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We performed a comparison between DX Spectrum and Nagios XI based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Monitoring Software solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed DX Spectrum vs. Nagios XI report (Updated: September 2022).
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Pros
"Offers a lot of functionality.""Scalable and stable network monitoring tool with a simple setup.""The presentation layer is pretty simple and straightforward.""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.""The fault management is perfect.""Scalability is a highly rated feature of this solution. It is better than some of the other tools that I've used in terms of scalability. We scaled it to tens of thousands of devices.""The containerization of different objects was very helpful in building an org structure. Being able to separately manage your MSP clients with separate visibility was also helpful.""Spectrum is great for root cause analysis. It has excellent correlation event management. Spectrum's stability and scalability are also amazing."

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"Nagios allows us to configure any device so that we can send pager alerts when people don't have access to emails. It also allows us to schedule downtime and maintenance.""Nagios XI is stable.""The installation is no problem. I've installed Nagios several times.""Nagios XI helps us monitor the bandwidth of the internet connection, HTTP, DNS, active directory services, and exchange data availability. We have multiple servers to monitor databases, availability of servers, and ping.""The solution is pretty stable.""I can monitor a software made in-house to software of bigger companies.""Nagios is a custom API manager, and we can expose custom APIs for our integration. This is a great feature.""It's great for monitoring IT services infrastructure."

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Cons
"Its visualization can be improved. It doesn't have a very advanced GUI. It is very basic and simple, but it does work.""I would suggest improving the web GUI to improve the device monitor configuration and to improve or to integrate the new tool for reporting.""The visual is a little archaic.""It's not a great performance management tool. Its reporting capabilities are not very good at all.""Huawei devices are not properly supported, and there are incompatibility issues related to certain protocols.""The solution could improve by allowing the ability to monitor the network shortly after installing the software and adding an auto-discovery function.""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."

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"The reporting structure could be more streamlined.""It is really difficult to integrate Nagios XI with another system to generate logs and alert our management of failures in security infrastructure.""We'd like to see more integration capabilities.""The pricing has recently risen. I know they've changed what is covered under the license, however, it doesn't change the way we use it and adds nothing to our experience, and yet we now have to pay more.""Open-source software is usually not user-friendly.""The installation and monitoring need improvement.""The way Nagios displays information isn't easy for a new user to understand. It's not intuitive enough. You need to read some tutorials or be trained to understand what it's displaying. Also, I think it needs more features to improve network visibility because there are some things you can't detect.""We often need to develop custom plugins to get Nagios to work the way we want it to work because the features we need are not always available in Nagios."

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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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  • "Nagios Core does not have any payment, but Nagios XI requires payment for the license."
  • "For our country in North Africa, it's expensive and we could purchase another solution for that price. But it's a reasonable price if we're speaking in international terms."
  • "Nagios XI is open source."
  • "Licensing costs are reasonable."
  • "It is good to contact experts for advice about what is the best solution for your specific infrastructure and enterprise."
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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:It's great for monitoring IT services infrastructure.
    Top Answer:I don't deal with the licensing aspect of the product.
    Top Answer:For some, it may be difficult to deploy. The process could be simplified. We'd like to see more integration capabilities. There's a bit of complexity in the product in general. It could be simplified… more »
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    Also Known As
    CA Spectrum
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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.”

    Nagios XI provides monitoring of all mission-critical infrastructure components including applications, services, operating systems, network protocols, systems metrics, and network infrastructure. Hundreds of third-party addons provide for monitoring of virtually all in-house and external applications, services, and systems.

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    Sample Customers
    National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi
    Nagios has over one million users globally, including AOL, DHL, McAfee, MCI, MTV, Yahoo!, Universal, Toshiba, Sony, Siemens, and JPMorgan Chase.
    Top Industries
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    Financial Services Firm15%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Healthcare Company14%
    Insurance Company10%
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    Computer Software Company22%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm11%
    Comms Service Provider10%
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    Comms Service Provider29%
    Manufacturing Company25%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Retailer8%
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    Computer Software Company20%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Government10%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise69%
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Small Business36%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise34%
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    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise61%
    Buyer's Guide
    DX Spectrum vs. Nagios XI
    September 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about DX Spectrum vs. Nagios XI and other solutions. Updated: September 2022.
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    DX Spectrum is ranked 12th in Network Monitoring Software with 14 reviews while Nagios XI is ranked 9th in Network Monitoring Software with 13 reviews. DX Spectrum is rated 8.4, while Nagios XI is rated 8.0. 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 Nagios XI writes "Easy to use and deploy with helpful technical support". DX Spectrum is most compared with DX NetOps, SolarWinds NPM, Zabbix, Zenoss Service Dynamics and DX Performance Management, whereas Nagios XI is most compared with Zabbix, PRTG Network Monitor, Nagios Core, Centreon and SolarWinds NPM. See our DX Spectrum vs. Nagios XI report.

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