SolarWinds Democratizes Network Path Analysis with Release of Traceroute NG Free Tool

New tool gives everyone quick access to accurate network-path data across hybrid environments

AUSTIN, Texas – March 6, 2018 – SolarWinds®, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today unveiled SolarWinds Traceroute NG, a free network diagnostic tool that effectively maps hop-by-hop performance across modern, hybrid networks and through firewalls. The new free tool enables IT professionals and network administrators to monitor performance and pinpoint bottlenecks rapidly across networks connecting critical services and applications, whether these resources are running on-premises or in the cloud.

After its introduction 30 years ago, Traceroute quickly became an indispensable diagnostic tool for troubleshooting networks. Over time, however, it has not adequately evolved to keep pace with modern networks and hybrid IT environments, limiting its usefulness. As a result, users lacked an easy tool for ad hoc network troubleshooting short of investing in a full monitoring solution.

With the new Traceroute NG, SolarWinds is offering a free replacement for this popular, but obsolete tool. The company leveraged its cutting-edge NetPath™ technology to deliver next-generation diagnostics that are fully functional for use with modern networks and security architectures. Traceroute NG will empower customers to troubleshoot network issues more effectively with data that shows accurate path information. It simulates real application traffic to map paths across networks and through firewalls, delivering results in seconds and showing a live view of changes in latency and packet loss when network routes change.

“Network performance is the currency of user experience, as well as business performance in many cases, so it’s imperative that IT professionals can get accurate data to effectively manage responsiveness and availability,” said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president and head of products, SolarWinds. “With Traceroute NG, we’ve replaced a fan-favorite tool with something that really works on modern hybrid IT networks.  We’re confident it will become the tool IT pros use first when troubleshooting their networks and applications.”

Traceroute NG Highlights
SolarWinds Traceroute NG integrates new functionalities and capabilities designed for the latest technologies and networks. Features include:

  • Accurate path analysis and visibility via CLI from the source to the destination, with the ability to identify the number of hops, respective IP addresses, host names, packet loss, and latency
  • Continuous probing to see path changes easily
  • Ability to switch the probe type with various command arguments to imitate real application traffic
  • Creation of a log file containing the path number and trace information

The SolarWinds Traceroute NG free tool is available immediately for systems with Windows® 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows Server® 2012 R2, or Windows Server 2016.

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SolarWinds provides powerful and affordable IT management software to customers worldwide, from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses, managed service providers (MSPs), government agencies, and educational institutions. We are committed to focusing exclusively on IT, MSP, and DevOps professionals, and strive to eliminate the complexity that our customers have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. Regardless of where the IT asset or user sits, SolarWinds delivers products that are easy to find, buy, use, maintain, and scale while providing the power to address key areas of the infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud. This focus and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as the worldwide leader in both network management software and MSP solutions, and is driving similar growth across the full spectrum of IT management software. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our THWACK online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at

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