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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

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Likelihood to Recommend

AlgoSec

It is well suited for firewall security optimisation, tuning, change management and application discovery.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

If you need to know exactly what changed in a switch or router, immediately, this product shines. Having multiple versions of backups is also a major source of confidence in operations. It does not configure things, it just tracks changes in configurations. After using it for a while, I can recommend having every admin use their own account (rather than a generic admin account) to help identify *who* made the changes.
Scott Reese | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

AlgoSec

  • Firewall rule optimization
  • Regulatory and baseline compliance analysis/mapping
  • Policy tuning
  • Application discovery
  • Automated Change management
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

  • Configuration Comparison Tool is great since you can quickly compare configs in a single pane of glass. To make things easier to identify, NCM will highlight the differences.
  • Vulnerability reporting on all current versions of Cisco IOS/NXOS software. NCM will identify the version of firmware you are using and also list the most well known CVE vulnerabilities that are associated with each version.
  • I appreciate NCM is vendor agnostic. It will consume configs from any network device. It can also be customized to look for certain strings that are missing or to look for certain strings that are present. Very flexible and since it isn't vendor specific, I don't feel like I'm being forced to buy a certain manufacturer to obtain all of the 'features' like I do with other products.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

AlgoSec

  • Enhanced integration via API (typically, this is only known by few Algosec users)
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

  • The NCM does not work particularly well out of the box on some not so popular network hardware like Ubiquiti, Fluid Mesh and others
  • The auto-select device does not always work and sometimes you have to modify a template to get the full backup to work. SolarWinds tech support can help with this if you are not familiar
  • The email notifications of the backups and the deltas are very simple html. It would be nice to see some improvement on the output there. Looks about 10 years old...
Michael Haberkern | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

AlgoSec

No score
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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 8.1
Based on 4 answers
I simply love this product for what it does. it backups our configs and stores them so i don't have to worry about if we have current configs. It allows me to recover from a cisco failure in a matter of minutes rather than hours. I only have to copy and paste instead of recreate. so the maximum downtime we have is the time it takes to get the physical hardware replaced
Aaron Coody | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

AlgoSec

No score
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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 7.3
Based on 8 answers
The user interface is lacking. It is difficult to navigate at times and things can be done multiple ways. Quite often I am confused by how their notification structure works. It is not very intuitive. They do offer a free Academy. They also offer a community of other technical folks. I have enjoyed both.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

AlgoSec

No score
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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 7.0
Based on 13 answers
To be fair, I have not had to involve Support in a number of years, but when I did, I was greeted with enthusiastic engineers who wanted to understand and solve the issue. It was a fairly complex scenario and I have discovered in my most recent implementation that engineering included that option as a standard now.
Wyant Niswonger | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

AlgoSec

No score
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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 9.1
Based on 6 answers
Change management played a key role in our organisation. We didn't have any major downtime but it was crucial for us to get his product.
Nandini pallipamu | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

AlgoSec

User friendliness of Algosec is great!
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

We have a very diverse IT environment (Cisco/Palo Alto, VMWare, Cisco UC, SD-WAN, Windows Servers) and we wanted to have one suite of software that we could manage as many of our different areas in one single pane of glass. SolarWinds allows the network team, VOIP team, Storage and Systems teams to all use the same platform to get their monitoring, alerting and reporting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

AlgoSec

  • Increased employee efficiency
  • Application auto-mapping
  • Enhanced change control management
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

  • Prior to breaking the baseline function, NCM was considered our most valuable network tool. Without adding any additional FTEs, we could ensure we maintained current backups, ensured consistent application of security settings and can monitor for unauthorized changes.
  • For a very little additional cost, we vastly improved our network security and availability.
Graham Clarkson | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

AlgoSec

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

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