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|Developer(s)||CA Technologies, Inc|
|Stable release||9.2 / May 2010|
|Operating system||Windows, Linux, Solaris|
|Type||Network management system|
CA Spectrum Infrastructure Manager is a network infrastructure management software by CA, Inc. Spectrum enables the modeling of LAN, WAN, wired, wireless, physical and virtual networks.
Spectrum provides features such as network auto-discovery, impact analysis, service level management and automated configuration change management. It is capable of automatically identifying all network assets, and generating a network topology map that displays all network elements, down to their physical and logical ports. Spectrum is capable of determining and representing the root cause, and impact, of a network fault.
Spectrum was originally developed at Cabletron Systems, Inc, in 1991. In 1999 the Spectrum business unit became a separate company, Aprisma Management Technologies. The main goal of this division was to erase industry perceptions that the technology was tied to Cabletron's hardware. Up until this division other companies, such as Cisco, saw Cabletron as a competitor and were reluctant to work together with it. Cabletron was later divided into Enterasys and Riverstone, and Aprisma was sold by Enterasys to Gores Technology Group following an United States Securities and Exchange Commission investigation.
In January 2005, Concord Communications, Inc, announced its intent to acquire Aprisma from Gores.
CA, Inc. acquired Concord Communications, Inc, including its Aprisma Management Technologies subsidiary, on June 7, 2005.