Brief Overview

In addition to network performance, application, and database monitoring, SolarWinds offers IT security and compliance solutions, as well as file integrity monitoring.


7171 Southwest Parkway
Building 400
Austin, Texas 78735
Tel: (512) 682 – 9300


Kevin B. Thompson, President and CEO of SolarWinds, was previously with SAS Institute and Red Hat.


Founded in 1999 by Donald and David Yonce, SolarWinds had an IPO in 2009. The pubic company trades on the NYSE and is headquartered in Austin with offices in Colorado, Utah, Ireland, India, Australia, Czech Republic, Manila, and Singapore.

Key Acquisitions

TriGeo (2011) – Log Management
Hyper9 (2011)
RoveIT (2012)
RhinSoft (2012)
N-able Tech (2013)
Confio Software (2013)
Pingdom (2014) – Website Tracking
Librato (2015) – Metrics and Monitoring
Loggly (2016) - Log monitoring

Key Competitors

Kaseya, LANDESK, HPE ArcSight

Products and Services

IT security-related products offered by SolarWinds include the following:

• Log and Event Manager
• Patch Manager
• Firewall Security Manager
• Network Configuration Manager
• User Device Tracker
• Secure Managed FTP
• Secure FTP Server

The company maintains a large reseller program with VARs located around the world.