SolarWinds Cirrus Configuration Manager Surpasses 1,000-Customer Milestone

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SolarWinds releases new version of Cirrus Configuration Manager that offers an easy-to-use, multi-vendor configuration management solution at an extremely affordable price.

Cirrus provides our mid-market customers with an unmatched combination of value and functionality. Cirrus is an affordable solution that enables our customers to be proactive and efficient in assuring the performance, availability and security of their corporate networks.

SolarWinds, a leader in network management software, today announced that Cirrus Configuration Manager (Cirrus) has surpassed a milestone of more than 1,000 customers. SolarWinds also announced today the release of the latest version, Cirrus v. 3.5, and immediate availability of a hands-on Cirrus training course.

New features introduced in Cirrus allow for real-time configuration change detection, configuration roll-back, and increased device support for Nortel Bay Stack switches and Netscaler Load Balancers. Enhanced integration with Orion Network Performance Monitor (Orion) provides a comprehensive network management solution for fault, performance and configuration management.

"Network managers, today more than ever, are tasked with maintaining one hundred percent control and visibility of the configurations of mission-critical network resources, in diverse and ever-changing network environments with limited budget and staff," said Kenny Van Zant, chief product strategist at SolarWinds. "Cirrus provides our mid-market customers with an unmatched combination of value and functionality. Cirrus is an affordable solution that enables our customers to be proactive and efficient in assuring the performance, availability and security of their corporate networks."

UniGroup, Inc Experiencing Immediate Benefit
An existing Orion and Engineer's Toolset customer, UniGroup, Inc., the parent company of United Van Lines and other transportation-related companies has more than 1,300 headquarters' employees and 1,000 agent offices worldwide. The company was looking for a product that would enable its network engineers to dramatically reduce time spent managing Cisco network devices and automate tasks such as configuration collection and documentation, IOS upgrades and provide the ability to rapidly create comprehensive change management reports that can be shared with the management team.

According to Rick Brooks, Senior Communications Engineer at UniGroup: "We deployed Cirrus just a few weeks ago, and we are already experiencing immediate benefit. With four main engineers monitoring hundreds of routers, more than fifty wireless access points, scores of switches in the LAN and across the WAN while also performing other job functions, the time and ability to standardize certain aspects, such as IOS levels and certain code features, was insufficient. With Cirrus, we are able to quickly define and implement scripts to automatically push out IOS upgrades, verify and, if necessary, standardize configurations across the country with minimal effort. Our management team also likes the frequency with which we are able to provide comprehensive reports highlighting what changes have occurred across the network. Additionally, the fact that Cirrus provides a tremendous amount of functionality at an extremely reasonable price point has been well-received internally."

Pricing, Availability, and Training
Cirrus is available for download at http://www.solarwinds.com. Pricing starts at $1,245 with maintenance. The new hands-on training course for Cirrus, priced at $2,895 per student, instructs on the use of Cirrus features and functionality to maximize the value from managing device configurations. For more information please visit http://www.solarwinds.com or contact the SolarWinds sales department at 866-530-8100.

About Cirrus Configuration Manager
Cirrus is an affordable, easy-to-use network change and configuration management solution that automates device configuration management across multi-vendor network infrastructures. Cirrus works in conjunction with the Orion Syslog Server or Orion Trap Receiver to log configuration change events and alert the user. Its unique combination of scalability and robust functionality, along with its affordable price tag, make it the solution of choice for network engineers.

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds is a leading provider of Windows-based network management, network monitoring and network discovery software. SolarWinds products are geared to mid-market customers (100 to 5,000 employees) who need a scalable, easy-to-use network management solution for 250 to 10,000 managed elements at an affordable price point providing quick time to value. More than 40,000 customers spanning the military, mid-market businesses, government agencies and education institutions have chosen SolarWinds to reduce network downtime, monitor network performance, manage network compliance and change and improve staff efficiency. For more information, please visit http://www.solarwinds.com.

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