SOURCE: SolarWinds


June 05, 2013 07:30 ET

SolarWinds Encourages IT Professionals to Test Network Complexity Management Skills

IT Pros Can Assess Their Knowledge of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor for a Chance to Win $5,000 American Express Gift Card, iPad Mini

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Jun 5, 2013) - SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced the launch of its NPM Demo Challenge for IT pros to test their network complexity management skillset using the company's flagship network monitoring product, SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM), all while earning a chance to a win a $5,000 American Express gift card and a bonus prize, an iPad mini.

With new challenges including evolving technologies like software defined networking (SDN), managing IT operations such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and Cloud combined with meeting IT security and compliance business operations requirements, network administrators face an overwhelming amount of growing network complexity.

The SolarWinds NPM Demo Challenge highlights areas in which IT pros can leverage SolarWinds NPM to better equip themselves to tackle these challenges today and prepare for what tomorrow might bring. In addition, those familiar with SolarWinds will have an opportunity to check out the recently released version of SolarWinds NPM.

The Challenge
IT pros can test their knowledge of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) by troubleshooting real-life network performance monitoring issues and completing a five-question quiz. The process should take approximately 15 minutes and successful completions will earn the entrant a chance to win a $5,000 American Express gift card. Terms and conditions for the demo challenge are available on the contest page.

NPM Demo Challenge participants that successfully complete the challenge can also share the contest from their Twitter accounts for a chance to win an iPad mini 16GB. Terms and conditions for the Twitter contest are listed here.

For both contests, participants must be legal residents of the United States who are at least eighteen (18) years old to be entered to win. Entries must be received by 6 p.m. CST on Thursday, June 27, 2013. Winners for both the $5,000 American Express gift card and the iPad will be drawn on Friday, June 28.

SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor is a powerful, yet affordable, network monitoring solution designed to help manage growing network complexity with features including:

  • Network availability and performance monitoring
  • Automated network device discovery
  • Intelligent network alerting
  • Multi-vendor device support
  • Monitoring for hardware health, network route, network multicast, and more

Pricing and Availability:
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor starts at $2,675 (USD) and includes a year of maintenance. For more information, including a downloadable, free 30-day evaluation trial, visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100.

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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