CA Spectrum vs Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse

CA Spectrum is ranked 5th in Network Monitoring Software with 62 reviews vs Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse which is ranked 22nd 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 Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse writes "The application response time is user-friendly". CA Spectrum is most compared with Nagios XI, SCOM and IBM Tivoli NetCool. Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Netscout nGeniusONE and Dynatrace. See our CA Spectrum vs Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse report.
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Pros
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.​The stability of the product is key. It never breaks, really. The stability and reliability of the Spectrum product have been top-notch.​I can use it to detect whenever things go wrong on my network.We can plan changes and replacement of end-of-life products in our environment very well because it's very accurate.Spectrum does such a great job of discovering our network that we have a high confidence in what our inventory is.

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With some APM solutions, it can take a long time to check a periodic report, but you can get all the necessary details quickly with AppResponse.Ability to see end to end user, application, server, and network response time and throughput data.

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Cons
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.Needs better integration with all the other products in the Agile suite of tools; anything they could do to make that less complex, would be great.If nobody else has said the documentation needs improvement, let's go there. I understand, you can either write about it or you can do it. And most of us would rather they do it, but now that they've done it, those of us that didn't do it, we need to go and find: "Where did they write about this to tell us how to do it?" That's always lacking.We have had one support issue that's been open for a couple of months, and it is currently open.​I would like to see them eliminate the Java console. The user interface for this is a Java applet that runs on your desktop, and it is very problematic for us.We have had some issues with the spec server and the high availability replication of data. It fails over well, but it does not come back very well. We get duplicated events.

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They need to better integrate with products and solutions from different vendors.Need to bring back the NetFlow module for AppResponse.

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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.

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The licensing model is expensive compared to its competitors, but the service it gives to your business, and the data quality, means that it's worth it.

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Also Known As
Also Known AsOPNET SteelCentral AppResponse, ACE Live, OPNET, AppResponse Xpert
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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.

AppResponse Xpert is a unique application performance management, monitoring and troubleshooting solution that approaches performance from the end-user's perspective. The solution is a Riverbed OPNET product, and gives a proactive, in-depth analytical view of any application performance issues, whether web-based or non-web based.

AppResponse Xpert is flexible, customizable and fully automated, enabling network users to focus on the bigger IT picture, giving business users maximum productivity, and providing end-users with an optimal application experience.

Sample Customers
Sample CustomersNational Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi Gartner, Swiss Post, WestLB, Turner, Samlink, RGIS, NetJets, SITA, Mobistar, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and Trafigura.
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Financial Services Firm
16%
Healthcare Company
12%
Insurance Company
9%
Transportation Company
7%
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Financial Services Firm
24%
Comms Service Provider
22%
Retailer
10%
Healthcare Company
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Comms Service Provider
18%
Healthcare Company
13%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Transportation Company
7%
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Small Business
11%
Midsize Enterprise
15%
Large Enterprise
74%
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Small Business
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
58%
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Small Business
29%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business
15%
Midsize Enterprise
29%
Large Enterprise
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