Compare AirMagnet Survey vs. CA Spectrum

AirMagnet Survey is ranked 3rd in Network Troubleshooting with 3 reviews while CA Spectrum is ranked 1st in Network Troubleshooting with 18 reviews. AirMagnet Survey is rated 7.4, while CA Spectrum is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of AirMagnet Survey writes "The product is set up in a fashion that non-technical people can understand it". On the other hand, the top reviewer of CA Spectrum writes "Great network discovery means we have high confidence in our inventory". AirMagnet Survey is most compared with Ekahau Site Survey, iBwave Wi-Fi and Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, whereas CA Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Nagios XI and Zabbix. See our AirMagnet Survey vs. CA Spectrum report.
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Pros
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.The benefit is with the ease of use of the software, I am able to show the customer, "Here is what your wireless coverage looks like." It is set up in a fashion that non-technical people can understand it.Clear and easy to use maps.

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The Spectrum tool improved our network assurance levels for our business units.All networks (or network equipment) are monitored through CA Spectrum.It is easy to understand and determine when and/or where the network is failing.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 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.As the kind of enterprise that straddles the line between telco size and enterprise size, it scales for us, because we're not all the way at telco yet.​It covers a lot of different types of hardware. It can do a lot and saves us time.​It is very stable. We have not had any major issues in over 10 years.

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Cons
Printouts are JPEG printouts. The AirMagnet software is proprietary. I can't send my customers a file, because it is AirMagnet file, even for building projects. I can only send JPEGs or screenshots of heat maps.

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The CA Technologies sales team destroyed their relationship with our business units.It needs better integration with other CA products.OS monitoring needs to be better developed, as well as their services, e.g., cluster monitoring, URLs, etc.Make it easier to certify devices.If they could interact with the MIBs of vendors better, and have a lot more pre-loaded ones, that would be amazing for us right now.The Spectrum OneClick is a Java-based client, and that's aging. Really, before any new feature integration, I'd love to see a comprehensive rebuild of the UI.The upgrade process could be smoother. More of the steps around upgrading could be automated.A better integration with the UIM, as far as being able to do root cause analysis and that type of analytics.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
The pricing needs improvement.

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The cost of some of these products are a little cost prohibitive, which is unfortunate. We have to find lower cost solutions for some of the things that we have to pull in. For the most part, CA has capabilities in pretty much everything that you would need. You just have to figure out where are you going to spend the most money for what you have to actually get done. You can do all these things but, which ones do you have to do? And that's hard to choose sometimes because you want to do them all.

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Overview

AirMagnet Survey is a software-based site survey solution that allows IT and network professionals to plan and deploy wireless 802.11n/a/b/g/ac LAN for optimal performance, security and compliance. The tool provides users the ability to visualize RF coverage, collect real world performance data, and map interferers. The new Survey Mobile app allows for design and validation of lower end BYOD on Android phones and tablets.

CA Spectrum can enable your organization to discover, optimize and improve its infrastructure and the business services running on top of it. By delivering large-enterprise scalability, robust features and superior root cause analysis, this solution can help your organization effectively manage its dynamic, complex IT infrastructure including physical, virtual and cloud environments as well as network virtualization.
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Sample Customers
Houston Methodist Hospital, Love's Travel StopsNational Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider40%
University13%
Manufacturing Company13%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider41%
Media Company11%
Software R&D Company9%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company12%
Retailer7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company23%
Comms Service Provider22%
Healthcare Company10%
Financial Services Firm10%
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