SOURCE: SolarWinds


November 18, 2009 08:00 ET

SolarWinds ipMonitor Helps Users New to Monitoring Get Visibility Into Their Applications and Networks

Latest Version Helps Support SolarWinds' Continued Investment and Commitment to Offering a Full Spectrum of Network and Applications Management Products to Users at Any Technology Level and Companies of Any Size

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - November 18, 2009) - SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful, simple and affordable network management software to more than 88,000 customers worldwide, today announced availability of SolarWinds ipMonitor v.10, dedicated to serving the needs of IT administrators looking for a straight-forward solution to gain "up/down" status awareness of their applications, networks and servers.

"Companies of all sizes need visibility into their applications and networks, but most do not have the time or budget to deploy complex products. While other network management players are trying to make their products more complex with functionality that new users do not need or understand, SolarWinds continues to keep the focus on delivering easy-to-use solutions that address the real-world needs of IT pros. ipMonitor is a robust solution to help simplify the task of status monitoring with no unnecessary fuss." - Sanjay Castelino, senior director of product marketing, SolarWinds.

SolarWinds ipMonitor delivers out-of-the-box, "up/down" monitoring for applications, networks and servers, in a single, integrated solution. The all-in-one package includes a built-in database and Web server, and a one-size-fits-all license with no device limitations. In addition to its ease-of-use, SolarWinds ipMonitor customers reported they chose it over competitors -- like WhatsUp Gold and Zoho's ManageEngine -- for its price, functionality, and breadth of support for networks, applications and servers.

"There is still a demand for affordable, easy to use, basic IP monitoring tools. Sometimes an open source solution is not a good fit or the situation does not require all the bells and whistles of a full-featured network management suite. In those cases, a tool such as SolarWinds ipMonitor is a strong option to consider.

"Given today's diverse network management needs, it is critical for companies such as SolarWinds, that have a strong footing and connection with the network and applications management community, to continue to provide solutions that meet the needs and budgets of any network engineer." - Tracy Corbo, independent industry analyst.

SolarWinds ipMonitor highlights include:

--  Web Interface -- ipMonitor includes an easy-to-use Web interface for
    clear at-a-glance views of your network from virtually anywhere with an
    internet connection
--  Express Discovery -- ipMonitor automatically scans your network and
    assembles a list of resources to monitor, saving you time
--  All-in-One Installation -- fully-integrated Web server and database
    simplifies installation
--  Out-of-the-Box SmartMonitors - ipMonitors unique SmartMonitor
    technology suggests optimal monitors and data collections for almost
    everything on your network, saving you time and eliminating the need for
    hand configurations
--  Centralized NOC Dashboards -- ipMonitor delivers a full-screen NOC
    view that provides easy-to-view status reports with drill down into all
    groups and monitors in your environment
--  Network Maps -- ipMonitor's auto-discovery allows you to create rich
    network maps so you can visually monitor network health with dynamically
    managed status indicators

Available on the SolarWinds website, users can compare the feature differences between ipMonitor and WhatsUp Gold side by side.

Pricing and Availability

--  The SolarWinds ipMonitor one-size-fits-all license is offered at
    $1,995, including first year maintenance.
--  For more information, visit the SolarWinds website to download a free
    21-day evaluation or to make an immediate purchase.

Additional Resources


Online demo: ipMonitor

Users can find more information including tips from SolarWinds company experts, as well as peer support and perspectives on SolarWinds' products, including SolarWinds' free tools and ipMonitor 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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