DURHAM, North Carolina – December 12, 2019 – SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced that the agents of both of its signature remote monitoring platforms—SolarWinds® RMM and SolarWinds N-central®—along with SolarWinds Take Control, now include cryptographic algorithms for managing Microsoft® Windows® systems that meet Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 encryption standards, making the agents FIPS compliant. This development marks another key step in SolarWinds’ commitment to high security standards, which its partners rely on to help keep the systems they manage secure and compliant.
FIPS 140-2 is mandated for vendors and contractors working with the federal government and sets a high security benchmark, leading to its adoption by many other organizations and governments concerned about protecting sensitive data. This move provides another important layer of security for SolarWinds MSP partners, who need FIPS compliance.
“FIPS 140-2 compliance is not just something we did to help our MSP partners gain more security business; it’s something we did because it is the right thing to do,” stated Mav Turner, group vice president of products, SolarWinds MSP. “Now that the agents of SolarWinds RMM, N-central, and Take Control meet one of the highest standards of cryptographic security for Windows environments, MSPs working in government and regulated industries can check off another important security box, and they can have even greater confidence in their ability to protect the data of their customers.”
“We are always striving to give our partners a leading edge while also fostering a community built on a bedrock of trust,” added Tim Brown, vice president of security, SolarWinds. “In an increasingly regulated world where compliance is an interwoven piece of security, standards like FIPS carry greater and greater significance. And they help demonstrate a vendor’s commitment to privacy and security—something we always strive to improve upon in all we do.”
SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI) is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software. Our products give organizations worldwide—regardless of type, size, or complexity—the power to monitor and manage their IT services, infrastructures, and applications; whether on-premises, in the cloud, or via hybrid models. We continuously engage with technology professionals—IT service and operations professionals, DevOps professionals, and managed services providers (MSPs)—to understand the challenges they face in maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures and applications. The insights we gain from them, in places like our THWACK® community, allow us to solve well-understood IT management challenges in the ways technology professionals want them solved. Our focus on the user and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT management has established SolarWinds as a worldwide leader in solutions for network and IT service management, application performance, and managed services. Targeted for MSPs, the SolarWinds MSP product portfolio delivers broad, scalable IT service management solutions that integrate layered security, collective intelligence, and smart automation. Our products are designed to enable MSPs to provide highly effective outsourced IT services for their SMB end customers and more efficiently manage their own businesses. Learn more today at solarwindsmsp.com.
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