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SolarWinds and Confio Software, Part of the SolarWinds Family, Named to the 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List

AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 11/14/13 -- SolarWinds (NYSE: SWI), an IT management leader serving over 150,000 customers worldwide including small to medium sized businesses and 425 of the Fortune 500 companies, today announced that the company and its recent acquisition, Confio Software, the makers of the award-winning Confio® Ignite™ database performance monitoring solution, were named to the prestigious Deloitte Technology Fast 500™ list, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. This is SolarWinds seventh appearance on the list and Confio's second.

"The 2013 Deloitte Technology Fast 500 companies are exemplary cases of those spurring growth in a tough market through innovation," said Eric Openshaw, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP and U.S. technology, media and telecommunications leader. "This year's list is a who's who of companies behind the most exciting and innovative products and services in the technology space. We congratulate the Fast 500 companies and look forward to what they do next."

The recognition marks SolarWinds' seventh and Confio's second consecutive year to be honored. SolarWinds' ranking was 400 and Confio's ranking was 273, an increase from previous ranking of 317.

"SolarWinds' and Confio's mission to deliver purpose-built products driven by the needs and challenges of today's IT professional in an efficient and effective way continues to prove a powerful business model," said Kevin Thompson, SolarWinds' President and Chief Executive Officer. "We're honored for both teams to once again be recognized by Deloitte's annual business rankings, and look forward to building on the combined strengths we bring to the IT market."

Earlier this year, SolarWinds was named one of Network World's "Ten Most Powerful Companies in Network Management," and Forbes featured SolarWinds on its "Best Small Companies in America" and "Fastest Growing Tech Companies" lists. In addition, N-able™ by SolarWinds was named a 2013 Tech Innovator by CRN in the managed services category for the second consecutive year.

Confio was named ColoradoBiz's 2013 Top Company in the software category, chosen as a two-time honoree to the Inc. 500|5000, and selected for The Denver Post's Top Workplaces.

About Deloitte's 2013 Technology Fast 500™
Technology Fast 500, conducted by Deloitte LLP, provides a ranking of the fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies -- both public and private -- in North America. Technology Fast 500 award winners are selected based on percentage fiscal year revenue growth from 2008 to 2012.

In order to be eligible for Technology Fast 500 recognition, companies must own proprietary intellectual property or technology that is sold to customers in products that contribute to a majority of the company's operating revenues. Companies must have base-year operating revenues of at least $50,000 USD or CD, and current-year operating revenues of at least $5 million USD or CD. Additionally, companies must be in business for a minimum of five years, and be headquartered within North America.

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 http://www.solarwinds.com/.

SolarWinds, SolarWinds.com and thwack 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.

About Confio Software

Confio Software is the leader in database DevOps performance solutions for DBAs, developers, and IT managers to accelerate application delivery, speed problem resolution, and reduce cost of IT operations. In October 2013, the company joined the SolarWinds family of IT Management companies. Confio's flagship product, Confio Ignite™ improves software development and service delivery for systems based on Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, IBM DB2 and SAP Sybase databases, running on VMware virtual servers as well as physical servers. Recognized as the fastest growing database performance solution company in the past two years, Confio has earned recognition on the Inc. 500/5000 and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 lists. Founded in 2004, Confio products are developed and supported from the Boulder, CO headquarters. For more information visit www.confio.com.

SolarWinds, SolarWinds & Design, Confio and Confio Ignite are registered trademarks of SolarWinds. All other SolarWinds and Confio marks are the exclusive property of SolarWinds, may be pending registration with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. 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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