PacketTrap Networks Announces Availability of Open Source Whitepaper

Integrating Open Source in Commercial Solutions: Does PacketTrap Have the Right Model?

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PacketTrap knows the IT community has put immeasurable time, energy and effort into the development of open source applications such as Nagios, Cacti and MRTG

San Francisco, Calif. (PRWEB) February 12, 2008

PacketTrap Networks (http://www.PacketTrap.com), a leading network management company, is pleased to announce the availability of the whitepaper, "Integrating Open Source in Commercial Solutions: Does PacketTrap Have the Right Model?" This whitepaper discusses the intricacies of the open source movement and how they impact IT departments and businesses as a whole.

PacketTrap is the first commercial network management company to integrate open source applications. The Company's solution, pt360, is used by a large number of IT departments who are traditional open source loyalists but that appreciate pt360's easy-to-use interface. PacketTrap's pt360 is a comprehensive network diagnostic, scanning and real-time monitoring solution that includes essential network tools such as Cisco configuration, network discovery, port scan, DNS audit, trace route, SNMP scan and more. It also includes server monitoring, application monitoring and network inventory capabilities.

"PacketTrap knows the IT community has put immeasurable time, energy and effort into the development of open source applications such as Nagios, Cacti and MRTG," said Steve Goodman, CEO of PacketTrap. "We also acknowledge and appreciate network engineers who prefer to use open source technologies and understand they've put equal amounts of time and cost into customizing them for their businesses. We believe in supporting those who choose to use open source and therefore built a network management system that compliments their hard work."

The paper is the first in a series of educational documents that will be produced by PacketTrap to provide the IT community with perspective, information and opportunities surrounding disruptive technologies such as VoIP, SaaS and Virtualization. The whitepaper, authored by Steve Goodman, is available for free. To download, click http://www.packettrap.com/pdf/white_paper_open_source.pdf
To read more about PacketTrap and the open source movement, The Company invites the IT community to visit PacketTrap's blog, "The PacketScoop" at http://www.PacketTrap.com/blog/

About PacketTrap Networks
PacketTrap is favored among the IT community for its seamless integration of network monitoring and diagnostic tools into a centralized dashboard. PacketTrap's flagship solution, the pt360, provides IT professionals with a 360 degree view of their network and lets them discover, monitor, and manage their IT infrastructure from a single screen. The suite includes Cisco configuration tools, a TFTP server, WMI, SNMP, and Port Scans, and gadgets to monitor all flavors of operating systems and servers. PacketTrap is committed to providing affordable and robust alternatives to needlessly complex, poorly supported marketing offerings.

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