AUSTIN, Texas – Aug. 17, 2011 –   SolarWinds ® Inc. (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable  IT management software, today announced the latest in its suite of over 20 free IT tools , Web Transaction Watcher. This free tool allows users to easily record and capture the results of a web transaction, providing a notification if it detects a problem.

Web Transaction Watcher is extremely easy to use by starting the recorder, performing the steps of the transaction as any customer would, and hitting the stop button. The test can be replayed as often as every 30 minutes and Web Transaction Watcher will let the user know if there’s a problem.

Web Transaction Watcher is the companion free tool to Synthetic End User Monitor, also announced today. If users decide to upgrade to Synthetic End User Monitor, their existing Web Transaction Watcher transaction recordings will not need to be re-recorded. Both Synthetic End User Monitor and Web Transaction Watcher work well with SolarWinds Application Performance Monitor (APM) to understand system status from inside the server to outside the application, to more accurately pinpoint problems. Synthetic End User Monitor offers frequent testing from various locations, multiple alerting options, and historical data.

“We know our customers are going to love how easy the Web Transaction Watcher recorder is to use with no scripting necessary,” said Josh Stephens, SolarWinds’ Head Geek and VP of technology. “All they need to do to monitor their web transactions is to hit record, go through the transaction as an end user would, and hit stop. They are going to love it!”



  • Monitors web transactions through synthetic user tests, reporting on duration and success
  • Sends alert if transactions doesn’t complete, doesn’t provide expected results, or doesn’t complete in pre-determined time threshold
  • Demonstrates ease of use of recorder, existing recordings compatible with Synthetic End User Monitor


Additional Resource

Synthetic End User Monitor Press Release

Pricing and Availability         

SolarWinds Web Transaction Watcher is free and available for download on the SolarWinds website.

SolarWinds Synthetic End User Monitor is available now, and pricing starts at $1,995, with the first year of maintenance included; pricing for SolarWinds Application Performance Monitor (APM) starts at $2,495. For more information, visit the SolarWinds website, download a free 30-day evaluation, or call 866.530.8100.

About SolarWinds     

SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide – from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. We work to put our users first and remove the obstacles that have become “status quo” in traditional enterprise software. SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to address users’ management priorities. Our online user community, thwack, is a gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds’ products. Learn more today at

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