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Jan 15, 2021   |  By Jason Yeary
The past year has emphasized the importance of digital experience, especially in service delivery. For organizations forced to adopt flexible remote work policies, the IT help desk has been instrumental in business continuity. If end users in your organization are still struggling to find the necessary resources to support their technology, or if IT is still adjusting to the influx of tickets and requests, it may be time to evaluate the foundation of your strategy.
Jan 14, 2021   |  By AppOptics
SolarWinds® AppOptics™ was designed from the ground up as a SaaS-based APM tool for cloud-native and traditional IT implementations. It provides out-of-the-box monitoring for applications and infrastructure through simple-to-install APM libraries and host agents. AppOptics makes it easy for multiple teams to quickly assess the health and performance of your applications regardless of how or where they are implemented.
Jan 12, 2021   |  By Pingdom
First off, what is synthetic monitoring? What if synthetic monitoring meant monitoring whether or not something is real or fake…watch out Kardashians! Jokes aside, no, synthetic monitoring doesn’t monitor celebrity plastic surgery decisions. Synthetic monitoring is a kind of website performance monitoring that simulates user interactions with a site. A great synthetic monitoring tool instantly alerts you when an issue is encountered.
NGINX is one of the most popular web servers. According to, it powers more than 400 million websites. It is, however, probably even more commonly used as a reverse proxy. Since it acts as a go-between for your application and your users, it’s important to properly monitor NGINX metrics. Sometimes you may find yourself trying to understand some performance degradation of the application while an issue may come from NGINX itself.
Jan 7, 2021   |  By Papertrail Team
Kubernetes work queues are a great way to manage the prioritization and execution of long-running or expensive menial tasks, such as processing large volumes of employee migration to a new system, ranking and sorting all the planets in the universe by Twitter tags, or even post-processing every frame of the latest Avengers movie.
Jan 7, 2021   |  By SolarWinds
IT software technology is advancing at a rapid pace, with the internet of things, cloud, automation, and machine learning making networks and network management activities more complex and interdependent. As networks grow and become more complicated, it’s increasingly important for administrators to have access to the tools necessary to conduct essential network monitoring and management operations. One such tool is a network mapper, also known as a network topology mapper.
Dec 24, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
Over the last few days, third parties and the media publicly reported on a malware, now referred to as SUPERNOVA. Based on our investigation, this malware could be deployed through an exploitation of a vulnerability in the Orion Platform.
Dec 23, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
By leveraging specialist tools built to save time, money, and effort, MSPs can manage their business more effectively. There has been an increased demand for high-quality IT services and MSPs this year. Due to the pandemic, the majority of companies have been forced to adopt remote working conditions, which has led many to seek out support for their IT services that they haven’t necessarily needed in the past.
Dec 22, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
Network diagram software plays a crucial role in helping businesses understand their network and how their network components interact. This guide explains what a network diagram is and how network diagram software can help your business improve efficiency, in addition to recommending the best software for network diagrams available in 2020.
Dec 17, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
On Saturday, December 12, our CEO was advised by an executive at FireEye of a security vulnerability in our Orion Software Platform which was the result of a very sophisticated cyberattack on SolarWinds. We soon discovered that we had been the victim of a malicious cyberattack that impacted our Orion Platform products as well as our internal systems.
Dec 10, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
Turning data into information and information into decisions are some of the most common challenges facing any monitoring professional. A clean, easy-to-interpret dashboard can go a long way in turning those raw numbers into actionable decisions. In this heavily requested follow-up episode, Kevin M. Sparenberg, technical content manager for THWACK®, presents a step-by-step build for modern dashboards.
Nov 19, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
We all wish we could be a little bit more efficient or get our work done just a little bit faster. In a perfect world, being a Network Admin would be a breeze. We can’t promise to get you out of the office by 5, but here are some network IT tips to (hopefully) make your day easier.
Nov 17, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
It's no secret IT Ops and Security teams don't have the most glowing relationship. The simplistic reason is while Ops is responsible for making work and communication as seamless and accessible as possible (and therefore wants everything open), Security is focused on making it as difficult as possible for the wrong people to get inside (and therefore wants everything closed). But beyond the trite hot takes, fundamentally, both teams want to keep the bad guys out without stifling productivity. And when these two groups work together—Well, it’s magic. Timothy Brown, SolarWinds VP of Security, is here to tell you how to reduce friction with some advice and real-world examples.
Oct 20, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
SolarWinds® ipMonitor® is designed to provide essential IT monitoring for network devices, servers, and applications, at an affordable price. From a single console, you can see the up/down status of your devices, CPU, memory and disk usage, and performance issues with your critical services or processes.
Oct 20, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
SolarWinds® ipMonitor® is built to be quick, affordable, and agentless monitoring software for your network, servers, and applications. ipMonitor delivers out-of-the-box visibility into essential availability and performance metrics for your critical IT environment, and includes a built-in database and web server, so you don’t need to install anything but ipMonitor.
Oct 14, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
The zero-trust model is critical for building a successful strategy to detect both internal and external cybersecurity threats. This approach requires setting and maintaining strict access controls and "no trust" as the default to all, including those already inside your network. There are several steps needed to properly evaluate your organization's current state before you can start implementing best practices.
Oct 13, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
As a network engineer, you're responsible for the uptime and stability of network infrastructure. One of the keys to keeping a happy and healthy network is making sure the devices are running firmware free of bugs and known issues. It may be tedious, but it's still relatively easy to do firmware upgrades if you only have one or two devices. But now, most environments have dozens of devices deployed at remote sites and branch offices. If you need to do a firmware upgrade on all of those, it's a whole different matter. This is where Network Configuration Manager can help by automating the normally manual process of firmware upgrades.
Sep 29, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
Service level agreements (SLAs) can help drive accountability and customer satisfaction (CSAT) within IT service management. Watch this video to learn a few best practices for building SLAs within SolarWinds Service Desk.
Sep 22, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
The service desk is full of data that can improve service delivery. Tracking relationships and record history through a configuration management database is a great way to leverage this data. Watch this video to learn more about the visual CMDB in SolarWinds Service Desk and how to maximize it within ITIL practices.
Sep 15, 2020   |  By SolarWinds
IT change management requires complete data, risk assessment, and consistency. Utilizing change templates and predefined workflows builds consistency, and helps make the practice more efficient. Watch this video to learn how to use the change management tools available in SolarWinds Service Desk.
Oct 5, 2018   |  By SolarWinds
Monitor complex network gear like an expert. See all the ways SolarWinds Network Insight features can give you better visibility into your environment.
Apr 20, 2018   |  By SolarWinds
Function, feature and cost advantages of SolarWinds Network Performance Monitor (NPM) over Micro Focus Network Management Solution.
Jan 6, 2018   |  By SolarWinds
Our new eBook, Thou Shalt Not Pass… I Think?!, can help you overcome the challenges of monitoring and managing Cisco ASA firewalls.
Oct 23, 2017   |  By SolarWinds
In this eBook, we will share some approaches to monitoring your IT environment and how they impact troubleshooting. We will present how the SolarWinds Orion® platform provides an optimal integrated platform and how PerfStack simplifies data correlation for efficient problem-solving.
Oct 18, 2017   |  By SolarWinds
After reading this eBook, “Compliance is Not Enough: Planning a Complete Security Strategy,” you will know what tools you can use to apply defense in-depth strategies.
Oct 18, 2017   |  By SolarWinds
Our new eBook, Thou Shalt Not Pass… I Think?!, can help you overcome the challenges of monitoring and managing Cisco ASA firewalls.
Oct 1, 2017   |  By SolarWinds
We recently reached out to IT professionals to find out what they thought about monitoring and managing their environment. From the survey, we learned that automation was at the top of everyone’s wish list.
Oct 1, 2017   |  By SolarWinds
Monitoring 201 was written to provide an overview of monitoring techniques and concepts that help the reader get beyond the out-of-the-box options that are often generic, simplistic, and less useful than they want, need, or appear to be.
Oct 1, 2017   |  By SolarWinds
Some aspects of your infrastructure remain in a traditional infrastructure while another part runs on cloud infrastructure. Or, you are proactive and want to help ensure that your organization prepares for digital transformation. The result? You must embrace hybrid IT. What does that mean for the network, storage, compute, monitoring, and staff? This eBook tackles each of these areas.
Sep 1, 2017   |  By SolarWinds
Find out how IT pros can save time in managing help desk tickets and support tasks. Learn some easy and effective ways to allow IT pros to simplify the manual and time-consuming process of providing IT support to end-users.

SolarWinds is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software. Our products give organizations worldwide, regardless of type, size or IT infrastructure complexity, the power to monitor and manage the performance of their IT environments, whether on-premise, in the cloud, or in hybrid models.

We continuously engage with all types of technology professionals – IT operations professionals, DevOps professionals and managed service providers (MSPs) – to understand the challenges they face maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures. The insights we gain from engaging with them, in places like our THWACK online community, allow us to build products that solve well-understood IT management challenges in ways that technology professionals want them solved.

This focus on the user and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as a worldwide leader in network management software and MSP solutions.