Austin, TX (PressExposure) November 19, 2009 -- SolarWindsÂ® (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful, simple and affordable network management software to more than 88,000 customers worldwide, announced today the latest update to its most popular free tool, SolarWinds TFTP Server. TFTP Server , which has been a part of the SolarWinds product line-up since 1998, is a well-trusted, reliable and secure solution for network engineers to back up configurations, change community strings, and run IOS updates as they prepare for the year ahead.
"Configuration management is a part of every network engineer's standard maintenance, but with high user activity throughout the year, it's often difficult to apply changes without running the risk of causing a disruption. With the end of year approaching, it's a good time for network administrators to take advantage of downtime and a lower risk environment while users are out of the office. And, this updated version of our free TFTP Server is a great tool to help them get started." - said Josh Stephens, SolarWinds' Head Geek.
SolarWinds' multi-threaded TFTP Server helps network engineers with projects ranging from file transfers up to 4 GB to network auditing projects. Rather than manually enter network command lines, users can download the free TFTP Server to upload/download executable images and configurations to routers, switches, firewalls, and other network infrastructure devices.
TFTP Server highlights support year-end best practices: â¢ Upgrade IOS images and firmware to network devices while users are away to avoid interruption and to provide ample free time if troubleshooting is required. â¢ Backup configuration files on critical routers and switches. While backing up configs is recommended on a regular basis, down time associated with the end of year is an ideal time to make sure everything is in order and that no config has been overlooked. â¢ Apply any new policies, including community strings, on network devices as part of a yearly policy audit to change password credentials.
Additional features: â¢ 4 GB Transfers - transfer files up to 4 GB supporting the latest IOS or firmware versions without file size concerns â¢ Multi-vendor Support - upload or download configs to multi-vendor network devices â¢ Advanced Security - authorizes specific IP addresses or ranges of IP addresses for transfers â¢ Multi-threaded - concurrently uploads and downloads images from multiple network devices saving valuable time when managing large networks with many devices â¢ Runs as a Service - delivers 24 x 7 TFTP Server availability for an entire network â¢ Latest Update - 64 bit OS support, improved error handling, and multiple subnet binding