Linux Warehouse adds NetFort to its portfolio

Johannesburg, 30 Nov 2012
Linux Warehouse Press Office
Read time 1min 20sec

Linux Warehouse, the premier distributor of enterprise open source software for sub-Saharan Africa, today announced it has added the product sets of NetFort to its portfolio.

"NetFort addresses the business need to monitor what users are doing across their networks," commented Jan-Jan van der Vyver, Managing Director of Linux Warehouse, "and complements our existing data centre stack.

"NetFort's LANGaurdian is focused on network troubleshooting and forensics, using passive network traffic analysis," continued Van der Vyver, "and since no agent installation is required, it is ideal to oversee the impact of the bring your own device (BYOD) explosion.

"We are the distributor for many exciting products that will allow organisations to better utilise the resources they already have in place, as well as offer financially-attractive and resource-efficient solutions to some of the future requirements they have already identified," said Van der Vyver. "Thus, the opportunities going forward, particularly with some of the newer products we now have available, are an exciting prospect."

"Building a strong channel partner network is a critically important part of our strategy for growth," said John Brosnan, NetFort CEO. "Linux Warehouse is a leading distributor in the region, and we are confident that their reputation and expertise will help us extend our customer base in South Africa and neighbouring countries."

For further information, please contact Jan-Jan van der Vyver; tel. (011) 795 7950; e-mail


NetFort provides a range of software products to monitor activity on virtual and physical networks. Headquartered in Galway, Ireland, NetFort was established in 2002 and has built up a global customer base in the enterprise, education and government sectors. As a deep-packet inspection product that does not require bespoke hardware, NetFort LANGuardian software is unique in the marketplace. It has been successfully implemented and proven to be an invaluable asset in many domestic and international private sector companies, government departments, educational institutions and local councils. NetFort clients include Honda Canada, London School of Economics, Trinity College Dublin, Tyco US, BT, O2, Red Bull F1 team, Washington Gas, Xilinx Laboratories, Moorefields Hospital, Irish Life, ANZ Bank, Staffordshire County Council, the US Navy, and Australian Catholic University.

Linux Warehouse

Linux Warehouse was established in 2005 and is the premier distributor of enterprise open source software for sub-Saharan Africa. As such, it is an authorised distributor in southern Africa for Red Hat including the JBoss product, and is the sub-Saharan distributor for EnterpriseDB, iFax Solutions, NetFort and Zmanda.

Linux Warehouse is a 'pure' distributor and operates in conjunction with and through its numerous resellers. In South Africa, the majority of corporate organisations utilise a growing extent of Linux enterprise software within their operations, a situation that is also mirrored on a global basis.

Editorial contacts
Global Research Partners Paul Booth (082) 568 1179
Linux Warehouse Jan-Jan van der Vyver (011) 795 7950
See also