SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Features

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager

Network Configuration Management and Backup

4.93/5 (15 reviews)

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Activity Monitoring
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Compliance Tracking
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Activity Dashboard
Activity Monitoring
Alerts/Notifications
Anti Virus
Archiving & Retention
Audit Management
Compliance Tracking
Disaster Recovery
Endpoint Management
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Incident Management
Intrusion Detection System
Monitoring
Network Monitoring
Policy Management
Prioritization
Real Time Data
Real Time Monitoring
Real-time Updates
Remediation Management
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Risk Management
Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
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Threat Response
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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Feature Reviews

15 reviewers had the following to say about SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager's features:

Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)

A great software for use

2020-12-21

Pros

We can compare the configuration changes with ease and we can get alerts and reports for any activity that takes place which includes the details of the user who made the change.

Cons

It is a very expensive tool and it requires admin privileges to monitor and maintain the device configuration.

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Banking company, 1001-5000 employees)

Easy-to-use reliable software

2019-04-11

However, we also provide compliance policy controls.

Pros

The compliance policy feature was decisive in choosing this product.

Cons

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

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)

Save and compare your network device's configurations.

2020-11-21

This is a very great tool but for organizations that have a very secure environment and can bear the cost.

Pros

We can even compare the configuration of before and after changes and it has very good auditing and reporting as well.

Cons

very expensive and don't have a mini version for small businesses and requires administrative privileges to work properly which might lead to security breaches.

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Banking company, 5001-10000 employees)

software that facilitates network management.

2019-04-23

network management and traceability of our devices, and also very successful in the backup.

Pros

With solarwinds NCM, we provide management and backup of all network devices.

Cons

Solarwinds offers a range of paid / free products. I do not have any negative thoughts about the company.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Neil L.

Easy to setup, does require a little time looking at documentation to get it properly customized.

2017-12-14

Pros

You are able to collect network device configurations using either telnet/ssh and you can obtain real-time config changes via SNMP traps.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Dan J.

Solarwinds Network Configuration manager

2019-02-26

Quite Exceptional

Pros

Ease of use and feature-rich application for an enterprise management system for Cisco, Dell, and other network vendor configurations.

Cons

There is quite a lot of automation available in this product. A simplistic video demonstration would be helpful

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)

Manage your network device configurations

2020-12-10

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.

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Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)

Network Configuration Manager is an amazing tool

2020-12-11

Pros

I have used several tools to manage various networks and perform deployments but Network Configuration Manager is an amazing tool to manage almost every require activity however its best feature is to upgradations of firmwares in one go and does not require to be choose one connected device and distribute the file which can be time consuming but in this tool we can manage and upgrades firmware very easily, I can say its a time saving and less effort tool

Cons

It is very easy to integrate with any network and it has an ability to sync its parameters although the log files view is not very much eye catching and its should be more precise and every field should be clear and highlighted as per my point of view perhaps its a very nice tool

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Telecommunications company, 201-500 employees)

Easily monitor and backup Configs for network devices

2018-02-06

Good solution for backups and monitoring.

Pros

Able to View configs on devices without having to login to device through. Able to archive configs to backup location. Also able to send email with config changes to email address.

Cons

I wish they would have their network insight feature more than just for cisco ASA's .

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 1001-5000 employees)

Solarwinds NCM Review

2019-03-05

I am a network engineer for six years. I use ncm, npm, ipam, udt and netflow tools.

Pros

It ia easy to configure all your device in a few minutes.

Cons

Compliance check should be developed more easy.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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muhammad a.

Solarwinds NCM

2020-12-10

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.

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.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Hossam S.

Hossam's SolarWinds NCM Review

2021-08-30

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.

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

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Omer R.

Best Configuration Mapper

2020-12-10

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

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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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeremy M.

NCM is a must have for any environment

2018-02-01

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.

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.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Larry L.

Solarwinds Can Be Setup And Configured In Less Than An Hour

2019-01-28

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

Pros

Solarwinds is a very easy product to install, configure and operate.

Cons

Sometimes finding the right menu option you need. Once I find the screen I am looking for, I bookmark it and name it to something that makes sense to me

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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