About SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager

Network configuration manager is a cloud-based and on-premise compliance management system that assists small to large sized organizations with network automation, device reliability enhancement and backup. Its key features include vulnerability assessment, user authentication tracking and reporting.

The application’s configuration tool lets supervisors manage multi-vendor networks, provide approvals and record policy violations. Administrators can use the solution to provide role-based access and identify network breaches in real-time. With its baseline module, operators can detect non-compliant configurations, perform troubleshooting and reduce downtime at multiple locations.

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February 2018

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Jeremy from American Cement Company LLC

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Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Mining & Metals

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2018

NCM is a must have for any environment

Pros

If you run more than 5 devices you need this tool. With the ability to automate backups of iOS of the Cisco and other supported devices like HP and others you save time and money, it keeps a history and allows you to quickly restore a previous image. It also documents any and all changes to the device.

Cons

Really there are not many. Price is about the only complaint, its expensive. I have found that often Solarwinds is very proud of their software and think it needs to bring top dollar.

December 2020

muhammad from Business IT Solutions

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Solarwinds NCM

Pros

This software allows us to keep an audit trail for all the changes that takes place and it also captures that who made the change, and when a change is made in the configuration of any device then before and after comparisons are also available. We are also using this tool to keep backups for our core devices and when we are installing a new device or replacing a faulty, it helps us to apply the previously saved configuration on to the new device within few minutes.

Cons

This is a very expensive tool for small businesses and it requires administrative privileges to perform certain tasks, which might lead to a breach if exposed.

December 2020

Anonymous

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Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Manage your network device configurations

Pros

solarwinds network configuration manager allows us to take backup, monitor if any change in configuration has occurred and it was done by who and it also provides very good reports which we can modify according to our needs.

Cons

we were unable to purchase this software as it is very costly software but the time I spent on its trial period, the results were very outstanding and unfortunately we had to skip this as it was going out of our budget.

December 2020

Omer from 360Factors

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Best Configuration Mapper

If you want to spare the valuable time of your network engineers and let them work on critical stuff, and if your budget allows, Solarwind's Network Configuration Manager is totally capable of doing that.

Pros

I have used this software as our job was to provide routers/switches and we also provide configuration services to our clients and support. This software played a very big role in transferring configurations from one device to another and spare us the time to sit and configure each device and everything line by line.

Cons

for some people the cost can be a down side for not purchasing this product.

December 2020

Anonymous

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Company Size: 51-200 employees

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

Network Configuration Manager is an amazing tool

Pros

I have used several tools to manage various networks and perform deployments but Network Configuration Manager is an amazing tool to manage almost every require activity however its best feature is to upgradations of firmwares in one go and does not require to be choose one connected device and distribute the file which can be time consuming but in this tool we can manage and upgrades firmware very easily, I can say its a time saving and less effort tool

Cons

It is very easy to integrate with any network and it has an ability to sync its parameters although the log files view is not very much eye catching and its should be more precise and every field should be clear and highlighted as per my point of view perhaps its a very nice tool

January 2019

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Larry from Long Lines

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Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Telecommunications

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

January 2019

Solarwinds Can Be Setup And Configured In Less Than An Hour

I love that a lot of the automation can be done on routers or switches. I have it backing up our devices on a nightly basis

Pros

Solarwinds is a very easy product to install, configure and operate. I love a lot of the automation that can be done on routers or switches

Cons

Sometimes finding the right menu option you need. Once I find the screen I am looking for, I bookmark it and name it to something that makes sense to me

February 2018

Anonymous

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Company Size: 201-500 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

February 2018

Easily monitor and backup Configs for network devices

Easily look at configs and copy and paste to new device in case of failure. Good solution for backups and monitoring.

Pros

Able to View configs on devices without having to login to device through. Able to archive configs to backup location. Also able to send email with config changes to email address.

Cons

I wish they would have their network insight feature more than just for cisco ASA's . Not able to limit the viewing of backup configs to a specific time without limiting the backup retention to that timeframe.

April 2019

Anonymous

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Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2019

software that facilitates network management.

network management and traceability of our devices, and also very successful in the backup.

Pros

With solarwinds NCM, we provide management and backup of all network devices. NCM minimizes the management of thousands of devices.

Cons

Solarwinds offers a range of paid / free products. I do not have any negative thoughts about the company.

April 2019

Anonymous

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Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

4.0

April 2019

Easy-to-use reliable software

With the NCM product, we collect configuration backups from central devices and branch devices. However, we also provide compliance policy controls. The NCM product is extremely easy to use with a user-friendly interface. Seems incapable of working smoothly.

Pros

The compliance policy feature was decisive in choosing this product. It is easy to implement and functional.

Cons

Sometimes you encounter simple problems despite all the improvements. An example of this is the occasional opening of the login page.

November 2020

Anonymous

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Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

November 2020

Save and compare your network device's configurations.

This is a very great tool but for organizations that have a very secure environment and can bear the cost.

Pros

We can download the configuration and implement it on other or new replacement network devices like routers and switches. We can even compare the configuration of before and after changes and it has very good auditing and reporting as well.

Cons

very expensive and don't have a mini version for small businesses and requires administrative privileges to work properly which might lead to security breaches.

February 2019

Dan from City of St. Louis

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2019

Solarwinds Network Configuration manager

Quite Exceptional

Pros

Ease of use and feature-rich application for an enterprise management system for Cisco, Dell, and other network vendor configurations.

Cons

There is quite a lot of automation available in this product. A simplistic video demonstration would be helpful

March 2019

Anonymous

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Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2019

Solarwinds NCM Review

I am a network engineer for six years. I use ncm, npm, ipam, udt and netflow tools.

Pros

It ia easy to configure all your device in a few minutes. And you can see in a mail what you change in red and green lines.

Cons

Compliance check should be developed more easy.

December 2017

Neil from Barbados Public Workers' Co-Operative Credit Union

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Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2017

Easy to setup, does require a little time looking at documentation to get it properly customized.

Pros

You are able to collect network device configurations using either telnet/ssh and you can obtain real-time config changes via SNMP traps. When a config change has been detected you can be alerted via email where you will be seen via change management the before and after configs with the changes highlighted. It also allows you to upload new configs to any devices that you are managing that you have set up access to. If you do experience any problems you will more than likely be able to fix them by applying a patch or upgrading to a newer version.

December 2020

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

December 2020

A great software for use

Pros

We can compare the configuration changes with ease and we can get alerts and reports for any activity that takes place which includes the details of the user who made the change. We can also download the configurations of one device and upload it to a new device to avoid doing all the configurations from scratch.

Cons

It is a very expensive tool and it requires admin privileges to monitor and maintain the device configuration.