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SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor Wins Best of Microsoft TechEd North America 2012 in Systems Management and Operations

(June 19, 2012)

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 06/19/12 -- SolarWinds® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that its agentless application and server performance monitoring solution, SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM), formerly SolarWinds Application Performance Monitor, won Best of TechEd in the systems management and operations category at the Micrososft® TechEd North America 2012 conference on June 14 in Orlando.

The Best of TechEd North America Awards, produced by Windows IT Pro, SQL Server Pro, SharePoint Pro and Dev Pro, recognize the innovative products and services showcased at Microsoft TechEd North America 2012. More than 297 products were nominated with 46 finalists selected in 15 categories.

"We narrowed down a list of almost 300 products this year to 46 extremely deserving finalists -- an honor in itself," said Jason Bovberg, senior editor of Windows IT Pro. "All 46 finalists represent highly distinguished products and services in their categories. We love all these products! But through our research and show-floor interview process, we managed to choose this year's winners. Our 2012 Best of Best of TechEd winners stand apart from the pack, either offering an edge in product functionality, boasting enhanced feature sets in new versions, or introducing innovative technology," remarked Bovberg. Winners were chosen based on their innovation, strategic importance to the market, competitive advantage, and exceptional value to customers.

In addition to being named the winner in the systems management and operations category, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager and SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) were finalists in the virtualization and networking categories, respectively.

SolarWinds SAM, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager and SolarWinds NPM are available to download on SolarWinds website for a free, 30-day evaluation.

SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor (SAM)

SolarWinds SAM is a comprehensive server and application management product that enables monitoring of hardware and virtual server availability; Windows, Unix®, and Linux® operating system performance; and monitoring for hundreds of applications, including Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory®, and Java® applications. The server hardware health monitor provides alerts on predictive hard drive failure, the most common component to fail in a server.

SolarWinds SAM is:

  • Scalable for organizations of all sizes: Enterprise extensions enable distributed polling and deliver unified visibility into geographically distributed environments.
  • Agentless and easy to deploy: Start monitoring in minutes with automated discovery of servers and applications and assignment of monitoring templates. Instantly visualize performance and availability details with hundreds of out-of-the-box dashboards.
  • Made for customization: Quickly build custom application monitors using out-of-the-box templates. Run scripts (including Nagios®) within SolarWinds SAM, making the most of the time and effort invested in scripts. Search, deploy and share user-generated application monitoring templates and scripts in thwack®, an IT management community of 100,000 IT pros.

"SolarWinds SAM enables sysadmins to perform at their jobs more effectively and efficiently, and at a price point all can afford," said Denny LeCompte, vice president of product management at SolarWinds. "It's an honor to be recognized as a leader in the systems management and operations market at TechEd and a thrill to celebrate this achievement with our team and community who have helped shaped what SAM is today."

SolarWinds SAM is one of five key products in the SolarWinds systems management product portfolio. Together, these products address the troubleshooting, patch management, and performance monitoring needs of the system administrator. This portfolio also includes SolarWinds Synthetic End User Monitor (SeUM) and three new products: SolarWinds Patch Manager, DameWare NT Utilities, and DameWare Mini Remote Control.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing for SolarWinds Server & Application Monitor starts at $2,495 USD, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager at $2,995, and SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor at $2,475, with the first year of maintenance included.

For more information, visit the SolarWinds website, download a free 30-day evaluation, or call 866.530.8100.

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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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