Software Toolset facilitates network diagnostics and management.

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Offered as collection of real-time network monitoring tools, Engineer's Toolset v10 lets network engineers address network issues from network discovery, configuration management, and fault monitoring to performance monitoring and NetFlow analysis. Its included Workspace Studio drag-and-drop environment conserves time by allowing users to create custom troubleshooting environments and save them for future use and sharing between network professionals within IT environment.



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10 Years, 10th Version. SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset Continues to Set the Standard for Network Management Tools



Introduction of new Workspace Studio facilitates easier real-time monitoring for common network issues, cutting troubleshooting time in half

AUSTIN, Texas - March 10, 2009 - SolarWinds, the leading provider of powerful, simple and affordable network management software, today announced the release of the tenth version of its award-winning Engineer's Toolset. The latest version, available now for download, introduces SolarWinds' new Workspace Studio, a flexible drag and drop environment designed to save network engineers valuable time when tackling network troubleshooting challenges.

Engineer's Toolset is an industry-trusted collection of real-time network monitoring tools that enables network engineers to quickly address virtually any network issue from network discovery, configuration management and fault monitoring to detailed performance monitoring and NetFlow analysis. Engineer's Toolset was the first product introduced by SolarWinds, and remains the foundation of SolarWinds' strategy to provide powerful and affordable solutions that solve the tough problems faced daily by network engineers.

Product Facts/Highlights:

-- Engineer's Toolset is the broadest set of network monitoring tools available, offering:

-- Real-time monitoring and alerting on network availability and health with tools including Real-Time Interface Monitor, SNMP Real-Tim Graph, and Advanced CPU Load

-- Robust network diagnostics for troubleshooting and quickly resolving complex network issues with tools such as Ping Sweep, DNS Analyzer, and Trace Route

-- An array of network discovery tools including Port Scanner, Switch Port Mapper and Advanced Subnet Calculator

-- Specialized management of Cisco® devices with tools including NetFlow Real-Time Tool, Config Downloader and Config Compare

-- The new Workspace Studio delivers a powerful, new capability in network troubleshooting tools, allowing users to create custom troubleshooting environments through a drag and drop interface. Tools can be grouped, configured and saved in a single view, or workspace, to support real-time monitoring and troubleshooting of any network situation, such as connectivity, firewall and LAN issues. Saved workspaces can be shared between network professionals within an IT environment to facilitate faster, enterprise-wide troubleshooting.

-- Shared credential management enables users to save additional time by securely storing network device information for use across all tools.

-- Customers can also find detailed product info, peer support and share best practices with more than 20,000 other network engineers on thwack, SolarWinds online community.

-- SolarWinds Engineer's Toolset v10 is available for $1390(USD) and can be downloaded from the SolarWinds website.

Supporting quotes:

"In ten years, our Engineer's Toolset has become an essential tool with more than 35,000 licenses in the hands of network engineers worldwide. These IT pros trust the toolset to help them efficiently troubleshoot some of the world's most complex network environments - from the military to Fortune 500 companies. And now, we believe that we have made the toolset even stronger and easier to use." - Kenny Van Zant, SVP and Chief Product Strategist, SolarWinds.

"This new version of the Engineer's Toolset includes all of our favorite networking tools, several new features, and the new Workspace Studio. With this new tool, users can create and save customized views for common troubleshooting and analysis needs - cutting down Mean Time to Resolution (MTTR) significantly. These new features, including support for IPv6 and next generation networking hardware, re-affirm the Engineer's Toolset as a must-have for anyone doing network engineering or administration." - Josh Stephens, Vice President and Head Geek, SolarWinds.

"What's interesting here is the ability the Workspace Studio adds to personalize the use of the Toolset down to each individual user. Because these dashboards can be saved between uses, and even passed around, network engineers have the chance to make dashboards for general use, and also for the many different scenarios they go through each day. Here, the gains are the hope of increased efficiency, by eliminating the need to re-configure for each issue, and also the potential to improve an organization's view of the network by swapping Studio-created dashboards between network engineers." - Michael Cot, analyst, Redmonk.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds provides powerful, simple and affordable network management software to more than 80,000 customers worldwide - from the Fortune 500 to small businesses. Focused on the real-world needs of network professionals, SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to manage today's complex network environments. These products are backed by a large and growing user base at thwack, SolarWinds' online community. Learn more today at www.solarwinds.com.

SolarWinds, SolarWinds.com, Thwack.com, and Orion 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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