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SolarWinds Adds Security Software Product via Trusted Metrics Buy

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IT management software provider SolarWinds has acquired Trusted Metrics, a provider of real-time threat monitoring and management software.

The acquisition extends SolarWinds’ IT management portfolio to include security monitoring. The new security software product, SolarWinds Threat Monitor, is an automated tool designed to reduce the complexity of threat detection for IT operations teams, as well as for MSPs and MSSPs.

Financial details regarding the acquisition were not disclosed.

SolarWinds' Denny LeCompte

SolarWinds’ Denny LeCompte

Denny LeCompte, SolarWinds’ senior vice president of product marketing, tells us the acquisition advances his company’s mission to “provide products that make technology professionals’ jobs easier.”

“Through the acquisition, SolarWinds is working to further expand its ability to meet the needs of technology professionals across the IT spectrum, including IT operations, DevOps engineers and IT service providers (MSPs and MSSPs),” he said.

SolarWinds will continue to support and serve Trusted Metrics partners, LeCompte added.

Threat Monitor can detect suspicious activity and malware, identifying the danger signals amid the noise of a normal network, according to SolarWinds.

“Threat Monitor represents a compelling alternative to the costly and complex solutions offered by enterprise-focused security software vendors, which require multiple, disconnected products staffed by multiple, highly specialized people in a security operations center,” LeCompte said. “The Threat Monitor offering is tightly integrated, automated and priced to be within reach for most companies and service providers. It’s designed to help companies of all sizes improve their ability to uncover incoming attacks and quickly detect breaches by correlating customers’ network data with continuously refreshed threat intelligence.”

When asked whether Trusted Metrics will be integrated into SolarWinds, LeCompte said it’s too early to speculate, but he would have more information down the road.

“Trusted Metrics is pleased to join the SolarWinds family, a move that is in line with what we hoped to accomplish as a security innovator,” said Michael Menefee, Trusted Metrics’ CEO. “We built a solution that’s designed to help companies of all sizes to improve their ability to uncover incoming attacks and quickly detect breaches by correlating customers’ network data with continuously refreshed threat intelligence — helping them make better and faster incident-response decisions. SolarWinds’ reach and tech industry know-how make them a perfect fit for getting this solution into the hands of more and more technology professionals.”

Last month, Solarwinds announced a series of enhancements to its cloud portfolio that aim to make life easier for technicians.


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