SolarWinds' ipMonitor Awarded "Best of the Tests" Distinction by Network World

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Cost-effective, easy-to-use network, server and application monitoring system receives 4.7 out of 5 stars.

SolarWinds, a leader in network management software, today announced that ipMonitor, the company's out-of-the-box turnkey network monitoring solution for the small- and medium-sized business (SMB), has received the Network World 2008 "Best of the Tests" award in the Network Management and Monitoring category.
ipMonitor was awarded the "Best of the Tests" distinction and received 4.7 out of 5 stars based on its superior performance, ease-of-use, and feature functionality. Highlighted features include:

  • ipMonitor's ability to quickly and accurately discover applications, servers, devices and services on the network.
  • The solution's ease-of-use feature that can group results by IP address or domain name and suggest what to monitor more closely.
  • Integrated security that utilizes SSL certificates, credentials, password-challenge authentication methods, as well as IP address filters and delegated administrative accounts.

"We are thrilled to have ipMonitor recognized by Network World and believe this recognition validates ipMonitor's strengths--ease-of-use, security and affordability," said Kenny Van Zant, chief product strategist, SolarWinds. "We credit much of our continued success to our large and growing technical user community on Thwack for inspiring and influencing our product development."

Earlier this month, SolarWinds introduced ipMonitor v9.0, designed for SMB's with less than 500 managed devices. The new version includes industry-leading SmartMonitor technology, a cutting-edge web interface and graphic-based dashboard, network mapping capabilities, out-of-the-box user experience monitoring, and instant monitoring of business-critical applications such as Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory and SQL server.

For more information on ipMonitor, visit SolarWinds, view the product demo, download a free evaluation, or call 866.530.8100.

About Network World's 2008 Best of the Tests Awards:
The 2008 "Best of the Tests" Awards were bestowed by Network World upon a select few products in enterprise networking categories that registered the top performance spots in its hands-on testing program during 2007 - the best of the best. In all, Network World tested and reported on hundreds of enterprise products in that time frame, selecting 12 winners.

Network World is the premier source of objective, authoritative reviews in the Network IT market, producing articles featuring both single-product and comparative product tests on a weekly basis. The publication taps into its 13-member Network World Lab Alliance, a group of highly qualified industry experts, network integrators and universities, to set methodology, conduct testing and produce the articles. Year-long testing culminates with the Best of the Tests Awards. These products are profiled in our annual Best Products issue in February. The Best Products issue is highlighted in a special section on our Web site at http:/

About Network World:
Network World is the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for Network and IT Executives. With an editorial focus on delivering news, opinion and analytical tools for key decision makers who architect, deploy and manage business solutions -- Network World offers a unique and powerful combination of audiences and resources across Online, Print and Events to meet your marketing objectives. Network World, an IDG company, publishes the leading newsweekly, Network World, hosts the most active online communities (,,, and, and produces educational seminars and events worldwide including IT Roadmap, The Security Standard and DEMO.

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

SolarWinds, 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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