TechValidate Research on SolarWinds Network Management

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Case Study

Large Enterprise Construction Company


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.


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 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.


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
  • 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
    • 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 100% 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.

About This Data

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

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