Compare CA Spectrum vs. Micro Focus Network Automation

CA Spectrum is ranked 1st in Network Management Applications with 5 reviews while Micro Focus Network Automation is ranked 13th in Network Management Applications with 1 review. CA Spectrum is rated 8.2, while Micro Focus Network Automation 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 Micro Focus Network Automation writes "Helps the configuration backup be validated before and after any change in the network infrastructure". CA Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Nagios XI and Zabbix, whereas Micro Focus Network Automation is most compared with BMC TrueSight Network Automation, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and CA Spectrum.
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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.

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Pushing the network configuration to bulk devices. This saves a considerable amount of time that the engineer spends in pushing the network configuration.

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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.

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Compatibility of the devices needs to be enhanced, as it seems to be limited.

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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.

Micro Focus Network Automation helps IT organizations drive efficiencies by automating time-consuming manual compliance and network configuration tasks for the complete operational lifecycle of network devices from provisioning to policy-based network configuration management, compliance policy enforcement and reporting, and security administration. Micro Focus Network Automation also helps increase network stability and uptime by preventing inconsistencies and misconfigurations often created by manual processes.  When combined with Micro Focus Network Node Manager i, it delivers a unique integrated solution that delivers network fault, availability, and performance integrated with change, network configuration, compliance, and automated diagnostics that operates from a shared network topology database.

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Sample Customers
National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediTech Mahindra, Avea, China Merchants Bank, NNIT, Distinctive Software Solutions, Virgin Media, NEC Australia, Osiatis, Hostworks, Retegal, Allianz Shared Infrastructure Services SE (ASIC), State of Kansas Division of Information Services and Communications (DISC)
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company12%
Retailer7%
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Software R&D Company26%
Comms Service Provider23%
Healthcare Company9%
Insurance Company7%
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