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    Network management tools are used to administrate, provision, and control IT systems. These products help users understand who is using their network, how it is organized and how it is performing. Companies use these to improve reporting on existing networks and tighten control over connected systems. Many products have network mapping capabilities to outline connected devices and infrastructure. Some modern network management tools are used for configuration management between cloud services and remote network connections.

    Network monitoring tools are closely related to network management tools, but provide fewer administrative controls. Instead, network monitoring tools continuously analyze traffic, accessibility and network health. There is also some relation to data center networking software. These tools provide similar network management capabilities designed specifically for data centers and their connected IT ecosystem.

    To qualify for inclusion in the Network Management Software category, a product must:

    Provide administrative control over computer networks
    Provision devices connected to a network
    Map and discover new network connections

    Top 10 Network Management Software

    • Progress WhatsUp Gold
    • Auvik
    • Ubiquiti Network Management System
    • Entuity Network Analytics (ENA)
    • Nmap
    • Cisco DNA Center
    • SteelCentral
    • SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper
    • Cisco Network Assistant
    • Spiceworks MSP

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    (107)4.4 out of 5
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    Entry Level Price:14-Day Free Trial

    Today network and system admins are required to monitor everything connected to the network and fix problems before they impact end users. This includes physical and virtual devices, switches, routers, wireless access points, firewalls, cloud resources, services and applications and more – all of them provided my multiple vendors. When network services go down, the entire business starts losing money. Administrators need to find and fix problems fast – preferably before they impact end users or

    (60)4.8 out of 5

    Auvik’s cloud-based network management software keeps IT networks around the world running optimally. By automating and simplifying network management, Auvik helps rocket an IT team’s efficiency and capacity while protecting the business from network risk. Real-time network mapping & inventory: Quickly discover and audit new networks. Then, stay in the loop—you’ll always know exactly what’s where, even as your users & devices move. Automated config backup & restore on network devic

    Ubiquiti Network Management System manages all the EdgeMAX, EdgeSwitch, airMAX and UFiber devices.

    Entuity Network Analytics (ENA) is an all-in-one network performance and analytics software solution, built on a unified architecture, that delivers: • Unlimited Scalability: scales effortlessly to manage your entire network • Incredible Visibility: accelerates issue ID, reduces MTTR • Immense Configurability: quick and easy customization • Highly Automated: fast deployment, reduces TCO Focusing on business results, not just technical metrics, Entuity delivers ways to keep IT costs con

    (29)4.5 out of 5

    Nmap is a open source network mapping utility that provides security scanning and network discovery.

    (33)4.3 out of 5

    Cisco DNA Center is the network management system, foundational controller, and analytics platform at the heart of Cisco’s intent-based network. Cisco DNA Center addresses the demands of digitization, cloud, IoT, and mobility by eliminating IT complexity and facilitating alignment with business intent, unifying policy, automation, and assurance with integrated security. How Cisco DNA Center works Your programmable network infrastructure sends data from routers, switches, and wireless devices t

    (12)4.4 out of 5

    SteelCentral is a end-to-end solution that combines user experience, infrastructure, application, and network monitoring for a holistic view of application performance.

    Automate network device mapping in your IT infrastructure, including network devices, servers, virtualization hosts and more

    (26)4.1 out of 5

    Cisco Network Assistant simplifies wired and wireless network management for networks up to 80 devices with its intuitive GUI and a task-based menu. Cisco Network Assistant is free and is optimized to apply common services across Cisco switches, routers, wireless controllers, and access points.

    (19)4.2 out of 5

    Spiceworks MSP helps to manage services software that provides multiple remote networks scanning, tickets management, and activities reporting.

    (16)4.0 out of 5

    Inventory helps to manage IT, basic and Advanced network inventory management, a track of the hardware and the and shows who has access to.

    (12)4.6 out of 5

    ThousandEyes is a Digital Experience Monitoring platform that delivers visibility into the end-to-end path a website, app or service takes to get to its intended end-user. A real-time map for the always changing Internet, companies that rely on the Internet to deliver apps to customers or employees rely on ThousandEyes to make sure they can see, understand, and improve the delivery path so end users always have the best digital experience possible. With cloud, enterprises can innovate much fas

    (13)4.2 out of 5

    Connect your global branch offices, point-of-sale locations, and sites using Azure and the Microsoft global network. Plan, configure, and seamlessly deploy new connections, tuned for a growing ecosystem of market-leading partners.

    (11)4.2 out of 5

    Spiceworks Network Mapping is a software that enables customizable network map creation, bandwidth usage and device details access and displaying.

    (22)4.5 out of 5
    Entry Level Price:$245 For 10 devices

    ManageEngine OpManager is an integrated network management solution that facilitates efficient and hassle-free network management. It empowers network/IT admins to simultaneously perform multiple operations such as Network performance monitoring, Bandwidth analysis, Configuration management, Firewall management, Storage Monitoring, IP Address Management (IPAM) and Switch Port management (SPM). The entire network infrastructure of an organization can be viewed from a highly custom dashboard on Op

    (11)4.7 out of 5

    Ekahau Pro site survey tool is the complete toolkit for designing, analyzing, optimizing and troubleshooting Wi-Fi networks. Running on either macOS or Windows, it is the de-facto tool for network engineers in companies of all sizes.

    (17)4.3 out of 5

    BackBox is the leading provider of Intelligent Automation for all Network and Security devices. Spanning across the diverse network and security landscape, BackBox will ensure that all supported device configuration files are verified and stored securely in one central location to ensure a speedy recovery, when required. BackBox provides the ability to schedule automated backup and storing of device configurations, single-click recovery, real-time inventory management, custom task automation, an

    (13)3.9 out of 5

    IP Scanner is an addition to IT pro toolbox to hit GA release. It scans the network and links to cloud help desk.

    (8)4.6 out of 5

    AirWave Management is a network monitoring software help users to see real-time data and trend reports for every user, device, and segment of the network.

    Designed to help you efficiently implement and manage virtualized data centers. It includes a feature-rich, customizable dashboard that provides visibility and control through a single pane of glass to Cisco Nexus and MDS products.

    (9)4.8 out of 5
    Entry Level Price:Free 30 days

    DClmanager facilitates the deployment and management of your dedicated servers and data center infrastructure, reduces setup and operational costs, decreases downtime while providing enhanced functionality to your clients and customers. DCImanager shortens the time to configure and manage the equipment: automatically installs the OS on the server, performs its diagnostics, changes the speed and mode of the switch ports, manages PDU and much more. Combines tools for equipment monitoring, maintena

    (10)3.9 out of 5

    Aerohive uses Cloud Management, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence to radically simplify and secure the Access Network. Our Cloud Managed Wireless, Switching, Routing, and Security technologies provide unrivaled flexibility in deployment, management, and licensing.

    (7)4.2 out of 5

    NetAct provides a single, consolidated view of any mobile network, even the most complicated multi-domain, multi-technology system.

    (4)3.0 out of 5

    CenturyLink® SD-WAN solutions integrate disparate connectivity types into a seamless hybrid software-defined WAN for complete visibility and enhanced performance of your entire network ecosystem through a centralized customer portal.​ CenturyLink was recently recognized with the Frost and Sullivan Innovation and Leadership Award for SD-WAN in North America to go along with our 2017 MEF Award as the Best SD-WAN Managed Service of the Year, Worldwide. CenturyLink® SD-WAN with hybrid connectivity

    Check Point Advanced Networking and Clustering simplifies network security deployment and management within complex and highly utilized networks, while maximizing network performance and security in multi-Gbps environments. This combination is ideal for high-end enterprise and data center environments where performance and availability are critical.

    (3)4.8 out of 5

    AppViewX AUTOMATION+ helps Enterprise IT manage, automate, and orchestrate application delivery and network security services. AppViewX AUTOMATION+ provides an application-centric view into the state of application delivery and network security infrastructures running in multi-cloud environments. Application, network, and security engineers can build and self-service automation workflows to enable compliance and true business agility.

    The Security Management Portal (SMP), with its intuitive web-based user interface, enables managed service providers to provision security efficiently for small businesses. With a robust architecture that scales to manage up to 10,000 Check Point Small Business appliances, the SMP easily keeps pace with your security-as-a-service business.

    (6)4.5 out of 5

    Cisco FindIT Network Management is purpose-built for managing networks of Cisco 100 to 500 Series devices. It lets you proactively manage the network instead of just reacting to events. FindIT Network Management is the perfect addition to your business's network.

    Cyber Security Management features centralized management control across all networks and cloud environments, increasing operational efficiency and lowering the complexity of managing your security.

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    SolarWinds Network Topology Mapper
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    Cisco DNA Center
    Spiceworks Inventory
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    Azure Virtual WAN
    Cisco Network Assistant
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