TechValidate Research on SolarWinds Network Management

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Case Study

Large Enterprise Health Care Company


This case study of a large enterprise health care 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 us tremendously with EOL HW replacement planning, automating config changes, and miscellaneous reporting.”


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):
    • Wanted a faster and easier way to do compliance audits
    • Needed to know when devices approached end-of-support and end-of-life

Use Case

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

  • Company manages up to 500 devices.


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

  • Primary reasons for using NCM:
    • 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
    • Device end-of-life to determine and plan around device end-of-support and end-of-life
  • Primary benefits from using NCM:
    • Monitors configuration changes and fix configuration problems faster
    • Makes the network devices (and the network) more secure
    • Plans and executes hardware replacement upgrades more efficiently
  • Is up to 50% more efficient at managing and implementing reliable network changes since deploying NCM.
  • Is up to 50% 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.

About This Data

This data was sourced directly from verified users of SolarWinds Network Management by TechValidate.

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