by Michael Rink

SolarWinds Announces Network Insight for Palo Alto Networks

Today SolarWinds extended support of their Network Insight service to Palo Alto Networks and several updates to their existing services. SolarWinds’s Orion Platform is getting upgrades to improve scalability and transparency. SolarWinds was founded in 1999 and is a leading provider of IT infrastructure management software. Palo Alto Networks was founded in 2005 and primarily provides firewalls as well as other cloud-based security services.

What is SolarWinds Network Insight?

SolarWinds’s Network Insight features are designed to simplify the management of complex network devices by providing the right information for each device’s unique role in the network. SolarWinds has expanded its Network Insight features to include support for Palo Alto Networks firewalls, which had been the number one community requested addition to the service. With Network Insight for Palo Alto Networks, users can analyze security policies, understand how they’ve changed over time, and inspect the traffic flowing through the policies. Users can monitor site-to-site VPN tunnels and GlobalProtect client VPN performance. Network Insight already supports Cisco Nexus, Cisco ASA, and F5 BIG-IP.

SolarWinds Orion Platform Updates

SolarWinds’s Orion Platform is updating several of its services and adding new ones. One such service is Orion Maps which leverages data in the Orion Platform to automatically build maps that come alive with current status and performance. Users can now customize these maps and add them to any dashboard. Orion Platform is also adding support for Azure SQL database.

SolarWinds is also updating several other elements of its network management portfolio

  • NetFlow Traffic Analyzer now supports IPv6, expanding visibility into both IPv4 and IPv6 traffic detail. 
  • VoIP & Network Quality Manager (VNQM) delivers real-time call metrics and SIP trunk utilization from the Cisco Unified Border Element (CUBE).
  • IP Address Manager (IPAM) expands a self-service portal for IP address requests, improving notifications, and adding the ability to add custom fields and process requests with more control.
  • Centralized upgrades allow a user to upgrade a large, distributed environment from a single location. 

If you want to take a peek at any of these new features, SolarWinds will be at both Cisco Live (June 9 – 13, 2019) and Velocity 2019 (June 10 – 13, 2019).

SolarWinds Network Insight Availability

The SolarWinds network management portfolio updates are available immediately.


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