Compare Cisco Prime vs. DX Spectrum

Cisco Prime is ranked 10th in Network Management Applications with 2 reviews while DX Spectrum is ranked 1st in Network Management Applications with 6 reviews. Cisco Prime is rated 7.6, while DX Spectrum is rated 7.4. 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 "Offers a single pane of glass that allows views into inventory, code version management, and inner operations with our ITSM". Cisco Prime is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and Huawei eSight, whereas DX Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, DX Performance Management and Zabbix. See our Cisco Prime vs. DX Spectrum report.
Cancel
You must select at least 2 products to compare!
Cisco Prime Logo
943 views|864 comparisons
DX Spectrum Logo
9,744 views|4,696 comparisons
Most Helpful Review
Use Cisco Prime? Share your opinion.
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Prime vs. DX Spectrum and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
418,901 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Quotes From Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:

Pros
The interfaces are a valuable feature.It gives you the ability to upgrade switches remotely, schedule the upgrade time, perform backups, and monitor the health of all networks.

Read more »

Offers a single pane of glass to view inventory, code version management, and inner operations.The most valuable feature is the auto-discovery, which is nice because you don't have to do anything to add a new component.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.I have found the cross analysis feature to be the most valuable.The Spectrum tool improved our network assurance levels for our business units.All networks (or network equipment) are monitored through CA Spectrum.

Read more »

Cons
Lacking in integration with a SIEM tool.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.

Read more »

The company is trying desperately to sustain the platform by bolting on changes to it to enhance it. It is not a long-term solution.The interface is not nice and needs to be improved.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.For us, the implementation was quite complex but it's because of the large number of different environments we're dealing with.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.

Read more »

Pricing and Cost Advice
Information Not Available
The product, support, and maintenance are all expensive, which is another reason that we are switching to another solution.In general, the license cost will be about 30% of the total TCO for this tool (hardware/support team, OS costs, and OS management).

Read more »

report
Use our free recommendation engine to learn which Network Management Applications solutions are best for your needs.
418,901 professionals have used our research since 2012.
Ranking
Views
943
Comparisons
864
Reviews
2
Average Words per Review
497
Avg. Rating
7.5
Views
9,744
Comparisons
4,696
Reviews
7
Average Words per Review
433
Avg. Rating
7.7
Top Comparisons
Compared 65% of the time.
Compared 7% of the time.
Compared 19% of the time.
Compared 7% of the time.
Also Known As
Cisco Prime InfrastructureCA Spectrum
Learn
Cisco
Broadcom
Overview

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.
Offer
Learn more about Cisco Prime
Learn more about DX Spectrum
Sample Customers
Mohawk Industries, Universidad EAFIT, Halton HealthcareNational Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider42%
Software R&D Company29%
K 12 Educational Company Or School7%
Media Company4%
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company11%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company37%
Comms Service Provider20%
Government7%
Media Company6%
Find out what your peers are saying about Cisco Prime vs. DX Spectrum and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
418,901 professionals have used our research since 2012.
We monitor all Network Management Applications reviews to prevent fraudulent reviews and keep review quality high. We do not post reviews by company employees or direct competitors. We validate each review for authenticity via cross-reference with LinkedIn, and personal follow-up with the reviewer when necessary.