Top ten OSS products cutting out costs and making a difference in the public sector

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Linux and Open Source Software can save valuable resources for your organisation – we look at the top products that make a real difference in business.

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Top ten OSS products cutting out costs and making a difference in the public sector

  1. 1. www.linuxit.com TOP 10 OSS PRODUCTS CUTTING OUT COSTS AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR
  2. 2. www.linuxit.com 1/ Nagios Monitors the health of your systems, providing your team with the information they require to maintain a healthy system.
  3. 3. www.linuxit.com </> 2/ Python, Perl Two very powerful programming languages, used by DevOps teams around the world, offering flexible control of systems.
  4. 4. www.linuxit.com 3/ Authentication, Authorisation, Accounting (AAA) A complete set of tools from LinuxIT to secure your infrastructure when staff require access to restricted internal systems.
  5. 5. www.linuxit.com 4/ Open VPN A great tool to allow external members of your team to access your internal network, via an encrypted tunnel across the public internet. Very easy to set up and a flexible approach to ensuring data security.
  6. 6. www.linuxit.com 5/ Puppet Quickly provision new environments, which can be used for development and test, also control environments using a powerful automated suite of tools.
  7. 7. www.linuxit.com 6/ Cobbler Provision and configuration tool used in DevOps, build environments for your teams to use.
  8. 8. www.linuxit.com 7/ Vagrant Popular tool to create portable development environments, which has cross-platform compatibility.
  9. 9. www.linuxit.com 8/ Red Hat, Debian, Centos, SuSe Enterprise-ready, open source Linux distributions with many years of stability, providing a sound base for your systems. Red Hat is very popular due to its virtualization platform Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization.
  10. 10. www.linuxit.com 9/ Alienvault Great suite of intrusion detection tools that provide complete visibility for your systems.
  11. 11. www.linuxit.com 10/ Cloud infrastructure platforms These are platforms (for example, Amazon Web Services) which provide a flexible approach to your systems. This is a growing area which will get bigger over the next few months.
  12. 12. www.linuxit.com www.linuxit.com OSS prOcurement: delivering more for less www.linuxit.com To find out how your organisation can do more with less using Linux and Open Source Software, read our free eGuide: OSS procurement: delivering more for less

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