SOURCE: SolarWinds


March 01, 2012 06:00 ET

SolarWinds Increases Its Presence in Brazil

New Partnership With Westcon Group Assists in Availability and Delivery of Powerful, Affordable and Easy-to-Use IT Management Portfolio in Brazilian Market

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Mar 1, 2012) - SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software for companies worldwide, announced today the company plans to expand its presence in Brazil, one of the world's fastest-growing IT markets. The company currently has a Portuguese language website and has plans to grow its Portuguese-speaking sales and support team based in Austin. In addition, the company today entered into a new distribution relationship with Westcon Group to better serve the Brazilian market.


  • Westcon Group is a value-added distributor of category-leading unified communications, network infrastructure, data center, and security solutions with a global network of specialty resellers. SolarWinds plans to leverage the company's deep market expertise to offer resellers and customers comprehensive support for SolarWinds' award-winning IT management products, including SolarWinds' network management product portfolio, SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor, formerly SolarWinds Application Performance Monitor, SolarWinds Storage Manager, Powered by Profiler, and SolarWinds Virtualization Manager solutions.
  • Today's announcement with Westcon builds on a successful distribution agreement covering Africa, Hong Kong, India and Singapore.
  • SolarWinds is recruiting reseller partners interested in selling and supporting SolarWinds products in the region. Interested companies should register to attend the Westcon and SolarWinds webinar on March 7 at 4 p.m., S. America Eastern Standard Time (Brasilia, GMT-03:00) for an overview of SolarWinds and its products. Partners may also contact for more information.
  • SolarWinds was established in 1998, employs more than 400 people worldwide, and is headquartered in Austin, Texas. The company has additional international locations in Singapore; Brisbane, Australia; Cork, Ireland; and Brno, Czech Republic.

Supporting Quotes:
"As the third fastest-growing IT market in the world, Brazil represents an exciting opportunity for SolarWinds to continue our global expansion and expand our offering of easy to use, powerful and affordable software," said Kevin Thompson, President and CEO, SolarWinds. "We believe our approach to solving today's real world IT management problems combined with our web-based option for users to download and trial the products for free before they buy provides us a unique model that's attractive to IT professionals and one that few other enterprise software companies can match."

"The addition of SolarWinds to our data center portfolio in Brazil is quite significant... As Westcon is dedicated to offering reseller partners access to the most critical data center solutions in the market, flexible and affordable management software is a crucial element to this strategy. SolarWinds' ability to fit a wide range of enterprise systems, from large corporations to small and medium businesses, and allows sales channels to meet their clients' business needs across a wide range of industries. We're pleased to be partnering with SolarWinds in Brazil to offer resellers access to this business-critical solution," said Otavio Lazarini, SVP Westcon Group, Latam.

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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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