SOURCE: SolarWinds

SolarWinds

October 10, 2012 07:30 ET

SolarWinds' IT Community thwack Presents Inaugural Virtual Event -- thwackCamp

IT Pros to Benefit From Free Online Presentations and Interactive Discussions Led by SolarWinds IT Management and Product Experts

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2012) - Internet connection? Check. Convenience of your home or office? Check. thwackCamp registration? Check. SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, and its online community, thwack, invites IT professionals to attend the first-ever thwackCamp to learn about various IT management challenges and trends and to gain in-depth, SolarWinds product knowledge on Thursday, October 18.

SolarWinds' product team will collectively present 15 30-minute sessions on topics voted on by thwack users including question-and-answer portions for attendees. The free virtual conference kicks off at 9 a.m. CT with a keynote address by the VP of Product Management, Denny LeCompte, and finishes at 5 p.m. CT.

"thwackCamp could rival any number of huge global conferences, but it requires zero travel and zero cost," said LeCompte. "We can give our customers in-depth insight into our products' capabilities and we can interact with them in real time -- but no one has to leave the comfort of their desk."

From the realities of the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend to mobile device management (MDM) to a preview of the upcoming version release of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM), the company's flagship network monitoring software solution, thwackCamp attendees can pick and choose from a variety of informational content that piques their interest.

For registration information and event details, please visit http://www.solarwindsthwackcamp.com/.

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About thwack
thwack aims to serve as the go-to resource for IT professionals, delivering unmatched value to more than 100,000 members of the IT management community, providing industry insight, camaraderie, questions and answers, and more.

After its recent relaunch, thwack now incorporates several improved user experience and user engagement elements including social groups, a gamification/point system, an End-of-Life Lookup for network devices, and an ambassador program in which top industry experts engage with the community via posts and discussion. Recently, thwack also introduced PatchZone, a unique space for Microsoft and third-party patch updates and information.

For SolarWinds' customers, thwack continues to be an extension of the company's IT management suite of offerings.

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 http://www.solarwinds.com/.

SolarWinds and SolarWinds.com are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other company and product names mentioned are used only for identification purposes and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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