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Find out what your peers are saying about DX Spectrum vs. WhatsUp Gold and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
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"Auvik automatically updates network topology. Since it automatically updates the topology, we proactively know what is happening in a country or our branch offices. It also alerts us if there is a topology change, e.g., if it discovers anything new in that country. So, it has reduced the number of failures in our operations. We went from being reactive to proactive. So, we are no longer reacting to what is happening and others are doing. This has saved us about two to three hours a day. We used to spend two to three hours every morning checking the firewall and router logs for malicious behavior."

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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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"It is easy to access and discover devices, as well as monitor them automatically. The topology discover is also a useful feature.""The most valuable feature is the monitoring of resources.""We no longer have to manually search for problems because we are alerted when something in the network goes down.""The interface in the last few years it has been a lot greater, they are much more user-friendly. I like the interface.""This is a good, stable network monitoring solution for devices.""I use it on premises to monitor my network database. We monitor the link up/down and use the SNMP traps as well.""The most valuable features are network bandwidth monitoring and monitoring device health.""The installation and configuration process are easy."

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"They need to improve the reporting system. They still don't have a proper reporting system in Auvik. They have built a dashboard in Power BI using APIs, but they should build some sort of report within Auvik itself. If Auvik fixes the reporting or comes up with a good reporting module, it will change the game."

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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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"Pricing is too high relative to how many devices we use. The price list is not linear to number of devices.""I would like to see better integration with switches so that you can see what is connected to each port, what the traffic is, and have a network map automatically generated.""The pricing for this solution has gone up quite recently, which has led some of our customers to buy an alternative product.""One of the biggest things that made us start to look at another product is we're not able to have an end to end monitoring from a user perspective throughout the system and back to the user. All the monitoring is from inside out, we need something that also can give us from outside in.""Adding on services increases the cost and on the version we have there is no option for ATM monitoring.""I think there are a few bugs now. Although they give some resolution for this, we cannot share the network remotely because of our company policy.""Integrations with other devices. I want to have a product that has full integration with my active directory so I can track user activity. I want to track my complete user activity, so I'm looking for a product to implement in the near future, which will have full integration with my network and active directory users. It became very difficult to track user activity.""Users want SMS available via Whatsapp Gold. They don't want to go through third party SMS servers. The solution should work to make this possible."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"Compared to other products, Auvik's pricing is more feasible since you get all its features. You pay for licenses on a per network device basis. It monitors hypervisors, but does not bill for that. There are no additional costs, which is something that I like."

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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."

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"I'm not sure, but it's expensive. We don't pay any additional fees.""The choice of version depends on the number of points, or devices, that you want to monitor, and this makes the product expensive.""The pricing can be on the expensive side when considering competing products.""There are some subscription charges that are quite heavy. I need to pay for support every year and these charges can be quite expensive. Aside from the initial cost for the tool, you need to pay additionally for support."

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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… 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… more »
Top Answer: It handles the basics of monitoring.
Top Answer: I don't have information on the pricing. I know that it's a paid version, but I don't have any details.
Top Answer: Honestly, I do not particularly like WhatsUp Gold. I think we should get rid of it. It is so old. It has not been… more »
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Overview

Auvik is cloud-based software that simplifies and automates network monitoring and management to give you complete network visibility and control.

Designed to deploy in minutes, you’ll resolve problems faster than ever with real-time network mapping and inventory, powerful troubleshooting features, deep network traffic insights, automated config backups and restore, and more. https://www.auvik.com/get-free-trial

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.
Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold's a layer 2/3 discovery results in a detailed interactive map of your entire networked infrastructure. One affordable license lets you monitor any mix of networks, wireless controllers, servers, virtual machines, applications, traffic flows and configurations across Windows, LAMP and Java environments. It Manage networks, traffic, physical servers, VMs and applications with easy-to-use and customizable maps, dashboards and alerts. WhatsUp Gold streamlines workflows by letting you initiate management tasks directly from the interactive map. Additional Features include: Application Monitoring, Network Traffic Analysis, Configuration Management, Discovery & Network Monitoring, Cloud Monitoring, Virtual Environment Monitoring, Distributed Monitoring and Failover Manager.
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National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi
Artoni Trasporti, Austin Independent School District, Banca Marche, Burke County North Carolina, Cambridge University School of Clinical Medicine, Clayco, Community Integrated Care, Desca, Deutsche Bergbau, Flexi-Van, Gropper, Hamleys, Hammonds Furniture, Knowledge IT, Idras S.P.A., Sibeg, Swann Engineering, Trivium Lindenhof
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Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company23%
Financial Services Firm8%
Government5%
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Financial Services Firm16%
Healthcare Company14%
Insurance Company12%
Comms Service Provider10%
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Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm7%
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Government30%
Financial Services Firm20%
Non Profit10%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
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Computer Software Company22%
Comms Service Provider18%
Government15%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Small Business14%
Midsize Enterprise15%
Large Enterprise71%
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Small Business40%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise33%
Find out what your peers are saying about DX Spectrum vs. WhatsUp Gold and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
502,275 professionals have used our research since 2012.

DX Spectrum is ranked 19th in Network Monitoring Software with 9 reviews while WhatsUp Gold is ranked 16th in Network Monitoring Software with 11 reviews. DX Spectrum is rated 7.8, while WhatsUp Gold is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of DX Spectrum writes "Good monitoring, alerting capabilities, and improved visibility, but AIOps is restricted to Broadcom". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WhatsUp Gold writes "Great interface but has no end to end monitoring from a user perspective". DX Spectrum is most compared with DX NetOps, SolarWinds NPM, Splunk, Zabbix and DX Performance Management, whereas WhatsUp Gold is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, PRTG Network Monitor, Splunk, Zabbix and Nagios XI. See our DX Spectrum vs. WhatsUp Gold report.

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