Why your peers choose NinjaOne over N-able N-central (SolarWinds)

NinjaOne vs. N-able N-central Reviews

N-able N-central
Overall Rating  4.8 out of 5 (1,108) 4.3 out of 5 (276)
Meets Requirements

Responses: 971


Responses: 189

Ease of Use

Responses: 979


Responses: 190

Ease of Setup

Responses: 862


Responses: 154

Ease of Admin

Responses: 883


Responses: 163

Quality of Support

Responses: 940


Responses: 182

Ease of Doing Business with

Responses: 866


Responses: 155

Product Direction (% positive)

Responses: 964


Responses: 181

Based on G2 Spring 2024

N-able N-central


N-central is an IT management solution by N-able that allows organizations to manage, monitor, and secure their endpoints. N-central provides RMM, patch management, data backup, and IT automation features that enable IT professionals to streamline processes and gain control over their entire IT infrastructures. From the N-central platform, users can integrate their PSA solutions in order to manage both their businesses and IT environments.


  • RMM: With RMM, IT teams can monitor, manage, and secure their remote or on-premise IT infrastructures.
  • Patch management: N-central patch management helps IT teams secure and update endpoint devices.
  • IT automation: Using IT automation features, MSPs and IT professionals can automate tasks to streamline workflows.
  • Remote support: With remote access, IT teams can provide IT support for all devices regardless of location.


  • Steep learning curve: N-Central’s interface can be complex, making it more challenging and resource-intensive for new users to utilize the platform’s capabilities fully.
  • Customer support issues: Customer support sometimes points users to pre-made guides and issues canned responses rather than working with the users to solve their technical issues.
  • IT automation challenges: IT automation setup on the platform can be challenging and time-consuming.



NinjaOne streamlines daily IT operations better than N-Central thanks to having a more user-friendly interface. In addition, NinjaOne’s IT automation features are more advanced and can be set up at the click of a button compared to N-Central. Reviews on G2 highlight how NinjaOne automates routine tasks and complex workflows with greater ease and efficiency than N-central, which is difficult to configure. As a G2 leader in customer service, Ninjaone offers superior customer support, with responsive and helpful service.

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The best thing about our switch to NinjaOne from our previous RMM product is how it boils down the essence of the RMM platform. All the features you want are front and center with very easy configuration methods without other features and settings getting in your way.

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NinjaOne is incredibly easy to use, combining a fluid interface with powerful back-end features. There’s no complicated setup, or difficult to manage interface. All options and tools are clearly labeled, easy to understand, and the interface is… easy to navigate.

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NinjaOne offers all the tools you need for endpoint management and none that you don’t. We combine a comprehensive IT monitoring and management toolset with best-in-class integrations into a single-pane-of-glass, ensuring you can deliver exceptional IT services quickly and effectively.
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NinjaOne was built for the next generation of IT management. It’s fast, accessible from anywhere, and intuitive to use. We work hard to make sure our platform is simple to use, offers a beautiful UI, and provides a consistent user experience across web and mobile.
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With 100% free local support, training, and onboarding, we pride ourselves on offering the best support in the industry. Rated #1 in support and customer satisfaction, we are obsessed with releasing stable solutions, minimizing response times, and ensuring our partners are 100% satisfied with every interaction they have with NinjaOne.

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NinjaOne vs. N-able N-central FAQs

While N-able N-central reviews point to the platform’s IT automation requiring a lot of time and effort, NinjaOne’s easy-to-use platform significantly boosts productivity by simplifying complex IT processes. NinjaOne also offers world-leading customer support that provides context-specific solutions and answers rather than simply sending pre-written responses.

NinjaOne offers a variety of IT operations management tools in a single pane of glass. Its user interface design is focused on simplicity and efficiency, reducing staff onboarding time and streamlining daily operations. In contrast, N-central reviews have mentioned how sections are grouped in confusing manners and that the interface can feel clunky.

Yes, N-able N-central offers IT automation; however, reviewers have stated that the interface and implementation can be difficult and frustrating. NinjaOne is a great N-Central alternative as its simple interface makes it easy for users to automate patches or set policies, reducing the need for manual intervention and increasing overall IT efficiency.

Setting up N-Central requires extensive training and resources. This steep learning curve can make it costly and time-consuming. NinjaOne, on the other hand, makes it easy for users to make full use of its features thanks to its simple user interface.

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