NetScout unveils Linux network management appliance

Network management vendor NetScout Systems will introduce its first network management appliance for Linux next month when it releases its nGenius Express Appliance for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

In an announcement Monday, the company said the device will include its nGenius Performance Manager 2.0.1 software on an optimized and hardened Linux server.

"Many of our customers are migrating to Linux as the preferred server operating system in their IT infrastructure," Michael Szabados, senior vice president of product operations at NetScout, said in a statement. "NetScout is addressing this trend by introducing a Linux version of the nGenius Express Appliance, our rapidly deployable performance management system. This new version, in addition to the already shipping Windows-based version, gives our users the flexibility to choose the best implementation for their requirements."

The new Linux appliance, which will sell for US$60,000 with a single license for nGenius Performance Manager, will be available starting next month.

The nGenius product line unifies network and application performance management for business IT departments, using software probes that monitor the network and its Common Data Model technology, which tracks utilization, response time and availability. The device also provides application monitoring, network monitoring, capacity planning, troubleshooting, fault prevention and service-level management.

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