SOURCE: SolarWinds


February 02, 2011 07:30 ET

SolarWinds Improves Orion Network Configuration Manager to Give IT Pros Greater Control Over Critical Configuration Management

Latest Version Provides Enhanced Policy and Compliance Reporting Along With Comprehensive IPv6 Support and an 8x Performance Improvement in Inventory Reporting

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - February 2, 2011) - The need for regularly scheduled back-ups, bulk change management and the growing complexity of IT environments continues to create demand for powerful and reliable network configuration and change management (NCCM) solutions. SolarWinds, Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 97,000 customers worldwide, today announced the availability of the latest release of its enterprise-class NCCM product, Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM).


  • Orion NCM simplifies network configuration management and troubleshooting in multi-vendor network environments with real-time config change notification, bulk change management and backups, inventory management, and policy and compliance reporting making it easier to confirm devices are meeting regulatory and corporate standards.
  • Orion NCM's latest update brings enhanced policy reporting, support for multiple config types, comprehensive IPv6 support , over 8X improvement in inventory reporting performance and makes it even easier to share config change templates with one-click import or export to or from the SolarWinds online community, thwack.
  • Public Sector users can facilitate compliance with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) STIGS using the new DISA STIG report and easily create policies for Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) compliance.
  • By integrating Orion NCM seamlessly with Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM), IT teams can easily manage configuration, fault and performance across complex, multi-vendor networks through a single web console.
  • Orion NCM is available now and pricing starts at $2,495, with the first year of maintenance included. For more information, visit the SolarWinds website, download a free 30-day evaluation, or call 866.530.8100.

Supporting Quotes:
"Orion NCM is like insurance for your network," said Suku Krishnaraj, SVP of Product Strategy, SolarWinds. "With over 70% of network problems occurring as a result of configuration changes or errors in network devices, IT pros can't afford to risk not having a strong NCCM solution."

"Orion NCM saved the day and night in Afghanistan. Someone had restored a config back to where they thought it had come from, but they restored one from a previous year and there were enough significant changes that it took down the network," said former 1st Lt. Luc Roy of 335th US Army Signal Command. "Using NCM, we were able to quickly and easily identify what changes had been made. Without it, it would have taken us days to restore some critical systems and determine an explanation to what happened."

Additional Resources:
Customer Testimonial: Orion Network Configuration Manager: The Price is Right!
Video: Orion NCM: Using Config Change Templates
Video: Automating Config Backups
Video: Compliance Monitoring with Orion NCM

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 97,000 customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become "status quo" in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at

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