PRESS RELEASE: Solana Networks Awarded Best New Product by ASCII Group

Ottawa, Canada – 
Jun 15, 2015

Solana Networks, a leading provider of network performance and security monitoring software, today announced that it has been awarded the "Best New Product" award at the ASCII SMB Success Summit event in Chicago, Illinois. This award, presented by The ASCII Group, honors vendors with the most innovative and beneficial solution and is voted on by the MSPs in attendance. With its broad network performance monitoring (NPM) features, affordability, ultra-fast deployment and recognized ease-of-use, SparrowIQ focuses on packet-based traffic analysis specifically for the SMB market.

To date, the majority of MSPs have been monitoring their client’s networks from a pure ‘network element’ perspective which has provided more than adequate service coverage.  But with ever more complex networks being architected leveraging cloud-based and real-time applications, traditional tools are not providing the necessary visibility to ensure an optimally performing network and end-user experience.   These new services necessitate new tools that can provide insight into bandwidth and network traffic intelligence from a user, device, and application standpoint.  SparrowIQ fills this gap and was developed as a complimentary solution to existing endpoint monitoring platforms (RMM software), which traditionally do not have access to network performance metrics.

MSPs attending the ASCII SMB Success Summit in Chicago echoed this sentiment and embraced SparrowIQ as the only solution in the MSP space providing such intelligence in an easy-to-deploy fashion at an affordable price-point. 

“It was great to be nominated alongside excellent vendors and to be recognized by 100+ businesses in attendance as having the ‘Best New Product’.  I'm looking forward to helping new partners acquired at the event go-to-market with our network performance monitoring solution, and bolster their managed services offerings.”  said Danny Obaseki, Director of Business  Development.

“Working with Solana Networks furthers the ASCII community's ability to protect their customers against cyber threats.  This recognition is duly deserved as similar channels are not affordable for the SMB market,” said Jerry Koutavas, President, The ASCII Group.

About Solana Networks

Founded in 2003, Solana Networks is a Canadian-based, technology vendor that provides network diagnostic and monitoring solutions for small to large enterprises. The company has a track record of designing and building scalable, robust products with a strong customer focus. They have developed several highly functional products, such as, SmartHawk for Route Analytics capability in medium to large enterprises and SparrowIQ for network performance monitoring in SMBs.   

About ASCII Group

ASCII Group is a vibrant reseller community of independent MSPs, VARs, and other solution providers.  Formed in 1984, ASCII has more than 70 programs that provide turnkey cost-cutting strategies, innovative business building programs, and extensive peer interaction.  ASCII members enjoy benefits such as marketing support; educational information; group purchasing power; increased leverage in the marketplace; and multiple networking opportunities. These programs enable ASCII members to increase revenue, lower operating costs, and grow service opportunities.  Learn more at or by calling 800-394-2724.