Category:System Tracking Tools

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This is a place to collect information, links and experience with automated system tracking tools, not Software Patch Management, which focuses more on updating stuff. This is for finding out what is out there and what state it is in.

The Open Management Consortium (OMC) was founded in May 2006 with the following objectives:

  • Create awareness of open source management tools in the market
  • Provide education and resources to help end users make informed decisions regarding open source
  • Establish conventions and standards that enable integration and interoperability
  • Enable collaboration and coordination on common development projects
  • Promote collaborative open source systems management solutions

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System Finding and Scanning Tools

Free Security Scanner For Network Exploration & Hacking.
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Nmap Online
Nmap Tutorial

Open Source System Monitoring Tools

Big Sister System and Network Monitor
A highly configurable agent/server-based network monitor that takes the heterogenous server monitoring concepts popularised by Big Brother and extends them to include SNMP. Use it if you must integrate SNMP monitoring with service/daemon monitoring but if your time costs money, stick with Big Brother until documentation improves.
a light-weight system monitor
a scalable distributed monitoring system for clusters
A provider of open source IT management software, delivers the right solution to ensure unprecedented network, system and application availability.
See: [Free vs Commercial Versions]
Hyperic HQ
Hyperic HQ is an easy to use portal designed to auto-discover and start managing your infrastructure with one click. Open source, and available free through the industry preferred GPL license, we also offer our Silver Support package which includes additional, low cost business hours support.
Nagios is an Open Source host, service and network monitoring program.
ZABBIX is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution.
HowtoForge:Network Monitoring with Zabbix
Zenoss is an open source, enterprise-grade product helps manage the configuration, health and performance of the networks, servers and applications through a single, integrated software package.

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Commercial System Monitoring Tools

Big Brother
Big Brother Professional Edition (BBPE) is a Web-based system and network monitoring solution. It provides a highly scalable, customizable and easy to maintain system
BMC Performance Manager
BMC Performance Manager products deliver business-centric systems management and intelligent optimization solutions for your infrastructure and business-critical applications.
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Centrify DirectAudit
Comply with regulatory requirements, perform in-depth troubleshooting, and protect against insider threats through detailed auditing, logging and real-time monitoring of UNIX/Linux user activity
Centrify DirectControl
Secure, connected computing through centralized, Active Directory-based identity management and access control
GFI LANguard Network Security Scanner
As an administrator, you often have to deal separately with problems related to vulnerability issues, patch management and network auditing, at times using multiple products.
However, with GFI LANguard N.S.S., these three pillars of vulnerability management are addressed in one package.
HP OpenView
HP OpenView Business Management solutions enable CIOs and business service owners to see their key business services as their customers do, and understand the business impact of resource problems so they can prioritize IT resources to resolve them before they impact the bottom line.
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IBM Tivoli Software
Tivoli Service Management are used to manage the infrastructure, operations and IT processes and to deliver services aligned to business goals.
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ManageEngine OpManager
ManageEngine OpManager is a complete network monitoring software that offers combined WAN, Server, Applications monitoring with integrated help desk, asset management & WAN traffic analysis functionality. OpManager automates several network monitoring tasks and removes the complexity associated with network management.
Free tool for small networks; supported by display ads.
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monitor, report and alert on the availability, performance of complete IT infrastructures.
10% discount for LOPSA members.
Splunk collects and analyzes log files as well as tracking systems.
There is a free version for use on small networks
See: Free versus Enterprise License
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CA Unicenter Network and Systems Management
CA Unicenter Network and Systems Management simplifies system management and helps ensure the availability and performance of your business critical processes with centralized, adaptive and secure management.
uptime software
Easy Server monitoring, from dashboard to detailed metrics in seconds...

Information Links and Reports

Vulnerability Scanner Tools "Security Threat" Summary
The Security Innovation Software Security team has researched and reviewed each major vulnerability scanner available. Our research covers Unix, Linux and Windows security tools. Each tool has been reviewed individually to determine how much of a threat it poses to your organization. For each tool we looked at how deeply the tool has penetrated into the hacker community: how easy it is for a hacker to pick up and use, and how much damage the tool can do in the hands of a malicious attacker.

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