GroundWork Launches GroundWork Monitor Small Business

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Continued product line expansion brings affordable enterprise-class IT infrastructure monitoring to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

More and more organizations are seeing the economic disruption of open source and the benefits that GroundWork brings to the table

GroundWork Open Source, Inc., the leader in open source-based IT operations management, today announced GroundWork Monitor Small Business , an IT infrastructure monitoring solution tailored specifically for smaller businesses. GroundWork Monitor Small Business provides monitoring coverage for organizations with up to 50 networked devices or servers, offering complete visibility and control of the entire network infrastructure. With advanced capabilities including performance monitoring, real time status views, and an integrated monitoring console, GroundWork Monitor Small Business offers a comprehensive solution at a fraction of cost of traditional software.

“More and more organizations are seeing the economic disruption of open source and the benefits that GroundWork brings to the table,” said Ranga Rangachari, CEO of GroundWork. “GroundWork Monitor Small Business opens up an additional segment of the market for us, fitting right in between our free open source edition and our professional edition, which is targeted at mid-market organizations.”

GroundWork Monitor Small Business: Fast, Flexible Monitoring

GroundWork Monitor Small Business allows system administrators to proactively manage and control their IT infrastructure so they can significantly improve uptime, and quickly identify issues and causes before they affect performance.

Integrating best-of-breed open source applications, GroundWork Monitor Small Business offers a simple and rapid installation process. It also provides comprehensive support for a wide range of servers, operating systems, routers, and other devices, giving systems administrators complete visibility into their entire network infrastructure. GroundWork Monitor Small Business employs a wide array of monitoring techniques to match customer requirements for efficiency, speed, overhead and maintenance: Active and Passive monitoring; agent or agent-less methods; and a combination of synthetic polling, log file monitoring and SNMP traps. This functionality is integrated into a single solution that can be configured quickly to provide comprehensive coverage and visibility.

A detailed comparison of the product line is available on the GroundWork web site at

Pricing and Availability

GroundWork Monitor Small Business will be available in September. An annual subscription is $8,000 and includes telephone and email support as well as product updates and upgrades. Configuration Assistance from our professional support engineers is also available.

About GroundWork

San Francisco-based GroundWork Open Source, Inc. ( integrates, enhances and develops leading open source software to deliver comprehensive IT operations management solutions. With GroundWork solutions, enterprises leverage the flexibility and low cost of open source tools to achieve enterprise-level availability, performance and operational efficiency at a fraction of the cost of commercial software. GroundWork customers represent a variety of industries, including manufacturing, government, financial services, education, and high technology. GroundWork investors are Mayfield and Canaan Partners.


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