Compare CA Spectrum vs. IBM Tivoli NetCool

CA Spectrum is ranked 1st in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while IBM Tivoli NetCool is ranked 7th in Network Management Applications with 1 review. CA Spectrum is rated 8.2, while IBM Tivoli NetCool is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of CA Spectrum writes "Monitors countless machines for us; we know when something is down and needs fixing". On the other hand, the top reviewer of IBM Tivoli NetCool writes "Enables us to tailor the solution to the particular requirements of a customer". CA Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix and Nagios XI, whereas IBM Tivoli NetCool is most compared with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, CA Spectrum and Micro Focus Network Node Manager.
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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.

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The scalability of monitoring, the breadth of supported network components, the scale of the number of monitoring events, and the flexibility in customization make this a well-rounded product.

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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.

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Customization and integration that you need to do to make the product fit your needs is very complex. It is not a product that somebody could easily pick up without any prior training or experience.

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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. IBM Tivoli Netcool delivers near real-time, consolidated event management across business infrastructure, data centers, complex networks and IT domains. The software provides full management and automation to help you deliver continuous uptime of business services and applications.
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Sample Customers
National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediClaranet, Consolidated Communications, Telus, €sterreichische Bundesbahnen (€BB), Telekom Srbija, Bendigo Community Telco, Capgemini, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB)
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company11%
Government7%
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Healthcare Company9%
Insurance Company6%
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