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Zenoss Open Source Monitoring Project Partners With Plixer Network Performance Management Provider To Deliver Enterprise Network Monitoring

For Zenoss Inc.
Cindy Akus, 919-414-6082
[email protected]

Austin, Texas — Nov 11, 2009 — Zenoss Inc., a leading commercial open source provider of Unlegacy IT systems and network management products and network performance management provider Plixer International, today announced free integration between Plixer’s Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer products with the Zenoss Core open source monitoring project.

The Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer ZenPack, now available for free, was previously provided as part of the Zenoss Enterprise commercial product.

“We are pleased to work with Plixer to bring the power of integration between Plixer’s Scrutinizer and the Zenoss Core project to network engineers, giving them additional visibility into router performance and availability, and reducing the time required to resolve network problems.”

Plixer’s Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer product provides detailed network utilization information that enables network engineers to quickly find and resolve network performance bottlenecks before they impact customers and end-users. The Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer ZenPack is an extension to Zenoss Core that allows network engineers to quickly switch between viewing event details in Zenoss and detailed network traffic analysis in Scrutinizer, providing even greater visibility into network health and performance.

The addition of the Scrutinizer ZenPack augments Zenoss’ range of network monitoring capabilities, which now includes over 50 community contributed monitoring extensions called ZenPacks, that monitor the performance and availability of both network devices and network services. Zenoss supports monitoring routers, switches, and firewalls from all the major network vendors including Cisco and Juniper. Zenoss also offers advanced network discovery that automatically creates a topology map showing network dependencies. Using this topology map, customers can quickly understand exactly how a network outage will impact their IT environment.

To download the Scrutinizer NetFlow and sFlow Analyzer ZenPack, visit http://community.zenoss.org/docs/DOC-3758.

Supporting Quotes

“Zenoss and Scrutinizer integration has successfully streamlined the event to resolution process for end-users. By making NetFlow analysis easier to reach, Zenoss users can quickly and easily troubleshoot application performance hits. Plixer has always followed the best-of-breed approach to network monitoring, and we strongly feel the integration between Zenoss and Scrutinizer brings great value to both products.” Michael Patterson, Scrutinizer Product Manager for Plixer International.

“We are pleased to work with Plixer to bring the power of integration between Plixer’s Scrutinizer and the Zenoss Core project to network engineers, giving them additional visibility into router performance and availability, and reducing the time required to resolve network problems.” Brandon Whichard, Director of Product Management at Zenoss.

About Zenoss Core

Zenoss Core is the award winning open source network monitoring and systems management project that delivers the functionality to effectively manage the configuration, health and performance of networks, servers and applications through a single, integrated software package. The Zenoss Community is comprised of over 75,000 active members who are instrumental in evolving the solution as well as providing timely support and help for all questions. One of the most active projects on SourceForge, Zenoss Core has been downloaded over one million times and is being used by companies in over 180 countries. For more information on Zenoss Core, visit http://community.zenoss.org.

About Zenoss Inc.

Zenoss is a leading commercial open source provider of Unlegacy IT enterprise management products. Zenoss Enterprise is a single model-based product that enables organizations to seamlessly manage physical, virtual and cloud based infrastructure with unprecedented power, agility and value. Leveraging a commercial open source model, Zenoss products monitor over one million network and server devices daily and are used in over 25,000 organizations in 180 countries around the world. Commercial customers include leading companies such as Rackspace, VMware, WebMD, LinkedIn, Tyco Electronics, Carlson, Motorola and Deutsche Bank. To learn more about Zenoss’ award-winning IT operations management software, visit www.zenoss.com.

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About Plixer International, Inc.

Plixer International, Inc. develops and markets network traffic monitoring and analysis tools to the global market. All of the tools are built from the ground up with valuable feature sets and ease of use in mind. Plixer tools have been used to analyze and troubleshoot irregular traffic patterns by IT professionals with some of the largest networks in the world, such as CNN, The Coca-Cola Company, Lockheed Martin, IBM, Regal Cinemas, Raytheon, and Eddie Bauer.

For product and sales information, contact Plixer International, Inc. at 1 Eagle Drive, Sanford, Maine, via telephone (207) 324-8805, fax (207) 324-8683; or visit the Plixer website.

Published in Press Releases 2009