CA Spectrum Benefits

Network Tools Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
One of the improvements is that we have a reliable inventory. Spectrum does such a great job of discovering our network that we have a high confidence in what our inventory is and because of that we're confident in the reporting we get. We can plan changes and replacement of end-of-life products in our environment very well because it's very accurate. It's very strong. View full review »
Stuart Weenig
Senior NMS Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Spectrum is heavily loaded with alarm configuration, so it can detect whenever things go wrong. Things that I didn't even know could go wrong on my network. It picks up on those. I have integrated it into my ITIL management, incident management, change management, and problem management systems, so it feeds right in to my existing processes. View full review »
Senior Enterprise Monitoring Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Since I put this solution in, over the last five years, we have actually reduced the number of alerts that go out and wake people up in the middle of the night by 70%. View full review »
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Jason Hohmann
Communication Systems Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
The monitoring just comes to us: "Oh, there's something wrong with that machine." It tells us. There are some 50,000 machines or so, all doing different things. And if they go down we hear about it. It's improved things because we know when something's down and we know when something needs to be taken care of and when not. View full review »
IT Manager at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
We see events that we would not typically see. Thus, it helps us find things that we may not have known were wrong. It creates transparency and makes everything work by being more transparent. View full review »
Parag Pujari
Director IT at CNO Financial Group, Inc.
It is mainly trying to avoid disasters that might be coming, especially with service degradation. It has improved the way our organization has functioned over the last 10 years. It has had some positive impacts. View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer at GEICO
Again, that's a little tough because we aren't using it to it's full potential right now. We're hoping for greater visibility into our network, not just for us but for our customers as well. View full review »
John Simpkins
Network Systems Integration Engineer at University of Michigan Health System
It helps our NetOps group actually handle alarms in a way that lets them see the bigger picture of those alarms, and how they might affect our services. It helps us communicate information about the network state better to services that might be impacted by a specific network condition. View full review »
Jeremy Guthrie
Systems Engineer at Charter Communications, Inc.
It drives topology based views. It gives us network visualization, and lets us detect faults. View full review »
Shawn Ousley
Network Engineer at Aerospace Corporation
If we can be proactive, we maintain maximum uptime of our network infrastructure. It allows us to address issues before they take a network down, for example. View full review »
Senior Technology Architect at a tech company with 10,001+ employees
It covers a lot of different types of hardware. It can do a lot and saves us time. View full review »
Programmer at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
I am fairly new to the product end of the solution. We have not utilized it to its full capabilities yet. I think we are still trying to figure out how to get the most out of it. View full review »
Randall Hinds
Program Manager - Enterprise Command Center at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
This tool provides excellent Fault Domain isolation when properly instrumented and configured, allowing quick action on links/routers/switches/etc. View full review »
Ilson Baltazar
Coordenador de Suporte - Command Center with 51-200 employees
All networks (or network equipment) are monitored through CA Spectrum. However, the service monitoring part of the tool is not the best solution. View full review »
Scotty Orr
Advanced Solutions - Sr. Strategy Advisor at GDT - General Datatech
The Spectrum tool improved our network assurance levels for our business units. However, the CA Technologies sales team destroyed their relationship with our business units. View full review »
Juan Pablo Ferrari
Support Engineer Management Area with 201-500 employees
It is easy to understand and determine when and/or where the network is failing. View full review »
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