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Score 8.7 out of 100

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

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Score 8.8 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

    Network Performance Monitoring

    8.0

    Pandora FMS

    80%

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    Feature Set Not Supported
    N/A
    Pandora FMS ranks higher in 10/10 features

    Automated network device discovery

    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network monitoring

    8.2
    82%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Baseline threshold calculation

    6.4
    64%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Alerts

    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network capacity planning

    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Packet capture analysis

    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Network mapping

    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Customizable reports

    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Wireless infrastructure monitoring

    7.3
    73%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Hardware health monitoring

    9.1
    91%
    1 Rating
    N/A
    0 Ratings

    Attribute Ratings

    • Pandora FMS is rated higher in 2 areas: Likelihood to Recommend, Support Rating

    Likelihood to Recommend

    9.1

    Pandora FMS

    91%
    1 Rating
    8.7

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    87%
    138 Ratings

    Likelihood to Renew

    Pandora FMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.7

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    77%
    4 Ratings

    Usability

    Pandora FMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    7.1

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    71%
    8 Ratings

    Support Rating

    9.1

    Pandora FMS

    91%
    1 Rating
    7.7

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    77%
    13 Ratings

    Online Training

    Pandora FMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    10.0

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    100%
    1 Rating

    Implementation Rating

    Pandora FMS

    N/A
    0 Ratings
    9.1

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    91%
    6 Ratings

    Likelihood to Recommend

    Pandora FMS

    Pandora FMS adjusts to the client's need, from a simple configuration of a single server to a complex scenario with high availability support without additional licensing costs.
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    If your IT team isn't proficient in automation and scripting, Solarwinds NCM can fill that gap (assuming your company's security team signs off on approving SW in your environment given the hack.) Basic device configuration, pushing mass changes reliably and backups are NCM's strong suites. If you have a complex scenario where if/then cases are needed, NCM is a bit lack luster. Auto discovery isn't as easy either as certain parameters need to be met for that feature to work 100% of the time
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pros

    Pandora FMS

    • All-in-one software
    • Flexible and easy configuration
    • Multi-platform
    • Design in PERL, CCS and HTML5
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    • Integrates with Network Performance Management for Alerting and Reporting.
    • NetPath and detects issues due to Configuration Change.
    • Keeps a record of which user made the change.
    • Which devices are not being backed up, devices where backups are failing, dashboard and alerting available.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Cons

    Pandora FMS

    • Community version small features
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    • For our use case, it does everything great and some of the features we underutilize but I would like to be able to set a configuration baseline when initially adding a node instead of after the configuration is pulled but it's not a particularly big deal to let it pull the configuration then set it as the baseline.
    James Jakimowicz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Pricing Details

    Pandora FMS

    General

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

    Starting Price

    $2,990 100 nodes

    Pandora FMS Editions & Modules

    Edition
    NMS Edition$2,9901
    Enterprise Edition$4,2501
    1. 100 nodes
    Additional Pricing Details
    Licensed for individual nodes (agents), starting from 100 nodes.

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    General

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

    Starting Price

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) Editions & Modules

    Additional Pricing Details

    Likelihood to Renew

    Pandora FMS

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 7.7
    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

    Pandora FMS

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 7.1
    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

    Pandora FMS

    Pandora FMS 9.1
    Based on 1 answer
    The support team answers very quickly. They are always willing to find a solution to any need that is required by us or one of our clients.
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 7.7
    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

    Online Training

    Pandora FMS

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 10.0
    Based on 1 answer
    Solarwinds has actually produced new training since I last used it that is available on their site at any time. Their previous training was more than enough to get us started but now there is significantly more content. Since I'm comfortable with the Orion platform and the products we use I haven't checked the new training out yet but we have new staff go through portions of that training and they always come away with an understanding of the platform and ready to use it
    James Jakimowicz | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Implementation Rating

    Pandora FMS

    No score
    No answers yet
    No answers on this topic

    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

    Pandora FMS

    Before using Pandora FMS, tests were carried out with all these tools:
    • Nagios
    • Zabbix
    • System Center Operations Manager (SCOM)
    • IBM Tivoli
    • PRTG
    • SolarWinds
    Pandora FMS allows simple customization by making adjustments to text files, developing agent add-ons without the need to be a programmer, there is no scenario where we could not take data and save it in PandoraFMS, IoT, industrial products, and everything that any client needs to monitor.
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform is a great tool and matches much of the functionality of SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager. Nothing about Ansible will likely be overwhelming to an engineer with a little time to spare, but that spare time combined with SolarWinds already being our monitoring tool made the decision easy. Time is at a premium in small teams and SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is very easy to use right out of the box without all the tweaking required by powerful command line driven tools like Ansible.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

    Return on Investment

    Pandora FMS

    • It is a tool with an appropriate cost that allows to have results in a very limited time.
    • Having a health dashboard and alerts of important business in the company is an important differential with any other monitoring solution on the market.
    • Monitoring can be adjusted to the business, considering service SLAs and adjusting the platform according to the needs of each department of the company.
    Guillermo Sanchez | TrustRadius Reviewer

    SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

    • The time savings from automatic daily backups is significant
    • The compare configuration tool is super helpful at spotting errors when small changes occur that are hard to detect otherwise.
    • The compliance check tool saves countless hours going through configurations for errors.
    Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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