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"I need fewer people to do implementation and support, and I don't have to go on-site to change the configuration or otherwise support the switch.""The report model is one of the valuable models. We are able to see all the information concentrated in reports, which is very useful. We are able to get the information about the performance of the equipment and check that everything is okay. You can get very useful information across applications, so we have very good experience with their management solutions. It has many functionalities to simplify the administration and monitor the development of the switches or AP. It is easy to deploy, easy to configure. and easy to develop. Its price is also good.""The best thing about the solution is that it is all managed from just a single application window. We call this feature a single pane of glass due to the fact that almost all the features are all managed within a single application, or a browser, to be more specific."

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"It allows us to manage backups in big companies. It is also useful in managing the configuration changes.""The installation is straightforward.""The features we find most valuable is the configuration backup automation, the configuration compliance, the security vulnerability detection and upgrading devices.""The feature that I really enjoy is the ability to script changes across all of your devices."

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"It would be helpful if this solution had support for configuring and managing third-party hardware devices.""Some features are quite difficult to configure and they are very complicated to figure out. Maybe the vendors should introduce a more driven configuration that can clarify the processes a bit more to make the processes more clearly defined.""They can improve the information period. Currently, we are able to have information for only 14 or 15 days, but we would like to have information for an extended period of maybe 30 days. Their technical support can also be improved in terms of the response time to the tickets."

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"The Network Configuration Manager needs to improve the access control list compliance.""Its whole architecture is a bit traditional. They can change the architecture to make it more modern and multi-tenant. Currently, we can do multi-tenancy, but we need to buy another product. Its look and feel can be improved. They can also put in more effort into building the THWACK community and use the information about various customer issues and requests to build the new releases.""For each device, when you open the network performance monitor, it will give you all of the information about the device, but many of the natural configuration management features are not on that page.""The solution could improve by being more secure."

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  • "The support is billed on a yearly basis, and there are no additional costs."
  • "It has a good price. There is a good relationship between the cost and the performance."
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  • "You have a base license for 50 devices, and then you can add more licenses as you go."
  • "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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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:The report model is one of the valuable models. We are able to see all the information concentrated in reports, which is very useful. We are able to get the information about the performance of the… more »
    Top Answer:It has a good price. There is a good relationship between the cost and the performance.
    Top Answer:They can improve the information period. Currently, we are able to have information for only 14 or 15 days, but we would like to have information for an extended period of maybe 30 days. Their… more »
    Top Answer:It allows us to manage backups in big companies. It is also useful in managing the configuration changes.
    Top Answer:The NCM is licensed per device. You have a base license for 50 devices, and then you can add more licenses as you go. It scales from 50 to a hundred and so on. Also, they have an annual fee that… more »
    Top Answer:Its whole architecture is a bit traditional. They can change the architecture to make it more modern and multi-tenant. Currently, we can do multi-tenancy, but we need to buy another product. Its look… more »
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    Also Known As
    SolarWinds NCM
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    Overview

    Extreme Management Center (formerly NetSight) provides access to web-based reporting, network analysis, troubleshooting, and helpdesk tools. Management Center includes wired/wireless dashboards, reports, end-system information and policy, interactive topology maps, application identification, web-based FlexViews, device views, and event logs. NetFlow diagnostics enable assessment of network issues and performance. Search functionality enables you to search for end-systems by MAC address, IP address, end-system name, or user name.

    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
    Henry Ford Health System, Baltimore Ravens, Brandili, Federal University of Alagoas, CEDAE, Caxias do Sul, UNISC Concurrency, CenturyLink Field, Louisiana College, Cricket Tasmania Stadium, Moscow Internet Exchange
    United Lincolnshire Hospitals, Air Rarotonga, NetSuite, Thai AirAsia, REA Group, 335th Signal Command, Agilisys, Marine Expeditionary Force
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government16%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Educational Organization6%
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    Comms Service Provider22%
    Computer Software Company20%
    Government12%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Company Size
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    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise58%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business64%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise27%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise16%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    Network Management Applications
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    ExtremeManagement is ranked 8th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is ranked 12th in Configuration Management with 4 reviews. ExtremeManagement is rated 9.0, while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of ExtremeManagement writes "Very easy management with good stability and very responsive technical support". 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". ExtremeManagement is most compared with Junos Space Network Director, HPE Intelligent Management Center and ExtremeCloud IQ, whereas SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Prime, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Fortinet FortiManager and Micro Focus Network Node Manager.

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