Pylot is a tool for testing the performance and scalability of Web services. It runs HTTP load tests, which are useful for capacity planning, benchmarking, analysis, and system tuning. It generates concurrent loads, verifies server responses, and produces reports with metrics. Tests suites are executed and monitored from a GUI or the shell.
gprog is a basic GUI pipe meter that shows the percentage complete as data moves through a Unix pipe. It is very fast because it uses a dual process design with a cache oblivious algorithm for self-tuning. Also, the presentation is largely decoupled from the transfer, so that the GUI won't slow down the transfer.
Panoptes is a scalable, extensible network and host monitoring tool. It includes a dynamic Web management interface based on the Dojo toolkit. It monitors SNMP, TCP port availability, ICMP, HTTP response and content, and SSL certificates internally. It supports monitoring anything else via shell scripts. It also includes a packet capture tool for discovery of hosts, port, and OS.
sec-wall is a feature-packed security proxy that supports SSL/TLS, WS-Security, HTTP Auth Basic/Digest, extensible authentication schemes based on custom HTTP headers and XPath expressions, powerful URL matching/rewriting, and an optional header enrichment. It's a security wall with which you can conveniently fence otherwise defenseless backend servers.