Network Configuration Manager (NCM) add-on helps you tweak and optimize your network, based on insights from NetFlow Analyzer. Finally, you can monitor and manage network-wide health, thus automate configuration management tasks to eliminate manual effort and save time.
The NCM add-on for NetFlow Analyzer helps you:
Configurations decide how devices interact with each other and the priorities at which business critical apps are served. Any change to an existing configuration is very critical and needs to be carried out correctly. If not SLAs on bandwidth and app responsiveness suffers and leads to serious business impact.
The NCM add-on periodically monitors the configurations for changes. Any change made to an existing configuration along with the time and date of change is notified immediately via email. It also allows you carry an audit on the change such as who did what and when. This helps you to find out the errors in the configuration and act accordingly.
Business needs are dynamic and require changes to be done on the configurations to address them. Making configuration changes by connecting to the end devices is time consuming.
The NCM add-on lets you push, take periodical backups, and revert configurations without logging in to the end devices. It communicates to the devices via SNMP, CLI and Telnet protocols to do these actions. This process is quick and helps you manage configurations much easily and quickly.
Unfortunately, there can be occurrences of device failure or misconfiguration which can lead to recreation of device configuration right from scratch. There should be disaster recovery plan in order to avoid network outages.
Now, the ability to backup your device configuration periodically helps to restore back to your existing configurations or reverting form any faulty configuration. Know your device name along with date and time of backup and status with NCM add-on.
Increasing security threats to networks and legal consequences of information mis-managements has led enterprises not only to follow Government regulations and internal security policies but also make sure that the policies are implanted and the network devices are compliant to the policies defined.
The NCM add-on helps network admins to define and enforce standards that ensure the presence or absence of certain strings, commands or values. The NCM add-on scans the configuration for compliance to the rules/ policy defined and reports violations. It also allows you to generate reports on policy compliance and violations.
When there is occurrence of congestion, Network admin spends time and effort to configure the device separately which can increase the risk of human error or misconfigurations.
But now with NCM add-on, you can bridge this gap by directly configuring your devices to ensure that the business critical applications get the optimum priority. Thus, Network admin can view all the configurations, add new and edit the existing policy.Learn More
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