SOURCE: SolarWinds


November 03, 2009 08:30 ET

SolarWinds Releases Latest Version of Its Most Popular Free Tool -- TFTP Server

TFTP Server Provides Time-Saving File Transfer and Back-Up Features, a Useful Tool for Network Engineers Who Are Looking to Execute Outstanding Configuration Tasks Before the New Year

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - November 3, 2009) - SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful, simple and affordable network management software to more than 88,000 customers worldwide, announced today the latest update to its most popular free tool, SolarWinds TFTP Server. TFTP Server, which has been a part of the SolarWinds product line-up since 1998, is a well-trusted, reliable and secure solution for network engineers to back up configurations, change community strings, and run IOS updates as they prepare for the year ahead.

"Configuration management is a part of every network engineer's standard maintenance, but with high user activity throughout the year, it's often difficult to apply changes without running the risk of causing a disruption. With the end of year approaching, it's a good time for network administrators to take advantage of downtime and a lower risk environment while users are out of the office. And, this updated version of our free TFTP Server is a great tool to help them get started." -- Josh Stephens, SolarWinds' Head Geek.

SolarWinds' multi-threaded TFTP Server helps network engineers with projects ranging from file transfers up to 4 GB to network auditing projects. Rather than manually enter network command lines, users can download the free TFTP Server to upload/download executable images and configurations to routers, switches, firewalls, and other network infrastructure devices.

TFTP Server highlights support year-end best practices:

--  Upgrade IOS images and firmware to network devices while users are
    away to avoid interruption and to provide ample free time if
    troubleshooting is required.
--  Backup configuration files on critical routers and switches. While
    backing up configs is recommended on a regular basis, down time associated
    with the end of year is an ideal time to make sure everything is in order
    and that no config has been overlooked.
--  Apply any new policies, including community strings, on network
    devices as part of a yearly policy audit to change password credentials.

Additional features:

--  4 GB Transfers -- transfer files up to 4 GB supporting the latest IOS
    or firmware versions without file size concerns
--  Multi-vendor Support -- upload or download configs to multi-vendor
    network devices
--  Advanced Security -- authorizes specific IP addresses or ranges of IP
    addresses for transfers
--  Multi-threaded -- concurrently uploads and downloads images from
    multiple network devices saving valuable time when managing large networks
    with many devices
--  Runs as a Service -- delivers 24 x 7 TFTP Server availability for an
    entire network
--  Latest Update -- 64 bit OS support, improved error handling, and
    multiple subnet binding

TFTP Server complements SolarWinds' Orion Network Configuration Manager (NCM) and Engineer's Toolset. Network engineers interested in a more advanced configuration management solution should take a look at Orion NCM. For more powerful network troubleshooting and diagnostics features, TFTP Server is just one of the many powerful tools included in SolarWinds award-winning Engineer's Toolset.

TFTP Server's reputation for reliability and ease of use make it SolarWinds' most popular free tool and its users help make up the more than a million network engineers who rely on the free network management and monitoring tools SolarWinds provides its IT management community.

Additional Resources

TFTP Server

Orion NCM

Engineer's Toolset

Users can find more information including tips from SolarWinds company experts, as well as peer support and perspectives on SolarWinds' products, including TFTP Server and other free tools at thwack, SolarWinds' online community. Integrated links within the products give SolarWinds customers the ability to search product forums, post questions, exchange custom scripts and templates, and immediately access valuable knowledge and resources directly from the community's more than 30,000 members.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds provides powerful, simple and affordable network management software to more than 88,000 customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. Focused on the real-world needs of network professionals, SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to manage today's complex network 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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