SolarWinds Encourages IT Professionals to Test Network Complexity Management Skills

SolarWinds Encourages IT Professionals to Test Network Complexity Management 
IT Pros Can Assess Their Knowledge of SolarWinds Network Performance
Monitor for a Chance to Win $5,000 American Express Gift Card, iPad
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 06/05/13 --   SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI),
a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software,
today announced the launch of its NPM Demo Challenge for IT pros to
test their network complexity management skillset using the company's
flagship network monitoring product, SolarWinds Network Performance
Monitor (NPM), all while earning a chance to a win a $5,000 American
Express gift card and a bonus prize, an iPad mini.  
With new challenges including evolving technologies like software
defined networking (SDN), managing IT operations such as Bring Your
Own Device (BYOD) and Cloud combined with meeting IT security and
compliance business operations requirements, network administrators
face an overwhelming amount of growing network complexity. 
The SolarWinds NPM Demo Challenge highlights areas in which IT pros
can leverage SolarWinds NPM to better equip themselves to tackle
these challenges today and prepare for what tomorrow might bring. In
addition, those familiar with SolarWinds will have an opportunity to
check out the recently released version of SolarWinds NPM. 
The Challenge
 IT pros can test their knowledge of SolarWinds Network
Performance Monitor (NPM) by troubleshooting real-life network
performance monitoring issues and completing a five-question quiz.
The process should take approximately 15 minutes and successful
completions will earn the entrant a chance to win a $5,000 American
Express gift card. Terms and conditions for the demo challenge are
available on the contest page. 
NPM Demo Challenge participants that successfully complete the
challenge can also share the contest from their Twitter accounts for
a chance to win an iPad mini 16GB. Terms and conditions for the
Twitter contest are listed here. 
For both contests, participants must be legal residents of the United
States who are at least eighteen (18) years old to be entered to win.
Entries must be received by 6 p.m. CST on Thursday, June 27, 2013.
Winners for both the $5,000 American Express gift card and the iPad
will be drawn on Friday, June 28.  
SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor is a powerful, yet affordable,
network monitoring solution designed to help manage growing network
complexity with features including: 

--  Network availability and performance monitoring
--  Automated network device discovery
--  Intelligent network alerting
--  Multi-vendor device support
--  Monitoring for hardware health, network route, network multicast, and

Pricing and Availability:
 SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor
starts at $2,675 (USD) and includes a year of maintenance. For more
information, including a downloadable, free 30-day evaluation trial,
visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100. 
About SolarWinds
 SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and
affordable IT management software to customers worldwide from Fortune
500 enterprises to small businesses. In all of our market areas, our
approach is consistent. We focus exclusively on IT Pros and strive to
eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from
traditional enterprise software vendors. SolarWinds delivers on this
commitment with unexpected simplicity through products that are easy
to find, buy, use and maintain while providing the power to address
any IT management problem on any scale. Our solutions are rooted in
our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our online
community, thwack, to solve problems, share technology and best
practices, and directly participate in our product development
process. Learn more today at 
SolarWinds and 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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