Symantec has expanded its Application Performance Management product to
include the new Symantec Application Service Dashboard. The JSR 168 compliant
portal, which was built on Liferay, provides the ability to take metrics within
the Symantec i3 product family and display them in a customizable,
modular way on a single interface. This is a correlated view that allows you
to view elements from multiple Web, database, and middleware instances within
the same application on a single screen.
The Application Service Dashboard is browser and platform independent and
allows you to change skins to match the look and feel of your business unit.
Symantec also announced a major
release of Insight Inquire. The product offers agentless web
application monitoring, using user-simulated business transactions and component
diagnostics of multitier applications, which provide the ability to see
performance from a customer perspective and to ensure that the application is
performing according to the expected service levels. In the event of an outage
or failure, Insight Inquire diagnoses the problem, drilling down to the
component that is at fault, then sending one alert rather than multiple alerts,
should a problem occur along different areas of the transaction path.
New in version 3.0 is the Sybase ASA embedded database,
removing the requirement for an Oracle or Sybase ASE instance.
Symantec Application Service Dashboard, Insight Inquire and
i3 are all immediately available. Pricing for the Application
Service Dashboard starts at $300 per CPU.
Pricing for Insight Inquire starts at $500 USD per CPU and components
of Symantec i3 start at USD $1,500 USD per CPU.
More information is available at www.symantec.com.