Compare DX Spectrum vs. Meraki Dashboard

DX Spectrum is ranked 22nd in Network Monitoring Software with 6 reviews while Meraki Dashboard is ranked 11th in Network Monitoring Software with 11 reviews. DX Spectrum is rated 7.4, while Meraki Dashboard is rated 8.6. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Meraki Dashboard writes "Has an integrated firewall and an integrated wireless LAN controller in the dashboard". DX Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, DX Performance Management and Zabbix, whereas Meraki Dashboard is most compared with Zabbix, SolarWinds NPM and PRTG Network Monitor. See our DX Spectrum vs. Meraki Dashboard report.
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Pros
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.

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Meraki dashboard deserves an Oscar.We've been spending a lot less time on tickets and deployments, so we have more time to do other things.An excellent dashboard that is currently unique in covering both SD-WAN and SD-LAN with built-in security.It can analyze the traffic that it is picking up from what may be a rogue access point, and it is able to identify those and send relevant notifications.The most valuable feature is the single pane of glass that gives you multisite visibility.The ability of the product to perform with simplicity of deployment make it a valuable solution.You don't have to be a network engineer to use it.There is no need to swap the hardware at all the locations, and importing the APs into the Dashboard was a simple and quick process.

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Cons
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.

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We would like to be able to test the health of WAN connections.Something that needs to be improved, is the fact that you if you don't renew the subscription license, it stops working. I would also like to see SSL BPM support for anything else.It is not appropriate for large, enterprise businesses.It would be helpful to have the ability to create a floor plan based on an existing PDF or JPEG, which is automatically converted into a usable network map.The one issue that we have had is that the VPN tunnel would go down unless you worked out with the ISP that you would be using a static IP address on the WAN interface.Third-party switches do not necessarily integrate easily with the system and this could be improved to allow for better adaptation.The MDM, however, is bad. We're using another MDM now because Meraki was so bad.I am concerned about the fact that once your licensing expires the devices stop working and become a brick.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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).

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It is said to be expensive.The licensing fees are $180 USD, per AP, for three years.From a pricing perspective, they are still expensive.Licensing is around under 1000 pounds. The licensing is either one year, three years, five years or ten years and during the licensing, we can choose to renew it per year or per every three years. We've got a license for three years. It's about 160 or about 200 pounds each.

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22nd
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9,647
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4,670
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
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Avg. Rating
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4,550
Comparisons
3,955
Reviews
10
Average Words per Review
522
Avg. Rating
8.6
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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.

The dashboard that hosts all of the information around the Meraki product data.

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Sample Customers
National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, SicrediCoop eG, Peet's Coffee & Tea, Priefert Manufacturing, Century Care Management, Clifton College, Zürs Ski Resort, Capital FM Arena, MAXI Autohöfe
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Healthcare Company16%
Financial Services Firm14%
Insurance Company11%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company37%
Comms Service Provider21%
Government6%
Media Company6%
REVIEWERS
Comms Service Provider29%
Retailer29%
Government14%
Healthcare Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company25%
Comms Service Provider21%
Media Company6%
Retailer6%
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