Compare DX Spectrum vs. SolarWinds NPM

DX Spectrum is ranked 22nd in Network Monitoring Software with 6 reviews while SolarWinds NPM is ranked 5th in Network Monitoring Software with 13 reviews. DX Spectrum is rated 7.4, while SolarWinds NPM is rated 7.8. 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 SolarWinds NPM writes "It is very flexible, and the reporting is quite nice". DX Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, DX Performance Management and Zabbix, whereas SolarWinds NPM is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor and ManageEngine OpManager. See our DX Spectrum vs. SolarWinds NPM 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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The most valuable feature of this solution is the alerts.We had some interfaces where the SFP Ports were having some problems after a while. We found which of the SFP Ports was having the error and changed it, so the bandwidth become okay.It is very extensible with 'SWQL' and APIs to where we are beginning to integrate it with network automation.This has helped us to monitor the availability of our routers, switches, servers, and virtual environments.The set up was very easy. We didn't have any problems with the setup. The deployment took less than an hour.We can proactively fix historical issues, so we won't face those problems in future.You can monitor performance counters effortlessly.One of the best features is the reports feature.

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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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It is difficult for stakeholders to translate technical requirements, which results in difficulties selecting a platform or implementing a solution.We are looking to change away from this solution because of the documentation and the solution doesn't have enough integration in our country. The documentation is too weak.This solution would benefit from expanding on the capabilities within the API.Application Performance Monitoring should be included in this solution.The aesthetic widgets should be dynamic widgets, so the customization can be even more customizable.It is not that stable. As a Windows software, I have seen issues with SolarWinds. The performance is slow.It would be nice if SolarWinds could have a polling engine on the site that would collect the reporting and then manage everything itself.Consolidation of platforms would provide a smoother experience.

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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 expensive.Some solutions are open source and free.We have a perpetual license for this solution, and my impression is that this solution is cheap.The pricing is very expensive for SolarWinds. That's a huge disadvantage for it.The pricing needs to be improved. It is too high. One full engine costs around $10 000, which is why we don't have high availability right now.You have to license it per year, for the support. You don't really need to have support once you've already set it up. Once you install SolarWinds, you can skip on the licensing. It will still work.

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Ranking
22nd
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9,647
Comparisons
4,670
Reviews
6
Average Words per Review
492
Avg. Rating
7.3
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32,846
Comparisons
21,940
Reviews
13
Average Words per Review
328
Avg. Rating
7.8
Top Comparisons
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CA SpectrumSolarwinds Network Performance Monitor
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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.

Check the health and performance of your entire network for easier troubleshooting and faster results using SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor. NPM lets you quickly detect, diagnose, and resolve network performance problems and outages. Now with built-in deep packet inspection and analysis you can immediately determine the impact of network or application latency on user experience.

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Sample Customers
National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi Microsoft, Federal Express, Hewlett-Packard, and MasterCard
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
Healthcare Company16%
Comms Service Provider11%
Financial Services Firm9%
Government7%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company31%
Comms Service Provider14%
Government8%
Media Company5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise73%
REVIEWERS
Small Business25%
Midsize Enterprise22%
Large Enterprise53%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business30%
Midsize Enterprise6%
Large Enterprise65%
Find out what your peers are saying about DX Spectrum vs. SolarWinds NPM and other solutions. Updated: May 2020.
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