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SolarWinds

September 18, 2009 12:01 ET

SolarWinds Named to Software Magazine's 27th Annual Software 500

Software Magazine Ranks SolarWinds as One of the World's Largest Software Companies, Jumps 19 Spots to No. 222

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - September 18, 2009) - SolarWinds® (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful, simple and affordable network management software for more than 85,000 customers worldwide, today announced its inclusion on the Software Magazine's Software 500 ranking of the world's largest software and service providers, now in its 27th year.

Based on SolarWinds 2008 revenue of $93.1M, the company jumped 19 spots to its 2009 rank, no. 222. The company is also highlighted as one of The Top 10 Companies in the $50 - $100 Million in Revenue category. This is the third consecutive year that the company has appeared on the Software 500.

SolarWinds' diverse range of software solutions and tools helps IT teams get the most out of their corporate networks. SolarWinds' products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to manage today's complex network environments. The company's products are used by organizations around the globe to manage IT environments ranging from ten to tens of thousands of network devices. Composed of fault and performance management products, configuration and compliance products, and tools for engineers, SolarWinds' products typically can be installed and running within an hour, immediately providing the visibility and control network engineers need most.

One of the key elements of SolarWinds' success is a deep connection to the IT management community. The company works to understand the challenges network engineers face on a daily basis. Through SolarWinds' growing online community, thwack®, the company offers users a forum for problem solving, peer support, and technology sharing for all SolarWinds products. This active user-community input is combined with decades of network management experience to deliver a wide range of solutions and tools to address the real-world needs of network professionals.

"The 2009 Software 500 results show that revenue growth in the software and services industry was healthy, with total Software 500 revenue of $491.3 billion worldwide for 2008 representing 8.8% growth from the previous year," says John P. Desmond, editor of Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com.

"The Software 500 helps CIOs, senior IT managers and IT staff research and create the short list of business partners," Desmond says. "It is a quick reference of vendor viability. And the online version to be posted soon at www.Softwaremag.com is searchable by category, making it what we call the online catalog to enterprise software."

The Software 500 is a revenue-based ranking of the world's largest software and services suppliers targeting medium to large enterprises, their IT professionals, software developers and business managers involved in software and services purchasing.

Some 44 percent of the 2009 Software 500 companies are privately held.

Go to www.Softwaremag.com and click on Subscribe to be among the first to see the 2009 Software 500. It is being released first in the digital publication to be distributed in mid-September.

The ranking is based on total worldwide software and services revenue for 2008. This includes revenues from software licenses, maintenance and support, training and software-related services and consulting. Suppliers are not ranked on their total corporate revenue, since many have other lines of business, such as hardware. The financial information was gathered by a survey prepared by King Content Co. and posted at www.Softwaremag.com, as well as from public documents.

About Digital Software Magazine, the Software Decision Journal, and Softwaremag.com

Digital Software Magazine, the Software Decision Journal, has been a brand name in the high-tech industry for 30 years. Softwaremag.com, its Web counterpart, is the online catalog to enterprise software and the home of the Software 500 ranking of the world's largest software and services companies. Software Magazine and Softwaremag.com are owned and operated by King Content Co.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds provides powerful, simple and affordable network management software to more than 85,000 customers worldwide -- from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. Focused on the real-world needs of network professionals, SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to manage today's complex network environments. SolarWinds' growing online community, thwack, is a gathering-place for problem-solving, technology-sharing, and participating in product development for all of SolarWinds' products. Learn more today at http://www.solarwinds.com.

SolarWinds, SolarWinds.com, thwack, thwack.com, and Orion 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.

Contact Information

  • MEDIA CONTACTS:
    Tiffany Nels
    SolarWinds
    Phone: 512.682.9545
    Email Contact

    Software 500 Contact:
    Tracy Kunichika
    Software 500 Project Leader
    Email Contact