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Network Tools Engineer at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Many enterprises have something called "tool sprawl." Over time you invest in tools and all of a sudden you step back and realize there is some overlap in the tool set that you have. You have tool X and tool Y and they each do some different things but then they do some of the same things as well. You realize you have some overlap. We had a maintenance contract come to term. We paused and listed all of our tools and listed their functionality and made a matrix, then added to that what we wanted to look for in the future. Then we stepped back and we evaluated different vendors, and CA was one of those vendors. We looked at their offerings and from that process we decided to go with a CA suite of infrastructure management tools. View full review »
Stuart Weenig
Senior NMS Architect at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employees
We did not have a previous solution. I came onto the scene to help clean up and modernize a lot of our operations. This was one of the things we looked at. As one of my operation managers put it, we were driving down the road at 80 miles an hour with the windscreen painted black. Sometimes, we would roll down the windows and stick our head out the window, but we recognized it as a big gap. It was something that we needed: good fault monitoring. View full review »
Daniel Alejandro Zuleta Zahr
Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It was the first solution that we used when I started working. Right now, we are trying Naemon (Nagios). Here is my comparison: Raw monitoring: Naemon has a lot more flexibility, i.e., you can script and monitor anything with it, giving you more options than CA Spectrum. Performance: CA Spectrum is a lot better. The way they have for consulting SNMP in bulk is great, thus reducing the load a lot. It has around four times more performance with CA Spectrum. Administration: CA Spectrum offers you templates, Discovery tools, menus, etc. In Nagios, we had to develop our own administration tools in order to discover and maintain over 10K devices. This needs a high understanding of the solution. Business logics: Here, it is a big win for CA Spectrum. With the events, you can make any of them interact with each other, even with different devices. I can’t think of any business logic that I wouldn’t be able to implement. (I am not saying it is easy, but with a lot of thinking, most of them could be done). In Nagios, each service runs as an individual check. View full review »
Jason Hohmann
Communication Systems Analyst at a healthcare company with 10,001+ employees
A couple other solutions. It cancelled some of those out. We switched because it was a bigger thing. We swapped so we could have support for just one monolithic thing, as opposed to a lot of little things. It just had more support, we could call somebody. It was very complex business software. We probably still don't use 40% of the solution at this point. View full review »
Parag Pujari
Director IT at CNO Financial Group, Inc.
This was before my time at the company. View full review »
Senior Systems Engineer at GEICO
We were using CA Performance Center, and CA Spectrum is a logical extension of CA Performance Center. Between our management and CA themselves putting on the full-court press for sales, we decided to go that route. View full review »
Shawn Ousley
Network Engineer at Aerospace Corporation
We weren't using anything before Spectrum. We needed a product to monitor our network equipment for these type of things. View full review »
Ilya Shutov
Head of Data Science at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I work as a System Integrator and we sell all known NFMs. Spectrum is the best. View full review »
Umair (Abu Mohaymin) Akhlaque
Enterprise Solutions & Services Head at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
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Infrastructure and Application Surveillance Specialist at a hospitality company with 201-500 employees
We used many, including HPOW, NetView, and Nagios. View full review »
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Lead ,Managed Services at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
The client had always used CA Spectrum from its inception. View full review »

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