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The User Experience (UX) team at SolarWinds wants to understand what features, functionality and data in regards to monitoring Active Directory are the most important for you in your environment.  We’re looking for people who have an interest in monitoring their AD infrastructure or already do monitor it who can help us focus in on those most valuable bits of information that help you troubleshoot and proactively manage AD.  We’re eager to hear your thoughts!

 

Take the survey HERE.

 

*Please respond by May 4th to receive 250 THWACK points!

Server and Application Monitor (SAM) is now featured on G2 Crowd, a business software review site. If you are a SAM user, please consider writing us a review to help others evaluate if SAM is the right choice for monitoring server and application performance.

 

Writing a review will take about 5 minutes, and to thank you for your time you’ll receive 1,000 THWACK points, plus a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card from G2 Crowd!

 

It’s just 3 easy steps:

 

Thank you for your help!

 

**This is an exclusive offer for our THWACK Community (expires 4/30)**

NetFlow Traffic Analyzer (NTA) is now featured on G2 Crowd, a business software review site. If you are a NTA user, please consider writing us a review to help others evaluate if NTA is the right choice for troubleshooting bandwidth issues.

 

Writing a review will take about 5 minutes, and to thank you for your time you’ll receive 1,000 THWACK points, plus a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card from G2 Crowd!

 

It’s just 3 easy steps:

 

Thank you for your help!

 

**This is an exclusive offer for our THWACK Community (expires 4/24)**

We all love our smartphones, computers, tablets, and gadgets. Some of us wait in long lines the moment the latest tech hits the shelves, while others upgrade when our old devices finally kick the bucket. Either way, we are all inevitably left with outdated tech that we need to discard. The hardware, batteries, cables, and accessories often become burdensome because we are not sure how to recycle this old technology.

 

Recycling properly can take time that you may not have (we know you’re under pressure to keep processes in your organizations running smoothly), meaning that the environment often takes a backseat as our old tech collects dust in the supply closet. With Earth Day just around the corner, we want to hear a few tips and tricks about how best to recycle or dispose of older hardware in an environmentally friendly way.

 

Let us know what an IT environmentalist looks like by sharing the best ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle old technology by April 11th and we’ll put 250 THWACK points in your account!

 

Well done THWACKsters! You managed to transform your unruly apps into applications managed even without the use of magic spells.

It's not magic. It's monitoring.

 

THWACK Monthly Mission - March 2018

 

 

Mission Recap & Survey Questions:

 

Server & Application Monitor

Find and resolve application problems before they become incidents.

 

Don't forget to check out the next mission: THWACK Monthly Mission - April 2018!



With a baseball cap and polo shirt
and eyes always on alert,
you will find him in the basement
always checkin' all the things.
People stop and pay attention
when he tells them to beware,
'cause everybody knows that
he's the data breach prevention mayor.

Data breach prevention mayor, data breach prevention mayor.
Searchin' and a hunting' and a checkin' everywhere.
He can find a breach before it brings unwanted fame.
That's why they call him “The Preventer,”
that was how he got his name.

You can take a tip from The Preventer
that there's nothin' like privacy.
'Cause keeping data safe 
and locked away is key.
You just have to look around you
and you'll find it's not a joke,
to see what you'd be missin'
if a hacker made your company go broke.

If you've ever seen the news
when a data breach is running wild,
and you worry about your personal data
like a mother worries about her child,
then you know why The Preventer tells you
when he sees you passing through,
“Remember...please be careful....
it’s the least that you can do.”

 

Remember THWACKsters, only YOU can prevent data breaches!

 

Our goal with this month’s mission is to increase your awareness of the consequences of data breaches as well as introduce two SolarWinds® tools that can help improve compliance: Log & Event Manager, log management software for security, compliance, and troubleshooting, and Patch Manager, intuitive patch management software for quickly addressing software vulnerabilities.

 

Good luck!



APRIL MONTHLY MISSION

Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Correctly answer each question during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Correctly answer all 20 questions over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize:


Want to join the mission, but not a member? Sign up FREE now!

PRIZES

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

April 9: Apricorn Aegis Flash Key 8 GB

April 16: Security Camera System

April 23: Tech Backpack

April 30: Curved Computer Monitor

Grand Prize

April 30: Nintendo Switch

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.



MISSION SHORTCUT

Complete the mission shortcut to earn an additional 1,000 THWACK® points & enter to win a Ring Video Doorbell!
The shortcut is simple:
    1. Download Log & Event Manager
    2. Take a screenshot of the "nDepth Dashboard"
      • Click on the EXPLORE tab and select the nDepth drop down
      • Search for TCPTrafficAudit entered into that Search box
    3. Submit your screenshot below.
    4. BONUS: Earn an additional 500 THWACK points for submitting a screenshot of Patch Manager!

 

 






MISSION RULES

A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on April 2, 2018. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until April 29, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.



Weekly PrizesMonTueWedThuFriWinners
Week 1: Complete questions 1-5 by April 8 to be entered to win: Apricorn Aegis Flash Key 8 GB
Week 2: Complete questions 6-10 by April 15 to be entered to win: Security Camera System
Week 3: Complete questions 11-15 by April 22 to be entered to win:  Tech Backpack
Week 4: Complete questions 16-20 by April 29 to be entered to win:  Curved Computer Monitor

Correctly answer all 20 questions by April 29 and get entered to win the Grand Prize!  Nintendo Switch



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Mission Shortcut Terms and Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany | Australia

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