Compare CA Spectrum vs. ExtremeManagement

CA Spectrum is ranked 1st in Network Management Applications with 21 reviews while ExtremeManagement which is ranked 7th in Network Management Applications with 1 review. CA Spectrum is rated 8.0, while ExtremeManagement is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of CA Spectrum writes "Great network discovery means we have high confidence in our inventory". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeManagement writes "Increases efficiency and reduces costs through remote configuration and management". CA Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Nagios XI and Zabbix, whereas ExtremeManagement is most compared with HPE Intelligent Management Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and SolarWinds MSP N-central.
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Pros
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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I need fewer people to do implementation and support, and I don't have to go on-site to change the configuration or otherwise support the switch.

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Cons
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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It would be helpful if this solution had support for configuring and managing third-party hardware devices.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.It’s a great tool, but an expensive one. Learn how to use it properly.

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The support is billed on a yearly basis, and there are no additional costs.

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Overview
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.

Extreme Management Center (formerly NetSight) provides access to web-based reporting, network analysis, troubleshooting, and helpdesk tools. Management Center includes wired/wireless dashboards, reports, end-system information and policy, interactive topology maps, application identification, web-based FlexViews, device views, and event logs. NetFlow diagnostics enable assessment of network issues and performance. Search functionality enables you to search for end-systems by MAC address, IP address, end-system name, or user name.

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Sample Customers
National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediHenry Ford Health System, Baltimore Ravens, Brandili, Federal University of Alagoas, CEDAE, Caxias do Sul, UNISC Concurrency, CenturyLink Field, Louisiana College, Cricket Tasmania Stadium, Moscow Internet Exchange
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company17%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company12%
Retailer7%
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Comms Service Provider28%
Healthcare Company18%
Financial Services Firm17%
Insurance Company7%
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Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise72%
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Small Business8%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise82%
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