SolarWinds Alert Central: Free tool for managing IT alerts
Posted on 07 March 2013.
SolarWinds announced a first full-featured yet free product, SolarWinds Alert Central.

IT pros can now centralize multi-system IT alerts in a single, consolidated view, give team members access to a scheduling calendar, escalate alerts automatically and enable IT personnel to respond from their computers or mobile devices with or without VPN access all for free.


According to a recent SolarWinds survey of over 150 IT professionals, IT pros need an easy-to-use, reliable alert management solution:
  • Over 73 percent of survey respondents said alert management was a real pain in their organization.
  • 65 percent said the methods they are currently using to manage on-call scheduling were “somewhat” or “not at all” effective.
  • 75 percent of respondents said they get alerts that are not their problem to deal with at least once a month, while 50 percent of respondents said this happens at least once a week.
  • Getting alerts to the right people in a timely manner was listed as a major concern by many respondents.
SolarWinds Alert Central highlights:
  • Offers IT alert management access to unlimited users, teams
  • Consolidates alerts from multiple IT systems
  • Manages on-call scheduling for multiple teams
  • Escalates alerts automatically according to customizable rules
  • Integrates with virtually any IT management product that sends alerts
  • Sends alerts by email or text, user may respond with or without VPN access
  • Provides a weekly statistical and performance data report for each user or team, including open and closed alerts, time to close, and more
  • Completely free with no registration required.





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