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DX Spectrum vs. Ixia Hawkeye
July 2022
Find out what your peers are saying about DX Spectrum vs. Ixia Hawkeye and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
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"The granular access control that it provided so that you could only see devices that were related to what you were working on was great. I couldn't see the entire inventory of devices. I could only see the ones that were related to my work. It has got a very granular access control component.""Offers a lot of functionality.""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.""Spectrum is great for root cause analysis. It has excellent correlation event management. Spectrum's stability and scalability are also amazing.""Some of the most valuable features are it's highly scalable, the carrier is great, and if something has SNMP, it can monitor it. It's a great network fault management solution.""What I like best is the configuration management functionality.""The most valuable features of DX Spectrum are the comprehensive alerts.""The most valuable feature is automatic discovery."

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"The most valuable feature is the deployment because it's very easy to deploy real flow through the network.""Our customer was happiest with the price of this product."

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Cons
"I think the management or configuration of devices needs some improvement.""DX Spectrum is stable. However, now and then there are some issues, but overall it is good.""If the integration is simplified or improved, it will be a unique selling point in comparison to the competition on the market.""For my use case, incident coordination was an area of improvement. The internal software engine for coordinating outages could use improvement because sometimes, we used to get false alerts for unrelated devices. They did a really good job of trying to make sure that you got one major alert and any of the subsequent devices downstream were just additions to that, but occasionally, the engine wouldn't properly catch the right things, and we used to get a flood of alerts.""It takes some time to learn how to use this solution.""It's not a great performance management tool. Its reporting capabilities are not very good at all.""The solution could improve by allowing the ability to monitor the network shortly after installing the software and adding an auto-discovery function.""Integration with some other tools, and integration with some Network Packet Broker, need some improvement."

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"The customization of tests and even the results can be improved.""Ixia has one flaw, which is that they do not print the license code on the paper licenses that are shipped to the customers."

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  • "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 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 »
    Top Answer:Our customer was happiest with the price of this product.
    Top Answer:Ixia has one flaw, which is that they do not print the license code on the paper licenses that are shipped to the customers. This impacts technical support because once you have to contact the vendor… more »
    Top Answer:We are a solution provider and Ixia Hawkeye is one of the products that we implement for our customers. We have a customer in Central America that is in the telco industry and needed to have greater… more »
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    Overview

    DX Spectrum is a complete event and fault management system for network operations teams. The tool provides powerful capabilities for managing your dynamic, complex IT infrastructure, which includes physical, virtual, and cloud environments.The technology allows you to manage and optimize the infrastructure and the professional services that operate on top of it. DX Spectrum is a unified platform that helps your company enhance network service levels while lowering monitoring costs.

    DX Spectrum has intelligent event correlation and root-cause analysis capabilities. It can pinpoint the precise components that are causing issues with availability and network settings. Reports and dashboards can be customized with role-based views. Change management solutions can also be used by teams to govern, track, and remediate changes across network devices.

    DX Spectrum can identify multi-technology and multi-vendor stacks, as well as new software-defined networks (SDNs). It supports Multicast, MPLS, VPN, and VRF, among other routing protocols and technologies.

    DX Spectrum Features

    DX Spectrum has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Service management: DX Spectrum assists personnel in discovering, modeling, visualizing, monitoring, and managing the links between infrastructure and the business services it supports.
    • Fault detection: DX Spectrum offers unique solutions that automate device discovery and root cause analysis, allowing for faster issue detection and resolution.
    • Change management capabilities: DX Spectrum gives administrators the visibility and control they need to prevent erroneous modifications from causing network performance problems and outages.
    • Comprehensive visibility: With DX Spectrum, managers can receive comprehensive insight across physical, virtualized, and cloud environments, as well as a variety of technologies, platforms, and suppliers.
    • Customization: DX Spectrum provides administrators, users, and customers with pre-packaged, easily configurable dashboards and reports that may be adjusted to their individual needs. For maximum performance and visibility, it is intimately connected with other solutions within the DX Service Assurance and DX Service Management systems.

    DX Spectrum Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing DX Spectrum. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Reduce symptomatic alarms and hasten resolution with DX Spectrum’s root-cause analysis and robust event correlation. Automatically map the relationships between your network infrastructure to find the source of service issues for faster resolution. Whether it's a network configuration or availability issue, our network fault management system pinpoints the exact component responsible for the issue.
    • DX Spectrum supports network access from wireless wearables, mobile phones, tablets, and laptops. Provide network operators with the tools they need to manage their wireless networks, decrease outages, and make them as stable as their wired networks. For wired and wireless networks, DX Spectrum offers a unified view.
    • Fault and event management can be integrated across the Agile Ops, Network Operations, and Analytics portfolios. Fault, inventory, and topology knowledge are combined with performance, application, and log monitoring and a unified view across a full-stack NetOps solution. Additional connections include business service and service desk management.

    Reviews from Real Users

    DX Spectrum stands out among its competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are its robust root cause analysis and its event correlation tool. PeerSpot users take note of the advantages of these features in their reviews:

    Umair A., Enterprise Solutions & Services Head at Duroob Technologies, writes of the product, “It covers networks very well. It has all the capabilities that you're looking for when it comes to monitoring. Spectrum is great for root cause analysis. It has excellent correlation event management. Spectrum's stability and scalability are also amazing. If you have a CA Service Desk, then it can be integrated so that if you have open tickets they can be closed automatically.”

    Itarchit, an IT Architect at a comms service provider, notes, “The most valuable feature is the event correlation mechanism. I also like the product's multi-customer approach.” He adds, “We haven't seen a better product. Overall, I am happy with this solution. Based on the current market, I would rate DX Spectrum a nine out of ten.”

    Hawkeye quickly and effectively validates network performance, isolates problems, and proactively detects issues by running scheduled verification tests. Using a combination of hardware and software agents called Performance Endpoints, Hawkeye simulates application traffic and sends key performance metrics to a central console for fast action.
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    Sample Customers
    National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi
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    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Insurance Company10%
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    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider13%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm8%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider21%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Government8%
    Company Size
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise69%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise74%
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    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Buyer's Guide
    DX Spectrum vs. Ixia Hawkeye
    July 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about DX Spectrum vs. Ixia Hawkeye and other solutions. Updated: July 2022.
    621,593 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    DX Spectrum is ranked 9th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 14 reviews while Ixia Hawkeye is ranked 25th in IT Infrastructure Monitoring with 2 reviews. DX Spectrum is rated 8.4, while Ixia Hawkeye is rated 10.0. The top reviewer of DX Spectrum writes "Provides granular access control, highly scalable, and helpful for monitoring the entire network infrastructure". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Ixia Hawkeye writes "Priced-well, easy to scale, stable, and straightforward to set up". DX Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, DX NetOps, Zabbix, Zenoss Service Dynamics and Splunk, whereas Ixia Hawkeye is most compared with Gigamon, ThousandEyes, Auvik, Zabbix and NETSCOUT nGeniusONE. See our DX Spectrum vs. Ixia Hawkeye report.

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