CA's Wily Introscope 7 Controls Web Applications

CA has announced the availability of Introscope 7, the industry's most advanced solution for monitoring and optimizing the performance of business-critical web applications. Introscope 7 includes a new highly scalable architecture to help manage the world's largest and most complex deployments of web applications, intelligent automation to enhance usability, and the industry's most comprehensive visibility into transactions and business processes for rapid problem resolution. Introscope 7 will also support a new solution for managing .NET applications, scheduled for release later this year by CA's Wily Technology division.

Introscope 7 is a single source of application performance information for all IT and business stakeholders. It provides a common language that senior management, line-of-business managers, operations personnel, system administrators, QA and development teams can use to help ensure that applications are successfully achieving business and performance goals. The flexibility of Introscope allows both expert and non-expert users to utilize performance data collaboratively for application health and availability monitoring, incident triage, Service Level Agreement (SLA) management, Sarbanes-Oxley and ITIL compliance, trend analysis and capacity planning.

Introscope 7 provides a combination of deep transaction visibility, real-time views of application performance and customer experience with always-on diagnostics. New features include:
- Highly Scalable Architecture - Enables a single point of management for highly complex, heterogeneous application environments through clustering of Introscope Enterprise Managers.
- Customer Success Management - Assures success of customer transactions through enhanced integration with Wily Customer Experience Manager.
- Expanded Data Views - Accelerates problem identification with searches based on response time, transaction volume or other performance criteria.
- Dynamic Instrumentation - Allows for on-the-fly instrumentation and parameter editing.
- Cross-Process Transaction Tracing - Provides deep end-to-end visibility and rich root-cause analysis of problems with sophisticated transaction tracing across multiple JVMs.

Introscope 7 also includes new tools and views that enable staff with less knowledge of application code to contribute to the management of web applications. New features enable the automatic discovery, monitoring, triage and baselining of an application environment with zero configuration. Non- expert users can leverage Introscope's new simplified box-and-wire diagram views of application incidents to help determine the exact location of application issues. Introscope 7 also features advanced new reporting capabilities to measure SLA compliance, analyze performance trends and provide data for improved capacity planning.

Introscope 7 is the platform for Introscope for Microsoft .NET, scheduled for release later in 2006. Introscope for .NET will allow IT teams managing web applications in Microsoft .NET and heterogeneous environments to leverage Wily's leadership and expertise to ensure the performance and availability of their .NET applications. Introscope for .NET will be able to monitor .NET applications running in the production environment down to the component level, including their interactions with back end databases such as Microsoft SQL Server. The new solution from CA's Wily Technology division will provide IT staff with a single, comprehensive view into the performance of applications in either .NET or combined Java and .NET environments.

Introscope supports all leading application and SOA platforms: IBM WebSphere, including WebSphere Portal and WebSphere Business Integration; BEA WebLogic, including WebLogic Portal and WebLogic Integration; SAP NetWeaver, including SAP Enterprise Portal; Fujitsu Interstage; Oracle 10g, including Oracle Virtual Directory and Oracle Application Server Portal; Sun Java Enterprise System; Apache Geronimo, Apache Tomcat; ATG; Hibernate; JBoss; Macromedia JRun; Resin; Spring and any other J2EE-compliant platform.

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