"Anything that we manage through Puppet always runs perfectly."
"The versatility is great."
"The most valuable features are the agent, high load balancing, and overall robustness and features."
"The feature that I really enjoy is the ability to script changes across all of your devices."
"The features we find most valuable is the configuration backup automation, the configuration compliance, the security vulnerability detection and upgrading devices."
"The installation is straightforward."
"It allows us to manage backups in big companies. It is also useful in managing the configuration changes."
"It's perfect for network configuration management. It's easy to use."
"The solution has really complex code, you have to understand the Ruby language. However, once you know the code then you can move ahead without any problems."
"It's a bit of a pain point to make sure that everything works once we've upgraded it because Puppet has been evolving pretty fast."
"There's a lot of scope for enhancement on the DevSecOps side. They should definitely include features for compliance, for both the Linux and Windows side of the devices, as well as for network devices. Compliance is something they need to work on."
"It would be great if they include a network service manager, network performance manager, or a privileged assessment in the next release."
"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."
"The solution could improve by being more secure."
"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."
Puppet Data Center Automation helps sysadmins automate configuration and management of machines and the software running on them. With our software, businesses can make rapid, repeatable changes and automatically enforce the consistency of systems and devices, across physical and virtual machines, on prem or in the cloud.
Puppet Enterprise is ranked 9th in Configuration Management with 3 reviews while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is ranked 12th in Configuration Management with 5 reviews. Puppet Enterprise is rated 8.6, while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Puppet Enterprise writes "A set-it-and-forget-it management solution". 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". Puppet Enterprise is most compared with Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, BigFix and Fortinet FortiGate Cloud, whereas SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Prime, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Fortinet FortiManager and Infoblox NetMRI. See our Puppet Enterprise vs. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager report.
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