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


SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Case Study

Iowa City Community School District

Introduction

This case study of Iowa City Community School District is based on a May 2017 survey of SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service.

“SolarWinds keeps our configurations uniform and enforces proper processes for switch management, backup, and restoration.”

Challenges

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

  • Faced the following network security and compliance challenges before using NCM:
    • Balancing security and compliance priorities with everything else
    • Staying current with new vulnerabilities and risks
    • Lack of standards or process discipline
  • Spent 25-50 hours or more each month managing security and compliance related activities before using NCM.

Use Case

The key features and functionalities of SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager that the surveyed organization uses:

  • Manages over >3000 network devices.
  • Complies with the following standard and policy:
    • HIPAA

Results

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

  • Uses NCM to help in the following ways:
    • Help configure network devices to policy standards
    • Help enforce process
    • Help identify configuration changes and policy deviations
  • Saves 10-25 person-hours when using NCM.

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager Customer Testimonial

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager Customer Testimonial

SolarWinds LEM helped alert us to repeated password resets of an executive’s accounts, revealing crack attempts traced back to a disgruntled former IT employee.

Peter Monaghan, IT Availability & Production Manager, Breakthru Beverage Group

SolarWinds’ ability to instantly diagnose and troubleshoot network and application issues, reducing resolution time, and having detailed status on entire network at our finger tips was the most valuable.

Systems Engineer, Large Enterprise Retail Company

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Customer Research

How many network devices do you manage?

2500 devices or more: 17%
Up to 2500 devices: 12%
Up to 1000 devices: 21%
Up to 500 devices: 21%
Up to 250 devices: 16%
Less than 100 devices: 13%

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Customer Research

76% of surveyed network engineers were able to fix configuration-related problems at least 50% faster using Network Configuration Manage

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%

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Case Study

Large Enterprise Construction Company

Introduction

This case study of a large enterprise construction 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.

“NCM has helped to provide increased reliability of our networks and decreased the resolution times of network outages.”

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
    • 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 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
    • 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:
    • Makes fewer errors when making standardized configuration changes
    • Monitors configuration changes and fix configuration problems faster
    • Spends less time and effort demonstrating policy compliance
  • 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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