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    This solution works in conjunction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor. Usually, you first buy SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor and then SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager. You… more »
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    There is a license for the use of this solution and it is priced well, there is a lot of value for the money.
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    22nd
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    10th
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    6,653
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    5,734
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    7.8
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    SolarWinds NCM
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    Overview

    CFEngine is a configuration management and automation framework that lets you securely manage your mission critical IT infrastructure.

    Ensure compliance
    Define the desired state and configuration of your IT infrastructure, and CFEngine will automatically ensure that it complies.

    Automate
    Automatically roll out updates and changes to every node in your infrastructure, whether you have 50 or 50,000 nodes.

    Everywhere
    CFEngine uses autonomous agents which run on every node of your infrastructure, implementing your desired state and reporting back continuously.

    Anywhere
    CFEngine runs on the smallest embedded devices, on servers, in the cloud, and on mainframes, easily handling tens of thousands of nodes.

    Before you monitor your network, configure it! A reliable and secure network starts with carefully planned, executed, and monitored network configuration and change management. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager (NCM) saves time and improves network reliability and security by managing configurations, changes, and compliance for routers, switches, and other network devices from Cisco, Juniper, HP, Dell, Brocade, Aruba, Rukus, and more.
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    Sample Customers
    Chevron, Deutsche Telekom, LinkedIn, US Navy, Samsung, Panasonic, DHL, Pfizer
    United Lincolnshire Hospitals, Air Rarotonga, NetSuite, Thai AirAsia, REA Group, 335th Signal Command, Agilisys, Marine Expeditionary Force
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider23%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Educational Organization9%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Computer Software Company22%
    Government11%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    REVIEWERS
    Small Business70%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise20%
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    CFEngine Enterprise is ranked 22nd in Configuration Management while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is ranked 10th in Configuration Management with 5 reviews. CFEngine Enterprise is rated 0.0, while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is rated 7.6. On the other hand, the top reviewer of SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager writes "Reliable, scalable, easy to use, good support, and offers the ability to script changes". CFEngine Enterprise is most compared with Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, SaltStack, Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, BigFix and AWS CloudFormation, whereas SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is most compared with ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer, Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Prime, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and Infoblox NetMRI.

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