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TechValidate Research on SolarWinds Network Management

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2,296 Customers Surveyed

18,095 Data Points Collected

292 Published TechFacts

26 Published Charts

62 Published Case Studies



Selected Research Highlights


What Challenges do you face monitoring IP faults?

IP fault monitoring tasks routinely performed using IP Address Manager

Detect and troubleshoot IP conflicts
53%
Monitor address exhaustion in subnets and DHCP scopes
61%
Detect DNS entry mis-match errors
22%
Review IP address forensic histories
31%
Monitor DHCP, DNS and IP Address change event logs
23%
Other
14%

SolarWinds Kiwi CatTools Customer Testimonial

In the event of a malfunction of a switch or router that has to be replaced, the backup configuration of that device can be easily copied and pasted in the replacement switch/router. The maps where the configurations are stored on are shared on the network so that its available for the support group.

Jelle Penninga, Network Administrator, Koninklijke

SolarWinds IP Address Manager Saves Man-hours and Lowers OpEx Expense

50% of surveyed IT organizations who manage more than 5000 IP’s save up to 40 man-hours a month managing DHCP, DNS, and IP addresses using IP Address Manager.

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Customer Research

What problems did you experience managing network devices prior to using SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM)?

Configuration changes took too much time and/or were error prone
37%
Needed to know when configuration changes were made and/or prevent unapproved changes
54%
Wanted a faster and easier way to do compliance audits
43%
Needed a better way to backup and restore configuration files
69%
Needed to know when devices approached end-of-support and end-of-life
24%

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Case Study

Large Enterprise Banking Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise banking 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.

“Bulk editing to save time.”

Challenges

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):
    • Experienced configuration changes took too much time and/or were error prone
    • Wanted a faster and easier way to do compliance audits
    • Needed two systems to monitor outages and bandwidth usage.

Use Case

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

  • Company manages up to 1000 devices.

Results

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
    • Network automation to eliminate errors and add speed and consistency to all configuration changes
    • 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 75% more efficient at managing and implementing reliable network changes since deploying NCM.
  • Is up to 75% 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 Case Study

Global 500 Metals & Mining Company

Introduction

This case study of a Global 500 metals & mining 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.

“Reliable config backup and restores, along with change reports.”

Challenges

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
    • 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 up to 500 devices.

Results

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
    • Security scanning to identify potential vulnerabilities in network devices and configurations
  • Primary benefits from using NCM:
    • Monitors configuration changes and fix configuration problems faster
    • Spends less time and effort demonstrating policy compliance
    • Makes the network devices (and the network) more secure
  • Saves up to 25 hours each month managing network configurations by using NCM.
  • Is up to 50% 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.


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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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