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SolarWinds Introduces Network Configuration Manager Connector for Cisco SmartAdvisor
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager Integrates With Cisco SmartAdvisor to Analyze the Health of Networks and Provide Actionable Recommendations to Improve Network Reliability and Service Delivery

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 11/04/15 -- SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable hybrid IT infrastructure management software, today announced that network engineers can now perform health checks on their networks using the new SolarWinds® Network Configuration Manager (NCM) connector for Cisco® SmartAdvisor.

Network engineers and IT managers frequently face challenges due to device obsolescence, defects, vulnerabilities and lack of support, putting networks at greater risk of downtime and loss of data and confidentiality. Regular network health analysis can deliver the diagnostic insight engineers need to improve network security, reliability and performance.

"In-depth assessment and analysis of network health does not happen often enough within most organizations due to the substantial effort required to collect the data and the specialization needed to conduct the analysis and make impactful recommendations. This ultimately puts networks at risk," said Nikki Jennings, group vice president, product strategy, SolarWinds. "Now, with SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager's integration with Cisco SmartAdvisor, network engineers get critical, actionable insights so they can better protect their networks, maximize the value of hardware investments, lower operating costs, and improve network reliability and service delivery."

Highlights: SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager connector for Cisco SmartAdvisor

  • Collects network discovery and device inventory data, including model numbers, installed software versions, and configuration settings, and delivers it to Cisco's SmartAdvisor web service for expert analysis
  • Returns a collection of reports in a single dashboard detailing: 360-degree network assessment; end-of-sale, -service and -life information; service coverage; and more
  • Offers recommendations to improve the state of the network and devices, optimize network performance, improve operational efficiency, and simplify and automate ongoing operations

"Cisco customers have the freedom to choose the most convenient and actionable installed base management solutions for their needs. SolarWinds is a natural partner for our SmartAdvisor service, giving users the ability to automatically discover the relevant and reliable data they need to maintain optimal network performance," said Mike Friday, director, product management, Smart Service Software, Cisco. "As a trusted Cisco partner, SolarWinds is now able to deliver even more convenience and value to SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager customers of any size."

Pricing and Availability
SolarWinds Network Configuration Manager pricing starts at $2,845.00 USD* and includes the first year of maintenance. For more information, including a downloadable, free 30-day evaluation, visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100.

*Price as of October 29, 2015. Pricing many vary based upon the jurisdiction and applicable currency. Please contact a local SolarWinds sales representative to find pricing specific to your jurisdiction.

About SolarWinds
SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI) provides powerful and affordable hybrid IT infrastructure management software to customers worldwide from Fortune 500® enterprises to small businesses, government agencies and educational institutions. We are committed to focusing exclusively on IT Pros, and strive to eliminate the complexity that they have been forced to accept from traditional enterprise software vendors. Regardless of where the IT asset or user sits, SolarWinds delivers products that are easy to find, buy, use, maintain, and scale while providing the power to address all key areas of the infrastructure from on premises to the Cloud. Our solutions are rooted in our deep connection to our user base, which interacts in our thwack® online community to solve problems, share technology and best practices, and directly participate in our product development process. Learn more today at

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Nicole Fachet
Phone: 212.871.3950

Courtney Cantwell
Phone: 512.682.9692

Source: SolarWinds