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"The most valuable features are the survey, spectrum analysis, and reporting."

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"The most valuable features the solution offers are compliance, reliability, and information about reliability.""Compared to other vendors, like NetBrain, managing the solution is easy. They made it very user-friendly.""The features we find most valuable is the configuration backup automation, the configuration compliance, the security vulnerability detection and upgrading devices.""I use it for monitoring the entire network for the company. We oversee nodes down, we oversee devices heading up to crossing the threshold for CPU usage. We oversee power so power backups on the switches, we oversee if they're down or if they're failing. We oversee any node down or any router from any vendor.""The feature that I really enjoy is the ability to script changes across all of your devices.""It allows us to manage backups in big companies. It is also useful in managing the configuration changes."

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"The surveying features are in need of improvement, along with general usability."

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"The interface of solar winds could be improved.""On NCM, reporting could be a bit better. It's completely become just one report. When I try to create a custom report, the solution just commits old server data.""The Network Configuration Manager needs to improve the access control list compliance.""The network logs could be improved. When the error logs come across with those false positive alarms in the error logs.""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.""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."

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"This product is very expensive."

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"With a minimal bundle, we pay about $3000 a year in licensing costs. If you have multiple devices in your network, you must buy the bundle, which is 100% identical for your infrastructure. If you have 15 devices, you need 15 licenses, for example. That's one bundle. You don't pay for anything over and above that.""You have a base license for 50 devices, and then you can add more licenses as you go."

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Overview

AirMagnet Survey is a software-based site survey solution that allows IT and network professionals to plan and deploy wireless 802.11n/a/b/g/ac LAN for optimal performance, security and compliance. The tool provides users the ability to visualize RF coverage, collect real world performance data, and map interferers. The new Survey Mobile app allows for design and validation of lower end BYOD on Android phones and tablets.

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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Houston Methodist Hospital, Love's Travel StopsUnited Lincolnshire Hospitals, Air Rarotonga, NetSuite, Thai AirAsia, REA Group, 335th Signal Command, Agilisys, Marine Expeditionary Force
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Comms Service Provider41%
Manufacturing Company12%
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Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company23%
Manufacturing Company6%
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Computer Software Company36%
Comms Service Provider25%
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Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise35%
Large Enterprise22%
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Small Business67%
Midsize Enterprise11%
Large Enterprise22%
Find out what your peers are saying about AirMagnet Survey vs. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: September 2020.
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AirMagnet Survey is ranked 2nd in Network Modeling with 2 reviews while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is ranked unranked in Network Modeling with 6 reviews. AirMagnet Survey is rated 6.6, while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of AirMagnet Survey writes "Good spectrum analysis and reporting features, but the antenna options could be improved and the price reduced". 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". AirMagnet Survey is most compared with Ekahau Site Survey, iBwave Wi-Fi, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Aruba Wireless and AirMagnet Spectrum XT, whereas SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Prime, IBM Tivoli NetCool, Infoblox NetMRI and Fortinet FortiManager. See our AirMagnet Survey vs. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager report.

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