Solarwinds Receives Two Searchnetworking.com '2008 Product Leadership Awards'

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SolarWinds' Orion Earns Gold Award in Network Monitoring Category Second Year in a Row; ipMonitor Nets Silver in Applications and Network Management Category

SolarWinds, a leader in network management software, today announced that two of its products received SearchNetworking.com™ 2008 Product Leadership Awards: Orion, a comprehensive fault and network performance management platform, earned a Gold in Network Monitoring, and ipMonitor, an affordable, turnkey network monitoring solution designed for the small- and medium-sized business, received a Silver in Applications and Network Management.

The Product Leadership Awards span 12 networking product categories and recognize 36 products that enterprise IT professionals should consider adding to their "A" lists of networking products to evaluate. Winning products were selected by 1,800 networking professionals based on their assessment of products currently deployed within their own enterprises. Participants were asked to evaluate the networking products according to defined product-specific criteria each of which was assigned a weighed value based on importance, with cumulative scores calculated for each product. SearchNetworking.com editors used these scores to determine Gold, Silver and Bronze award winners for the industry's best networking products.

According to SearchNetworking.com: "Our readers found them [SolarWinds] noteworthy enough to award Orion the gold in network performance management in 2007, and they haven't changed their minds…. survey respondents praised Orion most for its ability to identify network problems, with 84% of users rating it good or excellent. Eighty-one percent of respondents called the product's ease of management and maintenance good or excellent, and 81% were equally impressed with its network integration and interoperability…. Users valued ipMonitor's network management capabilities… the product's ability to measure application quality or experience… [and] ipMonitor's ease of management and maintenance."

"It is an honor to be named as the Product Leadership Award Winner Gold in the network monitoring category and Silver in the application and network management category, especially as we were selected by the networking professionals that we serve," said SolarWinds' Chief Product Strategist Kenny Van Zant. "This is the second time we have won in the network management category which further validates that the SolarWinds approach to network monitoring and management - providing software that is easy-to-use, downloadable, feature rich and affordable - is the one that end users continue to look for and choose."

About SearchNetworking.com
SearchNetworking.com is one of the largest and most active online communities dedicated to the enterprise network. Over 300,000 IT professionals rely on SearchNetworking.com for industry news, technical tips and valuable best practices on routing, switching, network security, network and applications management and wireless LANs, so they can keep their networks up to date and cope with constant change. More information is available at http://www.SearchNetworking.com.

Headquartered in Needham, Mass., SearchNetworking.com is part of the TechTarget® network (http://www.techtarget.com). TechTarget publishes integrated media that enable information-technology (IT) marketers to reach targeted communities of IT professionals and executives in all phases of the technology decision-making and purchase process.

About Solarwinds
SolarWinds is a leading provider of Windows-based network management, network monitoring and network discovery software. SolarWinds products are geared to customers 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 45,000 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.

SolarWinds, SolarWinds.com, Orion and ipMonitor 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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