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Take the first step towards a better configuration management!

Make network configuration management simple with ManageEngine Network Configuration Manager (NCM)

The first step towards having a strong network is to prepare for disasters and network outages. Many enterprises sustain losses during outages because they lack a backup plan and have subpar configuration management. Proper configuration management not only helps in handling network outages, but also in optimizing network performance. With ManageEngine's Network Configuration Manager, overcome underlying configuration issues and take your network to an error-free environment.

Here's what third-party reviewers think about Network Configuration Manager.

Here's a report based on the evaluation by third party vendors. Take a look at how Network Configuration Manager has been rated by the product experts!

Evaluation By
Category
Network Configuration Manager
FinancesOnline
Overall score
9.4/10
Capterra
Overall score
4.0/5
Capterra
Ease of use
4.0/5
Capterra
Customer support
4.0/5
G2
Overall score
4.5/5
G2
Ease of Use
8.3/10
G2
Quality of support
8.3/10
G2
Ease of setup
8.3/10

Licensing : Network Configuration Manager (NCM) vs WhatsUp Gold.

Network Configuration Manager follows device-based licensing and is available at $ 714 (inclusive of AMS, free support 24*5). WhatsUp Gold configuration management tool is not a stand-alone software and should be purchased as an add-on with the premium edition of WhatsUp Gold's network monitoring solution. The pricing is not publicly available on their website and you have to request an online quote.

Here is how Network Configuration Manager (NCM) is better than WhatsUp Gold!

Functionality
Network Configuration Manager
WhatsUp Gold configuration management
Baseline configuration
 
The network admin chooses the most stable configuration and labels it the "Baseline version". This configuration can be uploaded during a network mishap.
 
Not available in WhatsUp Gold configuration management software.
Configuration change notifications
 
E-mail, SNMP traps, syslog notifications, trouble tickets are available.
 
Only SNMP notifications are available in WhatsUp Gold configuration management software.
Network reports
 
You can view the hardware information, network health status etc with these reports.
 
Not available in WhatsUp Gold configuration management software.
EOL/EOS reports
 
Keep track of the end of support, end of sale, and end of life information of all your network devices with the EOL/EOS report.
 
Not available in WhatsUp Gold configuration management software.
Custom reports
 
You can generate custom reports based on your requirements.
 
Not available in WhatsUp Gold configuration management software.
Network trouble shooting tools
 
You can troubleshoot network issues quicker with tools like ping, snmp tools etc.
 
Not available in WhatsUp Gold configuration management software.
Remediation Configlets during compliance violation
 
You can have remediation configlets to be executed for violated policies. You can even automate the execution of remediation Configlets.
 
Not available in WhatsUp Gold configuration management software.
Configuration search
 
You can search for a particular word or a string using configuration search. Advanced configuration search is also available.
 
Not available in WhatsUp Gold configuration management software.
Mobile app for iOS devices.
 
You can use Network Configuration Manager from your iOS mobile.
 
Not available in WhatsUp Gold configuration management software.
API based integration with the existing IT management ecosystem.
 
Network Configuration Manager uses REST APIs for integration with an existing IT management ecosystem.
 
Not available in WhatsUp Gold configuration management software.