Meru Networks, Inc., (NASDAQ:MERU), a leader in 802.11n virtualized wireless LAN solutions for enterprise networking, and SolarWinds®, Inc. (NYSE:SWI), a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management solutions to more than 93,000 customers worldwide, today announced a partnership that will enable Meru to resell SolarWinds’ award-winning Orion® Network Performance Monitor (NPM) with its E(z)RF Network Manager product.

“As wireless connectivity moves from being a convenience to mission-critical, we believe organizations require a comprehensive management solution that can monitor, diagnose and predicatively manage application services on the wireless network,” said Ram Appalaraju, senior vice president of marketing at Meru. “The Meru Service Assurance Platform is designed to offer enterprises a best-in-class solution that ensures all applications are delivered with a Wireless-like-Wire™ experience. The SolarWinds relationship will allow Meru to offer two complementary network management solutions that when used in conjunction enable customers to predictively and proactively manage their complete network infrastructure and highly-optimize business-critical applications.”

Meru’s Wired and Wireless Management solution combines Orion NPM’s multi-vendor, powerful end-to-end network and availability performance monitoring for network resources from routers, switches, servers, wireless controllers and access points and E(z)RF Network Manager’s detailed wireless performance dashboards, RF visualization and fault correlation and reporting to provide enterprises with comprehensive network visibility, across both wireless and wired networks. IT organizations will be able to use E(z)RF Network Manager and Orion NPM together to increase efficiency in the initial deployment and ongoing operation of their entire network. In addition, when issues do occur, IT departments will be able to evaluate the business impact of the issue within minutes, across the entire wired-wireless network infrastructure. Without this complete visibility, the troubleshooting process can literally take days to evaluate, including expensive site visits.

“Meru’s desire to include Orion NPM as a key element of their Wired and Wireless Management solution provides SolarWinds with a unique opportunity to create a working relationship with a fast-growing wireless network provider,” said Sanjay Castelino, vice president, product management and product marketing, SolarWinds. “As companies increase their reliance on wireless networks as a part of their overall IT infrastructure, we have seen more and more requests for Meru support from users in our online community, thwack. With a number of common customers already in place, this relationship with Meru will allow us to address the current needs of our users while also providing productivity and efficiency benefits for enterprises of all sizes, across the various vertical markets.”

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About Meru Networks

Founded in 2002, Meru Networks provides a virtualized wireless LAN solution that cost-effectively optimizes the enterprise network to deliver the performance, reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network, with the advantages of mobility. Meru's solution represents an innovative approach to wireless networking that utilizes virtualization technology to create an intelligent and self-monitoring wireless network, and enables enterprises to migrate their business-critical applications from wired networks to wireless networks, and become all-wireless enterprises. Meru's solutions have been adopted in major industry vertical markets, including Fortune 500 enterprises, healthcare, education, retail, manufacturing, hospitality and government. Meru is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has operations in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit or call (408) 215-5300.

About SolarWinds

SolarWinds (NYSE:SWI) provides powerful and affordable IT management software to more than 93,000 customers worldwide – from Fortune 500 enterprises to small businesses. Focused on the real-world needs of IT professionals, SolarWinds products are downloadable, easy to use and maintain, and provide the power, scale, and flexibility needed to manage today’s complex IT environments. SolarWinds’ growing online community, thwack, is a gathering-place for problem-solving, technology-sharing, and participating in product development for all of SolarWinds’ products. Learn more today at

SolarWinds,, and Orion are registered trademarks of SolarWinds.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding Meru Networks expectations, hopes, plans, intentions or strategies, including, but not limited to statements about the availability and ability to offer a suite of wired and wireless services, to accelerate the migration and transformation to an all-wireless environment, to proactively manage and optimize performance of the WLAN, to provide reliable and seamless mobility, to leverage the virtualized WLAN to get the best possible performance, to protect and secure the wireless network for managing sensitive data, improve security on an ongoing basis, the availability of future Meru products and services, and WLANs becoming the default network connection technology. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that, if they do not fully materialize or prove incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties include those described in Meru Networks’ documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Meru Networks as of the date hereof, and Meru Networks assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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