CA Spectrum Pricing, License Cost and Setup

frank.tonjes
OSS Manager at Telefónica UK / O2
Work out exactly what you need and negotiate. CA are very flexible and are always happy to help. They are not very 'Big Brother' in terms of going over the license usage. They give you some play but expect you to be honest and report any additional licenses you use. E.g., if you go over 100 licenses, they don't mind that you go over but you need to let them know if you plan to continue using them. They don't necessarily want to do audits like other companies. Renewals are also a good time to re-negotiate, especially if you plan to use more features or even other products in their portfolio. View full review »
it_user394989
TEM Engineer at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
It is very pricey. With the current trend of enterprises moving towards cheaper and more modern looking solutions like ManageEngine, SevOne, ServicePilot, and Paesller. CA needs to cut down its pricing strategy. View full review »
Daniel Alejandro Zuleta Zahr
Developer at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
It’s a great tool, but an expensive one. Learn how to use it properly. View full review »
telecomm564828
Telecommunications Engineer at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
In my former company we had a per device licensing. I'm not aware of the values. View full review »
Heath Washburn
Monitoring Engineer at Interval International
For what you're getting with the product, I don't think price is a downside. I don't know if it would be possible in the future to have a lite version, but something that smaller companies could work with as well would be a benefit to them. At current prices, for small businesses it's a downside. For bigger companies, I don't think it's too much of an issue, because otherwise they wouldn't use the product. View full review »
Fabio Andre M. Sant' Anna
Consultant at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
As I am from the technical area, I do not have much to say about the financial aspects. View full review »
Luis Miguel Goez Mora
Senior Manager Information Technology Infrastructure at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Licensing is usually expensive, but cost efficient. View full review »
Luis Miguel Goez Mora
Senior Manager Information Technology Infrastructure at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Licensing usually is expensive but cost efficient. View full review »
Felipe Silva Castro
Services Consultant at a financial services firm with 501-1,000 employees
CA Spectrum have a good model of licensing; the prices are based on types of models. If you understand the event processing code (Southbound Gateway), you will reduce the licensing price by more than 50%. View full review »
Rodolfo Siqueira
IT Infrastructure Manager at a government with 11-50 employees
Again, this solution is not for SMBs. Look at Gartner Magic Quadrant, as there are other options available that are more reliable. However, if you have a complex scenario with lots of integration with other monitoring tools, namely IT service management (ITSM), project and portfolio management (PPM) etc., then this is the right one for you. View full review »
Rafael Maia, ITIL Intermediate, ISO´s* 1400+
IT Analyst / Technical Manager at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I am not aware of the pricing and licensing, since this information was kept by Vectra Consultoria e Serviços or with the client (a public body). View full review »
Nuno Rosa
Lead Consultant at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
I've worked with many environments, and price varies depending on how large the environment is. For small/medium companies, it is still too expensive, making the ideal candidates large enterprises, which would certainly benefit from the ROI within a year. View full review »
Ilya Shutov
Head of Data Science at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
I don't have any specific advice regarding this. View full review »
Umair (Abu Mohaymin) Akhlaque
Enterprise Solutions & Services Head at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Pricing generally is high but you need aquire multiple products in order to accomplish complete infrastructure management. Cant get everything with CA Spectrum alone when it comes to network monitoring. Netflow is not there too. View full review »
Infrastrb21e
Infrastructure and Application Surveillance Specialist at a hospitality company with 201-500 employees
Maintain a good relationship with CA. View full review »
Martins Arinze Okoye IT Il,M IT,Oca,Mc IT P
Lead ,Managed Services at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
CA Spectrum is expensive. CA should really consider this factor, as smaller companies would prefer to go for cheaper monitoring tools instead. View full review »
reviewer401589
Business Analyst Level 3 with 1,001-5,000 employees
The price is high, as compared to other solutions. View full review »

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