NCM is Kinda Cool!
Updated December 11, 2020

NCM is Kinda Cool!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

We use it to maintain CIP-governed assets environment and non-CIP ones. It allows us to monitor our many assets connected on our network. We can deploy agents via Orion and monitor them all in one dashboard. It is used only in our department while Corporate IT uses another tool.
  • NCM grants admins easy to use dashboard for all facets of monitoring.
  • It has many built-in templates that can implemented easily for polling.
  • Offers users canned reports and alerts.
  • Some reports were created in old proprietary software that is now obsolete.
  • Is somewhat of a bear to set up.
  • Has many different modules that can be used but may require additional licensing.
  • SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (npm)
They are used in tandem. Our organization uses many modules within the dashboard of NCM (Orion).
SolarWinds NCM is well-suited for most small to large sized companies. It could help technicians and admins monitor the network at their organizations. There is some efficiency in the deployment of the agents to all connected endpoints which makes it great for medium to large networks. For networks with less than 25 endpoints, it would be overkill. Time to setup, implement, and maintain would take away from all other tasks during the day for a single admin or tech.

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  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
I believe that my supervisor had prior experience with one of the products that was incorporated into NCM by SolarWinds. The company that made the product had been acquired by SolarWinds and he really liked it so he requested the purchase. He said that it was easy to use and flexible.