SOURCE: SolarWinds


February 24, 2009 08:00 ET

SolarWinds' ipMonitor Delivers Up/Down Network Monitoring at a Price That Works for Any Budget

Entry-Level Monitoring for Network Devices, Servers and Applications Now Available for a Flat Rate of $1995

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - February 24, 2009) - SolarWinds, the leading provider of powerful, simple and affordable network management solutions, today announced that it has changed its award-winning ipMonitor product pricing and licensing. ipMonitor is now available for a low, flat rate of $1995 for basic up/down network monitoring. Free 21-day trials of the product are available for download on the SolarWinds' Website.

As companies evaluate how to best balance their business and budgets in today's challenging economy, one area they cannot afford to neglect is network monitoring. It is critical to keep watch on the availability of the network devices, servers and applications that are the magic behind business operations. The conflicting priorities of budget and need can present a challenge to IT professionals -- settle for a product that lacks a robust set of features and functionality, or opt for open-source tools that require significant human resources to establish and maintain. SolarWinds ipMonitor delivers out-of-the-box, up/down monitoring for everything in an IT environment, in a single integrated solution including a built-in database and Web server. The proven technology is fast, affordable, and easy to use in any environment by IT professionals of all levels.

"This is an 'always on, always available' world. Businesses have come to rely on their networks in ways they never dreamed of and, often, take the availability of those networks for granted," said Kenny Van Zant, chief product strategist, SolarWinds. "By offering a one-size-fits-all license to our award-winning ipMonitor solution for a single, flat rate, we can help budget-conscious IT teams stay on top of their network without sacrificing functionality and ease of use."

Affordable up/down monitoring with ipMonitor includes:

--  Quick discovery network devices and automatic SmartMonitor settings
    recommendations -- making the setup process simple and fast
--  An easy-to-use Web interface and network maps for a clear view of the
--  Agent-less monitoring of the most common applications and systems such
    as Active Directory®, Microsoft® Exchange, and SQL Server, using
    standard SNMP and WMI
--  Simple end-user experience simulation for Web and other applications

For organizations who require more advanced fault and performance management, SolarWinds offers the powerful and affordable Orion family of network management products. Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM), the flagship of the product family, offers enterprise-class performance management for distributed networks and extends monitoring to NetFlow, VoIP, applications, and wireless devices. Orion NPM pricing starts at $2,475 (USD) for 100 monitored elements including first year maintenance. Free 30-day trials of Orion NPM are available for download on the SolarWinds' Website.

Users can find more information including tips from SolarWinds company experts, as well as peer support and perspectives on SolarWinds' products, including ipMonitor and Orion NPM, 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 20,000 members.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds provides downloadable, enterprise-class network management software that is affordable, easy to use, and guided by a large and growing user community. Focused on the real-world needs of network professionals, SolarWinds products are simple to try, simple to use, and simple to maintain, while providing the power, scale, and flexibility needed by companies of all sizes. More than 60,000 customers from small businesses to the largest enterprises rely on SolarWinds products to take the complexity out of managing their networks. Learn more today at

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