CA Spectrum vs. Nagios Core

CA Spectrum is ranked 5th in Network Monitoring Software with 54 reviews vs Nagios Core which is ranked 25th in Network Monitoring Software with 2 reviews. The top reviewer of CA Spectrum writes "It has a REST API and is customisable using standard features". The top reviewer of Nagios Core writes "Monitors our entire production environment, alerts us to any issues that may occur". CA Spectrum is most compared with Nagios XI, CA Unified Infrastructure Management and IBM Tivoli NetCool. Nagios Core is most compared with Nagios XI, Centreon and Zabbix. See our CA Spectrum vs. Nagios Core report.
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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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It has made the life of the network operations staff more proactive in managing the resources of the infrastructure. It prevents disasters long before they can take place.Key features include the GUI interface, its notification capabilities, and the real-time reporting.

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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 is a bit slow due to latency.Making it a little easier to configure and set up from the start would help. There are multiple layers that you have to wade through to be able to set it up, to do it the right way, and to get it to do what you want it to do.

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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.It’s a great tool, but an expensive one. Learn how to use it properly.It is very pricey. With the current trend of enterprises moving towards cheaper and more modern looking solutions like ManageEngine, SevOne, ServicePilot, and Paesller.

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The Nagios Core (PNP4Nagios + Core) is free and can be setup by Netadmin within a few hours. The only additional cost is the cloud server.We have saved a lot of time, money, and effort in reducing disaster times, which is owed to Nagios quick alerting.It's free.

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Overview
OverviewCA 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.

This is IT infrastructure monitoring's industry-standard, open-source core. Free without professional support services.

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Sample CustomersNational Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi
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Top Industries
Top Industries
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Healthcare Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Insurance Company
12%
Manufacturing Company
7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider
25%
Financial Services Firm
23%
Retailer
9%
Healthcare Company
6%
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Financial Services Firm
25%
Retailer
13%
Manufacturing Company
13%
Construction Company
13%
Company Size
Company Size
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Small Business
13%
Midsize Enterprise
16%
Large Enterprise
72%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
19%
Midsize Enterprise
24%
Large Enterprise
58%
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Small Business
36%
Midsize Enterprise
18%
Large Enterprise
45%
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