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[News] Linux-based Network Monitoring Adoption Rises, CGL Accelerates Acceptance

  • Subject: [News] Linux-based Network Monitoring Adoption Rises, CGL Accelerates Acceptance
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2007 04:00:48 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
  • User-agent: KNode/0.10.4
Free Flowing Network Monitoring Tools

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| At first glance, nothing beats free. Linux runs on everything from mainframes 
| to mobile phones; Snort is the most widely used Intrusion Detection System 
| (IDS) software and Open Office is taking a bite out of Microsoft's dominance 
| of the office suite market.   


Carrier Grade Linux 4.0 accelerates telecoms standards-based COTS adoption

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| Unlike in many other industries, communications SIGs work closely together. 
| The Carrier Grade Linux (CGL) specification developed by The Linux Foundation 
| includes some standards defined by the SAF and specifies support for ATCA. A 
| loose consortium, the Mountain View Alliance, provides a liaison, marketing 
| and awareness function for all communications SIGs.    



For PlanetOut's network, open's the word

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| He encourages other IT directors not to be "scared" of open source
| software. "There are many organizations that think there's no support,
| so we need to stay away from it," he says. "Bigger companies just
| spend the money [for a commercial product]. But often you do that,
| and you don't really get anything for it. You don't need to be
| afraid of open source software -- it just requires a certain kind
| of admin who is buying into the mentality, and isn't afraid to go
| find the solutions to problems. The answers are out there, it
| just requires a different way of finding them.


Motorola adds Carrier Grade Linux partner

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| Embedded Linux provider Wind River has forged a joint development, marketing, 
| and support agreement with Motorola's network equipment division, it says. 
| The "strategic alliance" aims to bring Wind River's Carrier Grade Linux (CGL)  
| and VxWorks OSes to Motorola's AdvancedTCA and MicroTCA (pictured at left) 
| products.   


The SCOPE Alliance Releases Carrier Grade Linux Profile Version 1.2

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| Together, Scope CGL Profiles 1, 1.1 & 1.2 describe the mandatory CGL
| Specification 4.0 features as well as "gaps" in the specification. Gaps 
| are features & functions that are necessary to support Carrier Grade
| Base Platforms (CGBP) for NEPs.


Linux Foundation Releases New Carrier Grade Linux 4.0 Specification

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| At the Communications Ecosystem Conference today The Linux Foundation,
| the new organization formed last month from the merger of the Open Source 
| Development Labs and the Free Standards Group, today announced availability 
| of its Carrier Grade Linux 4.0 Specification.


Performance Technologies' NexusWare(R) Core V11 Successfully Achieves
Carrier-Grade Linux Registration

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| NexusWare Core is a comprehensive, highly
| integrated, Linux-based software distribution
| designed to speed time-to-market for system
| engineers using Performance Technologies's
| olutions to build packet-based wireless and
| IP telephony systems.


SGI and atsec information security Complete Evaluation
of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Update 4

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| SGI and atsec information security are pleased to
| announce completion of the Common Criteria evaluation
| of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 Update 4 at
| evaluation assurance level (EAL) 3+ with compliance
| to the Controlled Access Protection Profile (CAPP).


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