SOURCE: SolarWinds


July 10, 2013 07:30 ET

DNS Management Tools Now Free From SolarWinds

DNSstuff's Collection of DNS Management Tools Joins Over 30 Free SolarWinds IT Management Solutions

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jul 10, 2013) - SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that the company will offer DNSstuff, its online collection of DNS management tools for email, network, domain, and IP address lookup, for free. The free DNSstuff collection joins the comprehensive set of SolarWinds free solutions that address pain points in network, systems, SIEM, virtualization, storage, alerting, and more.

"For years, SolarWinds has developed dozens of free tools as a meaningful way to give back to IT pros by addressing their specific IT management problems," said Sanjay Castelino, VP & Market Leader, SolarWinds. "By making DNSstuff's wildly popular tools free, we're improving access to an important set of diagnostic tools, and in the process continuing our tradition of serving the IT community."

DNSstuff allows users to access over 30 tools instantly to troubleshoot and solve issues with DNS and email services, among others. DNSstuff provides forensic analysis of a variety of domain and email concerns, path analysis, and domain authentication and location. It keeps an eye on blacklists and web, email and name server compliance and connectivity.

Formerly a subscription-based product, DNSstuff offers the same reliable third-party DNS insight as before, now at no cost. Some DNSstuff tools include:

  • DNS Report: All-in-one troubleshooting tool that performs 55 diagnostic tests to show the health of DNS records and help pinpoint issues reaching the site
  • DNS Lookup: Displays stored and associated information with registered domain names; translates domain names to IP addresses and records the mail servers that accept mail for each domain
  • Whois: Displays collected contact information for domain or IP address
  • Various tools to provide concise assessment of common network access issues caused by DNS

Earlier this year, SolarWinds released its first fully featured free product, SolarWinds Alert Central. Designed to help simplify IT alert management, SolarWinds Alert Central helps consolidate, manage and escalate IT alerts from all types of IT monitoring software.

Other popular SolarWinds free tools include SolarWinds TFTP Server, which allows easy uploading and downloading of executable images and configurations to routers and switches; IP Address Tracker, which scans, tracks and consolidates IP address information in one place; and WMI Monitor, which monitors Windows applications and servers in real time.

Pricing and Availability
The DNSstuff collection is available now free of charge. For more information, visit the DNSstuff website or call 866.530.8100. Visit the SolarWinds website to see the full suite of free IT management solutions.

About 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

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