SOURCE: SolarWinds


October 23, 2013 07:30 ET

SolarWinds Receives Accolades From IT Brand Pulse and Forbes

The Company Is Recognized for Its Server and Application Monitoring Software and Business Achievements

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2013) - SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that it was named the leader in Application Performance Management (APM) software by IT Brand Pulse and ranked on Forbes' list of America's Best Small Public Companies as well as one of the 20 Fast-Growing Tech Stars. 

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Sweeps IT Brand Pulse APM Software Survey

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM) was voted as the 2013 Market Leader for APM Software by IT Brand Pulse.

IT Brand Pulse awarded SolarWinds SAM based on the results of its brand leader survey, completed by IT professionals in September 2013. The survey asked respondents to rank who they perceived as the leader in market, price, performance, reliability, service and support, and innovation for APM Software. SolarWinds SAM swept all categories and was named the overall 2013 leader for APM Software, markedly outranking CA Application Performance Management, IBM SmartCloud, Dell Foglight, HP Application Performance Management, and CompuWare APM, among others. 

SolarWinds released the latest version of SolarWinds SAM in September 2013. Designed to deliver agentless performance and availability monitoring, alerting and reporting for over 150 applications and server types, SolarWinds SAM 6.0 enables IT professionals to achieve server, application and database monitoring and asset inventory management in one complete solution.

Forbes Features SolarWinds for Third Consecutive Year

Forbes ranked SolarWinds No. 15 on its list of the Top 25 Small Public Companies in America. This list highlights nimble companies that have lived through the most recent recession and thrived in the wake of it. Forbes included public companies from all sectors of the economy with sales under $1 billion.

The methodology used to compile the list focused on return on equity, sales growth and earnings growth over the past year as well as the past five years. It also took into consideration a company's stock performance over the past 12 months in relation to its competitors.

At the same time, Forbes announced their 20 Top Names in Tech list. SolarWinds was featured at No. 6 in this category and is the top ranked software company on this list.

"SolarWinds strives to make IT pros' jobs easier through software that helps solve their day-to-day IT management challenges," said Kevin Thompson, president and CEO, SolarWinds. "The IT Brand Pulse award for SolarWinds SAM and the Forbes company honors are welcome acknowledgements from the IT pro and business communities that we're delivering on our promise to provide the most comprehensive and easy-to-use IT management solutions available."

In 2011, SolarWinds earned the No. 5 spot on Forbes list of America's Best Small Companies, and in 2012, Forbes named SolarWinds the No. 1 Best Small Company in America.

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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