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|SolarWinds Makes it Easier for Network Engineers to “Embrace Change” With Release of Orion Network Configuration Manager v5|
Combination of new, web-based interface and deep integration with Orion Network Performance Monitor delivers multi-vendor configuration management at an affordable price
AUSTIN, Texas – August 26, 2008 – SolarWinds, the leader in downloadable network management software, today announced Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM) v5, the latest release of its comprehensive network change and configuration management (NCCM) solution. Orion NCM v5, formerly known as Cirrus Configuration Manager, extends the flagship Orion software family’s powerful monitoring, alerting, and reporting capabilities and allows network engineers to proactively monitor enterprise-wide configuration health indicators alongside key network performance statistics.
Network performance and availability are important metrics for businesses of all sizes. Organizations cannot afford the productivity and revenue losses associated with network outages. According to industry consultancy Enterprise Management Associates, 70 percent of application problems and network downtime is caused by configuration changes and errors. With the proliferation of devices and explosive growth of networks, NCCM has become a more complex and more critical aspect of the overall network management function. To get the full value of their investment in this technology, network engineers must be able to make direct correlations between configuration changes and network events. SolarWinds has made this task easier by tightly integrating fault and performance management with configuration management in a single view.
"Managing the network is no longer just about monitoring performance metrics," said Kenny Van Zant, chief product strategist for SolarWinds. "Configuration management has always been an isolated capability, with poor integration into the monitoring systems network engineers use every day. SolarWinds is the first to integrate fault, performance and configuration management into a single solution that can scale to meet the needs of the enterprise, with the affordability and ease-of-use for which SolarWinds is famous."
Orion NCM v5 continuously monitors device configurations and provides policy violation detection to help network engineers stay on top of corporate standards and federal regulations such as HIPAA, SOX, CISP, PCI and Cisco Security Audit. The application also offers users:
Orion NCM v5 is easy to afford, and its agentless architecture enables users to be up and running within an hour, without costly professional consultants.
Users can find more information, tips from SolarWinds company experts as well as peer support and perspectives on Orion NCM v5, at Thwack, the SolarWinds online community. Through integrated links, Orion NCM customers have the ability to search product forums, post questions, exchange custom scripts and templates, and immediately access valuable knowledge and resources directly from the community’s more than 17,000 members.
On Thursday, August 28, SolarWinds’ Head Geek, Josh Stephens will host a "Geek Speak" webcast on the value of integrated fault, performance and configuration management. For more information and to register for the "Reduce Network Firefighting: Integrate Fault, Performance, and Configuration Management" event, go to www.solarwinds.com/geek.
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