SOURCE: SolarWinds


December 12, 2011 07:00 ET

Redmond and Windows IT Pro Awards Top Honors to SolarWinds Network and Virtualization Products

Network Performance Monitor, Virtualization Manager and VM Monitor Each Recognized With Awards

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Dec 12, 2011) - Readers and editors at leading IT media outlets Windows IT Pro and Redmond Magazine have awarded SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) Network Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager, and SolarWinds VM Monitor top honors over the past month.

SolarWinds received recognition from Redmond Magazine for its network management software, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor, and VM Monitor in the Microsoft magazine's 2011 Readers Choice Awards. Windows IT Pro awarded SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor "Gold" for Best Network Management Product and SolarWinds Virtualization Manager "Bronze" for Best Virtualization Product.

Redmond Magazine's editors and readers awarded the following honors to SolarWinds in the 2011 Readers Choice Awards:

Best Virtual Management and Optimization Product

  • Winner, SolarWinds VM Monitor

Best Network Management Product

  • Second place, SolarWinds Network Management Software
  • ISV Winner*, SolarWinds Network Management Software
  • Preferred Product**, SolarWinds Network Management Software

Best Performance Management Product

  • Grand Slam, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor
  • Second place, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor
  • ISV Winner, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor
  • Preferred Product, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

SolarWinds picked up the Grand Slam for SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor by virtue of being either winner or ISV Winner in a crowded category four years in a row.

"The Redmond Readers Choice Awards (RCAs) aren't about what's cool or hip or might be big a year or five years from now," said Lee Pender, executive editor of Redmond magazine. "They're about what works right now, what makes your job easier and what you use to help you navigate the daily minefield of working in IT."

SolarWinds was awarded the following Windows IT Pro Editor's Best and Community Choice Awards:

Best Network Management Product

  • Editor's Best: Gold for SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor
  • Community Choice: Gold for SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor

Best Virtualization Product

  • Editor's Best: Bronze for SolarWinds Virtualization Manager

According to Windows IT Pro, "SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor offers excellent enterprise-class network management capabilities at a reasonable price. SolarWinds' network management tools have a fan base that just seems to keep coming back for more. SolarWinds modular design lets you pick and choose exactly what you need for your business. The product's network maps are particularly noteworthy, allowing you to pinpoint where problems are occurring in the environment. SolarWinds' support team is almost legendarily responsive, and the company's thwack community leads the way in vendor/customer interaction."

In 2011, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager was named "Gold" winner in the virtualization management category at VMworld, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor was named Network Management Product of the Year by UK's Network Computing, and SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor was named winner of the Network Monitoring category in the Reader's Choice Awards.

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For more information, visit the SolarWinds website, download a free 30-day evaluation, or call 866.530.8100.

*Redmond awards ISV Winner status to non-Microsoft, independent vendor entries that didn't win their categories outright but were the highest-ranking non-Microsoft product.

**Redmond editors award Preferred Product for those that separated themselves from the pack but weren't outright winners.

About Redmond Magazine

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About Windows IT Pro

Windows IT Pro is a monthly publication read by over 130,000 IT professionals providing information regarding Microsoft's latest Windows-based solutions, along with insights for keeping business-critical Microsoft applications up and running. Visit to learn more.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide - from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become "status quo" in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users' management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at

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