Including an operating system and a hardware platform, Exaprotect’s Solsoft ChangeManager Appliance utilizes pre-installed, pre-tested ChangeManager software for network configuration change management (NCCM). The device enables the management of multi-vendor configuration policies centrally across complex heterogeneous networks, requires no software installation or integration. The instrument implements network-wide security configurations while providing security managers visibility into the changes made. The appliance translates high-level business policies into multi-vendor, device-specific commands, enabling enterprises to track and implement security change requests across large global networks and multiple security levels using an abstraction layer-based drag-and-drop interface. The product facilitates the implementation of long-term change management strategies, simplifies the migration from older legacy devices to newer, and allows for an update to current internal security standards and compliance requirements.