TechValidate Research on SolarWinds Network Management

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100% of surveyed IT organizations save up to 25 hours or more each month managing network configurations by using NCM.

SolarWinds allowed us to make global changes across 5000+ switches, validate success, mitigate chance of failure, and quickly recover from failures in less than 5% of the time it would have taken to do by hand.

Systems Engineer, Educational Institution

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

Configuration backups and monitoring changes to core infrastructure.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

I would recommend all Solarwinds products, I have not been disappointed with any of the modules.

A Systems Engineer of an educational institution is likely to recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager for the following reason:

SolarWinds is a fantastic resource for managing thousands of endpoint switches at once.

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

We use it to back up our network configurations from our switches.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

Definitely. Cost effective, zero headaches, great technical and customer support.

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

We uses NCM for backup and change management.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

Yes, because it is very useful to monitor and secure our network.

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

Configuration backup, compliance checking, configuration remediation.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

Yes, it has been an extremely powerful tool for me.

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Customer Review

4.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

It is a vital tool for automating network configuration changes across 1000’s of devices in our infrastructure which would be a cumbersome process without tools like Orion and NCM.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

It will save you time and headaches as well as provide the peace of mind, compliance reporting, and auditing required by most organizations.

3.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

Manages Cisco Switches.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

Yes! It is very useful to see the layout of the network and what is running. I also appreciate the audit tools that point out security issues that we may not be aware of.

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

We use SolarWinds Network Configuration to back up configurations, monitor for changes in configuration, and verify security settings. We are able to get consistent settings across all devices for certain settings, including security.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

I would definitely recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management to any company interested in getting automating configuration backups, logging and monitoring configuration changes, and checking configurations for compliance auditing.

4.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

Configuration backup is probably primary, followed by compliance and remediation of those devices out of compliance.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

Highly, great tool, reasonably priced, easy to use, and very powerful if used correctly.

4.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

We use it to back up just about every device we have in the field, which is very important because the failure rate can be sometimes high. This makes putting a new device back into the field very efficient.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

Yes, I would recommend SolarWinds NCM because it does what it says, and it does it well.

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

We use it for backups of networking gear, change audits, and compliance.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

I would. The recommendation would be based around ensuring we minimize downtime if we lose a device and the ability to understand what changes have occured to speed up recovery time if a configuration change has caused issues.

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

I use it mostly for configuration change tracking.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

Yes, it provides an easy way to monitor changes and verify compliance.

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

We backup all our Cisco network equipment.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

Yes. Easy to install, maintain, and use.

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

NCM is used primarily to backup, manage, and monitor our networking equipment for changes.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

SolarWinds NCM just works!

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

We use it, primarily, to push large scale configuration changes to similar devices and to keep track of configuration changes.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

Yes, it simplifies massive configuration changes and monitoring of those changes.

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

We use NCM to automatically back configurations, check configurations for errors, or comparison to other configurations.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

I would recommend NCM to any network administrator, simply for the power and control it gives you over managing many, many devices. You can use as little or as many of the features as you like and you will still sit back and say to yourself, Wow, that’s cool! You just need to try it to see yourself.

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

We’re managing a large fleet of network devices from different manufacturers and it’s nice to do this in a single management console.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

Certainly. The network engineering position is much more efficient and all issues experienced since implementing seem to be resolved much faster than before. SolarWinds consolidated three other network tools into a single management console and gives us much greater insight into the health of the network.

4/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

We use SolarWinds NCM to ensure that we meet SOX requirements.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

Yes. We like the comfort of being able to show how and why we are compliant to our auditors.

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Customer Review

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

To backup network equipment configurations and generate audit compliance reports. Show differences in device configurations at different points in time.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

Yes, it is a very comprehensive system at a reasonable price.

5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

Configuration changes, monitoring, and auditing policies.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

Yes, I would recommend it because it saves us labor hours managing our network and makes us better at our jobs.

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Customer Review

4.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

We use NCM for backing up configurations of our network devices. We also use it to figure out if someone made a change and forgot to do a “write mem” by comparing the startup and running configurations. I realize there are even more features that we haven’t taken advantage of yet. I’m hoping at some point IT will have time to “grow into” those features and take advantage of the full product.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

I would recommend it. It is easy to use and accomplishes the task we need it to do very well.

4.5/5 Stars

How our organization uses SolarWinds Network Configuration Management:

Policy compliance, configuration backup, and configuration searches.

Would you recommend SolarWinds Network Configuration Management?

I would recommend NCM! It is powerful and cost effective compared to other offerings.

We like how it integrates into our already existing Solarwinds NPM and IPAM solutions under a common interface.

Network Engineer, Large Enterprise Financial Services Company

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager has made the auditing of configuration changes 100% easier and allows us to monitor configuration changes in real time.

Network Engineer, State & Local Government

We can actually see what configurations we have running, at what locations. Also appreciate the auditing capability that highlights changes and who made them.

Adam Hutcheson, IT/Systems Administrator, Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Customer Testimonial

Prior to using NCM, there was very little standardization and security was more of an afterthought than a primary focus. Using NCM we have found and brought all of our devices into compliance and as a result, passed a security audit by an outside auditor who was specifically looking for many things we had already taken care of using NCM.

Craig Norborg, Network Engineer, Genesis HealthCare Corporation

Saved us time and confusion with configurations, as well as helped us identify network devices that needed to be replaced before they became an issue or unsupported.

Travis Phifer, Network Engineer, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, Inc.

For the cost of the maintenance on the old software to cover 40 nodes, we were able to cover all of our devices (less than 200) in a dashboard that includes our monitoring software (NPM). That is a win-win-win.

Security Engineer, Medium Enterprise Banking Company




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