Information Security Analyst at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
* Having the capabilities of scanning the spectrums in portions instead of filling the whole screen * Scan over time to see the trends on the graph * Ease of setup and deployment with a tablet or laptop. View full review »
Network Guy says in a LinkRunner review
Senior Information Security Analyst at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
The unit has saved hours and hours of troubleshooting and manpower on site. Other sections that are not in IT have also purchased these for wire map, tracing and testing. I highly recommend getting the gold support because of the two issues that we've had over the five years. Throughout all of its use, the LinkRunner RJ45 jack on the top of the unit has been replaced due to wear and tear. View full review »
ChiefISEC664 says in an AirMagnet Survey review
Information Technology Specialist at a government with 51-200 employees
It is reliable and easy to use (user-friendly). The heat mapping, passive network surveying, and doing the heat mapping of a building's wireless network allows me to see what level of coverage an area has. View full review »
Scotty Orr says in a CA Spectrum review
Advanced Solutions - Sr. Strategy Advisor at GDT - General Datatech
* Monitoring * The dashboard View full review »
Ilson Baltazar says in a CA Spectrum review
Coordenador de Suporte - Command Center with 51-200 employees
For networks: * CA Spectrum * CA eHealth For applications: * CA UIM * Zabbix has always supported us in custom monitoring, scripting, etc. View full review »
Senior Managing Partner at a tech services company with 1-10 employees
* The features include an easy alert setup. * We push all our configurations to the servers with ease and the logs capture almost all the transactions needed for an internal audit. View full review »
Eyal Salei says in an AirMagnet Survey review
C.E.O with 201-500 employees
* Clear and easy to use maps. * It is easy to upload the maps View full review »
Juan Pablo Ferrari says in a CA Spectrum review
Support Engineer Management Area with 201-500 employees
All the features are working fine. View full review »
Romuald YAPI says in an Observer GigaStor review
Support Engineer at Talentys SA
First of all, the ability to capture packets. It is not only for monitoring. So that is very important for a company that wants to keep an eye on the packets, the transactions, the flows, everything going down and out. The second one is that it's able to capture packets and, after a long time, you can come and use that information; to check, to analyze - everything you would want to do. So it's very good and helpful if you want to protect your data. It is stored in a certain place where you can access it every time you want to analyze it. I also have the ability to see an application's performance, to see what's going on, why a network is slow, why this program for this user is experiencing a delay or some network issue. You can check all this using that Observer GigaStor. View full review »
Erik Ruwalder says in a Wireshark review
Network Engineer at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
Making different profiles to tune the tool for the problems at hand, the graphing options, to customize the screen layout, etc. Also, shines for wireless troubleshooting, but most hardware does not give full insight in WiFi communication (beacon frames, etc.). View full review »
Yafes Duygulutuna says in a Wireshark review
Sr. Security Engineer at SugarCRM
I can save the traffic and analysis when I want to. Also, it's especially helpful to follow the stream (TCP, UDP, etc.). View full review »
it_user260115 says in a Wireshark review
Senior Network Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
The drill-down available for packet analysis is great. It gives a network security engineer insight into what is going on at the packet level and enables better troubleshooting. View full review »
it_user393891 says in a Wireshark review
ArcSight Engineer at a tech vendor with 51-200 employees
Packet analysis and filtering. Packet-capture files can be hard to use due to their size. Wireshark has a tool called tshark that can parse the files without opening them so that you can take large captures, say 2-10GB, and return only relevant information. View full review »
SeniorTe351a says in a CA Spectrum review
Senior Technology Architect at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
The breath of the product. View full review »
Programm0ef8 says in a CA Spectrum review
Programmer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The network mapping functionality. View full review »
Shawn Ousley says in a CA Spectrum review
Network Engineer at Aerospace Corporation
Allows us to be proactive. View full review »
ITManaged58b says in a CA Spectrum review
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
The flexibility. It is so customizable. You can about make it do anything you want it to do, if you can figure out how to make it do it. There are things you can do in it to customize it to your environment and make it meet your business needs. I do not know if I have seen other products in this space that are as flexible. View full review »
Stuart Weenig says in a CA Spectrum review
Senior NMS Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Spectrum is really good at discovering what I have out there just by giving it the list of things: my inventory. I feed in my inventory, and it discovers what is out there and how they are all connected to each other. View full review »
Jason Hohmann says in a CA Spectrum review
Communication Systems Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The fact that I don't have to sit and watch things. They get monitored, and then I hear about them and take care of them as needed. View full review »
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