VoIP, WLAN, Routers: The best open source applications for networks

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From the complete system for IP telephony to routers and VPN to sophisticated monitoring tools, the open source community offers a wide range of powerful networking programs. Experts from the InfoWorld Test Center have examined the most interesting systems. The following products were awarded:

IP telephony: Asterisk

More and more companies are using Asterisk to make the business-critical application available: phoning. Asterisk offers everything a company solution for Voice over IP (VoIP) needs. In addition, the software integrates well with other tools to combine clustering, failover, and other features such as IPv6 support. While some competing systems only care about VoIP signaling, Asterisk manages all aspects of VoIP calls. While there are some comparable systems from the open source scene, such as OpenSER (recently renamed Kamailio), FreeSWITCH, and CallWeaver. But in the comparison of InfoWorld Asterisk cut off the best.

  1. InfoWorld Test Center
    The InfoWorld Test Center shows the best open source programs for networks.
  2. IP telephony
    With Asterisk administrators get everything what one expects from a professional VoIP system.
  3. Log File Analyzer
    AWStats is a sophisticated analysis tool that monitors log data from Apache, IIS, and other web servers.
  4. WLAN scanner
    For wireless network connections inSSIDer is the first choice. Attention: Requires Vista or Windows XP.
  5. Server monitoring
    Nagios stands out comfortably from the mass of server monitoring products. The functions can be extended by plug-ins.
  6. WLAN for Linux
    NDISwrapper fooled NICs into running on Windows. This can be of great advantage in Linux systems if the corresponding driver can not be found.
  7. Router, firewall and VPN
    Linux users craving the convenience of a Cisco router should definitely try Vyatta.
  8. Traffic Monitoring
    Wireshark is already in the competition and has again increased significantly. VoIP troubleshooting has never been easier.
  9. Network Monitoring
    Zenoss Core is a low-cost alternative to legacy management systems. The clear design and well-integrated reports and tools convinced the testers.
  10. InfoWorld Test Center
    The InfoWorld Test Center shows the best open source programs for networks.
  11. IP telephony
    With Asterisk administrators get everything what one expects from a professional VoIP system.
  12. Log File Analyzer
    AWStats is a sophisticated analysis tool that monitors log data from Apache, IIS, and other web servers.
  13. WLAN scanner
    For wireless network connections inSSIDer is the first choice. Attention: Requires Vista or Windows XP.
  14. Server monitoring
    Nagios stands out comfortably from the mass of server monitoring products. The functions can be extended by plug-ins.
  15. WLAN for Linux
    NDISwrapper fooled NICs into running on Windows. This can be of great advantage in Linux systems if the corresponding driver can not be found.
  16. Router, firewall and VPN
    Linux users craving the convenience of a Cisco router should definitely try Vyatta.
  17. Traffic Monitoring
    Wireshark is already in the competition and has again increased significantly. VoIP troubleshooting has never been easier.
  18. Network Monitoring
    Zenoss Core is a low-cost alternative to legacy management systems. The clear design and well-integrated reports and tools convinced the testers.
  19. InfoWorld Test Center
    The InfoWorld Test Center shows the best open source programs for networks.
  20. IP telephony
    With Asterisk administrators get everything what one expects from a professional VoIP system.
  21. Log File Analyzer
    AWStats is a sophisticated analysis tool that monitors log data from Apache, IIS, and other web servers.
  22. WLAN scanner
    For wireless network connections inSSIDer is the first choice. Attention: Requires Vista or Windows XP.
  23. Server monitoring
    Nagios stands out comfortably from the mass of server monitoring products. The functions can be extended by plug-ins.
  24. WLAN for Linux
    NDISwrapper fooled NICs into running on Windows. This can be of great advantage in Linux systems if the corresponding driver can not be found.
  25. Router, firewall and VPN
    Linux users craving the convenience of a Cisco router should definitely try Vyatta.
  26. Traffic Monitoring
    Wireshark is already in the competition and has again increased significantly. VoIP troubleshooting has never been easier.
  27. Network Monitoring
    Zenoss Core is a low-cost alternative to legacy management systems. The clear design and well-integrated reports and tools convinced the testers.
  28. InfoWorld Test Center
    The InfoWorld Test Center shows the best open source programs for networks.
  29. IP telephony
    With Asterisk administrators get everything what one expects from a professional VoIP system.
  30. Log File Analyzer
    AWStats is a sophisticated analysis tool that monitors log data from Apache, IIS, and other web servers.
  31. WLAN scanner
    For wireless network connections inSSIDer is the first choice. Attention: Requires Vista or Windows XP.
  32. Server monitoring
    Nagios stands out comfortably from the mass of server monitoring products. The functions can be extended by plug-ins.
  33. WLAN for Linux
    NDISwrapper fooled NICs into running on Windows. This can be of great advantage in Linux systems if the corresponding driver can not be found.
  34. Router, firewall and VPN
    Linux users craving the convenience of a Cisco router should definitely try Vyatta.
  35. Traffic Monitoring
    Wireshark is already in the competition and has again increased significantly. VoIP troubleshooting has never been easier.
  36. Network Monitoring
    Zenoss Core is a low-cost alternative to legacy management systems. The clear design and well-integrated reports and tools convinced the testers.
  37. InfoWorld Test Center
    The InfoWorld Test Center shows the best open source programs for networks.
  38. IP telephony
    With Asterisk administrators get everything what one expects from a professional VoIP system.
  39. Log File Analyzer
    AWStats is a sophisticated analysis tool that monitors log data from Apache, IIS, and other web servers.
  40. WLAN scanner
    For wireless network connections inSSIDer is the first choice. Attention: Requires Vista or Windows XP.
  41. Server monitoring
    Nagios stands out comfortably from the mass of server monitoring products. The functions can be extended by plug-ins.
  42. WLAN for Linux
    NDISwrapper fooled NICs into running on Windows. This can be of great advantage in Linux systems if the corresponding driver can not be found.
  43. Router, firewall and VPN
    Linux users craving the convenience of a Cisco router should definitely try Vyatta.
  44. Traffic Monitoring
    Wireshark is already in the competition and has again increased significantly. VoIP troubleshooting has never been easier.
  45. Network Monitoring
    Zenoss Core is a low-cost alternative to legacy management systems. The clear design and well-integrated reports and tools convinced the testers.
  46. InfoWorld Test Center
    The InfoWorld Test Center shows the best open source programs for networks.
  47. IP telephony
    With Asterisk administrators get everything what one expects from a professional VoIP system.
  48. Log File Analyzer
    AWStats is a sophisticated analysis tool that monitors log data from Apache, IIS, and other web servers.
  49. WLAN scanner
    For wireless network connections inSSIDer is the first choice. Attention: Requires Vista or Windows XP.
  50. Server monitoring
    Nagios stands out comfortably from the mass of server monitoring products. The functions can be extended by plug-ins.
  51. WLAN for Linux
    NDISwrapper fooled NICs into running on Windows. This can be of great advantage in Linux systems if the corresponding driver can not be found.
  52. Router, firewall and VPN
    Linux users craving the convenience of a Cisco router should definitely try Vyatta.
  53. Traffic Monitoring
    Wireshark is already in the competition and has again increased significantly. VoIP troubleshooting has never been easier.
  54. Network Monitoring
    Zenoss Core is a low-cost alternative to legacy management systems. The clear design and well-integrated reports and tools convinced the testers.