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Web Sites and Web Applications Monitoring with Web Transaction Monitor Add-on
How web site and web application administrators can monitor web resources using Web Transaction monitor add-on for IPHost Network Monitor.
This release introduces several improvements in Web Transaction Monitor add-on. Now IPHost Network Monitor users can monitor virtually any modern web site or web application. Web Transaction Monitor now incorporates engine for recording and monitoring based on Microsoft Internet Explorer. WebKit based engine is still supported.
Web Transaction Monitor is a tool for end-to-end monitoring of web based applications. The tool simulates the steps of real user activity so it is able to monitor what’s up with the real user experience of an online shop or enterprise web application. Typical web transactions are checkout process for e-commerce site, user login and search function usage for productivity web application and so on. The tool notifies persons concerned (by email, SMS, instant messenger) if performance becomes unacceptable or downtime occurs. The browser-based recorder allows creating monitor by navigating through the web pages which use the functionality that should be monitored.
Web Transaction Monitor provides important functionality that addresses the following problem: web server responds with a page but it could be completely wrong page. It could be even the content of ‘404 Page not found’ page instead of correct page and monitoring system alerts nobody because the page comes with the code ‘200 OK’. To prevent such unwanted events administrator can use response validation feature: set some string that should match (or otherwise should not match) content of the page.
Step by step replay functionality is extremely useful during creation of web transaction, it helps to make sure that web transaction monitor would do what it should. It is also a good idea to replay web transaction when monitor issue an alert.
The same web transactions can be monitored from different points of internet with the help of several remote network agents. Proxies can also help with this task.
Web application uptime and performance monitoring is an essential task for business that relies on web applications in its everyday activity. Web site performance and availability is even more important for business success of Internet companies. Faulty page load time leads to site visitor’s inadequate experience, which means loss of sales for an e-commerce site or a waste of resources for corporate productivity web applications. Even a small outage can result in considerable losses so businesses should do their best to avoid outages or to minimize negative impacts by a timely reaction to problems.
Web Transaction Monitor is available as an add-on for IPHost Network Monitor and priced at $199 for 5-monitor packs, the option with an unlimited number of WTM monitors is priced at $499.
About IPHost Network Monitor
IPHost Network Monitor helps network and server administrators ensure operability and performance of local and wide area network resources. The Remote Network Agent feature allows administrators to monitor all types of resources supported by IPHost Network Monitor just as if they were located in the network of main installation.
In case of performance bottlenecks or downtimes, IPHost Network Monitor alerts administrators by means of one or more notification methods, and can attempt to automatically resolve the issue by executing pre-defined script or binary on the affected server. The tool can send an email or a text message (SMS) on a mobile phone, or post an instant notification to ICQ, Jabber, or AOL IM messengers.
Pricing and Availability
Prices start from $199 for the Basic edition with 100 monitors to $1499 for the Enterprise edition with an unlimited number of monitors. The Remote Network Agents functionality is available in Professional 1000 and Enterprise editions.
30-day trial version of IPHost Network Monitor is available and can be freely downloaded from the product web site at http://iphostmonitor.com
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