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SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

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Score 8.8 out of 100
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Score 9.1 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is an excellent tool to consolidate and version all your text-based configuration files for Routers, Switches, Load Balancers, Firewalls, etc. It handles the most popular vendors and you can keep a series of previous backups. SolarWinds Network Configuration manager allows for centralized and scheduled changes and full network automation. Configuration files can be bundled up and stored off-site for disaster recovery.
Shahab Razak | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tufin Orchestration Suite

If there is any organization who is having more then 10-15 firewalls and from different vendors, Tufin Orchestration Suite can be best suited there as it can manage all the firewalls from one single pane of glass and push the policy, and get the Standard based compliance reports for the rules created on the firewalls.
Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Firewall Security Management

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
Tufin Orchestration Suite
9.5
Policy planning and rule management
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
Tufin Orchestration Suite
10.0
Automated Policy Orchestration
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
Tufin Orchestration Suite
10.0
Device Discovery
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
Tufin Orchestration Suite
9.0
Policy Compliance Auditing
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
Tufin Orchestration Suite
10.0
Attack Path Simulation Testing
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
Tufin Orchestration Suite
9.0
Anomalous Event or Behavior Deviation
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
Tufin Orchestration Suite
9.0
Vulnerability Scans
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
Tufin Orchestration Suite
9.0
Firewall Rule Cleanup
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
Tufin Orchestration Suite
10.0

Pros

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

  • Back up my configuration. Critical when system failures occur.
  • View firmware version(s) across multiple devices, then compare them for the same model or type.
  • Restore and apply changes for one or multiple devices.
  • Run reports on firmware version and compliance to standards.
Fernando Villamil | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tufin Orchestration Suite

  • Security Policy/ACL overview showing hit count and shadow policies
  • Configuration change tracking by user
  • Detailed reports on the firewall configuration
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

  • Improve the visibility into other popular platforms beside Cisco. It does seem to be Cisco leaning just a little.
  • Baseline management is a little clunky. I'd like to see it made just a little more user friendly. For example, when writing the baseline configuration, identifying lines that you want to ignore can be very cumbersome.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Tufin Orchestration Suite

  • It doesn't run correctly with Fortinet firewalls
  • Support team does not have enough ideas for solving cases
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 8.0
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

Tufin Orchestration Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 7.2
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

Tufin Orchestration Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) 7.2
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

Tufin Orchestration Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

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

Tufin Orchestration Suite

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

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

Tufin Orchestration Suite

If I talk about the customizations and automations I think Cisco product lacks here as we get the full customization option with Tufin Orchestration Suite as per organization requirement. We can provide the Tufin Access to users as per their need only. If one user needs to see one particular firewall's report only, that can also be achieved with Tufin with its granular control.
Binita Kharbanda | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

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

Tufin Orchestration Suite

  • Tufin has helped increase firewall migration time letting us build new policies instead of migrating garbage in
  • Tufin helps to identify who changed what when so if a change impacts access Tufin can help find what change was made from a single location
  • Tufin has a great reporting feature - except for Palo Alto right now - that helps to review and audit policy, flagging overly permissive and shadow or partially shadow policies.
Alex Waitkus, CISSP-ISSAP, OSCP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

General

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

Tufin Orchestration Suite

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
9.1
Tufin Orchestration Suite
10.0

Likelihood to Renew

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
8.0
Tufin Orchestration Suite

Usability

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
7.2
Tufin Orchestration Suite

Support Rating

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
7.2
Tufin Orchestration Suite

Implementation Rating

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
9.1
Tufin Orchestration Suite

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