Network Configuration Management ensures that network devices in an organization function optimally and securely. Our NCM tool helps address network configuration and change management, while ensuring compliance.
Reduce human errors, easily coordinate between teams, and develop disaster recovery plans. Prevent security threats by proactively detecting firmware vulnerabilities and getting up-to-date information about patch availability.
Review device configuration changes, recover older versions, or revert them with a single click. You can also compare configurations and take action as required.
Automate and schedule backups, track unauthorized changes, and receive alerts from a unified screen. Use the Operational Dashboard to get an at-a-glance status of all NCM devices and the Firmware Vulnerabilities Dashboard to identify risks quickly.
Site24x7's NCM supports devices from over 75 vendors and more than 300 device templates to fetch and manage your network configurations. If required, you can also create custom device templates to monitor any device in your network.
Firmware vulnerabilities can lead to critical security issues that could put your networks at risk. However, NCM helps you identify firmware vulnerabilities proactively and take corrective action, like upgrading your firmware, before any threats occur.
Automate configuration backups whenever there's a change in startup and running configurations. You can also schedule configuration backups based on your organization's needs at predefined intervals to save time and effort.
Compare the configuration details of your devices with their baseline, startup, running, or previous configurations to view and validate the changes. You can also compare the version numbers in real time to analyze the changes, ensuring complete change management.
Not all users are authorized to perform configuration changes. To understand if the change is authorized, you can view current configurations and their type to check the validity of the transaction. You can revert changes if they are not performed by authorized users.
Be it baseline, running, or start-up configuration, you can recover any last approved version of the device configuration after network mishaps or unforeseen events—with a single click.
When you add a device to NCM for monitoring, Site24x7 maintains a cloud backup of the startup and running device configurations. The best part – it also notifies you whenever a device configuration update occurs. If the changes are unapproved or unauthorized, network administrators can swiftly restore a working device configuration before the changes cause harm to the network. Additionally, you can also view firmware vulnerabilities on that device and across the entire landscape of NCM-monitored devices.
To stay on top of network issues, you need a secure, robust, standalone configuration manager that can roll back effectively and restore the network before any threats cause meaningful damage.
Site24x7's NCM proactively takes backups of configuration versions if there's a change detected. If an outage hits, you can restore a previous stable configuration version and get your network up and running quickly. Site24x7 also offers several benefits that make network device configuration management effortless.
Scheduling a periodic capture of configuration backups enables network admins to analyze real-time changes in network configuration. If a backup fails or conflicts occur, Site24x7's NCM generates insightful alerts through email, SMS, voice calls, and other third-party integrations like PagerDuty and Slack.
Obtain better visibility from reports that analyze the NCM inventory, startup or running device configuration conflicts, and user activities related to all the configuration events in your network environment. Schedule NCM reports to be sent as PDFs to your team's email ID.
Build a custom dashboard to track configuration changes made to major devices. Monitor them continuously by adding widgets that display the device status, backup status, and conflicts in a single view.
View device details, including hardware that's being backed up and monitored for configuration changes. This can help you troubleshoot device backup failures.
Site24x7 offers network monitoring for device and interface monitoring; network traffic monitoring to analyze flows based on different technologies like NetFlow, J-Flow, and sFlow; and NCM to manage network configuration backups—all from a single, SaaS-based monitoring console. Accomplish hassle-free control over your network from a single console without switching between software packages.
Network configuration management (NCM) is the process of managing network device configurations, including backup, restore, and change tracking. Its objective is to determine network stability, security, and reliability, thereby minimizing the risk of failures and improving performance.
NCM provides a comprehensive record of network configurations and changes, which can help organizations demonstrate their compliance with security and regulatory requirements. This is especially crucial in industries like healthcare, banking, insurance, and government, where data protection and privacy are of utmost importance.
Additionally, security-focused NCM tools like Site24x7 include firmware vulnerability management, which validates device firmware versions against data from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), helping administrators detect and patch firmware vulnerabilities.
Site24x7 provides a complete solution for managing network configurations. It assists network administrators in promptly detecting any problems with device configurations and offers a convenient option to quickly revert to the previous configuration to avoid outages.
The firmware vulnerability manager included in our NCM tool provides a user-friendly dashboard that assists network administrators in protecting their devices against cyberthreats. The tool will notify them if the device is susceptible to exploits by checking the firmware version against data from the NIST.
With a major upcoming update, our NCM will also help ensure network compliance with industry standards like SOX, HIPAA, PCI, and vendor-specific standards like Cisco IOS, or any custom organizational standards. Get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org for early access to the update.
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