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Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Prime vs. DX Spectrum and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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"It gives you the ability to upgrade switches remotely, schedule the upgrade time, perform backups, and monitor the health of all networks.""The interfaces are a valuable feature.""Enables oversight in order to tweak and tune.""Cisco Prime is helpful as it provides us with real-time monitoring. This allows us to be proactive in our environment.""The hardware Cisco provides is excellent. It's a well-made product."

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"I have found the cross analysis feature to be the most valuable.""We were able to standardize the internal processes across all internal departments, resulting in almost an elimination of non-standard process flows through our organization.""The most valuable feature is the auto-discovery, which is nice because you don't have to do anything to add a new component.""This product provides good visibility into applications at the backend.""What I like best is the configuration management functionality.""The most valuable feature is automatic discovery.""The fault management is perfect.""The most valuable feature is the ability to put health checks in place not only for the infrastructure but for some of the services that are on top of the infrastructure."

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"If you think about a centralized monitoring system, Cisco Prime is not good because it does not support third-party vendors like Palo Alto or FortiGate.""Lacking in integration with a SIEM tool.""The solution can be slow at times.""The overall management capabilities of Prime need to be improved.""The solution is not easy to configure."

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"For us, the implementation was quite complex but it's because of the large number of different environments we're dealing with.""We want to make our own choice for the AIOps solution and do not want to be forced to use the Broadcom OI solution by default.""The interface is not nice and needs to be improved.""There should be a facility to integrate with other monitoring applications that are currently running in the environment.""Huawei devices are not properly supported, and there are incompatibility issues related to certain protocols.""Event correlation only works on one server, rather than on all of the servers in the same cluster environment.""I think the management or configuration of devices needs some improvement.""Integration with some other tools, and integration with some Network Packet Broker, need some improvement."

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"Cisco Prime is an expensive solution."

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"In general, the license cost will be about 30% of the total TCO for this tool (hardware/support team, OS costs, and OS management).""The product, support, and maintenance are all expensive, which is another reason that we are switching to another solution.""The price is very high.""The price of the solution is reasonable.""Currently, a perpetual license but some services are moving to a subscription""The price is good enough to expect an ideal solution. It's expensive."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The hardware Cisco provides is excellent. It's a well-made product.
Top Answer: We tried here to use it as a bigger monitoring tool. However, the problem is that a lot of new products from Cisco are not supported by Prime anymore. The solution is not easy to configure. It's not… more »
Top Answer: We primarily use the solution for wireless and to do backups on switches and routers. In addition, we're using it for the deployment of our new software versions.
Top Answer: The presentation layer is pretty simple and straightforward.
Top Answer: The price is very high. It makes it very difficult with respect to the business because, with any other product, we have to look at a lower-cost licensing model. It would have to be much lower than… more »
Top Answer: The visual is good but it's a little archaic. I think it's the way it's compiled, because I've been struggling recently with deploying it in different departments. The software still uses a 32 bit… more »
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Cisco Prime Infrastructure
CA Spectrum
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Cisco Prime products deliver next-generation management by supporting an intuitive workflow-oriented user experience and integrated lifecycle operations across Cisco architectures, technologies, and networks.

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.
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Sample Customers
Mohawk Industries, Universidad EAFIT, Halton Healthcare
National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi
Top Industries
Comms Service Provider30%
Computer Software Company19%
Manufacturing Company4%
Financial Services Firm15%
Healthcare Company13%
Comms Service Provider11%
Insurance Company11%
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise16%
Large Enterprise69%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Prime vs. DX Spectrum and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
542,029 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Cisco Prime is ranked 4th in Network Management Applications with 5 reviews while DX Spectrum is ranked 1st in Network Management Applications with 13 reviews. Cisco Prime is rated 7.2, while DX Spectrum is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Cisco Prime writes "Good management capability and wireless heatmap, but NetFlow needs to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of DX Spectrum writes "Good monitoring, alerting capabilities, and improved visibility, but AIOps is restricted to Broadcom". Cisco Prime is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager, Huawei eSight, Fortinet FortiManager and HPE Intelligent Management Center, whereas DX Spectrum is most compared with DX NetOps, SolarWinds NPM, Splunk, Zabbix and IBM Tivoli NetCool. See our Cisco Prime vs. DX Spectrum report.

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