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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager

Network Configuration Management and Backup

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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager product overview

Price starts from

$

1564

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Per User

What is SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager?

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is an automated network configuration management and backup solution that ensures a high level of network reliability with network configuration backups. SolarWinds NCM simplifies the backup, monitoring, and restoration of router, switch, and device configurations. It also provides network auditing and compliance, vulnerability detection, network inventory management.

Typical customers

Freelancers
Small businesses
Mid size businesses
Large enterprises

Platforms supported

Web
Android
iPhone/iPad

Support options

FAQs/Forum
Email/Help Desk

Training options

Videos
Documentation

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager pricing information

Value for money

4.7

/5

15

Price starts from

$

1564

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Per User

Pricing options

Free plan
Subscription
Free trial
Pricing range

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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager features

Functionality

4.9

/5

15
Total Features11 3 categories

Most valued features by users

Reporting/Analytics
Vulnerability Scanning
Audit Management
Activity Monitoring
VPN
Risk Management
Version Control
Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance

Functionality contenders

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Functionality
#1
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#2
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#4

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager users reviews

Overall rating

4.9

/5

15

Positive reviews

100%

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Rating breakdown
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8.31/10
Rating distribution

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2

1

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Pros
With the ability to automate backups of iOS of the Cisco and other supported devices like HP and others you save time and money, it keeps a history and allows you to quickly restore a previous image.

Jeremy M.

I love that a lot of the automation can be done on routers or switches. I have it backing up our devices on a nightly basis.

Larry L.

The support is very good & helps fixing any issue i may face, and also the forums community can provide quick solution when needed.

Hossam S.

Cons
Sometimes you encounter simple problems despite all the improvements. An example of this is the occasional opening of the login page.

AR

Anonymous Reviewer

Really there are not many. Price is about the only complaint, its expensive.

Jeremy M.

Overall rating contenders

ESET Endpoint Security
Overall rating
#1
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager
Overall rating
#2
Avast Business Pro Plus
Overall rating
#3
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Overall rating
#4
Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Hossam's SolarWinds NCM Review

Reviewed 22 days ago

I'm happy & very satisfied using NCM, feeling safe that in case any of my network devices failed, i can retrieve its configuration easily & even comparing it to older ones, as i can customize it up to a daily config backup task, also being able to push scripts to the NCM added devices makes life much easier & more centralized, saving effort & time.

Pros

I've been using NCM for more than 4 years now & i'm currently using its latest version 2020.2.6, using the license of 1000 allowed number of nodes, and i can say it is a module you can rely upon to maintain your Network devices configuration backed up continuously, i am having a daily backup of all the devices configuration & also can push any script into any added devices easily, saving time & effort. The support is very good & helps fixing any issue i may face, and also the forums community can provide quick solution when needed.

Cons

There is actually nothing i don't like about it except for its cost, and also for the admin using it, must be having a decent knowledge of SQL DB, yet their support can always help

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Solarwinds NCM

Reviewed 9 months ago
Pros

This software allows us to keep an audit trail for all the changes that takes place and it also captures that who made the change, and when a change is made in the configuration of any device then before and after comparisons are also available. We are also using this tool to keep backups for our core devices and when we are installing a new device or replacing a faulty, it helps us to apply the previously saved configuration on to the new device within few minutes.

Cons

This is a very expensive tool for small businesses and it requires administrative privileges to perform certain tasks, which might lead to a breach if exposed.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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Manage your network device configurations

Reviewed 9 months ago
Pros

solarwinds network configuration manager allows us to take backup, monitor if any change in configuration has occurred and it was done by who and it also provides very good reports which we can modify according to our needs.

Cons

we were unable to purchase this software as it is very costly software but the time I spent on its trial period, the results were very outstanding and unfortunately we had to skip this as it was going out of our budget.

Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Best Configuration Mapper

Reviewed 9 months ago

If you want to spare the valuable time of your network engineers and let them work on critical stuff, and if your budget allows, Solarwind's Network Configuration Manager is totally capable of doing that.

Pros

I have used this software as our job was to provide routers/switches and we also provide configuration services to our clients and support. This software played a very big role in transferring configurations from one device to another and spare us the time to sit and configure each device and everything line by line.

Cons

for some people the cost can be a down side for not purchasing this product.

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NCM is a must have for any environment

Reviewed 4 years ago
Pros

If you run more than 5 devices you need this tool. With the ability to automate backups of iOS of the Cisco and other supported devices like HP and others you save time and money, it keeps a history and allows you to quickly restore a previous image. It also documents any and all changes to the device.

Cons

Really there are not many. Price is about the only complaint, its expensive. I have found that often Solarwinds is very proud of their software and think it needs to bring top dollar.

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager FAQs and common questions

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager has the following pricing plans:
Starting from: $1564.00/year
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available


SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business


SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager supports the following languages:
English


No, SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager does not have an API available.


SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager offers the following support options:
FAQs/Forum, Email/Help Desk

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