Friday, August 3rd, 2012 - SolarWinds
Serving Over 75,000 Licensed Network Management Tools and Solutions Customers Worldwide, the Company Continues to Respond to the Needs of Today's Network Professional

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire) - SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today reinforced its commitment to redefining the network management market by releasing new versions of three powerful, affordable and easy-to-use products that address the evolving, complex needs of IT professionals.

Networks, an IT Pro's Foundation


Once relatively simple to troubleshoot, the network has evolved from a static, physical, manually configured infrastructure to one that is dynamic, virtual and automated. This evolution has shifted the way IT pros tackle their environments, and the need for affordable and easy-to-use network management software has never been greater.

"Increasing complexity and layers of virtual infrastructure upon existing infrastructure components creates additional burden on IT staff. This evolution is driving an ever-increasing preference for monitoring technologies with a simple and easy to use value proposition, ease of implementation, purchasing, and ongoing maintenance. Technology providers that are focused on usability and ease of implementation without professional services create additional value in time savings and capital preservation," said Jonah Kowall, Research Director, Gartner.

While most network management companies miss or overlook changes to the network domain chasing the next "big thing," SolarWinds' network management products have kept pace with the market and trends, offering all the features that network engineers cared about without sacrificing usability and scalability.

"For more than 10 years, we have challenged the status quo of expensive and complicated 'framework' solutions established by most other enterprise software vendors. By paying close attention to the needs of the IT pro and building highly useful products that solve their everyday problems out of the box, we have been able to change the dynamics of this space and, in return, have earned the trust of over 75,000 customers looking for a network management tool or solution," said Sanjay Castelino, VP and market leader, SolarWinds.

"As new technologies and IT challenges place an increasingly high demand on network engineers to stretch the limits of their network environments, we will continue to be an advocate and resource for those professionals. We will continue to advance and redefine network management solutions, and we will remain a leader in delivering powerful, affordable and easy-to-use IT management software that solves real-world problems for everyone from the SMB to the large enterprise," continued Castelino.

A Competitive Advantage for Customer and Company


Since SolarWinds' founding in 1999, the company's mission has been to provide purpose-built products that are designed to make IT pros' jobs easier. By working closely with and listening to SolarWinds' user-community of over 100,000 IT pros, SolarWinds is able to out-pace traditional enterprise software and expedite the product release cycle, solving the problems and challenges that specifically address the IT needs of today.

The increased product release velocity translates to a competitive advantage for both the customer and the company. IT pros get the right functionality for their changing environments, right when they need it, as well as increased value for their investment in SolarWinds products over time. SolarWinds maintains relevancy and a strong connection with users.

Throughout the third quarter of 2012, SolarWinds will focus on enhancing network management with unexpected simplicity through the release of the following three key products:

SolarWinds VoIP & Network Quality Manager (formerly SolarWinds IP SLA Manager) - Monitors VoIP call quality and correlates with the underlying WAN performance so IT pros can maintain the highest level of voice quality.

SolarWinds User Device Tracker - SolarWinds extends the ability to map and monitor switch ports, and track users and devices to wireless controllers and access points, enabling IT organizations to track network-connected wireless and mobile devices.

SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager - SolarWinds' network change and configuration management solution now scales to the largest enterprises with a three-fold increase in supported nodes, adds support for Alaxala® and Apresia®, and enhances inventory reporting.

SolarWinds' award-winning network management suite of solutions offers IT pros a comprehensive and easy-to-understand view of their networks' performance from a single pane of glass. From network performance to configuration and compliance to traffic analysis and more, IT pros can deploy SolarWinds network management products to build a robust and scalable IT management system that fits their evolving needs. In addition to these three releases, already available network management products include:

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) - SolarWinds' flagship network performance monitoring solution is designed to manage the rapid changes in dynamic IT environments and allow IT pros to simply and visually manage networks of all sizes.

SolarWinds NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) - Flow-based network traffic analysis.

SolarWinds IP Address Manager (IPAM) - Easy-to-use IP address space management.

SolarWinds Log & Event Manager (LEM) - Log collection, analysis and real-time event correlation.

SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset - A collection of network troubleshooting tools.

SolarWinds LANsurveyor - Automated network diagram generator.

When a customer downloads and purchases a SolarWinds product, they're not just getting the powerful and easy-to-use features that are ready to go out-of-the-box, they're also getting support, troubleshooting tips from company experts, and valuable tools and resources shared by experienced peers on thwack, SolarWinds' online IT pro community.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains "forward-looking" statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding SolarWinds' expectation to continue to advance and redefine network management solutions, and remain a leader in delivering powerful, affordable and easy-to-use IT management software that solve real-world problems for everyone from the SMB to the large enterprise. These forward-looking statements are based on management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by terms such as "will," "believes," or similar expressions and the negatives of those terms. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the following: (a) the possibility that general economic conditions or uncertainty cause information technology spending to be reduced or purchasing decisions to be delayed; (b) the inability to increase sales to existing customers and to attract new customers; (c) SolarWinds' failure to integrate acquired businesses and any future acquisitions successfully; (d) the timing and success of new product introductions by SolarWinds or its competitors; (e) changes in SolarWinds' pricing policies or those of its competitors; and (f) such other risks and uncertainties described more fully in documents filed with or furnished to the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. All information provided in this release is as of the date hereof and SolarWinds undertakes no duty to update this information except as required by law.

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SolarWinds


SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our online community, thwack, to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at http://www.solarwinds.com/

SolarWinds and SolarWinds.com are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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