August 19, 2008

SolarWinds Orion Application Performance Monitor V2 Extends Visibility Beyond the Network

SolarWinds, a leader in downloadable network management software, today announced Orion Application Performance Monitor (APM) version 2, the latest addition to its flagship Orion software family that extends the suite's powerful monitoring, alerting, and reporting capabilities beyond the network into servers and applications.

Orion APM v2 is now available for download. The software gives IT professionals the proof they need to confidently say, "It's not the network!" when application performance is the cause of network bottlenecks. Orion APM v2 delivers proactive, valuable insight and analysis on the particular issue and the overall health of the IT infrastructure.

The IT professional's scope of responsibility is quickly expanding to include not only network elements, but also the servers and applications that run on that network. As a result, more network professionals are looking for a comprehensive management solution that provides a single, easy-to-understand view into their systems.

"Orion APM v2 provides enterprise-level functionality, scalability and reliability and compared to competitive solutions, it's easier to use and much more affordable," said Kenny Van Zant, chief product strategist, SolarWinds. "The combination of these features and the shared community libraries that are available on Thwack makes for a truly one-of-a-kind application monitoring experience."

Orion APM v2 easily integrates into the Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM) web-based interface, creating a centralized fault and performance management console for networks, servers and applications. The latest module offers professionals:

 --  Expanded out-of-the-box templates and agentless architecture - Enables     quick and easy monitoring of mission critical systems including Microsoft     Exchange, IIS, and Apache.  Orion APM v2 enables users to apply and update     monitoring templates to multiple servers or applications simultaneously. --  AppBuilder Wizard(TM) - Facilitates an easy three-step process for     creating application monitor templates to monitor for applications and     servers specific to a user's environment. --  End-user experience monitoring - Simulates the end-user's experience     with common applications including HTTP, HTTPS, DNS, Microsoft SQL Server,     Oracle, and other ODBC databases. --  Universal WMI Performance Monitors - Makes it easy to remotely monitor     any WMI performance counters to identify and resolve application issues     before those issues impact the end user. --  Performance Warning System - Offers users proactive notification of     imminent or potential failures via pre-configured or user-defined     performance thresholds.      

Users can find more information, tips from SolarWinds company experts as well as peer support and perspectives on APM v2 at Thwack, the SolarWinds online community. In particular, Thwack users can browse, download, and share application monitor templates and scripts directly from the Orion APM v2 web interface. The Thwack Community Content Library extends Orion APM v2's ease of use and flexibility by reducing the need to create additional custom monitors for common applications and servers, like Citrix XenApp, BlackBerry Enterprise Server, McAfee ePolicy Orchestrator, and Microsoft Office SharePoint server. Additionally, an Open Source Script Processor allows Orion APM v2 to convert, schedule, run and generate result reports from any Nagios script for Unix and Linux servers.

Pricing and Availability

Orion Application Performance Monitor v2 is available now, via download. Pricing starts at $2995 for 50 monitors, including the first year of maintenance. For more information, visit the SolarWinds website, download a free 30-day evaluation product, or call 866.530.8100.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds provides downloadable, enterprise-class network management software that is affordable, easy to use, and guided by a large and growing user community. Focused on the real-world needs of network professionals, SolarWinds products are simple to try, simple to use, and simple to maintain, while providing the power, scale, and flexibility needed by companies of all sizes. More than 50,000 customers from small businesses to the largest enterprises rely on SolarWinds products to take the complexity out of managing their networks. Learn more today at

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