Enterprise Synthetic to measure the end-user experience of critical business applications.
Detect performance and availability problems, quantify their impact, and accelerate their
Enterprise Synthetic, you can:
Test from the end-user perspective at every
stage of development and unify your application performance life cycle.
Monitor your site's availability and performance
24/7 - even during high traffic periods.
Objectively measure service level agreements (SLAs).
Accelerate application performance problem
resolution and eliminate finger-pointing.
Determine the delivered and actual end-user
Pinpoint application performance problems caused
by inefficient application design.
Notify key personnel automatically when there
are application service-level exceptions.
Create comprehensive application performance
reports with real-time, baseline and trend statistics.
How Enterprise Synthetic Works
Enterprise Synthetic measures
the availability and response times of critical business applications against established
thresholds using geographically-dispersed Agent workstations also known as robots. To
generate measurable data, Enterprise Synthetic Agents
are programmed to simulate the way users interact with your applications and websites. In addition
to measuring availability and response time, you can use
Enterprise Synthetic to obtain the following types of data:
The health of client-side resources, such as
RAM or disk space.
Network packet captures that show network
conversations from an end-user perspective, such as:
Comparisons of components against a
NIC card conversations that occurred from
an end-user perspective
Network errors that occurred during a
Gantt charts of network traffic
Screen captures that depict the state of the
application when a business transaction is unavailable.
To assess and report on the impact of these
performance factors, Enterprise Synthetic provides two distinct monitoring methods: Active Monitoring and
Automated Checks. These monitoring methods are complementary and are often used in
combination with each other and other
Gauge the response times for critical
business applications against established thresholds. Use geographically-dispersed Agent
workstations that replay scripted transactions which simulate the way users interact with your
applications and websites. These workstations are installed with
Enterprise Synthetic Agent software
and the Agent Recorder, Enterprise Synthetic's
default scripting component. The scripted transactions represent predictable users in a known
environment performing measurements at scheduled intervals.
Automated Checks, also
known as autochecks, incorporate Agent technology to check the performance and
availability of common enterprise applications and the various aspects of the infrastructure used
by those applications. For example, autochecks monitor the response times of individual URLs, web
services, DBMS queries, DNS, named ports, pings, FTP, and LDAP.
Agent Managers use web services to communicate in your enterprise for stable and timely
configuration and for monitoring and maintaining each Agent's health.
The benefits of centralized control include:
Direct communication between the Agents and
their Agent Manager(s) so they know to whom they report, and are aware of each Agent's state
Directly applying configuration changes to all
Agent Managers and Agents from a centralized location - the
Enterprise Synthetic Console
Automatic and on-demand health checks of
Agents, that the Agent Manager initiates, which includes corrective action for Agent health problems.