CA Spectrum vs Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse

CA Spectrum is ranked 5th in Network Monitoring Software with 60 reviews vs Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse which is ranked 21st in Network Monitoring Software with 1 review. 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, CA Unified Infrastructure Management and IBM Tivoli NetCool. Riverbed SteelCentral AppResponse is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Netscout nGeniusONE and Dynatrace.
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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.​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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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.

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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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They need to better integrate with products and solutions from different vendors.

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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 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 AsOPNET SteelCentral AppResponse, ACE Live, OPNET, AppResponse Xpert
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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.

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.

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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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Top Industries
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Healthcare Company
17%
Financial Services Firm
14%
Insurance Company
12%
Retailer
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Comms Service Provider
25%
Financial Services Firm
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Retailer
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Healthcare Company
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Comms Service Provider
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Healthcare Company
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Financial Services Firm
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Transportation Company
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Small Business
13%
Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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Midsize Enterprise
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Large Enterprise
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