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Pros
"It allows me to do more of the basic firewall features, like traffic management and others, in a single pane of glass.""The most valuable feature is the technical support, as it is better than others.""The most valuable feature is the management from a single pane of glass."

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"It allows us to manage backups in big companies. It is also useful in managing the configuration changes.""The feature that I really enjoy is the ability to script changes across all of your devices.""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 most valuable features the solution offers are compliance, reliability, and information about reliability.""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 would like to see Space created to fully functional, where it's got multiple modules, particularly SD-WAN working on Corporate, or maybe become part of the Orchestrator portion.""I would like to them include network real-time performance and come up with a dashboard report.""The upgrades are very time-consuming and difficult, and they often have to rebuild the product."

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"The solution could improve by being more secure.""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 interface of solar winds could be improved.""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.""The Network Configuration Manager needs to improve the access control list compliance.""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."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"We would like the price to be reduced.""Typically, Juniper is more expensive than Cisco in initial costs, but overall, the long-term licensing fees that you're going to pay for Juniper versus Cisco is going to be less.""This product is set at a good price point."

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"There is a license for the use of this solution and it is priced well, there is a lot of value for the money.""You have a base license for 50 devices, and then you can add more licenses as you go.""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."

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Top Answer: The most valuable feature is the management from a single pane of glass.
Top Answer: The pricing of Juniper's products is always in the middle-range. Typically, Juniper is more expensive than Cisco in initial costs, but overall, the long-term licensing fees that you're going to pay… more »
Top Answer: I think that the best thing is that they should keep working on Space. I feel like it's been taking a back burner to other things, and I think that they're trying to go different routes. Ideally, I… 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 »
Top Answer: 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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Overview

Juniper Junos Space Network Director can support IT staff can manage their physical and virtual enterprise networks through a single pane of glass. Junos Space Network Director is a automated turnkey network management solution. Administrators can use it to visualize, analyze, and control their entire enterprise networks. In the data center, your IT staff can use the tool to manage and synchronize physical and virtual environments. In the campus, Network Director automates routine management tasks such as network provisioning and troubleshooting, dramatically improving operational efficiency and reliability. Network Director also integrates with VMware vCenter and vRealize Operations (vROps). The management tool offers sophisticated analytics for high-performance data centers, while open RESTful APIs support service orchestration integration with third-party platforms.

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
St. Catherine's University, OneNet, University of New Haven, Frederick County Public Schools (Maryland), America's Test Kitchen
United Lincolnshire Hospitals, Air Rarotonga, NetSuite, Thai AirAsia, REA Group, 335th Signal Command, Agilisys, Marine Expeditionary Force
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider44%
Computer Software Company20%
Government9%
Manufacturing Company5%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider26%
Computer Software Company22%
Government11%
Financial Services Firm6%
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Small Business70%
Midsize Enterprise10%
Large Enterprise20%
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Junos Space Network Director is ranked 11th in Network Management Applications with 3 reviews while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is ranked 10th in Configuration Management with 7 reviews. Junos Space Network Director is rated 7.4, while SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Junos Space Network Director writes "Central management with a single pane of glass, but they need to keep developing it". 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". Junos Space Network Director is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, Anuta ATOM, Fortinet FortiManager and ExtremeManagement, whereas SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager is most compared with Cisco DNA Center, ManageEngine NetFlow Analyzer, Cisco Prime, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform and ManageEngine Network Configuration Management.

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