N-able N-central

N-able N-central

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Score 7.4 out of 100
N-able N-central

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Recent Reviews

SolarWinds N-central Review

7 out of 10
March 03, 2021
It is used by multiple departments, but primarily by the service desk folks that use it day in and day out. Primary function is to provide …
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N-central Review

8 out of 10
November 14, 2019
We use it daily in our support department. All of our technicians and sales staff have access to the N-central console for access to …
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N-central deployment

7 out of 10
March 01, 2019
We use N-central for a variety of end user/endpoint purposes. We monitor laptops, desktops, and servers. We deploy security patches with …
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What is N-able N-central?

MSPs and IT professionals use N-able™ N-central® to monitor and manage devices and complex networks remotely. N-central provides visibility and efficiency as the user's needs scale. N-central can help users: 1. Proactively monitor everything on a customer network—not just servers and…

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Product Details

What is N-able N-central?

MSPs and IT professionals use N-able™ N-central® to monitor and manage devices and complex networks remotely. N-central provides visibility and efficiency as the user's needs scale. N-central can help users:

1. Proactively monitor everything on a customer network—not just servers and workstations—and troubleshoot.

2. Stay on top of threats with features like MFA, antivirus, integrated endpoint detection and response, data backup, disk encryption, email protection, and password management .


3. Automate routine tasks using rules and filters to customize policies by customer, site, or device type to gain precision and control.

N-able N-central Features

  • Supported: Remote Monitoring & Management
  • Supported: Endpoint Detection & Response
  • Supported: Network Topology Mapping
  • Supported: Mobile Device Management
  • Supported: Remote Access
  • Supported: Automation Manager

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SolarWinds N-central: One Powerful IT Management Platform

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N-able N-central Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise, SaaS
Operating SystemsWindows, Linux, Mac
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android

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What is N-able N-central's best feature?

Reviewers rate Usability highest, with a score of 9.1.

Who uses N-able N-central?

The most common users of N-able N-central are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
We had a client that did not have VPN. However, we installed N-central and then we were able to remote into their network and provide remote support. We also tied N-central to MSP manager and Solarwinds Passportal. Being able to access your stored passwords while remoted into the customers' environment makes it very easy to manage tasks.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
N-Central would be most appropriate in a situation where an experienced admin would like a product that is as customizable as possible. The products allows for a lot of customization, but would be less appropriate in a situation where a less experienced admin is looking for a product that requires less set up.
September 03, 2020

SolarWinds N-Central Review

Steven Cox | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
Earlier I mentioned a bank. N-Central has allowed us to keep the client more than pleased with the success we've had their with patching and AV.
November 14, 2019

N-central Review

Robert Guy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
If you want relatively easy RMM with patch management control, N-central would be a good option. It can be a one-stop-shop, for RMM, Anti Virus, Backup, etc. Probably not the best fit for a larger scale company.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Reseller
Review Source
Very well suited for deployment on Azure as there is a containerized deployment that is appliance based. Very good for the MsP that is willing to put time into writing their own reports and putting some man hours in front of it to make it their own.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
Monitoring almost anything on Windows devices. You can even create custom service and the best part is that it can automatically restart monitored services after a failure (and it is fairly easy to set up). For example, I have a service that keeps shutting down and the custom monitoring is keeping an eye on it, and if the service stops, it starts it up again for me! It is great!
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
N-central is great for small to medium size deployments. I don't think it would scale particularly well in a large enterprise situation. This is partly due to the limits of everything that has to be done through the front GUI and the limits of that GUI. In a larger environment where there are many rules, templates, filters, dashboards, etc... it can become difficult to navigate and manage. Also, there are no HA or DR solutions to speak of.
March 01, 2019

N-central deployment

Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
N-central is good for deployment and utilization via Group Policy. N-central is good for Microsoft security patch deployment. N-central is good for monitoring suspicious activity. N-central is well suited for categories of devices. N-central, at least for us, does require intervention for the initial deployment and setup. N-central integrates well with an active directory.
Derek Schroeder | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
N-central is a great tool for managed service providers. The rollout strategy is very effective and easy. Onboarding managed services for a client can be quickly handled and noisy alarms settled. This is a great tool if one takes hardware monitoring seriously (which everyone should) as it's the best in class for that feature.
Ashley Babiarz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
N-central is great when you work with users that are not as tech savvy and you need to connect to their computers to troubleshoot an issue. N-central is also good for pushing out updates or holding commonly used files for easy installation on a computer.
Shaun Joubert | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
SolarWinds N-central is perfectly suited for Managed Service Providers that support SME's or Large Enterprises as scalability is not an issue, it also allows for automated patch management and automated reporting.


Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Review Source
N-Central is great for serious managed service providers that are managing assets and monitoring all devices. It allows us to create custom reports and do reviews for clients which then helps us gain more sales. We would not recommend it to very small computer companies that are only supporting a few companies.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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It is not the best tool for remotely managing machines outside of your network, but fantastic and gives a TON of data on those machines inside your network. We have plants around the world and I can see real-time live usage and performance data at the click of a button. Issue with a machine locking up in Ireland? You can look at the performance, services, apps and whatever else might be running as well as check the error logs and about anything else you can think of to check without even interrupting the user experience. Invaluable.