ScienceLogic Announces Python Availability for Net-SNMP to Open Source Software Developer Community

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Availability of Python language for further development of Net-SNMP source code via enables broader contribution to advancement of network management.

The Net-SNMP project is consistently ranked among's top 100 current projects, exhibiting its popularity in network management

ScienceLogic™ LLC, a leading provider of next-generation IT management technology, today announced that the company has released source code for Python developers to start using Net-SNMP tools and libraries for network management software development. Starting with Version 4.1 of ScienceLogic's EM7 IT Management Appliance, Net-SNMP 5.4 is included in the EM7 proprietary polling engine -- resulting in enhanced performance for EM7 customers.
The source code for Net-SNMP 5.4 which includes the Python bindings is available to the open source developer community through, a provider of free hosting to open source development projects. is the world's largest open source software development Web site, hosting more than 100,000 projects and 1,000,000 registered users with a centralized resource for managing projects, issues, communication and code.

ScienceLogic sponsored SPARTA, Inc., a systems engineering and advanced technology company, in the development of this module. Wes Hardaker and Giovanni Marzot of SPARTA spearheaded the development. Hardaker is also lead developer of the open source Net-SNMP project.

The company hopes that its contribution of the core Python module components to the open source community will encourage developers to take advantage of the SNMP management protocol through the use of the Net-SNMP 5.4 toolkit. According to the Python community website,, Python is used in thousands of real-world business applications at companies including Google, NASA, Industrial Light & Magic and

"Python is an open source dynamic language that has gained much attention in recent years for its productivity and ease of use," said Stephan Deibel, chairman of the board of the Python Software Foundation. "We've seen significant growth in our world-wide community as more and more companies move to take advantage of Python."

"The open source community is a key driver for technological innovation; the big question for commercial software companies is how to work most effectively with that community," said David F. Link, CEO of ScienceLogic. "The release of this source code is an example of how ScienceLogic is leveraging open source for innovation and rapid development in our products. At the same time, we are making the powerful Net-SNMP APIs available to the wider community of Python developers who can extend its functionality even further, and everyone benefits."

"The Net-SNMP project is consistently ranked among's top 100 current projects, exhibiting its popularity in network management," said Wes Hardaker, senior research scientist at SPARTA, Inc. "Up until ScienceLogic's involvement, the Net-SNMP APIs have not been available for Python language programming. I am excited that ScienceLogic has open sourced the Python module, as it will inevitably lead to many new applications and improvements to the Net-SNMP project itself."

SNMP is a widely-used protocol for monitoring the health and welfare of network equipment, computer equipment and devices. Using SNMP, administrators can regularly poll devices and collect their management information, enabling them to manage certain aspects of networking, including performance management and problem detection. The Net-SNMP library provides open source, off-the-rack components which enable simpler and faster development and deployment of SNMPv1, SNMPv2c and SNMPv3 management applications that can be integrated into any network management solution.

About ScienceLogic
Reston, Va.-based ScienceLogic LLC was started with one goal: Simplify IT. Founded and staffed by technology professionals who are intensely focused on making IT management simpler, better and faster, ScienceLogic is committed to delivering solutions with unquestionable quality and value and enabling its customers to deliver impeccable service to their constituents. ScienceLogic's EM7 IT Management Appliance is a next-generation "framework" solution engineered to deliver comprehensive systems, network and application management. The revolutionary EM7 technology combines a secure and pre-integrated set of applications with automation tools, reporting, "single pane of glass" view and centralized data repository - all optimized to work together for proactive and efficient IT operations management. For more information, call 1-800-SCI-LOGIC (1-800-724-5644) or visit our web site at

About the Python Software Foundation
The Python Software Foundation (PSF) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that holds the intellectual property rights to Python. The PSF provides the financial backing for PyCon, the annual North American Python conference, and has funded grants and other projects in the Python open source community. Additional information on the PSF is available at To make a tax-deductible donation, please visit Corporate donations are also being accepted.

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