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Find out what your peers are saying about BMC TrueSight Network Automation vs. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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Pros
"The network security of BMC TrueSight Network Automation has been the best feature.""This product has helped us because we can now do many tasks at once. Rather than copy one file to one device, we can do an entire group at one time."

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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.""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.""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."

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Cons
"I believe there could be new features in terms of the latest technology.""The product should be expanded to include more hardware, beyond Cisco and Juniper devices."

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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 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.""The Network Configuration Manager needs to improve the access control list compliance.""The solution could improve by being more secure."

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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.""There is a license for the use of this solution and it is priced well, there is a lot of value for the money."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: This product has helped us because we can now do many tasks at once. Rather than copy one file to one device, we can do an entire group at one time.
Top Answer: The product should be expanded to include more hardware, beyond Cisco and Juniper devices.
Top Answer: We use this product for general task automation, including things like updating our Cisco devices. For example, rolling out patches is something that is automated. The top three processes that we have… more »
Top Answer: It allows us to manage backups in big companies. It is also useful in managing the configuration changes.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: This solution works in conjunction with SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor. Usually, you first buy SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor and then SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager. You… more »
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Also Known As
BMC TrueSight Automation for Networks, TrueSight Automation for Networks, TrueSight Network Automation, BladeLogic Network Automation
SolarWinds NCM
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Overview

Network automation and management software reduces network outages and downtime by automating configuration, change and compliance processes. Organizations depend on high performance across their network to keep the business running at peak efficiency but new security threats make it hard for network administrators to keep pace with the demands for new services and safeguard the health of the network.

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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Sample Customers
SAP
United Lincolnshire Hospitals, Air Rarotonga, NetSuite, Thai AirAsia, REA Group, 335th Signal Command, Agilisys, Marine Expeditionary Force
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company42%
Comms Service Provider16%
Government9%
Financial Services Firm5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider27%
Computer Software Company22%
Government10%
Financial Services Firm6%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Midsize Enterprise29%
Large Enterprise71%
REVIEWERS
Small Business70%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise20%
Find out what your peers are saying about BMC TrueSight Network Automation vs. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
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BMC TrueSight Network Automation is ranked 14th in Configuration Management with 2 reviews while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is ranked 10th in Configuration Management with 7 reviews. BMC TrueSight Network Automation is rated 8.6, while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of BMC TrueSight Network Automation writes "Stable, saves us time when updating multiple devices, and it scales well". 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". BMC TrueSight Network Automation is most compared with Micro Focus Network Automation, Cisco DNA Center, Ansible, IBM Tivoli NetCool and Fortinet FortiManager, whereas SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, Cisco Prime, ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer, Ansible and Infoblox NetMRI. See our BMC TrueSight Network Automation vs. SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager report.

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