TechValidate Research on SolarWinds Network Management

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2,296 Customers Surveyed

18,095 Data Points Collected

293 Published TechFacts

26 Published Charts

62 Published Case Studies

Selected Research Highlights

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Case Study

Large Enterprise Telecommunications Services Company


This case study of a large enterprise telecommunications services company is based on an August 2015 survey of SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“It has saved us time and money in the long run.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager:

  • Problems experienced prior to using SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM):
    • Needed to know when configuration changes were made and/or prevent unapproved changes
    • Wanted a faster and easier way to do compliance audits
    • Needed a better way to backup and restore configuration files

Use Case

The key feature and functionality of SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager that the surveyed company uses:

  • Company manages 2500 devices or more.


The surveyed company achieved the following results with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager:

  • Primary reasons for using NCM:
    • Configuration monitoring to know when and how configurations have changed
    • Configuration auditing to more easily and quickly perform policy compliance audits
    • Configuration backup and restore to provide operational continuity
  • Primary benefits from using NCM:
    • Saves time making configuration changes
    • Makes fewer errors when making standardized configuration changes
    • Monitors configuration changes and fix configuration problems faster
  • Saves up to 50 hours each month managing network configurations by using NCM.
  • Is up to 100% more efficient at managing and implementing reliable network changes since deploying NCM.
  • Is up to 100% faster at detecting and or fixing network configuration problems since using NCM.
  • Strongly agrees that they achieve far superior security and network reliability when they use network automation alongside their network monitoring solution.

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Customer Research

Since using NCM, how much faster are you able to detect and/or fix network configuration problems?

More than 100% faster: 8%
Up to 100% faster: 17%
Up to 75% faster: 22%
Up to 50% faster: 29%
Up to 25% faster: 23%

With SolarWinds we were able to query our CMDB and use SQL to set dependencies to site routers on all other devices at each location to do downstream suppression.

Network Administrator, Large Enterprise Aerospace & Defense Company

Kiwi Syslog Server Attributes in the Order of Importance in Influencing Purchase Decision

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Ease of Use
Quick Installation and Setup
Web-based User Interface

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Customer Review

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses NTA:

We used it to identify what device caused the traffic spikes.

What would you tell another network admin or engineer about NTA?

It gives you great insight to see who and what is actually going over your network.

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer Case Study

Per Mar Centre


This case study of Per Mar Centre is based on a December 2017 survey of SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“NTA is a great product. Being able to see detailed traffic and any interface errors that are occurring is great.”

“My favorite feature of NTA is bandwidth monitoring. It really helps us to identify what traffic is taking place on the network. Then we can adjust our bandwidth policies accordingly.”


The business challenges that led the profiled company to evaluate and ultimately select SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer:

  • Identifying the cause of bandwidth spikes
  • Troubleshooting application performance issues
  • Viewing traffic patterns to optimize policies
  • General network troubleshooting

Use Case

The surveyed company uses the following SolarWinds products:

  • Network Performance Monitor (NPM)
  • NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA)
  • Network Configuration Manager (NCM)
  • User Device Tracker (UDT)
  • Server & Application Monitor (SAM)


The surveyed company achieved the following results with SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer:

  • Gets to the root cause of a bandwidth issue ten times faster since using NetFlow Traffic Analyzer versus using no flow analysis tool.

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About SolarWinds Network Management

SolarWinds delivers powerful, affordable, and easy-to-use network monitoring and management software to help you take control of your network, reduce outages, manage devices and speed up troubleshooting.

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