AUSTIN, Texas –
February, 2, 2012 – SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and
affordable IT management
today announced that it is driving its model of easy to use, powerful and
affordable software solutions even deeper into the systems management market.
Through two acquisitions and upcoming releases of existing SolarWinds products,
the company now offers a more comprehensive suite of highly regarded, highly-effective
products for sysadmins in organizations of all sizes.
“Over the past
year, we’ve extended our reach into the server and app management market by
leveraging our unique and disruptive business model to sell easy to use,
powerful, and affordable products directly to system administrators,” said
Kevin Thompson, president and CEO, SolarWinds. “Our goal in this market is to
provide sysadmins with the tools they need to get their jobs done faster and
easier, at a price they can afford.”
first quarter of 2012, SolarWinds will focus on expanding the number of
problems its systems management
portfolio can solve for sysadmins through the integration
of newly acquired products in the systems management space:
- In December 2011, the company
acquired certain assets of Dameware
Development LLC, a Louisiana-based company that built its brand and reputation on delivering low-cost,
high-powered server and PC remote control tools to sysadmins.
- The addition of Dameware, with its
more than 40,000 customers and hundreds of thousands of users, should help
SolarWinds to significantly expand its mindshare with sysadmins, much like
Engineer’s Toolset did in the network management market during the company’s
recently, the company completed the transaction to acquire certain assets of EminentWare . The four-year old company,
based in Houston, TX, is a provider of patch management tools focused on
Microsoft Windows servers and workstations.
- These newly
acquired products all share the fundamental characteristics that users have
come to expect from SolarWinds; they are easy to install, quickly solve
everyday problems, and are very affordable.
Dameware Tools and
EminentWare’s patch management products will join SolarWinds Application Performance Monitor and
SolarWinds Synthetic End User Monitor to form a product portfolio that addresses the needs
of the sysadmin – from tools that deal with every day troubleshooting to patch
management and performance monitoring.
are many existing products in the systems management market, they have been
aimed at driving a C-suite vision and suffered
from weak investment, resulting in products that are underpowered, overpriced, unnecessarily hard to use, or
all of these at the same time,” continued Thompson. “By contrast, the goal of every
SolarWinds systems management product is to meet the day-to-day needs of the IT
professional and offer a unique combination of power, usability, and enterprise
scalability, all at an affordable price.”
Systems Management Portfolio
Dameware NT Utilities and Mini Remote Control
- Dameware’s NT
Utilities and Mini Remote Control are trusted, indispensable, daily
administrative tools for tens of thousands of system administrators.
NT Utilities (DNTU)
provides an integrated collection of Microsoft Windows administration
utilities within a centralized interface for remote management of Windows
servers, workstations, desktops, and laptops.
DNTU is $349 per license.
Dameware Mini Remote Control (MRC) delivers one of the most comprehensive feature
sets for Windows remote management in the industry, with a price point that
makes it one of the most affordable as well. MRC is $99.
- Both products are available
for purchase via the Dameware site .
SolarWinds Patch Manager
- Based on EminentWare’s
server-based products, SolarWinds Patch Manager makes the time-intensive,
error-prone chore of patching Microsoft Windows servers and workstations
simpler, faster, and more reliable.
- SolarWinds Patch Manager allows
sysadmins to automate patching applications across tens of thousands of servers
and workstations and receive automatic notifications of new third-party patches
from leading vendors like Adobe®, Apple®, Google®, Mozilla®, and Sun
- Patch Manager starts at $1,195
for 100 nodes, including the first year of maintenance. More information about the new SolarWinds
Patch Manager is currently available via the EminentWare
SolarWinds Server & Application
- Later this
quarter, SolarWinds expects to re-launch and will rename its Application
Performance Monitor (APM) to SolarWinds Server &
Application Monitor (SAM) . The new name more accurately reflects the product’s value for
monitoring server and applications.
- Server & Application Monitor is a
comprehensive server and application management product that enables monitoring
of Windows, Unix, and Linux servers, and provides visibility into the
performance of critical IT services, the underlying application components, the
operating system and server resources on which they run.
- The new SAM introduces several key
features including a server hardware health monitor, and a real-time process
SolarWinds SAM starts at $2,495 for 50 monitors,
including first year of maintenance.
SolarWinds Synthetic End User
Synthetic End User Monitor (SeUM)
delivers affordable cloud-based and internal web application
monitoring, as well as external website monitoring, allowing users to respond
to transaction problems before customers see them. It monitors web applications
through synthetic user tests, reporting on duration and success.
- The latest
version, available later this quarter, introduces the SeUM Cloud Player Portal
to greatly simplify the process of running synthetic playbacks from the
- This release
adds capabilities to recognize & validate images and record/playback
rich Internet content for interactive
web plug-ins such as Adobe Flash or Microsoft Silverlight.
SolarWinds Synthetic End User
Monitor starts at
$1,995 for five recordings, including first year of maintenance.
This press release contains
"forward-looking" statements, which are subject to the safe harbor
provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including
statements regarding the addition of Dameware products potentially helping
SolarWinds to significantly expand its mindshare with sysadmins. These forward-looking statements are based on
management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to
management. Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not
historical facts and may be identified by terms such as “should” or similar
expressions and the negatives of those terms. Forward-looking statements
involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause
actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any
future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the
forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such
differences include, but are not limited to, the following: (a) the possibility
that general economic conditions or uncertainty cause information technology
spending to be reduced or purchasing decisions to be delayed; (b) the inability
to increase sales to existing customers and to attract new customers; (c)
SolarWinds’ failure to integrate acquired businesses and any future
acquisitions successfully; (d) the timing and success of new product introductions
by SolarWinds or its competitors; (e) changes in SolarWinds' pricing policies
or those of its competitors; and (f) such other risks and uncertainties
described more fully in documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and
Exchange Commission. All information provided in this release is as of the date
hereof and SolarWinds undertakes no duty to update this information except as
required by law.
(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,
, is a
gathering-place where tens of thousands of IT pros solve problems, share
technology, and participate in product development for all of SolarWinds’
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