Thursday, May 27th, 2010
Latest Version Delivers User Tracking Functionality and Helps Streamline the NCCM Process With Config Change Templates, Saving IT Teams Time and Ensuring Configuration Consistency

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire) - SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 93,000 customers worldwide, today announced the availability of the latest release of its network configuration and change management (NCCM) solution, Orion® Network Configuration Manager (NCM) v6.

With the growing complexity of IT environments and speed at which users expect change, NCCM can be a painstaking but critical process. In Orion NCM's newest update, SolarWinds has taken two significant steps to make NCCM more accessible and reliable. Through the product's out-of-the-box config change templates, IT managers can save time and frustration as well as help maintain configuration consistency. Additionally, the new user tracking functionality enables network engineers to identify how devices are interconnected more easily, saving valuable time in troubleshooting.

"In configuration management, every second counts when isolating a problem or making a critical config change to the network. As IT environments become increasingly complex, never before has it been more important for IT teams with high-performing networks to be able to execute config management effectively and efficiently," said Sanjay Castelino, vice president, product management and product marketing. "Based on feedback and requests from SolarWinds' community of 40,000+ IT managers, Orion NCM delivers the powerful features of high-cost solutions with ease of use and an affordable price."

Orion NCM simplifies network configuration management and troubleshooting in multi-vendor network environments with real-time config change notification, bulk change management and backups, and inventory and compliance reporting making it easier to confirm devices are meeting regulatory and corporate standards.

What's new with Orion NCM v6:

Use the wizard-like interface in config change templates to quickly and easily execute advanced config changes, no scripting expertise required.

Download and share config change templates with one click via thwack, SolarWinds' online community built-in Content Exchange integration.

Detect configuration policy violations to ensure compliance with federal regulations and corporate standards, including Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS).

Integrate Orion NCM data into Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM) alerts to include diagnostic data from config scripts, the last config changes or trigger an action to back up the running config.

Leverage user tracking to quickly identify which device is wired or wirelessly connected to which end host resource through Orion NPM integration.

By integrating Orion NCM seamlessly with Orion NPM, IT teams can easily manage configuration, fault and performance across complex, multi-vendor networks. Through a single web console, users can access both real-time availability statistics and configuration change history for all network devices, providing a comprehensive IT management solution.

Additional Resources
Video: Intro to Orion NCM
Video: Using Config Change Templates

Pricing and Availability

Orion NCM is available now and pricing starts at $2,495, with the first year of maintenance included. For more information, visit the SolarWinds website, download a free 30-day evaluation, or call 866.530.8100.

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SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 93,000 customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. Focused on the real-world needs of IT professionals, SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to manage today's complex IT environments. SolarWinds' growing online community, thwack, is a gathering-place for problem-solving, technology-sharing, and participating in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at

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