Realize the Single-Pane-Of-Glass
June 30, 2021

Realize the Single-Pane-Of-Glass

Shahab Razak | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
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Overall Satisfaction with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is our prime network management software for our NOC, Network Engineering & Operations. We use it twenty-four seven to manage F5 Load Balancers both in the cloud and on-premises, routers and switches, wireless infrastructure, firewall infrastructure, LAN and WAN, and all other network elements. SolarWinds is also our alerting tool (red, amber, green) threshold management and performance reporting.
  • Alerting
  • Reporting
  • Breadth of supported devices
  • Baseline management
  • Support for integrating network diagrams and maps
  • Better support to customize UI
  • Ability to create and maintain dynamic network maps in line within the UI
  • Network Automation
  • Centralized Configuration Management
  • Configuration backup and disaster recovery
  • Searchable configuration files across all platforms
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) was by far the easiest to implement and it just started working right out of the box. Within a few hours were we populating our config backup repository and soon after that, we were writing scripts to audit our configurations. With other vendors, we found the implementation a bit confusing and they took longer to run the POC.
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (npm), Progress WhatsUp Gold (formerly Ipswitch WhatsUp Gold), Tufin Orchestration Suite, Site24x7 All-in-One Monitoring

Do you think SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)'s feature set?

Yes

Did SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) again?

Yes

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.

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ROI

Yes - SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) replaced Cisco Prime and proved to be more cost effective and we realized ROI within the first year. Migration from Cisco Prime to SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) was painless and straight forward. We just added NCM as another SNMP target and everything started populating dynamically.
  • Price
  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
  • Product Reputation
  • Prior Experience with the Product
Prior Experience with the Product was the single most important factor in our decision because we knew what the product was capable of and what we needed to measure the other candidates against. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) was by far the easiest to customize and operate and the UI made it easy to find what you are looking for.