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Pros
"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.""This product provides good visibility into applications at the backend.""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.""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.""What I like best is the configuration management functionality.""The most valuable feature is the event correlation mechanism.""The fault management is perfect.""I have found the cross analysis feature to be the most valuable."

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"Splunk can extract all kinds of data. There's no limitation on what kind of structured and unstructured data one needs to extract — it can access any kind of data, including machine-generated data.""Great platform with user-friendly interface and GUI.""The flexibility of the solution is quite good.""What is nice about the solution is that it makes it easy to build the queries, search for the events and then do analysis.""This is a straightforward solution, easy to configure.""The most valuable feature is that it's very good for log aggregation.""It has quite extensive support in terms of integration. If you want to do anything, there are tools for that.""Our clients are easily able to modify and evolve their implementations."

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Cons
"DX Spectrum could be improved by them getting rid of the Java console. It would also be better with Turkish language support.""If the integration is simplified or improved, it will be a unique selling point in comparison to the competition on the market.""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.""Integration with some other tools, and integration with some Network Packet Broker, need some improvement.""I think the management or configuration of devices needs some improvement.""The visual is a little archaic.""For us, the implementation was quite complex but it's because of the large number of different environments we're dealing with."

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"We had some connections issues with the solution at the beginning.""Their technical support sucks.""An area of improvement would be the licensing of the solution. They need a free license, which would allow faster lead times.""It's difficult to set up initially, and their billing model is also a bit complicated.""Its pricing model and integration with third-party services can be improved. We had faced an issue with integration. The alerting feature is currently not available with Splunk, but it is definitely available with Datadog and PagerDuty. They should include this feature. A few dashboards in Splunk look quite old and are not that modern. They aren't bad, but improving these dashboards will definitely make Splunk more attractive and usable. I read in a few blog posts that there were a few security incidents related to Splunk agents. So, it can be made more secure.""In terms of the interface, it could include some improvements for the look and feel.""This is a costly solution.""The solution has a high learning curve for users. It's a little complicated when you're trying to figure out all the features and what they do."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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."
  • "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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  • "I think that most of the monitoring solutions are expensive."
  • "I think that most of the log analytics solutions are expensive and I'm not sure if it's worth it."
  • "Our customers often complain that the price of Splunk is too high."
  • "Licensing is a yearly, one-time cost."
  • "The price is comparable."
  • "The pricing model is expensive and a nightmare based on the amount of data."
  • "The solution is a little expensive."
  • "It is economical than other solutions."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    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.
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    There is actually no base Spectrum product—it becomes DX NetOps. It's part of the product family, and Broadcom changed its name. New customers cannot buy DX Spectrum, they can buy DX NetOps, and… more »
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    DX Spectrum could be improved by them getting rid of the Java console. It would also be better with Turkish language support. As for additional features, they release changes quarterly. Right now, the… more »
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    For tools I’d recommend:  -SIEM- LogRhythm -SOAR- Palo Alto XSOAR Doing commercial w/o both (or at least an XDR) is asking to miss details that are critical, and ending up a statistic. Also,… more »
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    It would really depend on (1) which logs you need to ingest and (2) what are your use cases Splunk is easy for ingestion of anything, but the charge per GB/Day Indexed and it gets expensive as log… more »
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    Splunk handles a high amount of data very well. We use Splunk to capture information and as an aggregator for monitoring information from different sources. Splunk is very good at alerting us if we… more »
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    Also Known As
    CA Spectrum
    Splunk Enterprise Security
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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.

    Splunk software has been around since 2006 and the company has since grown to become an industry leader. Splunk's vision is to make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everybody. The company offers a wide range of products to turn machine data into valuable information by monitoring and analyzing all activities. This is known as Operational Intelligence and is the unique value proposition of Splunk.

    Splunk is well-known for its Log Management capabilities and also for its Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions.

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    Sample Customers
    National Informatics Centre India, Banese, Olympus, AlphaServe Technologies, Sicredi
    Splunk has more than 7,000 customers spread across over 90 countries. These customers include Telenor, UniCredit, ideeli, McKenney's, Tesco, and SurveyMonkey.
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    Healthcare Company13%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Insurance Company11%
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    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Government9%
    Financial Services Firm7%
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    Financial Services Firm18%
    Energy/Utilities Company11%
    Computer Software Company10%
    Retailer7%
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    Computer Software Company27%
    Comms Service Provider18%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Government7%
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    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise68%
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    Midsize Enterprise2%
    Large Enterprise77%
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    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise55%
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    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    DX Spectrum is ranked 1st in Network Management Applications with 14 reviews while Splunk is ranked 1st in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) with 56 reviews. DX Spectrum is rated 8.0, while Splunk is rated 8.0. 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 Splunk writes "Very versatile for many use cases". DX Spectrum is most compared with SolarWinds NPM, DX NetOps, Zabbix, Zenoss Service Dynamics and IBM Tivoli NetCool, whereas Splunk is most compared with Dynatrace, Datadog, IBM QRadar, ELK Logstash and Microsoft Sentinel.

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