Manage Cisco configurations with Network Configuration Manager

Network Configuration Manager is a configuration change and compliance management tool for Cisco that provides better visibility into the changes being made to your Cisco device configurations. Along with improved configuration management, you can automate repetitive network operations, ensure industry compliance, and generate configuration reports as needed.

What can Network Configuration Manager do?

Using Network Configuration Manager, you can back up Cisco configurations, automate configuration tasks, check compliance, enable change notifications, and much more. You no longer have to manually connect your devices using Telnet or PuTTY to modify configurations; with Network Configuration Manager, you can modify them directly.

Manage Cisco network configurations.

With Network Configuration Manager, you can modify running and startup configurations of your network devices, perform searches to find configuration files or strings, and perform the following operations:

  • Back up device configurations in bulk.
  • Analyze network configurations.
  • Label trusted configuration versions.
Cisco backup config

Implement Cisco configuration change management rules.

To ensure network configuration modifications meet network requirements and to secure the network from breaches, these configurations need to be moderated. 

Using the change management option, you can:

  • Implement change management policies.
  • Compare configurations.
  • Receive real-time notifications on configuration changes.
  • Instantly rollback to previous or trusted configuration versions
Cisco config compare tool

Ensure your Cisco configurations comply with industry standards.

To ensure maximum security and avoid penalties, organizations must comply with various standards. Using Network Configuration Manager, you can perform manual compliance checks, or schedule them when required and receive detailed reports. 

Network Configuration Manager comes with a set of default compliance policies like SOX, HIPAA, PCI DSS, and Cisco IOS. You can also create custom compliance policies to meet your internal compliance standards, and fix rule violations using configlets: executable configuration templates.

Cisco configuration audit tool

Automate Cisco configuration tasks.

Some configuration tasks, such as enabling or disabling Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), have to be performed repetitively in a network. These tasks consume a lot of time when there are many devices on a network, and IT teams can benefit greatly from automating them. 

Network Configuration Manager can help you automate network operations with the help of configlets. Using configlets, you can: 

  • Enable or disable syslogs.
  • Restrict bandwidth using access-control lists (ACLs).
  • Export flows.
Cisco router configuration tool

Generate Cisco configuration reports. 

Configuration audits and reports are an integral part of keeping your network secure. Network Configuration Manager has a set of default reports, but you can easily create custom reports as well. Utilize out-of-the-box reports on:

  • User activity.
  • Startup-running conflicts.
  • Configuration changes.
  • Assets reaching end of life (EOL) or end of sale (EOS).
  • Configuration analysis.
Cisco EOL

Supported Cisco devices:

Vendor Device Type Supported Model/Series
Cisco IOS switch All models of Cisco IOS switches
Cisco IOS router All models of Cisco IOS routers
Cisco Firewall All models of Cisco PIX firewalls and FWSM modules
Cisco IAD All models of Cisco IAD devices
Cisco Access points All models of Cisco Aironet access points
Cisco CatOS switch All models of Cisco CatOS switches
Cisco Access server All models of Cisco access server models
Cisco Content switch All models of Cisco content switches
Cisco ASA All models of Cisco ASA single context and multiple context models
Cisco ASA Cisco ASA with WAN support
Cisco Voice gateway devices All models of Cisco voice gateway devices
Cisco VPN concentrators All models of Cisco VPN concentrator devices
Cisco WLAN controller All models of Cisco WLAN controller devices
Cisco Cisco ACE module All models of Cisco ACE module
Cisco Integrated services Router (ISR) All models of Cisco ISR
Cisco MDS switch All models of Cisco MDS devices
Cisco Switch Cisco Nexus 7000 10-slot switch (N7K-C7010)
Cisco Nexus 5010 switch (N5K-C5010P-BF)
Cisco Firewall (FWSM) Cisco FWSM 4.x

Click here to request device support if your model is not on the list.

Using Network Configuration Manager, you can take complete control of your network configurations and gain total visibility into your network. With all of these capabilities, you can detect and fix vulnerabilities in time to prevent network disasters.

Start efficiently managing your Cisco device configurations by downloading your 30-day, free trial of Network Configuration Manager.