GFI MAX users can now monitor Linux devices

January 12, 2010 - 12:00

GFI Software, a leading infrastructure provider for small and medium-sized businesses, has announced that users of GFI MAX (now GFI MAX RemoteManagement) can now monitor Linux devices.

By monitoring and managing Linux systems, MSPs, VARs and IT support organizations can extend the services they offer and earn more revenue. This new development also enables them to replace the more complex and costly monitoring systems they may be using to manage Linux devices while getting all the benefits of one consolidated monitoring and management system.

“Over the last year we have seen an increase in Linux-based systems in the SMB market as the technology has matured and been proven in the enterprise market. As a result, our customers are looking for us to provide the capabilities that they currently use on Windows-based systems to give them the same control, efficiency and automation benefits upon which they have come to depend,” Dr Alistair Forbes, GFI MAX Chief Technical Officer, said.

“We have embarked upon a programme of development to extend GFI MAX RemoteManagement’s functionality to support Linux and the first output from this is a series of pre-defined SNMP checks to monitor key parameters on Linux such as CPU, memory, disk space and processes. We will be following this up in the first half of 2010 with a full Linux agent that will enable us to provide deeper and more comprehensive support of Linux machines and we will be working with our customers to confirm the feature set that will be provided,” he added.

The new Linux monitoring capability means MSPs will have a more complete view of their customers’ networks – both Windows and non-Windows devices (Linux/Mac). Using GFI MAX’s intuitive dashboard, within minutes, users can extend monitoring to Linux running checks on load, processes, CPU, disk, memory and many others.

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About GFI MAX RemoteManagement
GFI MAX RemoteManagement delivers an easy, affordable solution for IT support providers, Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) who are looking to take better care of their clients at less cost. GFI MAX RemoteManagement (RMM) solution includes server, network and workstation monitoring and management, asset tracking, client reporting and remote access.

About GFI
GFI is a leading software developer that provides a single source for network administrators to address their network security, content security and messaging needs. With award-winning technology, an aggressive pricing strategy and a strong focus on small-to-medium sized businesses, GFI is able to satisfy the need for business continuity and productivity encountered by organizations on a global scale. GFI has offices in the US, Malta, England, Scotland, Austria, Romania, Hong Kong and Australia which support more than 200,000 installations worldwide. GFI is a channel-focused company with over 10,000 partners worldwide. GFI is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. More information about GFI can be found at