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Struggling with the Security of Your Network? Read Open Source For You for the Best Solutions!

The May issue of the magazine discusses different ways of patrolling and protecting a network.Monitoring and safeguarding a network is perhaps the most crucial concern of a system administrator. There are a host of solutions available in the market and the IT admins are surely spoilt for choice. If you are facing a similar problem, Open Source For You (OSFY) magazine has a solution to offer. The May issue of the magazine discusses different ways of patrolling and protecting a network. It also gives great knowhow on network monitoring.This special issue also offers a detailed overview of cloud monitoring tools. Cloud monitoring tools collect data and illustrate patterns that might be difficult to spot otherwise in a dynamic infrastructure environment, in which services are provided by Cloud Service Providers. A related article worth checking out is ‘Monitoring Cloud Instances with Ganglia and sFlow’. This article looks into the combined use of Ganglia and sFlow as a monitoring solution for a dynamic cloud environment. You can also read in detail about Cacti, an open source network graphing application that utilises RRDTool, a data logging and graphing system for time series data.

Speaking about the popularity of Open Source For You magazine, Ramesh Chopra, founder and vice chairman, EFY Group, said, “Open Source For You has a lot to offer to the developers and IT managers. It is a complete magazine on open source and is a big hit amongst the FOSS lovers not only in India but also internationally. The current issue deals with intricate issues related to network monitoring and can be of great help to modern day IT managers, who are becoming increasingly cautious about the safety and security of their networks.”

Yet another reason for you to pick up this month’s magazine is its career section. Topics like the demand for FOSS-based talent and interview questions based on the Linux OS have been extensively covered in OSFY’s May issue.

The magazine will hit stands starting tomorrow, so don’t forget to grab your copy from your nearest news-stand.

About Open Source For You (OSFY): Launched in January 2003 as LINUX For You, OSFY is a complete magazine on open source, and is today a big hit with those who love FOSS (Free and Open Source Software). The magazine carries tech articles on Linux and open source for newbies, administrators, developers and fans of open source. Its main objective, however, is to help organisations enhance their return on investment (RoI) by deploying Linux (or open source) solutions. The magazine is accompanied by a free CD, which carries source code, white papers, software tools, Linux distributions, and even games.

About the EFY Group: Over the last four decades, the EFY Group has become synonymous with information on cutting-edge technology. Today, this renowned media group is spread across eight cities in India, and caters to over two million techies spread across the globe.

Its print publications not only reach every nook and corner of India-the Group’s mailing list has over 6,000 zip-codes–but are also read by techies in South Asian countries, like Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, and Afghanistan. The Group is also amongst the few Indian publishers to have its publications distributed in Singapore and Malaysia.

The online communities of the Group provide tech content to readers from all across the globe. The Group’s online portfolio includes some global leaders, such as:,,, and Plus, the Group manages three social media (Facebook) communities, which are global leaders in their respective domains. These include:, and

Recently, the Group launched digital editions of its publications to make them easily accessible to readers all across the globe. The Group’s digital publications are now available in all popular platforms including iOS (Apple), Android, Kindle and e-zine (web browser). The Group has also tied up with leading online distributors including Amazon, Scoop, PocketMags, Zinio, Magzter, etc.

The events division of the Group was strengthened with the launch of Electronics For You Expo in 2011. Now, the group boasts of a strong portfolio of events including EFY Readers’ Choice Awards, ELCINA-EFY Awards, Electronics Rocks, EFY Design Engineers’ Conference, and Open Source India.

The Group’s passion for technology and its expertise in knowledge-sharing is now being channeled into building a strong hands-on training programme through the EFY Tech Center. The Tech Center is working with the industry and academia to create industry-ready engineers.

The Group has set itself the target of empowering and helping 10 million techies, across the globe, by 2015, and it’s investing heavily on growing its online communities and increasing the number of readers of its digital publications to achieve this goal.

Primary Media Contact: Priyanka Sarkar, [email protected], 91-99-71597700

Secondary Media Contact: Diksha P Gupta, [email protected], 91-97-17854520