Compare CA Spectrum vs. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager

CA Spectrum is ranked 1st in Network Management Applications with 4 reviews while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is ranked 3rd in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews. CA Spectrum is rated 8.2, while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager 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 SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager writes "User friendly with an easy implementation and easy management". CA Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix and Nagios XI, whereas SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is most compared with IBM Tivoli NetCool, Cisco DNA Center and Infoblox NetMRI. See our CA Spectrum vs. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager 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.

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Compared to other vendors, like NetBrain, managing the solution is easy. They made it very user-friendly.The most valuable features the solution offers are compliance, reliability, and information about reliability.We push all our configurations to the servers with ease and the logs capture almost all the transactions needed for an internal audit.

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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.

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On NCM, reporting could be a bit better. It's completely become just one report. When I try to create a custom report, the solution just commits old server data.The interface of solar winds could be improved.We want to be able to store it in a data warehouse format and integrate it with Google single sign-on.

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With a minimal bundle, we pay about $3000 a year in licensing costs. If you have multiple devices in your network, you must buy the bundle, which is 100% identical for your infrastructure. If you have 15 devices, you need 15 licenses, for example. That's one bundle. You don't pay for anything over and above that.

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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. Before you monitor your network, configure it! A reliable and secure network starts with carefully planned, executed, and monitored network configuration and change management. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) saves time and improves network reliability and security by managing configurations, changes, and compliance for routers, switches, and other network devices from Cisco, Juniper, HP, Dell, Brocade, Aruba, Rukus, and more.
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Sample Customers
National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediUnited Lincolnshire Hospitals, Air Rarotonga, NetSuite, Thai AirAsia, REA Group, 335th Signal Command, Agilisys, Marine Expeditionary Force
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Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company11%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company27%
Comms Service Provider26%
Healthcare Company9%
Insurance Company6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company33%
Comms Service Provider20%
Construction Company9%
Financial Services Firm8%
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